Avoid These Common Travel Hassles On Your Next Trip!

Besides the more exciting aspect of travelling, there can be small snags that can put a damper on your journey; and most are totally avoidable. At RISE Gear, we want to try to make sure you can have the easiest travel adventure ever. In our latest blog post we will go through a few ways you can make sure you’re ready for anything and avoid these common travel hassles on your trip.

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Reconfirm your flight

Most of the time, any changes to your flight should come to you via email, but that may not always be the case; and if your inbox is typically stuffed it’s not impossible to miss the message. Airlines are also notorious for sending out marketing emails, so make sure to keep an eye out for important emails if you have an upcoming flight with a particular airline. A few days before your flight, call the airline to double check the date and time of your departure to avoid any unpleasant surprises the day of.


Weigh your luggage at home

You may not have an official luggage scale in your home, but tossing it onto a regular scale might give you a rough estimate of your checked luggage to make sure you’re not going to go over the weight limit, incurring extra charges you weren’t expecting to cough up. Check with the airline to find their specific weight limit. If you’re close to or over that number, it’s time to decide what to leave behind, rearrange some items into your carry on or wear some of the items to the airport.


Make sure your carry-on is fool-proof

Most airlines have rules about items that can be in your carry-on, so make sure these items are either the approved weight or volume for your carry-on or in your checked baggage, so that you’re not stuck deciding whether to leave the restricted item behind or check your carry-on bag as well.

 

Check In Extra Early

Most airlines give you a 24-hour window before your flight to check in, so you don’t have to when you get to the airport. Checking in the day before your flight will save you precious time just in case any other delays occur once you get there.

 

Arrive to the airport early

Give yourself a 2-hour head start to arrive at the airport. Anything could happen! If your flight is at 10 AM, you should be at the airport no later than 8 AM to get through customs, make any last minute item switches to your luggage and be ready for any other changes or delays that may pop up at the last minute.

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Keep your essentials close at hand

Your passport and boarding pass are the most important items to have on-hand during the beginning of your travels, in addition to your usual essentials such as your wallet and cell phone. Make sure you don’t accidentally pack these items in your checked baggage, especially since you’ll need them both at various check points at most airports. A zipped pocket on a carry on is a great place to keep these items where you can access them easily.

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Don’t put all your clothes in checked baggage

In the unfortunate event that your luggage is delayed or worse, lost, it’s important that you have more than just the clothes on your back to wear in your new destination. Pack an extra outfit in your carry on bag just in case.

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It’s always a great idea to be as well-prepared as possible. Expect the unexpected and have a safe trip!

If you truly want to simplify your travel experience…

you need to check out our Patented Luggage Shelving System

7 thoughts on “Avoid These Common Travel Hassles On Your Next Trip!”

  1. I absolutely love my Risegear shelving system. Organizing outfits to bring as well as keeping organized throughout the trip is easy. It’s clearly a timesaver while unpacking as well. Excited for my next multiple stops vacation!

    1. Hi Julie! So happy you love your RISE gear and find it so perfect to use 😊 You just made my day!

      And if you don’t mind, we would really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and are so happy to have you as new, happy customers! We hope our products can be enjoyed on your adventures for years to come :D.

      If you had the time, would you mind sharing your experience with a review via http://www.facebook.com/pg/RISEgear/reviews/ ? It would mean the world to us <3.

  2. Just returned from a 16 day tour to India & was extremely pleased with my new Rise luggage shelf system. Packing & unpacking was a breeze & my clothes stayed neatly folded & accessible.

    1. Hi Suzanne! Wow, a 16 day trip to India!! Awesome! And so happy that RISE gear worked out so well for you 🙂

      If you don’t mind, we would really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and are so happy to have you as new, happy customers! We hope our products can be enjoyed on your adventures for years to come :D.

      If you had the time, would you mind sharing your experience with a review via http://www.facebook.com/pg/RISEgear/reviews/ ? It would mean the world to us <3.

  3. I purchased the Rise Gear insert recently in addition to the Roller. I recently had the opportuntiy to use the insert when we took a RV trip locally for3 days.
    We have a 30 foot class C RV and I havebeen trying to figure out a way to organize my clothes. Thereare2 closets, one is too small for the Rise Gear, but I was thrilled to find out that the other closet fits the Rise Gear PERFECTLY!!! You see, drawers in this rig are very few and not big enough to hold any clothing (well, maybe a few days of underwear or socks). This worked GREAT! Thanks RISEGEAR!

    1. Hi Linda! It’s so great to see that the RISE gear insert worked on your RV trip so well 😊 You just made my day!

      And if you don’t mind, we would really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and are so happy to have you as new, happy customers! We hope our products can be enjoyed on your adventures for years to come :D.

      If you had the time, would you mind sharing your experience with a review via http://www.facebook.com/pg/RISEgear/reviews/ ? It would mean the world to us <3.

  4. KD,

    Took a trip to Vietnam in Dec. Traveling with my Slider made moving around so much easier. The Slider will now become my American Express card of luggage – I will not leave home without it!

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