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Ultimate Pre-Flight Guide: 4 Things to Check Before Going to the Airport

If you’re not an avid flyer, chances are your pre-travel guide is a little rusty. To help you plan for your upcoming trip, check out our official pre-flight guide to ensure you travel light and stress free!

Pre-Flight Guide

Check the Weather Report

Wherever you’re headed, make sure you know what Mother Nature has in store while you’re there. Calling for rain, hot weather or high winds? Knowing this information ahead of time can help you pack the essentials, so you stay comfortable and prepared during your travels.

Call Your Credit Card Company

Depending on the type of currency you’ll be using during your trip (e.g., travelers checks, credit cards, or cryptocurrencies), make sure you let your financial group know that you’ll be traveling out of state. Some credit card companies may freeze your card, if they notice a transaction being made in another state or country. This is obviously to protect you, and it’s a great security feature, but it can be a hassle if you’re trying spend money and your card freezes up. Make sure to let them know you’ll be traveling to avoid any disruptions. 

Pack Your Passport and Travel Documents

Be sure to store your passport, tickets, traveler’s insurance, rental information, and any other essential documents related to your trip in a safe, easy-to-access area. Of course, this doesn’t mean having these important documents out in the open. But you do want to find a secure place that you can access when you need it vs. having to rummage through your bags or taking everything out to retrieve them.

Pack the Snacks

Just like Snickers says, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” That’s why preparing snacks is a crucial step when getting ready to travel. Searching for food and snacks at the airport can be both expensive and stressful, diverting your focus from reaching your gate on time. By prepacking snacks, you can alleviate this stress and guarantee that you won’t have to wait once you board the plane. This is particularly beneficial if you’re traveling with kids or picky eaters who have specific snack preferences. So, before your trip, make a quick stop at your favorite grocery store, grab a few snacks, and get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy your journey.

Schedule Your Ride to/from the Airport

Planning to drive to the airport or catch an Uber ride? Why not skip the parking fees or the awkwardness of hopping into a stranger’s car by scheduling an airport shuttle? 

At Land to Air Express, we offer convenient and affordable airport shuttles to MSP (the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport). Simply reserve a boarding pass, arrive at one of our pickup locations, and climb aboard one of our clean, sanitized airport shuttle buses, where you can sit back, relax and start looking forward to your next destination.

Coming home after a long trip is often met with mixed feelings. Though you miss the carefree lifestyle of vacation, part of you is ready to slip back into your routine. To ensure you get home safely and without any unexpected delays, be sure to choose “round trip” when you reserve a seat with Land to Air Express. This way you know our shuttle bus will be there when you get back!

 Plan Your Trip with Land to Air Express

For more information on our airport shuttle bus services, explore our website to learn how we can help you plan your trip.

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