Air Travel Packing Tips - International Air Travel Tips
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Since you are likely going to be traveling to Peru by air, it is a good idea
to get some air travel packing tips along with international air travel
that apply to Peru travel.
These will save you time, money, and frustration!
Peru Air Travel Packing Tips - International Air Travel Tips
Before starting to pack:
- First - Find out exactly what the airline
number of pieces of luggage you can bring without incurring stiff
overweight or oversize charges. This includes your carry-on or hand
- Second - Be sure to check luggage requirements for
- EACH airline
(in the case you connect with another airline) for inside your country,
inside Peru, and
- AGAIN for
all international flights to or from Peru even with the same airlines,
as the requirements can
differ significantly from national to
international, country to country, leg to leg of your trip EVEN
WITH THE SAME AIRLINE.
Size and Weight Tips:
Digital Luggage Scale
- Pack within the minimum requirements of the most exacting
leg of your
flight; if you need more luggage or weight, find out beforehand what
the charges are.
- At times, it is cheaper to buy the item you need when
you get to Peru - most things are available in the major cities.
- Obtain a digital scale for your luggage so that you
can weigh the luggage
you will be
taking on your trip to Peru. This includes your carry-on or hand
Most airlines internationally and within Peru allow you to carry on
with you a pack or bag as well as
one personal item like a laptop, purse, or second bag.
- Carry-On Bags do have
size and weight limitations.
There is a
liquid and gel ban for
- The formula is simple 3-1-1: three ounce container or
smaller in one quart-sized, clear, zip-top bag, with a limit of one bag
- Of course, you can always place larger quantities in
your checked luggage.
- Exceptions are possible in cases of medical needs
but you should clear that with the authorities well beforehand.
If you can, purchase a computer cable lock (similar to a
All laptops now come with a special hole to insert the lock.
- Carry the laptop
on in an easy-to-open bag separate from your main carry-on pack. It
must come out and
go through security each time.
- Put a label
with your name,
expected airline flight number, destination, phone number where you
will be staying on arrival, home number, etcetera.
- Some recommend
engraving owner information on your laptop to discourage theft, but
there is no proof that really is effective.
International Air Travel Tips
- Checked Luggage
- Checked luggage is your suitcases, etcetera, that will go in the
baggage area of the airplane and not with you in the seating area.
- Check that in at the counter as soon as you get to the airport.
- Don't lock your luggage unless you use a TSA approved lock.
- Otherwise, if the luggage is detained in customs and has to be
opened for security
reasons, they will break the lock.
- Also, some luggage
fasteners tend to pop open when buried under other heavy bags, so you
might want to put a extra 2-inch-wide strap with fastener around your
suitcase just in
- Don't be mislead. A heavy or big "carry-on" backpack or bag
have to be checked in as checked luggage.
A cable lock for your
computer is highly
- Pack your
footwear on top of everything else, since security may
want to check it. Wear slip-on shoes.
pack everything in so it just fits exactly. All your hard
come apart at the first security check and you won't have time to
repack it…and it might not all fit again. Pack a little loose.
you put food, drinks, or other liquid items in your luggage,
you may find them all over
the rest of your things when you open your luggage.
- If you must pack
this type of stuff, put it in a really, really, good ziplock bag. Make
sure it meets restrictions.
Confiscated Items at an International Airport
are a lot of things you cannot pack in your carryon, ie, against the
These are things
deemed potentially dangerous to others such as knives,
Your best pocket knife will be confiscated without mercy
notwithstanding its $150.00 value.
As will dinner knives, finger nail files, finger nail
and a whole
bunch of other things.
Check the signs that are posted showing the prohibited
items as soon as you get to the airport. You
may need to take something out of your carry-on and put it in your
checked luggage before checking in.
- Label all your bags, including your carry-on, purse, etcetera, with your name, address, phone number, etcetera.
ID Card & Tags
- Some recommend putting a card with that information inside your
each piece of luggage in case the tag comes off the outside. That is a
- If you are
traveling with more than a few bags, you
might put extra tags with the number of the piece and total pieces: "1
of 8," "2 of 8," 3 of 8," so it is easy to see if you are missing a
- Tie a
brightly colored ribbon, tape, or plastic bag around
the handle of each of your checked luggage pieces. It makes it a lot
easier when finding your luggage among many others that look alike when
you arrive at your destination.
Us folks at
Inside Peru hope that
these air travel packing tips and international air travel tips not
only make your trip easier but also save you money.
We also know there
are a lot of air travel packing tips and international air travel tips
that you have discovered by your own experiences. Others
are really eager to hear about your tips, too!