Whether you’ve already planned your trip with Arpin Travel or you’re currently planning a Europe vacation, there’s no avoiding air travel. Making sure you’re up to date on the TSA’s carry-on policy is key to boarding your flight on time and ensuring your vacation is off to a frustration-free start. Knowing how to pack for an overseas vacation can also help ensure that your trip through TSA security ends well, and that your luggage is there to greet you at your destination without delays. Arpin Travel has assembled a few tips to make sure your next Europe vacation goes off without a hitch.
Double Check Passports
For you and your travelling companions, it’s extremely important that you not only have a current passport, but that you locate it before you need it. At least a month in advance, locate your passport, make sure it’s current, and then keep it in a safe place where you won’t forget it. We also recommend that your passport have at least six months’ validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.
Confirm Your Departure/Arrival Plans in Advance
Arranging your transportation to the airport well before you need it will help ensure a strong start and finish to your Europe vacation. Make sure your ride to the airport is reliable and that they give them plenty times for unexpected delays.
Notify Your Cell Phone Provider and Bank
An often over-looked measure, making sure your cell phone company and bank knows your travel plans is pivotal to making sure you not only have a way to call friends and family, but that your bank is aware you’ll be using your credit cards and checks abroad. Most banks have short, online forms you can fill out quickly to announce your travel plans, as do cell phone companies.
Refresh Your Carry-On Knowledge
While the TSA tries to get the word out when a major change to their carry-on procedures changes, it often pays to visit their website and make sure you are complying with their requirements. Especially when it comes to liquids, gels, and aerosols, make sure to check the TSA website for details (http://www.tsa.gov).
When you plan your next vacation overseas, make sure you consult our expert travel agents for all your vacation needs. Call us today at (508) 883-1013.