Air Travel Checklist

You’re almost ready to go! You’ve chosen your seats for the plane, booked your hire car and already scoped out a local cafe to visit. But before you set off, have a quick look at our travel essential guide below to ensure you don’t leave anything behind! (We take no responsibility for spouses left at home!)

To Do

  • Check in online and print off boarding passes
  • Glance over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for up-to-dateissues relating to the country you’re travelling to
  • Get vaccinated if needed
  • Need a visa? Make sure it’s valid
  • Check in to an Airport Lounge if you’d like a little pre-flight luxury
  • Carrying any medical or mobility equipment? Make sure you’ve called ahead of time to notify both the airport and your airline, especially if you require any assistance.

To Pack

Hand Luggage

  • Boarding Pass
  • Passport
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Driving license
  • Local currency or traveller’s cheques
  • Credit cards
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • Medication
  • Phrasebook or guide book
  • Magazines, books, games,
  • Glasses / contact lenses
  • Change of clothes – just in case there is any delay with your baggage


  • Electrical adapters
  • Photocopies of all important documents (passport, insurance and visas) packed separately from the originals
  • Suntan lotion
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent