Every adventure begins with a well-defined checklist and when it comes to multi-city travel, we’ve got just the one for you. Here is a customised list of Do’s and Don’ts when you are in the process of making your plans, packing your bags and once you are at the airport, getting set to take off.

Booking Multi City Flights

  • Do your research

When it comes to planning, traveling the world requires a significant amount of research. The time you put into it reflects directly on the results. Don’t just go by what is popular amongst those you know, explore places based on your own individual interest. When you narrow down on places you would like to see, look at flight options, possible stopovers, costs and if the distances are not too large, also check on alternative modes of transport. Sometimes, a road trip is the best way to get a sense of a place.

  • Clarity is Key

When you get down to booking, its essential you have a clear idea of what you want to do. The list of options and variety can often be so overwhelming that you forget where to start. If you already know where you want to go and have a tentative idea of timings then you can filter your search and save yourself a lot of time and effort.

  • Avoid Last Minute Changes

Though last-minute changes are often a result of emergencies, we advise you to plan for any uncertainty in advance. If you feel like you may require more time than you have scheduled for then just give it another day anyway. Extending or shortening a trip at the last minute can cost a fortune and it just adds to the stress of changing plans.

Packing for an Adventure

  • Always Know Where You’re Headed to

A seasoned traveller looks out for a few basic things when packing their bags. Knowledge of climate, cultural norms and environment are quite essential to help inform your decisions. You do not want to show up in the wrong attire to go Sightseeing or end up freezing in the rain because you forgot to check the forecast. Use the internet, make a few simple mental notes and then fill up your bags.

  • Baggage Allowance

Speaking from experience, this particular point is one that can often ruin your trip. Even before you’ve started your journey you may end up already overspending if you show up with too much baggage. Check very carefully about your allowance and if need be, buy some extra kilos in advance. Also check the carry-on allowance.

  • Prohibited Items

We often show up at the airport from a busy day at work and often forget to empty out a water bottle, leave a battery back in our suitcase or a lighter in our pocket. You should be extra alert as different airlines have different policies. Make sure to ask at the check in counter if not before and make the necessary adjustments.

Starting your Journey

  • Pay attention to Time

Besides being a respectable trait to possess, timeliness can also be a saving grace. Delays can be caused due to a number or reasons most common of which are technical issues or long queues. Why take a chance when you can easily leave 10 minutes in advance.

  • Checking in

Don’t be impatient and always speak to the staff politely, it is not their fault if the flight is delayed or if you carried to much baggage. If you were to ask nicely and explain the situation, you may even get yourself a voucher for a meal or a hotel in case of delays. If you have a genuine problem that they cannot tend to, you can always request to speak with the supervisor, but always keep your cool.

  • Immigration

Besides waiting your turn, you should also keep the required documents ready, it is never a good idea to start shuffling about looking for things when you are up next. Be prepared and be courteous.

  • Security screening

Many airports sporadically run extra security checks, don’t get frazzled if you’re caught off guard. They are just doing their job. It is also important to be prepared again as nobody wants to wait for you to slowly remove all the items from your pockets and bags. If you get stressed out and start arguing, airport staff can also red flag you to avoid such situations in the future.

  • Aircraft etiquette

Its important to be friendly and caring to all those around us. But there is a fine line between being kind and invading personal space. You needn’t try and strike up a conversation with the person next to you, but rather remain approachable if they need any help. Make sure you stow away your cabin baggage neatly and make an effort to ensure that you are not disturbing anybody else. Not everyone is cheerful, friendly and approachable, however, we must be respectful of their space.