Domestic Travel Preparation Tips

February 4, 2014

Travelling within New Zealand is cheap and easy, with most internal flights taking under two hours to get to your destination. Generally speaking it’s simply a matter of showing up in the right place at the right time with your travel dockets, and even then you normally don’t need much more than proof of ID and proof of booking in order to fly. However like all travel, it’s a good idea to be as prepared as possible to ensure nothing goes wrong that could spoil your trip. Here are our top tips for making sure your domestic trip goes as smoothly as possible.

·         Sort out travel documents ahead of time and put them into a sleeve or wallet. There are many passport holders that can be securely slipped into your bag or purse. This way you’re able to forget about worries over whether you’ll be able to board or not. Call your airline and see if they offer online check-in for an even easier route through the airport – many domestic carriers do.

·         Figure out transportation before you arrive at your destination. All the main airports in New Zealand have multiple bus services zipping into the city centre regularly, however you may find that a rental car suits your needs better. Do some research before arriving so you aren’t left wondering and comparing when you just want to get on with your holiday.

·         Utilise an airport parking service. Taxis and shuttles can be expensive, and it’s not always convenient to have friends or relatives drop you off. A great alternative is booking airport parking. This allows you to leave your vehicle within easy reach of the airport and gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you can arrive and leave whenever you want to.

·         Bring sometimes for all seasons. New Zealand weather is very changeable, and regardless of your destination it’s advisable to bring clothing that will keep you warm, dry and also cool. Having the wrong gear can make a weekend holiday into a nightmare.

Domestic travel is a great way to see the beautiful country we have around us. It’s usually fast and easy, and domestic carriers are able to be more flexible and understanding than international companies, so even if you forget something important they can usually help you out. It’s always wise to prepare as much as possible however, to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Travelling within New Zealand is cheap and easy, with most internal flights taking under two hours to get to your destination. Generally speaking it’s simply a matter of showing up in the right place at the right time with your travel dockets, and even then you normally don’t need much more than proof of ID and proof of booking in order to fly. However like all travel, it’s a good idea to be as prepared as possible to ensure nothing goes wrong that could spoil your trip. Here are our top tips for making sure your domestic trip goes as smoothly as possible.

– Sort out travel documents ahead of time and put them into a sleeve or wallet. There are many passport holders that can be securely slipped into your bag or purse. This way you’re able to forget about worries over whether you’ll be able to board or not. Call your airline and see if they offer online check-in for an even easier route through the airport – many domestic carriers do.

– Figure out transportation before you arrive at your destination. All the main airports in New Zealand have multiple bus services zipping into the city centre regularly, however you may find that a rental car suits your needs better. Do some research before arriving so you aren’t left wondering and comparing when you just want to get on with your holiday.

– Utilise an airport parking service. Taxis and shuttles can be expensive, and it’s not always convenient to have friends or relatives drop you off. A great alternative is booking airport parking. This allows you to leave your vehicle within easy reach of the airport and gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you can arrive and leave whenever you want to.

– Bring sometimes for all seasons. New Zealand weather is very changeable, and regardless of your destination it’s advisable to bring clothing that will keep you warm, dry and also cool. Having the wrong gear can make a weekend holiday into a nightmare.

Domestic travel is a great way to see the beautiful country we have around us. It’s usually fast and easy, and domestic carriers are able to be more flexible and understanding than international companies, so even if you forget something important they can usually help you out. It’s always wise to prepare as much as possible however, to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

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