Do you love travel, except you often find yourself stressed to the max when it comes to organizing your trip, packing your bags and just everything else that deals with the logistics? Then this article has been tailor-made for you.
Check Your ID Documents
Yes, that’s plural. You weren’t thinking of jetting out with just your passport, were you? Travel with at least 2 legit documents, even if you’re not going very far. Driver licenses are the obvious secondary ID item to have, as long as you have a backup plan. Don’t forget to photocopy absolutely everything.
Pack in Advance
If you’re constantly taking too much stuff or going over your weight limit and having to pay extra, you need to start thinking more carefully about your packing routine. Clearly, there’s something wrong with how you’re approaching things. We suggest making a very clear list of everything you need well ahead of time.
In addition, have different bags of various sizes and shapes. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to travel. Airlines have different requirements, both for hold and carry-on luggage. Use their restrictions to your advantage by having the right bags at your disposal.
These days, you can’t afford to arrive just an hour before takeoff. With all of the security limits, you’re going to want to get there with plenty of time to spare. It’s not worth the aggravation for the sake of staying at home for an extra hour. Take your Kindle to kill time while you’re waiting without stress.
Multiple Stops? Book with One Company!
We don’t have anything against finding bargains and booking your accommodation, flights and car with different companies. Shopping around is a fantastic way of saving loads of money.
However, if you’re going to be reaching your destination by way of multiple stops then we highly suggest you use a single company or airline. Why? Your savings master plan isn’t going to seem so amazing when you find a chink in its armor. Imagine a single flight being delayed or changed. The next airline isn’t going to care, so you’re going to lose out and you’ll need to book another (more expensive) flights.
Avoid this problem by sticking to a single company. If anything happens, they’re liable. They’ll make sure you get another flight and if the stop over is long enough, you’ll even get a free night at a hotel.
The Internet = Awesome Organization Tool
Did you know that you can check-in online, as well as check any changes to your flights? Okay, we’re being smart-asses here but bluntness seems to work best to shock people into using common sense.
Remember to use modern technology to your advantage. Check-in online so that you can avoid the massive queues and get the best seats available. Go to the airport website just in case your flights have changed or have been delayed. You don’t want to wait at the airport for 5 hours if you don’t need to.