1. Pack your Kindle.
It's cheaper, smaller, simpler and lighter, with better battery life, than the iPad. "The iPad 2 is a great device, but it's only an average reader," says Toyota exec Bill Reinert, who takes twice-monthly LAX-to-Tokyo flights.
2. Or maybe don't pack your Kindle.
"I always bring a hardcover," says Gary Leff of frequent-flyer community Milepoint. "I don't use an e-reader because flight attendants get snippy during takeoff and landing."
3. Skip the airport bookstore.
"The content is parochial and mass-market," says Reinert. Exceptions are airports with indie bookstores--BookPeople in Austin, Books & Books in Miami, Powell's in...