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Tips For First Time Traveller

Atravelux Travel Tips & Advisory

(8 Tips for The First Time Flyer)

if you’re flying for the first time or haven’t flown in many years, you’re probably anxious or even fearful about what to do before the flight, at the airport or aboard the plane.

Before the flight

1. Secure travel documents and photo IDs

Gather photo identification first and foremost. If you’re flying within the country, you’ll need an identification card with a photo, issued by the government – either one of your driver’s license, Social Security card or Taxpayer’s ID would do. If you’re flying internationally, you’ll need a passport valid for six months from the date of departure, and, where applicable, a VISA that allows you entry to your country of destination and don’t forget your plane ticket…

2. Prepare your luggage

Make sure your luggage meets weight limits. Check the specifications for your airline by visiting its website. Look for the section on baggage information, which is usually under “Travel Information.” Fees apply for checked bags although there are free baggage allowances, which range from 7 to 15 kilos. On seasonal promos some airlines even give a free baggage allowance of up to 30 kilos.

Carry-on luggage is usually at 7 kilos. In this bag, you’re able to put liquids in 100mL containers or less, as long as they fit in a single, quart-sized, sealable clear plastic bag. It’s within standard airport policies to consolidate the bottles you’re bringing into one bag have the security officers X-ray them separately from the carry-on bag.

3. At the Airport…Arrive early!

Know the location of the airport, facilities provided and parking costs in advance if you’re driving. Leave a buffer time for emergencies, like a going back home to get a certain document you may have forgotten. To be safe, aim to arrive two hours early for a local flight and three hours before an international flight.

Once you arrive, go to the schedule board to find information about the flight.