Sometimes I wonder why I lug my bag through airports, following my own recommendation to pack light enough to carry on and avoid checking any bags on international flights. It can be a drag, dragging your bag through airports. But when scrambling with last-minute changes in flight plans, those without checked bags are far more nimble.
Over the years I’ve learned some tricks on dealing with European airports. Here are a few of them:
Most European airports are slick, modern and well-connected to the city center, but they still can be a jumble of tired travelers, torn-up terminals and tardy taxis. Channel your inner Boy Scout and be prepared. Expect to travel smart — and you will.