We are off to America in 3 weeks and 6 days , first a few nights in New York and then an internal flight to San Francisco. Booked last November and now its nearly here, so excited and looking forward to it! Never been to the US before and we generally don't fly on holidays as we drive to France so looking for last minute tips about flying to America in case I've forgotten anything. We have our ESTAs, but anything else anyone can think of? Its me , DH and our 2 boys aged 5 and 11.
You definitely can't take any fresh produce in. I thought I was going to Guantanamo because I'd forgotten about An apple in my bag. Proper scary.
When you get there, go to a drugstore and buy melatonin. Take it at the bedtime you are adjusting to and it will help with jet lag. Do the same on the flight back. Stay up as late as you can when you get there - don't nap.
Tipping is expected for everything in the states. Restaurants will expect 15-20% minimum. Have small bills for people who help with your bags, who hail taxis, everything!