My passport is about to expire.
Traveling abroad comes with a few additional considerations to remember. Almost all countries require that there be at least six months of remaining validity on the passport.
Don’t Loose track of time
It is easy to be distracted by dazzling duty-free shopping, the lengthy bar menu, or airline lounges with comfy seats and buffet spreads. But don’t forget that when traveling across time zones, you need to be sure to keep track of local time (your watch may not always be right).
Always plan for baggage fees
Never assume you might not need to pay for more kilograms added with your luggage.Many travelers still arrive dazed and confused when asked to pay for a bag. Study your airline’s baggage policy
Thinking that an airline will never lose your luggage
Let’s hope it doesn’t happen—but there’s always a chance it will, and if it does, you will be glad you planned ahead. Place your phone number and address inside the bag for an airline to easily contact you. Also, place a colorful ribbon or identifiable tag on your bag to prevent it from being mistakenly snatched by someone else in a hurry.
Not checking and double checking
A hard and fast rule learned over the years is to double check everything. Just because the gate agent said your connecting gate is B6 does not mean it has not changed.
Just because an airline ticket agent says the flight is full and no room to standby, does not mean that other passengers might be late, opening up seats.
Just because someone says you cannot get a free hotel room due to an overnight flight delay does not mean that said person was misinformed or unclear on the rules. Never pester and always be polite, but just because someone says something is so, does not always mean it is so. At airports, it seems people are more eager to tell you something to move you along rather than to genuinely be right.