I'm not a big fan of pooling, but I don't have the patience to change needles a gazillion times to get socks not to pool, thus I will live with the pooling.
Thanks for your thoughts on yarn and books for travel. I am also taking my laptop on the plane and hopefully will get some work done too. I think I will take "The Blind Assassin" to read on the plane and something else for the trip home, plus yarn and needles, so I should be hopefully entertained.
I tend to get someone anxious when I travel, could you tell?