Locking Luggage

March 12th, 2008 / admin / Comments Off on Locking Luggage

Make sure you use only TSA-approved locks for your luggage. Otherwise, you may find your lock destroyed or experience a delay at check-in. TSA-approved locks are readily available at all luggage stores and many airport book stores.

Flight Check-In

February 12th, 2008 / admin / Comments Off on Flight Check-In

Save yourself some time and increase your chance of getting the seat you want on your flights by checking in online 24 hours before departure. Many airlines now allow this – simply go to their individual website. You will need your confirmation number from your E-ticket reservation. Many airlines will give you the option to select or change your seat at that time, even reserving the coveted exit row seats in some cases.

ID for US Air Travel

January 12th, 2008 / admin / Comments Off on ID for US Air Travel

Don’t get turned away at a U.S. airport for not having proper identification. As you probably already know, all U.S. airlines are now much stricter in their identification requirements. A government issued photo ID of some sort that is not expired (e.g.–state-issued driver’s license) is the best form of identification and will suffice. If you don’t have that available, then TWO forms of other ID will be required, one of which must be issued by a government office (e.g.– social security card or voter’s registration card). From recent personal experience, I was reminded of needing two forms of other ID when my driver’s license was lost while traveling. If you have a valid passport, you can, of course, show that but you may not want to carry that for domestic travel to avoid it getting lost or stolen.

Checking Weather Before Your Trip

December 12th, 2007 / admin / Comments Off on Checking Weather Before Your Trip

An easy-to-read website for quickly checking the weather before your travel to anywhere in the world is www.worldweather.org. It not only gives you a several day forecast, but year-round mean temperatures and precipitation which may help in making travel plans.