There are several things travelers can do when anticipating taking a business trip or a vacation that seem fairly easy but often overlooked in the planning. Most of the time we just get too busy to remember!!
One of those things is remembering to make your reservations early. Airfares are always less expensive when purchased several months in advance. For example, for an Alaska trip this year we made reservations for a couple last September for a trip in July of this year. Their air cost was only a little over $700 at that time. That same reservation made in January increased to over $900.
Another action that produces a lot of stress is leaving too late for the airport. In this day and time, especially if one is leaving from a major airport, checking luggage, going through security, and getting to the gate can take considerable time. I always suggest getting to the airport at least two hours before the scheduled departure. It's always comforting to be waiting for them at the gate to call my boarding number than breathlessly arriving at the gate a minute or two before they close the boarding.