Every person wants to purchase airline tickets for the lowest cost possible. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you search for your airline ticket:
- Check for student fares. Many travel agencies provide discounted student tickets that are good for one year and have changeable dates.
- Compare student fares with normal fares and specials directly from the airlines.
- Make sure there’s a travel agency or office in your destination country which is capable of reissuing a ticket, should you need to change your ticket dates.
- Beware that suppliers of budget travel such as Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, etc. frequently sell non-transferable/non-refundable airline tickets.
- Regardless of where you purchase your tickets be sure to know what penalty fees apply if you cancel or change your ticket. Some charges can be quite significant.
When packing your baggage, keep these points in mind:
- Contact your airline to find out specific baggage allowances. On most international flights you are allowed to check two pieces of luggage and carry one on the airplane with you. Usually, checked bags must weigh less than 70 pounds and the combined height and width of both bags should not exceed 62 inches. Please note that different regulations exist for domestic flights.
Airlines charge significant fees for additional bags or for luggage that’s over their regulation size and weight.
- Remember that certain items are not allowed in carry-on luggage. Please visit the following website for restrictions: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#4
- Also be sure to pack culturally appropriate clothing. This may mean no bare legs, shoulders and arms, or the need for a head covering. Check with your program to learn more about appropriate dress for your destination.