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THREE DAYS BEFORE TAKEOFF
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Empty memory cards and charge your phone and camera. Consolidate power cords, chargers, and extra batteries in your carry on (new DOT regulations prohibit putting them in checked luggage).
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ONE DAY BEFORE TAKEOFF
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