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Essential Before-Flying Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Journey.

Updated: 4 days ago

A colourful market in Mexico City

Preparing for a trip can be both exciting and overwhelming. To ensure a smooth and stress-

free journey, it's essential to plan and take care of important details before flying.

Whether you're a seasoned traveller or embarking on your first adventure, these before-flying travel tips will help you make the most of your trip.

Research and Plan Ahead:

Before your departure date, take the time to research your destination.

Familiarise yourself with local customs, traditions, and any specific visa or entry requirements.

Plan your itinerary and make reservations for accommodations, transportation, and activities in advance to avoid last-minute hassles.

You can also use a guide or an interactive map like the ones on my Thatch account if you want a curated travel guide for your destination and don't have the time or energy to spend hours researching ;)

Check Passport and Visa Requirements:

Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned return date. Additionally, check if you need a visa or any other travel documents for your destination. Apply for them well in advance to avoid any unexpected delays.

Pack Smartly:

Make a packing list and gather all the essentials for your trip, especially if you're prone to forgetting things like me. A note with items to check off on your phone is a lifesaver.

Consider the weather, the activities you'll be doing, and any specific clothing or gear you may need.

Pack light, but don't forget essentials like travel adapters, chargers, and any necessary medications.

Confirm Your Flights:

Double-check your flight details, including the departure time, terminal, and any baggage restrictions.

Arrive at the airport well ahead of your departure time to avoid unnecessary stress, I've missed a flight by arriving at baggage drop 3 minutes after it closed, I do not recommend it.

Arrange Transportation:

Plan how you'll get to the airport, whether it's by car, public transportation, or ride-share service.

Pre-book airport parking if needed or arrange for a reliable airport transfer to ensure a smooth start to your journey.

Check-In Online:

Save time and avoid long queues by checking in online before your flight.

Most airlines offer online check-in services, allowing you to select your seat and print or download your boarding pass.

Secure Your Home:

Take necessary precautions to secure your home before you leave. Lock all doors and windows, set timers for lights, and consider informing a trusted neighbour or friend about your travel plans.

By following these essential before-flying travel tips, you'll set yourself up for a stress-free journey.

Proper planning, organisation, and attention to detail will ensure that you're well-prepared and ready to make the most of your trip.

Remember to double-check all travel requirements, pack smartly, and arrive at the airport with ample time. With everything taken care of, you can relax and enjoy the adventure that awaits you!

Safe travels!

Lea - Club 27 🤍


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