Moving by plane
Minimise stress where you can
Air travel can be very stressful, and that’s when you’re just transporting yourself and your family! Having to arrange, plan and actually move your belongings will likely amplify this stress. Plan ahead, package and label your belongings appropriately, pre-arrange transportation to the airport, and learn how to perfect your airport experience.
Get your documents ready
Make sure that you have all the documents you might need - including passports and/or id cards. Our domestic flight guides also explain passport requirements if you are flying within the same country.
If you are flying internationally, you may require a Visa or eVisa before flying.
Fast-track airport procedures
Depending on where you are flying to/from, many governments have introduced fast-track security or passport control procedures. Understanding whether you are eligible for any fast-track procedure (and security or passport line to queue up in!) can make a massive difference to your airport experience.
US residents can speed things up when flying within or to/from the US with CLEAR membership (for security fast tracking) and premium passport control.
Flying with unusual belongings?
These guides might help:
Flying with electronics
Flying with musical instruments
Flying with sports equiptment (including golf, diving, skiing and hunting equiptment)
Flying with plants
Flying valuable Items
Flying with cash
Don't be caught out - send valuable but banned flight items via airport mailers
There are a number of airports that provide a service whereby valuable but banned items can be sent via airport mailer. Items might include expensive knives, blades, scissors (art students beware!), and unexpected liquids such as snowglobes and lighters.