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…Go through immigration or passport control
…Go to baggage claim and get your bags
…Go through customs
…Check back in for your next flight if you are connecting
While many readers are experienced in international travel, you may have friends who are traveling abroad for the first time. Here are a few important things to know before you or your friends take their first journey somewhere other than the US.
Security at airports is a way of life for those of us who travel. If you don’t travel often, security rules and regs may have changed since the last time you traveled. Security may also differ when leaving or when entering a country.
If you leave a certain area in an airport, you will most likely have to go through security again.
Be prepared. Keep your passport or travel documents handy. Know where they are so you don’t have to fumble for them when you get in line.
Be ready to take off your jacket and shoes. Wearing easy-to-remove shoes makes your trip through security a whole lot quicker. People in line behind you will thank you.
If the metal detector beeped at your bracelet one time…it will probably beep the next time. Maybe you should put it in your carry on bag until you are finished going through security.
Recently I read about some packing mistakes on several different blogs and websites. Travel expert Johnny Jet of johnnyjet.com listed many of these. I’ve complied a list from other readers and from other’s experiences. Take a look…
Have you ever made any of these mistakes when packing?
Packing anything that you absolutely need in your checked luggage? How about valuables? Did you know the airlines lose a whopping 24 million bags each year? You’d be out of luck if your bag was lost and you need your prescription medication.
Packing liquids in your checked luggage, without them being in a plastic bag or well protected? Thinking that bottle of wine or rum will be good to travel wrapped in your dirty laundry isn’t quite good enough. Neither is placing your big bottle of special shampoo among your underwear.
Forgetting to pack something you really need for the trip before you leave home? If you made a list, and paid attention to it, you wouldn’t leave your passport or your glasses or your extra pair of contact lenses sitting at home.