Please view this list of Frequently Asked Questions that arise during travel, to better prepare yourself for different situations.

 

How do I apply for a Passport?

Please click on this Link for government information about how to properly apply for a passport.

For the latest news & to keep abreast of the latest passport requirements


What if my passport gets stolen?

If you and your family already have passports, have you ever thought about what would happen if it was lost, misplaced or stolen?
We an help you with that! Just bring your passport to our office and we will scan it and keep a digital copy on file for you. This greatly expedites the process of having to replace it, in the event that it is lost or stolen. By storing your passport information in our client database, we will automatically send you notice of the impending expiration date.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance can protect customers from substantial losses that result from a variety of situations, including cancelled trips, medical emergencies, lost baggage, supplier defaults, as well as other unforeseen circumstances.
Please let us help you by finding the right insurance product for you. We can answer your questions and put your mind at ease. Links to different travel insurance companies below. Travel Insurance Read More

How early should I arrive to the airport?

You should arrive at the airport a minimum of 1½ hours prior to departure. If you travel internationally, we recommend you arrive at the aiport 2- 3 hours prior to departure.
We strongly recommend reconfirming your flight time 24 hours prior to departure, for both origin and destination flights.

 How can I pay?

We accept payments by:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Checks

How do I find the lowest vacation price?

Many people think that they’ll only find the best flights or vacation packages on their own.  Not true!  At a Travel Leaders agency, we have special access to more packages, more low prices and flights you may not find elsewhere, such as charter flights.  In addition, we offer traveler support before, during and after your trips.  With us, you can plan and book your vacation at this Web site or you can pick up the phone or come in and see us.  However you want to book your vacation, we are available to you.

Here are some tips to follow when searching for your vacation:

  • Plan your vacation as far in advance as possible.  Look for early booking discounts.
  • Compare midweek (Sunday – Wednesday) and weekend (Thursday – Saturday) departure prices.
  • Price morning departures and late departures.
  • Price a vacation with and without a weekend stay over.
  • If you are flexible, take your vacation during non-peak times.

What types of documents are required to travel?

For a domestic flight at check in a government ID is required. For international flights passport is needed, and a visa. Please be advised to check if you need a visa for your destination.

How and What should I pack?

This is not a trick question and while it seems insurmountable at first, it is possible to take everything needed for a successful vacation.  Avoid the overweight fees, by following these Additional Packing Tips.

What are the Carry On Luggage rules?

You can only bring with you a 3 ounce bottle or less through the security checkpoint; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

How do I overcome the Fear of Flying?

People with a fear of flying often fear the build up to taking a flight. Once off the flight, fearful flyers then dread the flight home for the fourteen days that they are away! This means giving you the best chances possible. I would divide the preparation into two parts practical and mental. Overcoming the Fear of Flying
Anyone with a fear of flying will dread going to airports. There are some practical things that you can do to help prepare yourself for this. Fear of Flying-Practical Tips

 

Kids Travel Tips Have you ever traveled with kids? Traveling with kids can be a very enjoyable vacation or it can be a visit through the land of insanity. Regardless of where you’re going on your vacation, chances are at least one of the kids will get bored along the way. That’s why it’s essential to have a variety of kids travel games in mind before you even leave the house. . Being prepared is crucial. That way when your kids start shouting “Mom, are we there yet?”–You can respond with something better than just “No.” Kids Travel Tips

Non-Refundable Tickets
Wholly unused nonrefundable tickets can be used up to one year from the date of the first flight of the customer’s domestic itinerary. For international itineraries, wholly unused nonrefundable tickets can be used up to one year from the date of the original ticket issuance. NonRefundable Tickets

Hotel Safety Tips
Have you ever stashed your cash in your hotel dresser drawer? Propped open the door while you went in search of ice? Cozied up to a friendly stranger in the hotel bar? In fact, people do these things all the time. Those of us in the hospitality industry just shake our heads in amazement. It seems when some people travel, they leave their common sense behind. Hotel Safety Tips

Bereavement Fares
In the event of a death or imminent death in your immediate family, you may have to travel at the last minute. Since you may not have time to qualify for an advance-purchase discount, we’d like to help. Bereavement Fares

Traveling with Children
Keeping children interested and busy while not wearing them out can be quite challenging during a family vacation. Here are some tips to build the anticipation for the trip as well as keeping children happy during the trip.
Traveling with Children

United Airlines Mileage Plus Program
Check your Mileage

Duty-Free Shopping on Cruises
One under-recognized benefit of going on a cruise is duty-free shopping. Even if you have no plans of going on anything remotely like a shopping expedition at your ports of call, you can still shop duty free on most cruise ships by just visiting some of the on-board shops. Read More

Useful Hotel Information
A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis. Hotels often provide a number of additional guest services such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare. Useful Hotel Information

 For information on airline taxes and baggage fees please Click Here.

U. S. State Department Travel Advisories
http://www.state.gov/travel/

Center for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/

US Embassy
http://www.usembassy.gov/

Passport, Visa & Health Requirements
All U.S. citizens traveling by air are required to present a passport book to enter or re-enter the United States.Passport Info Read More