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Pre-Flight Checks: Remembering The Little Things Before You Fly

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Going on a long trip can be one of the most exciting times in people’s lives. You get to see new sights and experience new things. But, you also have a lot to remember. Forgetting the wrong things when you go abroad can be disastrous. And, it could even ruin the vacation. So, it’s worth making sure that you put in the effort to make things secure for you and your family. To help you out, this post is going to go over a few of the common things people forget when going to the airport.

Your documentation will be your key out of the country, once you reach an airport. But, if you don’t have it, you probably won’t be going anywhere. The most important of these documents is your passport. This is a universal identification item, which all countries will recognise. And, most importantly, you can’t travel to other countries without it. You also need to make sure that you have the right tickets with you, too. Sometimes, you will have to print off your tickets for a flight. And, sometimes, they will want to see your hotel reservations, too. So, it’s important to have all of this handy. Finally, you will also need any visas required to travel where you’re going. Without any of these, you could find yourself stuck at home for the vacation.

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A lot of people are so excited when they’re planning their trip, that they forget about the important things at home. When you travel to an airport, you will probably be using your own car. But, the car parks in airports are made to be incredibly expensive. This is designed to deter people from using the spaces so that they stay free for people who really need them. Because of this tactic, loads of companies have started up that offer their own airport parking. This gives you a chance to have your car safely stored, without the high fees that you’d have to pay at the airport. Most of these companies will even take you directly to the airport before your flight.

If you haven’t traveled for a while, it’s easy to forget about the little things that have changed in airports. Nowadays, all airlines have their own restrictions in place for the size and weight of the luggage that their customers have. Of course, you can usually pay for extra space when you book the flight. But, most people won’t think about it at this point. So, you’re probably going to have to make sure that your bags will fit into their guidelines. Otherwise, you’ll be charged huge fees to take the luggage on the flight with you. Or, you’ll have to leave it in the airport.

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Hopefully, this will give you the information you need to have a flawless exit of your country. Having problems while trying to get on a flight can be stressful and difficult. So, it’s worth making sure that you do the research beforehand. Otherwise, you may find yourself stuck at home with nothing to do for the break.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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