Travel Tips

Locks or Ties?

Since it is possible for checked baggage to be examined, keep all valuables with you or in your carry-on. It is advisable not to lock bags, as they may be opened for secondary inspection should security screening warrant it.

Check In

The airport recommends that travelers check in three (3) hours prior to the departure of international flights and two (2) hours prior to the departure of regional flights. 

Luggage tip

Make sure that all old tags and labels are removed from your check in luggage and that all loose straps are tucked away securely and all handles retracted. This lessens the chances of bags encountering problems on conveyor belts.

Kids’ stuff

Keep a few toys and items to occupy children on the plane and in waiting areas. Keeping items together in a see-through plastic pouch allows you to pack up neatly and see that all items are accounted for in a quick check.

Plan ahead

Do what you can ahead of time, such as pay bills, and make thorough arrangements for what you may need to have dealt with in your absence.  If someone will have to act on your behalf officially, make the necessary phone calls and write letters that will be required.

Take care of business

Before you travel, prepare a written checklist of the essentials:

  • Are passports up-to-date?
  • Are credit cards and debit cards in order?
  • Have medications been refilled?
  • Have you made provisions for your absence?

Should be kept with you in your carry-on luggage. Do not pack essential medications in checked luggage as there is the possibility that your luggage may not arrive with you.

Pack food

Many people complain of airplane food, but you are able to take your own onboard. Take your favourite ready-for-travel fresh or package foods as well as your favourite tea or chocolate to drink. Just get hot water from the refreshment cart  on board the aircraft.

Pack to be searched

You never know when you will be spot-searched.  And after your items are thoroughly dismantled from your bag it’s usually not an easy task to get it all back in and zipped up quickly – especially on a return trip home! Pack so that it’s easier to put it all back. Rolling clothing is a good technique as it keeps items separate and wrinkling is not an issue, plus it is a great space-saver.

Keep your head clear

Take chewing gum or sweets to help keep your ears from hurting when the pressure changes in the cabin. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, take air sickness tablets ahead of your flight so they have time to work.

Airport Map

Be a Smart Traveller

This section is a detailed information guide designed specially for you the traveller. Below you will find information to assist you when using the Grantley Adams International Airport