Things You Consider Before You Board a Plane

If you are about to experience your first time flying then don’t worry there is no need to be nervous before a flight. Whatever your final destination may be, getting there will go a lot smoother with these travelling tips.

   Baggage Recommendations

  • Airline Regulations permit you to carry only 2 bags per person (depending on your destination and airline policy)
  • Check in bag with a maximum weight of 20 kgs (subject to airline policy) and a hand bag with a maximum weight of 7 kgs with dimensions not exceeding 115 cms (subject to airline policy)
  • Carry bags with wheels and sturdy handles, preferably a stroller, which is convenient to carry and pull along
    Label your bags with your name, address and telephone numbers. Also note its make/brand, this is useful to trace your bag at the time of baggage claim. Ensure that your check in bags are locked.
  • Do not put any cash, jewellery or expensive items in your check in bag. In fact we suggest not to carry valuables on tour
  • We advise you to travel as light as possible, as carrying heavy luggage can be very inconvenient

  Things not to carry in hand baggage

  • Knives, scissors, razors, nail cutters, batteries etc
  • Liquids, aerosol sprays and gels
  • Cigarette lighters and metallic objects (e.g. safety pins)
  • Perishable food items and vegetables not allowed when travelling to countries like Australia and New Zealand

  Clothing & Footwear

  • Comfortable casual clothes like jeans/trousers, shirts, T-shirts, and Salwar Kameez are the best options during the day.
  • We recommend you carry a dark pair of trousers or denims, which are not only easy to mix and match, but also easy to maintain
  • Depending on the country and the weather at the time of travel, it is advisable to carry warm clothing like thermal wear, jackets, sweaters, hand gloves, rain wear etc
  • If you are visiting a beach or are going to undertake water sports activities, do not forget to pack your swim suits and appropriate footwear like floaters and flip flops
  • Special Events, Gala dinners, Casinos, certain restaurants or tourist attractions ( e.g. Paradise Latin in Paris have a dress code (formal attire) to be followed. It is advisable to carry a set of formal clothes and footwear
  • Carry a comfortable pair of footwear, preferably walking shoes

  Medications / First Aid Kit

  • Remember to carry your required medicines with prescription
  • Carry medicines for altitude sickness when travelling to high altitude destinations
  • Do not forget to pack any specific allergy medication that you may need

  Personal Care

  • Bath & Shower Products
  • Sun cream lotions and moisturisers
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste & Dental Products
  • Wet wipes & Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Perfumes or Deodorants
  • All liquids, gels, deodorant sprays etc above 100 ml should be in your checked in baggage only
  • Remember to carry only travel sized sachets of all essential toiletries instead of carrying big bottles

  Travel Accessories

  • Camera/ Video camera with extra memory cards/ film rolls & batteries
  • Mobile Phone Charger and local country SIM cards
  • Universal/ Multipurpose Adaptor
  • Small Flashlight
  • Music Player with headphones

  Foreign Exchange

  • We suggest you to carry sufficient foreign currency, for your personal expense and shopping purpose while on holiday
  • As per current RBI rules, you can purchase a total of USD 10000 as Basic Travel Quota per person in a year
  • Only USD 3000 can be carried as currency notes and the balance has to be carried in the form of Prepaid Forex cards or Foreign Currency travelers cheque

  Travel Insurance

  • Travel Insurance is a cover for the risks you might face in your trip
  • Insurance is compulsory in all European countries. Our Group tours to Europe include basic travel insurance for the duration of the tour upto 59 years of age
  • It is highly recommended to purchase Travel Insurance whether you are travelling in India or abroad, since it provides you and your family medical & financial assistance in case of an emergency while travelling
  • Please get in touch with our travel consultant who will assist you with selecting a suitable travel insurance

  Once you arrive at the Airport

  • Report at least 4 hours prior to departure for World Tours and 2 hours prior to departure for Indian Tours
  • If travelling by our Group Tour, then kindly reach the designated airport reporting point at the indicated time
  • Proceed to the entry gate of the Departure Terminal. Each airport has different departure terminals for different flights, ensure that you arrive at the correct departure terminal
  • You will be required to show your passport and e-ticket to gain entry into the departure terminal. For Domestic travel, photo Id is necessary for each and every member travelling
  • Get your check in bags screened (X-rayed) before you proceed to check in at the airline counter
  • At the airline counter, present your passport and ticket to airline staff and put the bags you to want to check in on the weighing scale
  • Once your bags are tagged, the airline staff will return your passport, ticket and boarding card along with embarkation card

  Immigration, Customs & Security Check

  • Fill the embarkation card and proceed to the immigration counter
  • Present your passport, boarding card along with the embarkation card. The immigration officer will keep the embarkation card and return your passport and boarding card
  • Please proceed for the security check, keep your passport and boarding card handy
  • After security check is done, proceed to your boarding gate and wait for your flight boarding announcement
  • On some airports, there may be no announcements. We advice you to reach the correct boarding gate well in time

Happy Journey!

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