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A Handy Guide for First-Time Flyers

J.G. Taruc

November 2nd, 2015

  • First-time flyers would find air travel a difficult mode of transportation; the effort of booking a flight, the anxiety that the airport gives and the meticulous security protocols.

    But don’t be intimidated with it, this guide will help you be familiarized with our dear airports.

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    THE IMPORTANT THINGS TO BRING:

    1. Passport – The last thing you don’t want to forget if you will be traveling to another country. You may leave everything at home but not your passport.
    2. Printed flight tickets – A printed ticket will make things easier for you as well as the checker. You don’t need to pull your phone out of your pocket for different check-ups (especially if its an international flight). Besides, a printing has never been so fast and easy.
    3. Pocket Money –  There’s no need to explain this further (HAHA). Consider this one a ‘must’ in your travel kit.
    4. Pen –  Yes, you’re not reading this wrong. A pen because you might be accomplishing some forms like disembarkation cards. It’s better to be ready than finding yourself cramming just because of a pen.

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    THINGS NOT TO BRING ON BOARD:

    1. Guns, firearms, ammunition and pointed objects- No need to wonder. It’s D-E-A-D-L-Y. To add something, the only “bala” you can bring is intended for gaming consoles ONLY.
    2. Stunning objects – pepper sprays and stun gun are allowed to be checked in except for tear gas which is totally banned whether its hand carry or in check-in baggage.
    3. Worker Tools  – It’s not allowed in your carry-on baggage so don’t attempt to put one in your bag. You’ll not be fixing anything either.
    4. Liquid, aerosols, and gels -LAGs should be in an individual container with a capacity not greater than 100 milliliters (or equivalent) and contained in one transparent resealable plastic bag shall be allowed in the cabin. Medications and baby milk are exempted from the policy.

    IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER:

    1. Check in online to avoid the hassle of waiting in a long line.
    2. Come atleast 3 hours before your scheduled departure to settle everything before boarding.
    3. To avoid being offloaded, don’t forget your passport and ticket.
    4. Make sure that all of your travel documents are intact so when someone asks for it, you’ll not have the difficulty of looking for it.
    5. Verify the airlines’ weight limits to avoid extra charges of your excess baggage.
    6. Take note of the things you are not allowed to carry on-board to avoid inconvenience during boarding.
    7. Use a hard case luggage.You also have the option to  wrap it entirely with a cling wrap. If you’re reading and hearing the news about the alleged  “laglagbala” scheme, you’ll consider this tip. Take this one seriously, and you can thank me later.
    8. Have a long temper because sudden flight delays may occur and you won’t be able to do anything about it.

    You’re now geared with important tips on your first flight. Just keep this handy advice and you’ll be traveling with ease!

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