SCV Chinese School – Banner 3
IHOP – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
Facey – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Today
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 27, 2015
Clear
78°/55°
Home » Santa Clarita News » Arif Halaby - Total Financial Solutions » Uncommon Tips For Safe Travel Before And After Your Retirement
Uncommon Tips For Safe Travel Before And After Your Retirement

Uncommon Tips For Safe Travel Before And After Your Retirement

By Arif Halaby

I love to travel. In fact, since my father worked for the airlines, I was able to travel all over the world. I have been to more than 30 countries on 5 continents and I have a few travel tips you might not find anywhere else that will hopefully make traveling a little easier.

Firstly, always call your debit credit card companies and advise them when, where and for how long you will be traveling. This ensures your credit card will be active when you arrive, especially if you are traveling internationally. Since a large amount of fraud occurs overseas, companies will automatically assume this is the case when they don’t hear from you.

Also, take at least 3 credit cards with you when you travel, because when you check into a hotel or rent a car, a lot of the time a hold is placed on the card, which can take up to 3 days to be released. As for cash and travelers checks, both can be counterfeited easily, which is why many places do not accept them.


Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.


Check-in for your flight as soon as possible. If the possibility of a seat upgrade exists, you may be able to take advantage of it. Recently, I was on a flight to Hawaii and about half of first class was empty. Those seats could have been sold or upgraded on the website, or even at the gate, often for only a small fee.

Take a picture of your luggage with your phone before you give it to the airlines. In the event that it is lost, you will at least have a picture of the bags. Put an address label inside and outside of the bag. I put two on the outside (different ends) and at least one on the inside.

After the security check point, buy a water bottle, maybe two. Just do not board the flight without your own full water bottle. Why you ask? You may get stuck on the runway or have your plane diverted to the south of France, for example. Why do I say the south of France?

On a trip in 2007 from Rome to Geneva, my plane was delayed for 7 hours. By the time we left Rome, the Geneva airport was closed and our plane had to land at Lyon, France. Three hours later, we returned to Rome. All of the drinking water was consumed on the plane in the first hour we were on the ground.


Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at community@hometownstation.com.


When you check into the hotel, use the hotel safe for valuables.

Keep your cash and credit cards in at least two different places just in case you lose them or they are stolen, they are not all in one place. This also applies to your medications and clothes.

Put some in your carry-on (possibly a bathing suit if you’re traveling to a tropical location) and some in your checked bag. If your bag is lost, you can at least sit by the pool and wait for it. Hopefully this will begin to make your traveling a little easier. 

KHTS AM 1220 - Santa Clarita News - Santa Clarita Radio



Source: Santa Clarita News


Uncommon Tips For Safe Travel Before And After Your Retirement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Facey – Tile
Mannered Mutt – Tile
Green Convergence – Tile
Action Family Counseling – Tile
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Tile
Newhall Land – Tile