The Day of Travel
Remember your travel documents and passport
Don’t forget your necessary travel documents and passport - or you will not be able to fly without them. For some airlines or countries, you may even require them for domestic flights, so be sure to brush up on the rules for your airline and country travelling in.
Make sure you pack efficiently, making sure your case or bag fits within the allowed dimensions and weight. Always weigh and measure it before you leave, as you don’t want to incur excess baggage charges at the airport. Also be sure to check you are not carrying any prohibited items, in either you hold or hand luggage.
It is always important to ensure you have enough medication with you incase of an emergency. You will often need to take this in your hand luggage, along with a doctors certificate, however these rules will vary depending on the airline and country rules. Read our guide on flying with medication here.
Plan ahead and make sure you have exchanged however much money you want for your travel. Did you know there is a limit in some countries about how much money you can fly with? Discover more here.
Travelling with valuables
Talking of money, do you know how best to transport other valuable items. Read about flying with valuables here.
Plan your time at the airport wisely, by arriving early enough and having enough time to get some bargains at the airport. Check out our blog on the best airports for shopping, and also read about the limits and restrictions on duty free shopping.
Eat a meal at the airport
If you have time, fill up at the airport with a delicious meal. If you’re lucky, your airport might even be featured on our blog: The Best Airports for Foodies!
Bring your own food
If you’d rather save money, why not bring your own food on the plane with you. Remember there may be restrictions on what you are allowed to bring with you on the plane, so check these out before you travel.
Wellness on Flights
Have a browse of our page about staying well and healthy whilst flying, to reduce the chances of common flying problems such as DVT, jet-lag and dehydration. If you are nervous about flying, also check out our tips for first-time flyers.