The snow-covered trees, glittering lights around signify that very soon Christmas is here. You may be among the hundreds that plan for holiday trip on Christmas.
To avoid the hassles and troubles of your holiday trip, we listed here some important tips for you to remember. This as the joy of Christmas does not always reflect the comfort of travel during this season.
You may miss a flight, lost a passport or luggage due to your small mistake that can ultimately ruin your holiday vacation. Therefore for safe, smooth and stress-free journey, here are the five most important travel tips during Christmas holidays.
1. Avoid peak travel dates.
At Christmas and New Year’s, the peak travel dates change each year depending on which days the holidays fall. These dates are the most expensive time to travel. Also, consider which travel days would allow you to maximize long weekends without taking too many days off work. If you’re not sure, use a search engine that lets you put in flexible travel dates. These will show you which date combinations will give you the best deal.
2. Check all travel documents.
Before planning for journey, always make a travel checklists. Always check them as many times to ensure you don’t end up presenting an expired passport at airport check-in. If it is valid then be aware that some destinations require you to have at least six months visa on it, otherwise you may get a less than festive welcome at immigration. Visa requirements can be tricky too, so organize necessary paperwork before you leave the house and make any mandatory arrangements prior to flying.
3. Label your luggage.
Though it seems like old school with airline electronic tagging these days, labeling on your luggage makes you free from any awkward worry of losing it. Before jetting off, write the address of your destination hotel on the front of the tag and your home address on the inside. If you don’t rely on to give any personal email to someone unknown about returning of your luggage then use any identifiable way (using color ribbon, marker etc.).
4. Remember chargers and adaptors.
As an unknown destination, then always make sure to pack all chargers, solar power bank for any electrical equipment you plan to take with you, including phones, laptops and the right adaptor for your destination. You can’t go wrong with a universal adaptor, that way you’ll be able to get help if you have any problem as well as you can also check your important work emails during spending your vacation.
5. Pack wisely.
In the past, you may have been able to fit everything into your carry-on without having to check any baggage – a strategy we still recommend. However, the TSA rules about liquids and gels make this a trickier proposition. For the record, you may bring liquids and gels in 3.4-ounce or smaller containers, packed within a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. You’re also allowed to bring any liquids (such as coffee or water) or gels purchased after you go through a security checkpoint onto your plane with you. If you want to bring more than the 3.4-ounce amount, you’ll have to pack the items in your checked in luggage.
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