If you are flying to Caribbean then Asia.com has put together the following tips to help you navigate at the airport and have a better flight.

1. Know the rules and know your rights

Different airlines have their own sets of policies and rules. These rules cover all aspects of flights, including ticket requirements, security, check-in, and baggage check. These rules do not take away your rights as a customer and as an air traveler. Knowing all of these rules is basic to airport survival and will help you get through any problem that may arise as you prepare to board your flight.

2. Be an early bird

To ensure airport survival, arrive at the airport at least two hours before your domestic flight and at least three hours before your international flight. Two- and three-hour waits are common, particularly for mid-morning and mid-afternoon flights.

3. Bring a valid identification card

A valid identification card can be your ID card with a photo, your passport, or a state-issued license. Always have these cards with you for personal security and because you are always required to show a valid ID. For international travel you will mostly need your passport. Bring it unless you are certain that the country you are traveling to will allow entry with another form of identification.

4. Avoid bringing anything with a sharp or pointed edge on the plane

Your penknife, Swiss army knife, and even sharp tweezers and manicure scissors must be placed in your checked baggage and must not be taken to the plane cabin. Do not put them in your pockets or in your carry-on bag.

5. Rule 240 still applies

Rule 240 states what your airline may do in the event that your flight is delayed or your plane gets stranded. Rule 240 has been observed as an airline regulation for many decades. While technically not a regulation or rule that airline companies must conform to, most carriers use it for good customer service and most travelers use it for airport survival. This rule applies to mechanical and other problems that are within the airline's control.

6. Remember: the airline staff is at your service

No matter how big or small your problem, the airline staff is at your service. Since it is their job to help people like you, when things go wrong do not blame them. Instead, trust them to help you solve your problem.

7. Take a deep breath and relax

This is perhaps the hardest and the most impossible thing to do when you are faced with a big problem concerning your flight. However, since panicking does not help, why bother when you can just take a deep breath, relax, and believe that everything will work out fine.