Travelling is all about a journey and the destination. It depends on people how they reach their destination – by a plane, train or a ship. Similarly, when people, who take their first international flight, are all excited about the feeling they have of going abroad.
But it may look very fancy to travel to a new country there are shit loads of things that need to be taken care of. So no matter whichever country you travel to, there are few tips that you should keep in mind to make your first international flight the most memorable one.
Right from the passport to the visa and hours of travelling in a flight you can have the best of times when kept a few things in mind while catching your first international flight.
Luggage is one important thing you need to take care of while travelling. First and the foremost rule of travelling is to travel light. In a flight there is always a luggage limit which is supposed to be strictly followed by the passengers. Along with this you also need to make sure of what is to be taken with you in the flight that fits into the flight cabin. All the important things like passports, currency, tickets and important documents are advised to be carried in the cabin bag with you. And lastly you have your luggage with a good luggage tag in order to avoid it from missing.
While flying abroad, immigration is something that you cannot forget. You will be given an Indian Departure Embarkation Form that is supposed to be filled carefully. In case of any questions, feel free to ask from the officials and clear any kind of confusion. Make sure you reply properly to the immigration officer of whatever question he asks and he will put a stamp on your passport, tickets, boarding pass and keep the form with him.
Visa and Passport
Passport and visa is your main key to go abroad so it is important that you keep both of them safely and handy whenever needed. Passport is a very important thing to keep with you and even when you go to another country make sure you always have it with you on the go and there is no chance that you lose it. Also with the visa documents have all the required copies and Xerox copies in case of emergency.
After you have got your boarding pass stamped from the custom officer, check the gate number in the boarding pass and reach at the right gate well in time to avoid any last minute confusion.
Health Care & Basic Essentials
Most of the international flights are quite long and tiring. Have light food before a flight, and specially avoid sea food as it causes a lot of indigestion during the flight. Also, drink sufficient amount of water before a flight to keep yourself properly hydrated. Don’t forget to take with you a collar pillow to avoid neck sprains and you can have a comfortable sleep in flight ahead.
So hope these above tips help you get over the anxiety of having the experience of first international flight. And make sure you don’t forget to have an amazing time in the foreign land!