Your trip is booked, and excitement is building. However, you don’t fly often. You want things to go smoothly at the airport, but you aren’t quite sure where to start. Air travel doesn’t have to be intimidating as long as you do a little planning ahead of time.
Line up your airport transportation Dover DE ahead of time. You don’t need the stress of finding a ride or looking up parking garages right before your flight. You can set an early reservation with a cab or ride-share service. Public transportation will connect to the airport. However, public transit can get delayed. It is also quite time-consuming, so make sure you’re very familiar with the routes and catch a very early ride.
Make sure you have all of your travel documentation together and easily accessible. You can save time by printing your boarding pass at home or pull up a digital copy on your phone. Make sure you have an unexpired ID for domestic travel and a valid passport for international travel. Think about what paperwork you may need once you land. If you need any other tickets, hotel verifications, or itineraries, keep them safe.
Put thought into packing. You can check the TSA website to verify packing rules. Certain items are banned while others have special directions on how to pack them. As long as they clear TSA guidelines, it’s smart to pack entertainment for the flight, valuables, one outfit, and all important documents in your carry-on. There is always the chance your checked bag goes missing, and you don’t want to be empty-handed. For checked bags, be aware of weight limits to avoid extra fees.
As long as you prepare, air travel can be a fun part of your vacation. Set your transportation, gather those docs, pack up, and have a great trip.