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Flying for the first time – What to know

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Flying for the first time is most exciting and one can get carried away and forget there are certain rules and regulations that most, if not all Airlines have put in place.

  • Keep your Passport, ID and any Credit Cards and documents on you for easy accessibility.
  • Hand luggage is considered to be 1 x small personal purse plus a small computer bag. This should be able to fit under the seat or in the luggage compartment above. Large brief cases etc. is no longer considered as hand luggage.

Business: 2 Pieces 8kg each 56cm (L) 36cm (W) 23cm (H)

Economy:1 Piece not exceeding 8kg56cm (L) 36cm (W) 23cm (H)

  • Sports equipment and musical instruments are subject to the same size and weight limitations as hand luggage.
  • Restricted items: Knives, scissors, blades and any sharp objects should be packed in your luggage and not in your hand luggage.
  • Money Safety tips to keep in mind:

Before you leave:

• Travel light – Carry a handbag with a cross body strap. This will free up your hands and help you keep hold of your belongings in busy crowds.
• Share updates – Notify the bank that issued the card to let them know where you are going and the timeframe that you will be using your Visa card.
• Have a plan B – Make a note of your payment card numbers, balances, and your bank’s telephone numbers and keep them in a safe place in case of an emergency.
• Be vigilant – Save all your receipts and check your account statement. Contact your bank immediately if there are any incorrect or suspicious transactions.

During your trip: How to keep your money safe: 

  • Plastic not paper – Consider using a credit card or prepaid travel card instead of carrying too much cash with you.  Alternatively, if you do need cash, use your debit card to withdraw small sums from ATMs.
  • When using an ATM, try to avoid machines located in poorly lit or hidden areas.
  • Keep your PIN safe –Never write down your Personal Identification Number (PIN) – memorize it and don’t disclose it to anyone.
  • Look after your card – Avoid leaving cards unattended at work, in a hotel room, recreation areas, or in a locked or unlocked vehicle. Take advantage of the safe or security box provided by the hotel for your valuables. Cover the keypad when you enter your PIN, and if you notice suspicious activity, cancel your transaction and report to your issuing bank. In case your card is lost or stolen, notify the issuer immediately and request a new card.
  • Spending money – Use your card securely at retail stores. Keep your card in sight when making a purchase or payment. Ensure that you get your card back immediately after every purchase and check your card when it is returned to you.
  • Check your receipts – Go through your receipts and make sure they match your monthly statement.
  • Contact your card issuer right away – If you see a charge you don’t recognize or if you notice any inconsistencies, contact your financial institution immediately.

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