Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tips for Train Travel

Before aeroplanes and bus, trains were most preffered way to travel from one place to another.
While travelling by train you should follow the following tips:
1. Ticket Booking and Reservation
You should select proper agent to book your rail ticket. As in Train when you book ticket you may not be confirmed. You may get waiting list ticket. So keep checking till the travel date whether you are confirmed or not. Thus selecting proper agent will solve your hassle and ticket booking will be easy.

2. Time of Arrival and Departure
You should check the train time of arriving and departure. You should reach the station before time. At times train are late so preferred way to check train schedule is through train 24 hours helpline.

3. Take all Documents
You should always take important documents like identification proof, ticket and if available travel insurance. This will help you in train if there is some problem.

4. Luggage
Like any other travel, it is important you have proper luggage while travelling by train. take less bags if possible. Count your bags when boarding and alighting. Be sure you dont carry restricted items by train.

5. Food
If you are going by long journey train try to carry some health food like fruits etc. Even though the food is served on the train it is preferred to have something with you.

6. Entertainment
You should carry some books, magazines, dvds, or Ipods etc so you dont get bore on long journey. You can be friendly with your fellow passengers, this will make your trip interesting and you will not be bored even in long journey.

7. Follow Safety measures
You can take note of safety measure on train, this will help you if train catches fire or any other calamity. safety instructions should be read carefully while travelling to ensure safe travel.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tips for Bus Travel

While travelling by Bus you should always remember the following tips

1. Best Deals
Before buying bus ticket always make sure you get the best deal. Try to find available deals for the ticket. This will help you save money, so you can spend more on your trip or personal expenses. There are discounts for students, senior citizens and even military officers. try to get such discounts in advance as booking in advance is always more cheaper than last minute hurry.

2. Reach on Time
While travelling by bus always reach the departure terminal on time try to reach even earlier. If seats are ot assigned and if sets are alloted on first come first serve basis it is always advisable to reach before time. the earlier you reach the more options of seating to choose from.

When travelling by bus, make sure you carry right size and right weight luggage. Also contact bus company about charges if additional luggage is to be carried. This will help you to judge as to carry or leave the additional luggage. Keep valuable items along with you in a security pouch.

4. Seat Selection
While making seat selection plan your need as in bus the back row seats are not reclining. And if you plan to read in night the front seats do not have overhead lights working.
If you plan to get up and down frequently try to choose Aisle seats, this will prevent you from disturbing your fellow passenger. If bus has lavatory attached try to avoid seat near it as it can be very unpleasant.

5. Friendly With Bus Staff
it has been my personal experience that making friendly behaviour with bus driver help you a lot in travel. During the travel it is not possible to talk to driver and also it is not advisable. but you can talk to driver during stops or halt of the bus. This will help you get more information about your trip and make your journey more enjoyable.

6. Note you Bus Number
When the bus take halt, kindly note the place where your bus is parked. Also take note of bus number so you dont get confused. Try to be near to your bus or at such place where you have good sight of bus. This will help you not to miss your bus at the halt.

I hope the above tips will help you plan your bus trip and make it enjoyable.
I will update the tips as and when i find something new. If you have any tip do not forget to comment.

Tips for Air Travel

While travelling by Air you should always remember the following tips"
1. Your Passport and Air Ticket
Take good care of your passport and ticket when you are in abroad countries. Passport is one of the most important document which should be taken good care. See that you dont forget your passport or ticket in hotel, taxi or some other place while checking out.

2. Packing
You should take care while packing film, camera, homeopathic medicines or supplements containing enzymes as they might be spoiled by the X-ray machine, which is used to scan your luggage at the airport. Try to such thing seperate and ask security guys to manually check them. Security guard will show you the right way of getting them checked.

3. Choosing Seat
If you are travelling with your partner in 3 seat by 3 seat  configuration you can choose 2 aisle seats. So you will be able to talk to your partner and enjoy the flight.
If you are travelling in 2 seat by 3 seat by 2 seat, you can choose the 2 aisle seats.
If you are looking for leg room then emergency seats can provide you with ample of leg room.

4. Dressing
You should wear little stylish and little formal type dress. For example you can try Blazer with Blue Jeans. Too formal or business dressing make people think you as arrogant and not tourist. Wear fire retardant clothing, like wool, avoid nylon or synthetic as you can face trouble if you are caught in fire on board.

5. Luggage Weight
Always have a check for the weight of the luggage that is allowed to be carried in a flight. Or you will end up paying charges to airline for the excess luggage. Check with your agent, airline and if possible weigh your luggage at home only so your are sure as to whether your luggage is overweight or not. At home you can easily remove unwanted items if you find your luggage overweight.

6. Shuttle Bus
If you want to save money and time at the airport try to use airport shuttle bus to reach your destination. This will save your time at the airport to find transportation. Check with your travel agent about airport shuttle services You will end up saving lot of your money if you find some cheap or even free service.

7. Contact Lens Wearers
As air cabin pressure is dry, so be sure to clean your contact lenses before you fly to avoid eye irritation. Use some drop recommended by your doctor to keep your eyes mosit during the flight and remember to blink.

8. Shoes or Slippers
If you are travelling on a long flight remove your shoes and put slippers. This will improve circulation in your feet. If you dont have slippers try to wear soft fluffy socks, so you can remove your shoes in flight.

9. Health Care
Make sure you are healthy while flying. try to take some vitamins and supplements for intake. Before travelling have plenty of fruits and vegetables.

10. Smoking
If you are smokers try to bring pack of nicotine patches or nicotine gums to curb cravings when you are travelling internationally. Read safety instructions carefully.

11. Security Pouch
Take your all important documents and valuables in one pouch. This will help you to save time at airport and also safety  of your valuables.

12. Luggage Tags
If you are frequent travellor you should always remove the old luggage tags. Or your luggage will end up in wrong flight and you will keep searching it and complaining to airline.

13. Prevent Boredom
Keep some magazines or books while travelling. This will help you avoid boredom when you are travelling.

14. Sleep on Flight
If you are travelling by overnight flight and if the the flight is not full you can find vacant seat on both side so you can stretch out and have nice sleep. If you are not able to find 3 vacant seats to stretch then also you can have nice sleep if you have neck pillow that goes around your head this will prevent your head from falling over and waking you up.

Hope the above tips help you to plan your air trip or family holiday.
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