- 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
- As you board the aircraft, count the rows both forward and behind your row to be aware of the shortest distance to an exit in case of an emergency.
- Read the passenger safety card in your seat back pocket and look for details on where the exits are located, how they work and how evacuation slides deploy.
- Listen to the flight attendant's instructions and demonstration.
- Fasten your seat belt. Consider keeping it fastened even if the captain turns off the seat belt sign; as air turbulence can occur without warning.
- Keep the window shades open on take off and landing so that you are aware of outside conditions should there be an emergency.
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
- 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
Common Travel Health Topics
Air Travel Tips