Travelling Tips

Tickets

  • Make sure you have your Ticket with passport and visa on the day of your travel
  • Go through your Ticket for accurate details and accuracy

Passport & Visas

  • Make sure you have valid visa and passport
  • Check the passport and visa requirements for the countries you are visiting
  • Before your date of travel, Make sure you meet all that requirements and apply for them
  • If you lose your passport or visa please contact the relevant embassy or consulate immediately

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.

Packing

  • Pack the night before you travel, to save rushing and being late for your flight.
  • Check the weather forecast of your destination before travel to avoid taking unnecessary luggage
  • Pack travel sizes of all required lotions and potions with you to save the space

Security

  • If possible, put a luggage strap around your case for easy identification and extra security
  • 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

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 at airport then pre-book parking wherever possible or get someone to give you a lift 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

Health

  • Check the inoculation and health requirements for all 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 inside 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

Special Requests

Give the notice to airlines well before travel time for special meal requirements, seating allocation requests and wheel chair arrangements

General

  • Try to reach well before 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
  • Do not drink too much before boarding the aircraft, as alcohol and cabin pressure can 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 laptop 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
  • Get the Map of the destination if you are visiting for first time

Jetlag

  • Try to drink plenty of water while on the aircraft as this help to counter dehydration
  • Check in flight magazines, for gentle exercises to do while on board to stop stiffness and tiredness of joints
  • Take light meal onboard easier to digest
  • Get a good night’s sleep before your flight