Last year, 826 million people took 9.7 million flights in the US, with over 30% of those trips getting delayed or cancelled. 

With those headaches in mind, we compiled our favorite tips from travel blogs, Quora users, and our own adventures to give you a step-by-step guide to painless air travel.

Find it below.

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