Airlines require that you check in at least 90 minutes prior to flight departure, or you can be denied boarding. We recommend you also be in the gate area at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
Most carriers allow you to check in online 24 hours prior to departure and print boarding passes. NOTE: When checking in, you must enter your full name exactly as it appears on your reservation.
Airlines have specific rules regarding:
- Fees for baggage – both checked and carry-on
- Size and weight – for all baggage
- Advance check-in times (for each city) for checked luggage
Click the airline button below for Airline Website for further details.
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Check out this website for a list of airports and their individual websites. It is a good resource to discover parking options, airline carriers, WiFi availability, as well as the airport’s layout and terminal locations.
C.I.A. World Factbook – www.cia.gov
This site provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. It also includes maps of the major world regions, time zones, and flags of the world.
Federal Aviation Administration – www.faa.gov
Find real-time airport status and delay information, what to know before you go to the airport, and important safety information.
Global Entry – www.globalentry.gov
Learn about a system to expedite your processing through customs.
International Travel – www.travel.state.gov
This website has information on the required forms, documentation, fees, processing time and passport acceptance locations for international travel.
Transportation and Security Administration – www.tsa.gov
Check this website for 3-1-1 for carry-ons, acceptable identification at the check point, prohibited items and questions about travelers with disabilities or medical conditions.
U.S. Customs – www.cbp.gov
CBP helps secure the U.S. from terrorists and other threats while facilitating legitimate travel. Learn about documents you will need to travel outside the United States.
U.S. Department of State – www.state.gov
Find out about travel alerts and warnings, destination information and who to contact in the case of an emergency while traveling outside the United States.
U.S. Embassies – www.usembassy.gov
U.S. Embassies assist American citizens with lost passports and in evacuating trouble areas when necessary.
Visa and Passport Expediting Service – http://cibtvisas.com/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov
Travel Health Advisor – www.travelhealthadvisor.com
Visit this website for information on current exchange rates.
TripCase – www.tripcase.com
Sign up to receive free flight alerts and maintain all trip details on your mobile device. Simply create an account and forward Travel Directions’ invoice to TripCase and all of you information will be forwarded to you cell phone or tablet.
What to Pack – www.travelsmith.com
Download a printable packing checklist to assist you in your packing decisions.
World Clock, Time Zones and Weather – www.timeanddate.com
Current local time in cities and countries worldwide, in all time zones with DST accounted for and links to each city for extensive information on local time, time zone and weather forecast.