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Checking you’re good to go before heading to LAX

October 11, 2011 by

The last thing that any traveler wants before they head out on their travels from LAX International Airport is to discover when they arrive at the airport that they have forgotten something that they needed. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure you need to ensure that you are properly organized when you are getting ready for your trip, as this can save you a lot of time, hassle, and worry.

Amongst the most important things that you need to sort out is your travel documentation, as even if you make it to the airport you won’t be going very far without that! Make sure that you put your passport somewhere it is easy for you to get to but where it is also secure such as an inside pocket of your carry on luggage. Also, make sure that you have your flight confirmations, boarding passes that you have printed, and any additional paperwork that you may need. This includes things such as your airport parking confirmation, your accommodation vouchers or details and your travel insurance summary.

In order to ensure that you pack everything you need into your suitcase before you travel it is a very good idea to sit and create a list of what you need to pack rather than running around at the last minute just throwing stuff in randomly. By doing this you can help to ensure that you do not miss out on things that you really need when you travel, and you will enjoy greater peace of mind rather than being one of those that sits on the plane convinced that they have forgotten something. Once you have packed your suitcase make sure that you put a sturdy luggage label with your details on in case the luggage goes astray. Also, get a good padlock – the ones with codes are effective as you do not have to worry about carrying a tiny key around and perhaps losing it.

You also need to make sure that you are organized when it comes to traveling to LAX airport so that you make your flight on time. Make sure that you have your car ready, filled with gas and that you’re good to go so there are no last minute panics on the day of travel. Don’t forget to decide on your lax parking arrangements so that you are not running through terminals at the last minute. If you are getting a lift, make sure that you confirm times etc with the person taking you. Also, check online for any travel delays that could result in your being held up so that you know what time to set out.