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Family Travels

FAMILY TRAVELS Tips and helpful information for families planning an international vacation HOW TO PREPARE Passport Itinerary Insurance PASSPORT Sign passport and fill in emergency information. Leave copies of itinerary and passport data pages with family or friends. Check overseas insurance coverage. AS YOU PREPARE... PLAN FOR FEES Travel Warning: Bag Fees! Airlines received $3.4 billion in baggage fees in 2010 = $1 billion = $100 million Baggage fees range from: $5-$25 $25-$35 1st bag 2nd bag So Many Locations! MOST VISITED REGIONS BY U:S. TRAVELERS Middle East 3% Europe 48% Asia 24% Americas 20% Africa Oceania 1% WHAT TRAVELERS VISIT THE MOST Bridges Museums Parks Skyscrapers WHEN TRAVELLING WITH... Elderly Children » The Air Carrier Access Act was introduced in 1990 to prohibit » Until they're more than a year old or weigh more than 20 pounds children should be placed in rear-facing Federal Aviation Authority-approved child-safety seat. discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel. It requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities. » Children are as susceptible to altitude sickness but may not be able to tell their parents what's wrong; symptoms include loss of appetite, irritability, headache or shortness of breath. » All prescription and OTC medications are allowed on air carriers. If medications or medically necessary equipment exceed three ounces, they must be declared to a Security Officer at checkpoints. » Parents should strongly consider vaccinating their children against various diseases, depending on the destination. Recommended vaccinations include hepatitis B, diphtheria, rotavirus, meningitis, and strep. » People traveling with pets as checked baggage are required to present a valid health certificate for each pet. There is no need for reservations if planning on checking your pet when traveling. » Pets traveling in the cabin require a reservation to ensure no more than seven pets are booked on any single flight. To ensure your pet is accommodated, please make arrangements in advance by contacting Reservations. Pets » Arrive early for there is a checklist you must complete with an agent before checking your pet. Infographic brought to you by HCC Medical Insurance Services ( a provider of travel medical insurance. May 2012 SOURCES » » US_Datasheet_09a.pdf » » » » * » traveling-safely-with-infants-and-children.htm » vaccine-recommendations-for-infants-and-children.htm »

Family Travels

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Like skydiving, traveling abroad isn’t a forgiving activity for the unprepared. Knowing how to manage the unexpected when planning for a trip with the family may be complicated when overseas destina...



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