You're hungry and your feet are sore, but you're terrified you'll miss your once-canceled, twice-delayed flight if you stop for a snack -- and the gate is standing-room only. Happy holidays! These travel companions can help smooth any bumps in the road.
Suitcase you can sit on: Has a sturdy frame, easy-to-access pouches, and fits in most overhead bins. Zuca Pro, from $219; zuca.com
Palm-size help desk: Track flights, get departure updates, and (worst case) find nearby hotels. Flight Status App, $5; itunes.apple.com
Collapsible water bottle: Unscrews in the middle and nests for storage and security lines. And it's BPA-free -- one less thing to worry about. Alex, from $26; alexbottle.com