Case Valker's Preparing for a Trip Check List
> Make sure oil is changed and any car maintenance is done.
> Make sure up-to-date auto insurance is in the wallet and car registration stickers on are the license plate.
> Confirm address.
> Get direction or check that it comes up on your GPS device.
> Book hotel, and confirm check-in time.
> Put gas in the car.
> Grocery shop for snacks and/or bottled beverages.
> Book flight.
> Book hotel/homestay, and confirm check-in time.
> Coordinate pick-up or transportation after arrival.
> Confirm flight time.
> Confirm when you will need to leave for the airport.
> Get directions or check that comes up on your GPS device both to the departure airport and from your arrival airport to your final destination.
> Coordinate rides or look into parking options.
> Grocery shop for snacks. If desired, bring an empty water bottle to fill up once inside the security checkpoint.
> Check luggage number and size (dimensions and weight) restrictions and fees.
> Decide whether you will check baggage.
> Make sure you have a quart-sized Ziploc bag and three-oz. or less size containers that fit in that bag.
> If desired, check-in 24 hours in advance.
> Determine how much luggage space is available if you are taking large objects and/or have many people in the car.
> Decide whether you will check in luggage.
> Follow all airline standards for size and weight and items you can carry on.
(An easy way to check the weight is to weigh yourself and then step on your home scale holding your bag.)
2-7 Days before Your Trip:
> Decide what you will want to wear and/or bring.
> Do any last shopping: food, clothes, toiletries, items to bring on the trip.
> Do laundry and/or dry cleaning.
1-2 Days Before Your Trip:
> Check the expected weather conditions.
> Pack up all of the items in your bags to make sure that they will fit inside.
> Put liquids into a quart-size Ziploc bag.
> Go through your purse and other carry-on items to make sure that you don't have any prohibited items.
(sharp objects like scissors or liquids like lipgloss)
> Do online check-in 24 hours in advance and print out the boarding pass.
Morning of Your Trip:
> Do final packing of toiletries, food, books, etc.
> Double check the flight status and that you have your boarding pass and government ID
(passport if you are leaving the United States).
> Give yourself some "buffer time" so if you're running late or hit bad traffic, you're still OK.