5 things to do before your flight!

5 things to do before your flight!

Top air travel tips before the airport

So, you’ve booked your cheap flights tickets and are about to fly to your dream destination. Completing your plane-hotel-car bookings isn’t the end of your trip planning. There are many tasks that you must check before your flight. Have a look at the following step by step checklist and take the stress out of vacation planning!

  1. flight tickets passports toy planeResearch your travel destination: Explore the destination before travelling. Buy a guidebook, print maps and download travel apps before you leave home. Check airport and public transportation, subway system, local curacy and exchange rate. Make sure you have all the emergency numbers and if you have time, write down some words and basic phrases in the local language. Local entertainments guides and online sites will help you find the best restaurants, bars, shows and entertainment activities. Making reservations before your trip is the best way to avoid waiting lines and to get the best discounts! If you travel with your family, you can do some research for fun activities for children. Also make sure to see the weather forecast.
  2. Passports, IDs, visas, driver’s licenses: As soon as you book your cheap flight tickets, ask your travel agency what travel documents you may need for travelling in or outside the EU. If you don’t have the documents, apply early. If you already have them, make sure that they are valid and have not expired.
  3. Staying healthy while travelling: Health is the most important thing in life. Ask what vaccinations are recommended in the regions to which you're traveling. Some are simply recommended while others are required for your own health and safety. Schedule a visit to your doctor before your trip and be sure to fill all prescriptions. Check with your health insurance provider your overseas medical coverage and don’t forget to learn where to find reliable medical care at your destination.
  4. wallet banknotes credit cards mapFinances & money options: Credit, debit, ATM cards, traveler’s checks and cash; be sure to leave country with several money options. Look up the exchange rate and get a small amount of local currency. Cash is the best way to avoid paying ATM surcharge fees. Don’t forget to inform your bank of your trip. It will protect you from theft and ensure that your cards will work at your destination. Knowing about currency conversion fees is also essential. The safest way to carry your cash and travel documents is a money belt!
  5. Packing: Pack in your carry-on your travel documents, flight tickets and boarding passes. A change of clothes and a charger will be useful in case you lose your luggage. Check your airline’s baggage allowance and extra charges for checked or carry-on bags. A list of your daily needs will ensure that you’ve packed everything. Remember to charge all your gadgets and don’t forget to check the weather conditions. It will help you to pack more efficiently.

    Finally, check-in online and print your flight tickets. Bon voyage!