Monday, September 3, 2012

Helpful travel tips...

We know that your focus is on the destination and that getting there is not your favorite part. At Boston Chauffeur, our goal is to see that your transportation is as effortless as possible. So beside the seamless and luxurious services we provide to you at Boston Chauffeur, we thought we'd provide some additional tools and tips that can make your upcoming travel that much more comfortable.

· The U.S. Department of State's Travel Website (
o A great resource for any traveler but especially for the international traveler, you can register online so that they can better assist you in case of an emergency. They hold a wealth of advice concerning passports, credit cards, crime, medical coverage, etc. and they allow you to view their travel warnings about specific countries and summaries of local conditions and laws.

· Pack SmartDid you know that rolling your clothes actually prevents wrinkling? Roll 'em up now and save the ironing when you get there.
If traveling with liquids or gels and planning to carry-on, don't forget to put your shampoo, hand lotion, toothpaste and others into a clear plastic sealable bag. You'll get through security much more quickly and just in case one leaks while you're at 35,000 feet, you'll be covered.
Most of the major airlines now are charging for checked bags. Challenge yourself to see how much you can fit into one bag and save on the extra fees and wondering if your checked bag will reach your destination!
Pack a snack. Airline food policies are very inconsistent. You might or might not get a proper meal/snack depending on the carrier. Make sure you have what you need and don't rely on them to keep you from being hungry.

· Get to the airport early
o It's not only good theory, but how we run our business. Record fuel prices have caused airlines to reduce the number of flights and therefore remaining flights are more crowded. We always believe that 15 minutes early is on time, and recommend you get to the airport at least an hour before your scheduled boarding time (not departure time).Security frequently is the bottleneck at airports. Wear shoes you can get into and out of easily, bring a sealable plastic bag to put all of your metal objects in to put through the scanner and leave your water bottle in the car - you can't take it through security.

No comments: