During holiday season, many people spend their time traveling out of town and even abroad. For some, first time flying on a plane might be a little scary. If you are a traveler who is about to get on your first flight, you will definitely have a few questions.
If your first flight is long distance, you especially need to read some tips on long flights. It will help you go through your first flight with confidence and excitement.
Learn the suitcase rules
Even the most experienced travelers are sometimes confused with airline regulations about baggage allowance but as a beginner traveler who flies for the first, the first thing you should pay attention to is the difference between carry on and luggage. You also have to decide if you need to take both: on long distance (flights lasting six hours or more), you will want to check in at least one piece of luggage that you must leave at the check-in desk before boarding. Then it will be returned to you on the other side, where you will have to identify it.
On many short flights, operators will allow you to carry a bag or casing large enough to take up most of what you need for a long weekend or city vacation. This allows you to store all your items during the flight and means a faster arrival at your destination.
You may also be charged additional fees for storing luggage, so it's good to travel lightly, especially when flying with cheap airlines.
All airlines have restrictions on the size of the bag that you can carry, both for luggage and carry on bags. Be sure to check these details with your airline, because there are no universal rules.
Prepare boarding pass and all required documents
Many novice travelers worry so much about their flight arrivals and schedules that they unconsciously leave for the airport without carrying the necessary documents to board their flight, and this can make the first trip to the airport unpleasant. The main thing to remember here is that the most important document is your passport. Make sure it's up-to-date: ideally, it should have at least six months before the expiration date each time you travel abroad.
Be sure to order your travel insurance before you go for your vacation. Print your insurance policy document and bring it with you — make sure you have an emergency number for medical assistance and a rundown of what you choose based on the policy you have.
Most airlines now issue e-tickets that can be displayed on your tablet or smartphone. So if you order online and expect a paper ticket to arrive at the checkpoint, don't panic — you will usually be given all the information you need to show the staff at the airport in your confirmation email, which can come from the airline you fly with or from a third party.
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