Other than the fact that you might dance all over your docs, rendering them illegible ... plus spilling mai tais on them ...
It's a funny thing, but often the most experienced travellers are the most trusting ... in themselves, in the airlines, and in the cruise lines.
I didn't think twice when our docs came in. Just threw 'em into the Giant Tote Bag. Queeg decided he would like to take a look.
Ginny had already faxed me (twice, because I lost the first fax) our air arrangements. Hmmm. The tickets did not match. Queeg made a good catch and it was fixed almost immediately. I would not have looked.
Of course, it is possible that Celebrity did NOT want me, as a co-conspirator with Kuki, on the cruise ??? Or maybe CruiseAholic had a hand in it?
Here are the essentials:
Make sure that the names on your air tickets match EXACTLY the names on your passports or other ID. If you are newly-weds and the tickets are issued in the new married name, take along a copy of your wedding certificate/license.
We once saw a couple denied boarding for their honeymoon because the names did not match.
Because Queeg and I have different surnames (except on my passport) we once got a set of tickets issued to me as "Kane". I would have been denied boarding for an international flight if it hadn't been caught ahead of time.
If your tickets do not have seat assignments, get on the Alex G. Bell with the AIRLINE to get it clear and ask for seat assignments.
If your tickets have you and your travel partner almost on different airplanes, same thing applies.
If all else fails, put on a happy face and get to the check-in desk or departure podium as soon as possible and ask if your seats can't be changed so you will sit together.
SERIOUS all else fails, BIGGER happy face and explain to the flight attendant what's going on. USUALLY someone will offer to swap seats. But, even if you don't sit together, it's not the end of the world. You're off on a great vacation.
And, as a dear friend says, who WANTS to sit next to someone you've just spent two weeks with in a room smaller than your closet ???