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How You Can Plan for Emergency Travel Changes
It isn’t unusual to hear about people who have had to deal with emergencies during their travel, emergencies that may require them to hastily leave a plane, a ship or even a train. Because they need to move rapidly when this happens…
The passengers usually get off without any of their personal effects.
- No identification
- No passports
- No money
- No medicine
- No personal belongings
- No cell phones
- No list of phone numbers
- No credit cards.
I’m sure this list doesn’t cover everything they needed. So, what would they do?
Thankfully this doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, wouldn’t it be great to be better prepared?
Do you prepare for unforseen travel changes?
- Do you buy travel insurance?
- If you do, what coverage do you have for an extreme situation?
- Do you know who to contact? Many people never read their policies or take copies with them and leave a copy at home with a trusted person.
How I Prepare When I travel…
I have a small fold-up wallet with a neck strap that is with me at all times. It is easy to carry and has all my personal information, credit cards, money and even a place for my cell phone.
Now I am thinking of putting a days supply of medicine in one of the several zipper pockets. Even on a cruise ship when my purse is in the safe, this wallet is on me except in the shower!!
I keep this under my clothes when I go through security, if they don’t do body scans. If they do scans, I put it in my carry on as it goes through the x-ray machine.
- If I am alone, I watch that bag and go through AFTER the bag goes.
- If I am with someone, one of us goes with the bags and the other comes after.
- It is a tricky situation to be constantly watching your bags, but can a great preventative measure.
Preparing for weather related travel changes…
Now is the time for weather related flight delays. We see them quite frequently during the winter months. So, are you planning ahead?
Always go a day prior to when you must be at your destination.
You purchase airline tickets weeks and maybe months ahead of your trip and you don’t know for sure what will happen. It’s comforting to have a one day buffer because you know you can try to get other flights and still be on time.
Always remember to be very nice and polite to the reservation person when trying to re-book. That has gotten us upgrades more than once.
Happy and safe travels.
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