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What You Need to Know Before Flying

What You Need to Know Before Flying

It’s been quite a while since I’ve traveled by air so as a refresher I’ve compiled a roundup of questions to answer to have you ready to go on time.

How will you get to the airport?

Will you take a shuttle or taxi?  Will you have to pay for parking?

Where to check in

Web check in, mobile check in, airport check in or curbside check in?


What are the airline requirements for weight and size?

Is there a fee?

You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes.  Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less    per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.


Keep it where you can access it easily.

Take photos of your id with your cell phone as a backup.


Review the guidelines for liquids and gels

Have your government-issued photo identification and boarding pass ready for inspection.

Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off, since all footwear must be x-rayed.


Take plenty of cash.

Find out if there are ATM’s and currency exchange machines at your destination airport.

Flight Tips

Arrive early to the airport.

Wear comfortable clothes.

Bring entertainment.

Bring chewing gum in case your ears pop from the high altitude.

Make sure your carry on is light.

Drink bottled water.


What did I miss?  Do you have any tips for me?


“When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford

“That’s the thing about flying: You could talk to someone for hours and never even know his name, share your deepest secrets and then never see them again.” Jennifer E. Smith

“I like airplanes. I like anywhere that isn’t a proper place. I like in betweens.” Neil Gaiman

“Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.” Amelia Earhart 

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