Travel can be brilliant – but it’s easy to forget important pre-flight tasks when you’re caught up in all the excitement.
Since a stitch in time saves many troubles, take five minutes to read these 10 terrific tips to help you prep for a flight from Glasgow.
- Check your passport
A passport can be valid for up to 10 years and it’s easy to forget about the expiry date – but please don’t! Some countries such as China and Thailand also require your passport to be valid for a certain period after your arrival, so be proactive in conforming validity.
- Check the weather
The weather can impact your travels in many ways, so check the forecast. This way, you’ll know what clothes to pack and pick the most suitable activities to undertake.
- Make a packing checklist
Every country is different, so even the most seasoned traveller should take some time to sit down and prepare a packing list – it’s a great way to ensure that you don’t forget anything.
When you’re travelling outside of Scotland you might need to get vaccinated. And some jabs need to be administered at least 6 weeks in advance of travel, so make sure that you check well in advance –find this info on travel health site NHS Fit for Travel.
- Notify your bank
Being stranded abroad with no money is every traveller’s worst nightmare. So make sure you notify your bank before you head abroad, because if you don’t, they might find your overseas spending suspicious and block your card.
- Travel apps
Travel apps are a must for anyone heading overseas – they make travelling simpler and leave you with more time to have fun and explore. So head to the app store and download any that float your boat.
- Travel insurance
There are a lot of things that can go wrong on holiday that are beyond your control, but travel insurance protects against unforeseen circumstances, so don’t forget to buy some. There are countless providers available, so if you’re not sure where to start, check out price comparison site comparethemarket.com.
- Back-up documents
Scan important documents such as your passport, plane tickets and accommodation confirmation and email them to yourself. This way, you can access them electronically, should you lose, damage or misplace them.
- Learn some lingo
Learning some of the basics of the local language will make your travel experience a lot easier. For instance, you’ll be better placed in case of an emergency and in asking for directions.
- Plan your airport route
The last thing you want is to miss your flight, so make sure you leave in plenty of time. Driving to the airport is also a good option because it puts you in control and is flexible – you can find great Glasgow Airport parking on Looking4.com.
Follow these tips and look forward to a fun and organised travel adventure.
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