Travel Tips

General Information


  • Label your luggage
  • Pack medications in carry-on bag
  • Check with airline to be sure to arrive in plenty of time
  • Never leave luggage unattended
  • Collect baggage promptly after landing

Children Flying Alone


  • Consider the maturity of the child - best if on non-stop flights
  • Coordinate with the person who is picking the child up
  • Inform child on what to expect during the flight and appropriate behavior for them
  • Request appropriate seating
  • Review airline policies
  • Wait with child until boarded
  • Identify the lead flight attendant

Traveling with Children


  • Allow for extra time
  • Use child restraint system for children under 40 lbs
  • Prepare a carry on bag with entertainment and snacks
  • Consider a collapsible stroller if child is young
  • Seat child away from aisle
  • TSA Website.

Fear of Traveling


  • Never rush, stay calm and arrive early to allow for plenty of time
  • Eat something prior to flight
  • Think positive
  • Try and relax, distract yourself by reading or listening to music

Hunting & Fishing


  • Firearms must be in a hard case, unloaded, and checked with baggage. The same rules apply to bow and arrows
  • Ammunition must be in factory box
  • Black powder or percussion caps are not permitted on plane
  • Tackle equipment must be checked with luggage

Pet Travel


  • Always check with airlines first for restrictions
  • Have current vaccination papers with you and additional fees may be charged
  • Feed your pet at least two hours before boarding
  • Pets must be in a travel container of some kind


Other Helpful Travel Sites


Traveler Information Center 
  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/traveler-information-center 
  
Common Travel Health Topics 
  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/common-travel-health-topics 
  
Air Travel Tips 
  http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer/air-travel-tips
  http://www.state.gov/travel/