Allow yourself enough time. Airline travel is a hassle that only gets worse when you dont allow enough time to get on your plane. Mistakes can be avoided if you slow down your pace.Do not check your laptop with your other luggage.Do not send your laptop through the airport X ray conveyor belt UNTIL its your turn to walk through the metal detector. That way youll be able to pick it up promptly when it comes out the other end and prevent anyone else from walking away with it. X ray equipment will NOT harm the laptop.While on an airplane, place the laptop under the seat in front of you. Do not place it in the overhead storage area as it could easily get bumped and damaged there.