PREPARING FOR A FLIGHT? CHECK THE WEATHER FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS:

FROM THE MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS…

London

32°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 32°C
  • 6PM 28°C
  • 12AM 22°C
New York

28°C

  • 6AM 20°C
  • 12PM 28°C
  • 6PM 26°C
  • 12AM 18°C
Beijing

33°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 33°C
  • 6PM 29°C
  • 12AM 27°C
London

26°C

  • 6AM 25°C
  • 12PM 29°C
  • 6PM 25°C
  • 12AM 28°C
New York

22°C

  • 6AM 18°C
  • 12PM 22°C
  • 6PM 21°C
  • 12AM 16°C
Beijing

29°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 29°C
  • 6PM 27°C
  • 12AM 22°C
London

32°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 32°C
  • 6PM 28°C
  • 12AM 22°C
New York

28°C

  • 6AM 20°C
  • 12PM 28°C
  • 6PM 26°C
  • 12AM 18°C
Beijing

33°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 33°C
  • 6PM 29°C
  • 12AM 27°C
London

26°C

  • 6AM 25°C
  • 12PM 29°C
  • 6PM 25°C
  • 12AM 28°C
New York

22°C

  • 6AM 18°C
  • 12PM 22°C
  • 6PM 21°C
  • 12AM 16°C
Beijing

29°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 29°C
  • 6PM 27°C
  • 12AM 22°C
London

32°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 32°C
  • 6PM 28°C
  • 12AM 22°C
New York

28°C

  • 6AM 20°C
  • 12PM 28°C
  • 6PM 26°C
  • 12AM 18°C
Beijing

33°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 33°C
  • 6PM 29°C
  • 12AM 27°C
London

32°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 32°C
  • 6PM 28°C
  • 12AM 22°C
New York

28°C

  • 6AM 20°C
  • 12PM 28°C
  • 6PM 26°C
  • 12AM 18°C
Beijing

33°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 33°C
  • 6PM 29°C
  • 12AM 27°C
London

32°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 32°C
  • 6PM 28°C
  • 12AM 22°C
New York

28°C

  • 6AM 20°C
  • 12PM 28°C
  • 6PM 26°C
  • 12AM 18°C
Beijing

33°C

  • 6AM 26°C
  • 12PM 33°C
  • 6PM 29°C
  • 12AM 27°C

At Defalme, We want to ensure you have a safe flight…

Step 1: PREPARE YOUR PAPERWORK

The most important document is your passport: make sure it’s up to date and ideally has at least three months to go before its expiry whenever you travel internationally.

Be sure to book your travel insurance (if necessary) before you leave for your holiday. Print out your policy documents and bring them with you – make sure you have the emergency number for medical assistance and a rundown on what your chosen policy covers.

Most airlines now issue e-tickets that can be shown on your tablet or smartphone. So after you’ve booked Online and are expecting an e-ticket to arrive in your e-mail: don’t panic – you will usually be issued with all the information you need to show staff at the airport in your confirmation email, which can come from the airline you’re flying with.

Once you’ve shown this at the check-in desk, staff will issue you with a physical Boarding Pass: this shows information like your flight number, the time it’s scheduled to take off and your seat number. It’s also what will grant you access to the aeroplane, so try not to drop it away!

Step 2: KNOW YOUR LUGGAGE

Even the most seasoned travelers sometimes get confused by airline rules about luggage allowance, the first thing to get your head around is the difference between cabin and hold luggage, then to look into whether or not you need to take both: usually, if you’re travelling long-haul (that’s a flight that lasts six hours or more), you will want to ‘check in’ at least one piece of hold luggage which you’ll need to leave at the check-in desk before boarding. It’ll then be returned to you at the other side, where you’ll need to identify it on a luggage carousel.

On many short-haul flights, carriers will allow you to take a bag or case that’s big enough to take most of what you’ll need for a long weekend or city break. This allows you to keep all your belongings with you for the duration of the flight, and means a quicker getaway at your destination. You’re also more likely to be charged extra for storing luggage in the hold, so it’s good to travel light.

All airlines have restrictions on the sizes of bags you can take on board, both for hold luggage and cabin bags. Be sure to check these details with your airline, as there is no universal rule. You may request for the airline’s budget luggage information once you’ve made a booking, using your reference ID with this e-mail: salessupport@defalme.com

Step 3: ON THE FLIGHT

Once you’ve navigated the airport and made it successfully on to your flight, you’re almost ready to take to the sky. All you need to do on the airplane is sit back, relax and enjoy having a few hours downtime.

First you need to find your seat, and ensure all your cabin luggage is stowed away correctly. Most flights, particularly longer ones have assigned seating, so look for a number followed by a letter on your boarding pass such as ’11 D’. The number relates to the row you’ll be sitting in, while the letter refers to whether it’s an aisle, window or middle seat. The cabin crew – who will be wearing anything from glamorous hats and heels to baggy tees in airline colors – will be happy to help you find your seat and put your luggage in a safe place, which may be in an overhead locker or under your seat.

Step 4: PREPARE FOR TAKE-OFF…

Before your plane takes off, there are some procedures to go through, all of these are completely routine and contribute to safety on board. You’ll be shown how to buckle your seat belt, what the different lights on the seat ahead of you mean, and what to do in an emergency. Remember, every flight has to go through this process, partly due to the existence of first-time flyers!

After about 25 seconds you will feel the plane start to lift, and if it’s daytime, you’ll see the ground getting further away – you may find it fascinating to see your town from the air for the first time! It’s normal to feel some bumps while the plane is still climbing, so don’t worry.

After a certain point, the plan reaches cruise altitude which is usually the highest it will get. Generally speaking the higher you go the smoother the ride, so this is when the captain will tend to turn off the seat-belt signs and you can get up and stretch your legs or visit the loo.

Step 5: FEEL AT HOME…

Depending on your airline and duration of the flight, you may be served one or more meals on the plane, as well as drinks (including a limited amount of alcohol) and snacks. You’ll already know if these refreshments are included, as you’ll have been asked about your dietary requirements when you booked the flight. If you weren’t asked, food and drink will normally be served but you will have to pay extra for it. Don’t worry if you forgot to bring cash: most planes are now equipped with electronic card readers.

If you’re flying budget, don’t be too disappointed if the entertainment is limited to a single, tiny TV screen and some scratch cards – for this reason we recommend you bring your own books, music and anything else allowed on board that will help you to pass the time.

 

Safe flight! Defalme wishes…

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