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    Travel Tips 
• If your flight cancels while enroute, instead of joining the crowd at the airport counter, contact World Travel to get a new reservation.
• If you have carry-on bags, think about getting a seat assignment toward the rear of the plane. You board first, have an easier time stowing your bags, and the space will be available over your seat.
• To avoid being delayed at the airport, call the airline before leaving your home or office to re-confirm the flights departure time.
• If you’d prefer a better seat on your flight be sure to ask at check-in. Bulkhead and exit-row seats are usually last to be assigned and may be available.
• Need to alleviate ear pressure when flying? Place a hot cloth in cup and hold it over your ear. Try it, it works.
• Using your laptop in flight? Since different airlines need different adapters, you’ll need to bring a PowerXtender, a PowerCharger, and an Auto/Air Adapter to be "plugged in" no matter what airline you’re flying.
    Money Saving Tips:
• Using your laptop on the road. Connection fees may be higher then you normally pay. Be sure to check before you connect.
• Did you know making a local or international call through hotels’ in-room service is expensive? For cheaper rates, use a long distance calling card.
• Are you continually traveling to the same destination? For cheaper rates, check out corporate housing on extended stays of more then a week. You can go home on the weekends and still keep the lower rates.
• Save money, before purchasing the insurance when renting a car check to see if your company, credit card, or personal insurance covers you while renting a car.
    International Tips:
• When traveling to a foreign country, familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember while in a foreign country, you are subject to their laws.
• Need a passport? There is usually an additional fee involved if you need it within 14 days. Request it as early as possible to avoid those additional charges.
• If you loose your passport while traveling, immediately contact the Embassy or Consulate for assistance.
    Miscellaneous Tips:
• Make photocopies of your prescriptions for medicines and eyeglasses, as well as credit cards. This will speed the process of replacing these items should they be lost or stolen.
Traveling out of the country alone with your child? Be sure to have an authorized letter of consent from the other parent. Mexico, Canada, and several South American countries require it.
• Most Caribbean Islands now require proof of citizenship. You must have a passport or your original birth certificate with the state seal from the state in which you were born.
• Always be sure to keep a copy of your ID / passport in your luggage and at home.
    Packing Tips:
• To avoid wrinkles, keep clothing wrinkle free by "rolling" articles in dry-cleaning bags when packing.
• Carry-on bags vary in size for each airline. Confirm the carry-on size with the airline prior to arriving at the airport. Approximate size is 22x9x14in.
• Place any breakable items, like perfume or cologne, in plastic baggies prior to packing. This way, if they break your clothes are spared the mess.
    Safety Tips:
• When using a pay phone, avoid isolated phones or ones with limited lighting. Face outward while calling to stay alert to possible intruders and hang onto your belongings.
• Being prepared could save your life! When boarding your flight or checking into your hotel room, always note the emergency exits in relation to your seat or room.
• When staying in a hotel, try to stay between the second and seventh floor. Anyone of these floors allows easy access for emergency exiting. Avoid the first floor where possible break-ins could occur. Also consider a hotel that does not have exterior entrances to your room.
• Always be sure to request automatic locks when renting a car. This is a valuable safety measure when driving and parking in unfamiliar areas.
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