Star Wars: 10 tips for attending Star Wars Celebration

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MAY 04: A dog from Australia sits in a suitcase as she competes in the “Common Woof Games” during the 2018 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show on May 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The show is hosting the first ever “Common Woof Games” with dogs from around the world competing in 11 canine sports including basketball, discus, hurdles and barrel racing. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Tip No. 8: How to pack

If you’re driving, you have a little more leeway with what you’re bringing with you because you can pack the car with more items than if you were flying.

For those coming by air, there are some things to remember. On planes, you can bring one carry-on and one smaller item such as a back pack, laptop bag or a purse. Use all the space you can because the important part of packing will be the return trip.

Bring the clothes you will need, obviously. There are really some great tips into how to maximize the space in your luggage. But do not – I repeat, DO NOT – pack your suitcase to the brim.

You’re going to be leaving with more than you came with, so it’s necessary to leave room in your suitcase or your backpack to bring home the items you bought at the show, which is why it is so important to plan on what you will buy.

Also, if you are flying, it’s important to check with federal guidelines on what you can bring on a plane. It’s likely that you’re lifesize lightsaber won’t make the cut. You can see the rules on what you’re allowed to bring on a plane.

While some people may check their bags, which gives some leeway on what you can carry, if you have any fragile items, you should keep them on you. This way you have an eye on them and won’t have to worry about them flying around in a cargo area of a plane.

However, if you know that you plan on purchasing something that is cumbersome or won’t be allowed on a plane, this is a good time to map out the closest FedEx or UPS location to ship it to your house.