September 5th, 2010 by admin
In recent years, the media has been flooded with examples of security breaches on airplanes and in airports. Although a number of these instances have turned out legitimate, there are others that were simply a mistake. Although you might assume this mistake was made on the part of airport security, most times it wasn’t. In many instances, the mistake was made by a traveler; likely a traveler who was unaware of the consequences for not properly following air travel rules. Don’t let yourself be one of those travelers.
When taking a flight, whether that flight be domestic or international, you are advised to familiarize yourself with all of the air travel rules, including the new ones, before you leave. While many air travel rules can be considered common sense, there are others that are a little bit more difficult to know without doing the proper amount of research. Therefore, before you leave, you are advised to do that research. You can easily determine what items are allowed or not allowed on your flight by contacting your airline or the airport that you are planning to flying out of.
In you quest to understand air travel rules, there will likely be some rules that you will come across that you don’t see any point to. Although these rules may appear silly or stupid, you still need to follow them. For instance, there is currently a liquid ban on all international flights and domestic flights. There are a few exceptions, but one… Read the rest
September 3rd, 2010 by admin
Are you planning on taking a family vacation this year or a business trip? If so, there is a good chance that you will be flying. Flying is a relatively safe, easy, and convenient way to travel. However, before you leave for the airport, you are advised to start preparing for your flight, well in advance. Unfortunately, many travelers do not realize that preparing for your flight does not just include packing your bags. Thanks to new air travel rules and the enforcement of them, preparation now includes more than you could ever imagine.
As previously mentioned, it best that you start preparing for your flight early. In fact, you should start preparing as soon as you buy your airline tickets, whether that be two weeks before you leave or two months. The first step that you will want take is to familiarize yourself with the airline that you are flying with and the airport which you will be flying out of. You can easily do this research online. You will want to determine how early you should leave for the airport and what items you will need to bring along with you, such as personal identification.
It is also a good idea to review the list of banned items. These are items that you are not allowed to have on the airplane or past certain points in most airports. The most commonly banned items include sharp objects and flammable items, but there other items included in these bans, items… Read the rest
August 22nd, 2010 by admin
Are you a frequent flyer? If so, there is a good chance that you know all of the air travel rules. Do you? If so, do you know that air travel rules can vary between airports? Most travelers, especially those that tend to fly out of the same airports, are unaware that the rules are different.
When understanding air travel, it is important to remember that there are two main sets of rules. One set of rules are often imposed by the federal government. These restrictions, such as the bans on sharp objects or certain liquids, must be upheld in all airports in the United States. Despite these types of bans and air travel rules, you may also find that specific airports have implemented their own rules and restrictions. Although it is not required, a number of them have.
Whether you are a first time flyer or a frequent flyer, who is flying out of a new airport, you are advised to famialrize yourself with the air travel rules that are implemented in all airports, as well as the ones that are implemented individually, by each airport. The rules that can be found in each airport are just as important as the rules that are widespread. For this reason, it is important that you famialrize yourself with them. This can be done a number of different ways.
Perhaps, the best way to learn airport rules is by visiting the website of the airport in which you will be… Read the rest
August 15th, 2010 by admin
When it comes to air travel, a large number of individuals hit the skies daily. People fly for all different reasons. Some individuals need to make a business trip, others are visiting friends or family, others are going on vacation, and some are making a cross country move. If you are moving, there is a good chance that you may need to bring your pet along with you. If this is the case, you will find that you are subject to a whole new set of air travel rules. Before leaving for the airport, with your pet or pets in tow, you are advised to famialrize yourself with those rules.
The first step in traveling, in the air, with a pet is to make sure that they are even allowed. Certain pets are allowed to be on airplanes, but that does not mean that all airlines will allow it. If you are planning on traveling with your pet, you will need to inform your airline of this information upfront. This is vital because not all airlines will allow you to bring a pet onboard. Therefore, if you do not check with your airline before heading to the airport, you may be unable to board your flight.
When traveling with a pet, you will need to keep that pet contained. That means that if you are traveling with an animal, such as a dog or a cat, that animal will likely need to be in a carrier. When purchasing an… Read the rest