If you have a loved one overseas, you probably understand the hassles of getting them home during the holidays. Most international travelers tell us the worst part about flying in from overseas is flying domestic in the US. American securities, Visas, and all the other things wrapped up in air travel can be extra-stressful during the holidays.
Your “survival kit” for getting a loved one through customs during the holidays includes the following tips. Forward these bullet points to an international traveler you care about, and get ready to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones from afar.
Get Ready to Be Searched
Many international travelers who haven’t been to the US in a while aren’t aware of the stringent searches – xray machines, patdowns, etc. For some travelers, the tight security in the US is a fairly new experience.
Don’t just let your international travelers brave the TSA waters alone. Make sure if your international friends and loved ones are flying in and must board domestic flights, they realize they may be re-searched and will need to go through lines again.
Let Them Know What They Can Bring
There are lists out there about what travelers can and can’t bring into the United States. If you’ve flown recently, you’ll know that small bottles of mouthwash and other toiletries are all that the US allows a traveler to bring in a carryon. Make sure that your international loved ones have this information and have packed accordingly before departure.
It sounds silly – of course holiday travel is going to be stressful. A fun idea to get loved ones excited about a trip to the US would be to send a care package over the next few days. They will get your goodies before they depart and look forward to their flight.
Another idea that would make an amazing Christmas gift would be an air taxi trip once your international loved one hits the United States. Imagine the hassle of a long plane ride from overseas, followed by a luxury sky limo trip with a completely customized experience. We can also make sure your international loved one gets right up to your door after leaving our Kavoo planes.
Whether you decide to fly your loved ones in from overseas using domestic, commercial flights – or you want to surprise them with a Kavoo plane trip – travel during the holidays can be stressful. However, these tips and gift ideas can ensure a smoother experience all around for everyone involved.