“To err is human” are the lines that comfort me when I make the same mistake every time I travel. From first-timers to frequent flyers, everyone who travels makes mistakes, big or small. While there isn’t much you can do about turbulence, delays or smelly co-keepers, you can rest assured of a comfortable journey by keeping these tips in mind –
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Overpacking is one of the common mistakes we all make. As a result, we pay baggage fees for exceeding the weight limit. Instead of spoiling your mood at the start of your trip, make a checklist of everything you need and pack accordingly.
No booking of your seat while booking a ticket
One of the things you should never forget is to book your seat in advance. If you forget that, you may get an aisle seat or a middle seat.
Not keeping enough time between two flights
Flight travel is unpredictable; delays and cancellations are part of it. If your flight is delayed, you may have to go through an unfamiliar airport to catch your connecting flight. It is best that you book your flight with a safe buffer time in between.
Do not keep local currency
When traveling abroad, you will need local currency for public transport or taxi rides. Carrying enough cash on your vacation is a balancing act between security and utility.
Neglect travel insurance
Now, whether your travel duration is long or short, travel insurance is a must. Travel insurance covers everything from cancellation fees to medical expenses. Most of us ignore it at first and regret it later.
Management of the documents
It is very important that all documents needed during the trip are handy. Do not keep them in checked baggage and keep at least two copies of your visa, reservation details and IDs at all times.
Not informing your credit card company about the trip
If not previously reported, credit card companies may freeze your account with suspected fraud. To save yourself from such a situation, it is good to inform your company in advance. Also find out how much foreign transaction fees they charge to save yourself from any unwanted surprises.
So, now with these helpful suggestions in mind, make your journey within the country or abroad safe and comfortable. Hope you enjoy a safe journey!