I have few rules of airplane travel, but they are inviolable. Get to the airport ass-early, because having to wait around is worth the stress of worrying you won’t make it through security in time. Sit at the front of the plane so you can board later and get off faster. Only do carry-on if at all possible. And never, ever buy black luggage, because you’ll think every bag at baggage claim is yours.


Rio to London is a long flight, and after a tiring, fun two weeks, Team GB’s Olympic athletes just wanted to get their stuff and go home. This is what they were met by:

Another airport tip: Your stuff really isn’t that nice, if you just take someone else’s bag there’s a decent chance their stuff is nicer.