Useful travel tips
The essential information you need to know before you travel
When you're off on your travels abroad, it seems like there are a million things to remember; travel insurance, currency, passports and airline tickets – and that’s before you've even got to the airport!
At Netflights.com we understand the need to have every detail of your holiday carefully planned out, so that you have peace of mind before and during your trip.
Travelling is exciting, but planning can become stressful when you’re trying to remember a million important things, especially if you’re visiting more than one destination. Working out which combination of inoculations you need, what travel essentials your hotel already offers and even the currency required aren’t the most sensational parts of planning a trip, but they’re all necessary!
Planning travel can be even more intense if you’re going on a family holiday. Whether your trip is to a short-haul destination or a further away location such as Orlando or Dubai, remembering all the essentials for a trip with kids can be difficult – so why not check out the useful info regarding travelling with children? You can also take a look at inspiration for family holidays over at our Family Holiday hub.
Staying safe and healthy whilst you’re abroad is always a concern for travellers. From which vaccinations are needed to how to use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – there are lots of frequently asked questions about keeping well whilst you’re away. You can find answers to these questions below.
Which vaccinations are free?
The European Health Insurance Card
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Information about flying when pregnant
Tips if you have fear of Flying
Flying with a disability
Working out a budget (and sticking to it!) is another of those issues that travellers stress about world over. Money needs to be carefully looked after during a trip, and planning your expenses before you go is a great idea. Our money section also includes information about how to keep your money safe, where best to change currency and even how to transfer money abroad.
Then there are the key things you need to remember before you go away – from remembering to take the keys to your house with you to ensuring you have adequate travel insurance, there’s a lot to organise before you leave. If you take a look at our ‘before you go’ section, you’ll see our advice on what needs to be done before you board the plane!
Whilst you’re away from home there are important things to remember too – from the emergency number of the country you’re staying in (just in case!) to keeping your passport number somewhere safe so that it’s possible to report it missing if it’s lost or stolen. For information on these things, and other key things to remember whilst you’re abroad, you can find out more on infromation on the links below.
The benefits of travel insurance
Financial Protection for Travel
Getting Money Abroad
Learn to Barter
Learn essential details about Baggage Allowances, which are not only different dependent on the airline, but can also be quite costly if restrictions are not met. Every airline has a fleet of differently sized aircraft, therefore it's important to check out our helpful Legroom Chart to ensure your journey caters for any specific needs you may have.
Finally, if you're planning a long-haul journey, you may encounter stopovers en-route to your destination. Our Stopover Guide outlines the essential details of such flights, to help you to properly plan your vacation abroad.
For more information, check out the following links:
Holiday packing checklist
How to avoid jet lag
Things to do before you go on holiday
What to wear on long haul flights
The United Stated Esta Scheme
Traveling with Pets
Australian Holiday Visas
Being a Responsible Tourist
Children Flying Unaccompanied
Duty Free Limits
Alternatively, if you are looking for holiday inspiration and know what month you want to go away, but you’re not sure where then check out the following pages. Here, we showcase our favourite destinations according to the weather and the events that are due to go ahead during that month – giving you some great ideas as to where to go!