The Case for Checking a Bag

And other travel complaints

Roxane Gay
Oct 18, 2019 · 10 min read
Illustration by Kyle Griggs

Travel is a chaotic, exhausting experience exacerbated by people who forget the social contract the moment they step foot in an airport. I travel constantly. I chase miles and have status on three airlines. I read websites about how to best manage airline and hotel loyalty programs, airline credit cards, and the like. I have an app that shows me where every single plane…