Save time at the airport with these travel-savvy tactics for a safe, hassle-free experience. We won’t give up our freedom to travel!
- The U.S. State Dept. urges all Americans to exercise caution, maintain heightened security awareness and be vigilant to any unusual activity.
- Purchase trip/vacation interruption insurance. It is worth the nominal investment.
- Review all documents in advance for important guidelines and travel tips. Check either the cruise line or tour company web sites for information.
- Check with your air carrier to find out when you should arrive at the airport. On the day of departure, check departing airport’s web site for any newly reported security delays.
- Be at the airport early — 2 hours or more unless local circumstances dictate allowing a longer time. Security screenings take additional time.
- Pack all liquid-based substances, such as hair gel, lotion, shampoo, cream, non-prescription liquids, and toothpaste in checked baggage.
- Make sure all prescriptions are in original containers and necessary medical items, your passport and other travel identification are with you. Limit carry-on items to essential needs and have all your luggage clearly tagged.
- Finish all refreshments prior to heading to the security checkpoint.
- Cooperate with TSA personnel at all checkpoints and gates; TSA may require a secondary screening of carry-on baggage at the gate.
- Be patient. Once you arrive at your vacation destination or cruise ship, you will have a fantastic time!
Feel Secure in Hotels
- Don’t answer the door in a hotel room without verifying who it is. If a person claims to be an employee, call the front desk and verify if a staff member is supposed to have access to the room and for what purpose.
- When returning to a hotel late in the evening, use the main entrance. Be observant and look around before entering parking lots.
- Close room doors securely and use all of the locking devices provides.
- Don’t display guest room keys in public or leave them on restaurant tables, at the swimming pool or any other place where they could be easily stolen.
- Don’t draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry. Leave your good jewelry home when traveling.
- Don’t invite strangers to your room.
- Place all valuables in the property’s safe-deposit box.
- Check to see that sliding glass doors, windows and connecting room doors are locked.
- Upon seeing any suspicious activity, report observations to the management.
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