The key to making this trip as hassle free as possible is to pack lightly.
Last summer, all of the major U.S airlines implemented a fee for checked baggage. The airlines are allowing 1 carry-on bag and 2 checked bags per passenger. Passengers are also allowed to carry-on 1 personal item, such as a purse or laptop bag. The fee for checked baggage is $15.00 one way for the 1st bag and $25.00 one way for the 2nd bag. This policy is in effect for flights to/from theUnited States, Canada, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. If you are comfortable with doing online check-in for your flight, most airlines will allow you to pay the baggage fee online, otherwise you can pay the fee when you check-in at the airport.