Travel Tips



Passport & Visas

  • Check the passport and visa requirements for the countries you are visiting / transiting in on your planned journey – make sure you apply for them well in advance of your date of travel.
  • Check the validity of your Passport and Visas.
  • Don’t forget your passport and visa on the day of travel.
  • If you lose your passport or visa please contact the embassy or consulate immediately in the country you are traveling in.

Security

  • Put a luggage strap around your case for easy identification and extra security.
  • If you lose your passport or visa please contact the embassy or consulate immediately in the country you are traveling in.
  • Never carry packages on behalf of anyone else, however genuine they seem to be.
  • Never leave luggage unattended at airports, this creates a high security risk.

Health

  • Check the inoculation and health requirements for all of the countries you are visiting on your journey. Please be aware some vaccinations need to be administered 4-6 weeks before travel.
  • If you are carrying medicines or medications with you please keep a note of your condition and the medication you require somewhere handy e.g. a piece of paper in side the cover of your passport, where it can be easily found in an emergency.
  • Ensure you take extra supplies of medication in case you get delayed abroad.

Tickets

  • Check the ticket for Flight(s) details & accuracy as soon as you recieve it.
  • Keep your tickets with your passport and visas and do not forget them on the day you travel.

Packing

  • Pack the night before you travel, to save rushing and being late for your flight.
  • Check the weather forecast at your destination before travel to avoid taking unnecessary luggage.
  • Roll clothes instead of folding them, it creates less creases. Honest!
  • Pack travel sizes of all of the lotions and potions you require to save space.

Baggage

  • Check with the airline you are traveling with on the stipulated baggage allowances.
  • Ensure that your hand baggage allowance does not exceed the level enforced by the airline you are traveling with. This ensures unnecessary embarrassment at the check-in desk, having to move luggage from your hand baggage to your suitcase.

Getting To & From The Airport

  • Check timetables for public transport in advance to ensure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time.
  • If taking your car pre-book parking wherever possible or get someone to give you a lift in order to save time.
    Wherever possible use only metered taxis around the airport

Money

  • Make sure you have enough foreign currency for your immediate arrival into a foreign country, particularly if your flight arrives at an odd hour.
  • Always make a list of the Credit / Debit Card numbers and travelers cheques you are carrying along with the suppliers contact numbers in case they get lost.

Special Requests

  • Give airlines plenty of notice for special meal requirements or seating requests.

General

  • Try to leave plenty of time for checking in at the airport.
  • Always reconfirm your flights before setting out for the airport (do this about 24 hours before time of travel).
  • Check Duty Free allowances carefully particularly on EU destinations.
  • Try to book your flights outside of peak hours, in order to avoid busy commuter routes and congestion at the airport.
  • Do not drink too much before boarding the aircraft, as alcohol and cabin pressure cause enhanced dehydration.
  • You are also unable to use the toilets until the aircraft is airborne and at a safe altitude for the seat belt sign to be taken off.
  • Check with the airline you are traveling with, as to the availability of telephone and lap top power points on board.
  • Leave contact details for yourself either with someone at home or somebody in the office in case they need to reach you in an emergency.
  • A phrase book is always handy – remember, not everyone speaks English.

Jetlag

  • Try to drink plenty of water whilst on the aircraft as this helps to counter dehydration.
  • Check in flight magazines, for gentle exercises to do whilst on board to stop stiffness and tiredness of joints.
  • Cleanse and moisturize skin regularly whilst on board again to counter dehydration.
  • Eat a light meal onboard as easier to digest, avoid excessive carbohydrates and fats.
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