Thank you for booking your vacation with TravelPerks Dream Vacations! It has been our pleasure to assist you.
As your reservation contains flights, we wanted to make sure that you are informed of the important information regarding Air Travel.
Some airlines will either allow you to pick your seats or change what they have auto-selected for you. Some airlines do not allow seat selection until 24 hours before the flight or at check-in. If the airline with which you are flying allows early seat selection***, you may do so by logging into the airline website using your air confirmation number. With some airlines, an extra charge may be incurred for seat selection. There is no limit on the number of times that you can change or upgrade your seats as long as availability allows. Additionally, it is a good idea to provide your email and other contact information so that the airline may provide updates on your flights. You may also provide your mileage loyalty information, create a loyalty account, and provide any TSA Precheck or Global Entry numbers.
**Some airlines do not have assigned seating, seating is done on a first arrive-first seated basis at the time of boarding; other airlines such as British Airlines and other budget airlines such as Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant do not allow seat selection until 24 hours before the flight without an extra charge. If you are traveling with minor children, the airlines will ensure at least one parent is seated with each child on the flight.
Code sharing occurs when one airline sells the flights in partnership with one of their partner brands i.e., “United Airlines operated by British Airlines” or “Alaska Airlines operated by Delta Airlines.” In these cases, early seat selection is more difficult. Seat selection is done through the airline with whom the flight is operated and any rules governing the availability of early seat selection is from the airline the for whom the flight is operated. For example, while United Airlines may allow early seat selection, if a segment of the flights is operated by British Airlines, seat selection will not be available until 24 hours before the flight or at check-in because British Airlines is operating the flight and United simply purchased space from British Airlines and this does not change the way British Airlines operates.
In most cases, airlines request that you check-in 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure time via their website or through their mobile app. It is recommended that you download the airline mobile app, you will be able to check-in, review and change seats, pay for bags and or meals at this time. Additionally, you may be able to either email the boarding pass electronically or access the boarding pass through the mobile app. Using electronic boarding passes through the mobile app is the best way to stay up to date on any flight time or gate changes.
You still have the option to check in at the counter on the day of your flight . Some airports will have Self-Service Kiosks at the airport for check-in. You can use these to check in for your flight and pay any baggage fees, as well as print out the airline luggage tags and boarding passes.
For international flights, particularly if you are not a frequent international traveler, once you complete online check-in, you may not able to print or access your boarding passes. This is because the airline needs to verify your passport at the airport before they can provide a boarding pass.
Most airlines allow one “personal item” such as a purse, small backpack, or briefcase, and one slightly larger carry on an item so long as one item fits under the seat in front of you and the other item in the overhead bin. In most cases, these items can NOT exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches.
For domestic flights , you can pay to check one bag. These fees range from $15 to $50, with the average being $25/bag each way. In most cases the dimensions of the checked bag can be no more than 62 inches and weigh no more than 50 pounds. If your bag does not meet the airline requirements, extra fees will be added.
For international flights, the carry-on allowance is the same. For checked luggage you are generally allowed one bag at no cost (same size and weight)** and additional bags will be subject to fees. Please note that airlines are very strict about the weight of the bags.
*First Class / Business Class ticket holders may be allowed up to three free checked bags at 70 pounds*
**Please note that your end destination, time of year, and the airline may impact your baggage allowance. It is imperative that you check with your airline to verify your airline’s baggage allowance. Additionally, if you will be taking any smaller regional flights during your trip, you may be subject to much more restrictive weight allowances which you should consider from the outset of your journey. For instance, most foreign regional airlines have a baggage weight limit of roughly 40 pounds. If your regional flight is attached to your flight that began in the U.S., the international weights apply. If, however, you land in a destination and later fly to another, the regional limits will apply to any flight not attached to an outgoing or returning flight to the U.S.
Getting to the Airport
For domestic travel, it is advised that you arrive at the airport two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.
For international travel, you should arrive three hours before your flight.
Remember, unless you are a frequent traveler with priority boarding, it takes time to check bags, get through security, and make your way to the gate. Boarding generally begins 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
If you are traveling with small children or those needing extra time to get through an airport consider allowing up to an additional hour.
Please do not place your passports or other travel documents in any bag to which you will not have easy access as you may need to present it at the gate before boarding.
Below are helpful links:
TSA Travel Tips
TSA - What Can You Bring?
TSA Pre-check Application & Renewals
Alaska / Horizon Airlines
Jet Blue Airlines
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