Webjet's Ultimate Travel Checklist

Forget scrambling to dot your Is and cross your Ts in preparation for your upcoming holiday. Webjet’s ultimate travel checklist is an easy guide to making sure your bases are covered, no matter if you are flying interstate on a long weekend break, or are turning your attention to an exciting overseas holidays.

When You Are Ready to Book Flights

• Find the cheapest flights by comparing airfares and carriers and mixing and matching flights from full-service and low-cost airlines using Webjet’s Deal Finder. Book the best flight for your travel dates and budget.
• Get in early and book in advance to help you save more. You can see flights departing up to 11 months away on Webjet.
• If you know what kind of hotel or accommodation you want to stay in while you are away, you can also book a holiday package with Webjet – inclusive of flights and accommodation.

Once You Have Booked Flights

• Begin researching accommodation options and book in a stay at an upmarket hotel, cost-effective apartment or family-friendly resort.
• Book in car hire if you want the convenience of having your own set of wheels while you’re away.
• Do a quick travel warning search and consider purchasing travel insurance to help you travel with peace of mind.

When You Are Flying Out on Domestic Travel

• Make sure your luggage adheres to the airline’s baggage allowance and purchase extra weight in advance if required.
• Consider purchasing travel insurance, particularly if you’re travelling on an adventure holiday, skiing holiday or cruise.
• Check the forecast to make sure you’ve packed everything from sunhats and sunscreen, to mosquito repellent or thermal jackets. 

 When You Are Flying Out on International Travel

• Check that your passport is valid for at least 6 months and make sure it meets new passport requirements for international travel (no crinkled pages, empty pages for new immigration stamps etc).
• Check with your GP about any recommended vaccinations or health warnings. Some vaccinations may need to be administered in rounds or up to 8 weeks before travel.
• Research what visas are required. Some visa applications must be lodged prior to travel and can take several weeks to process.
• Convert Australian dollars into foreign currency so you have some local money to pay for any taxis or immediate expenses upon landing. Or, consider a travel card to help you avoid nasty fees when abroad.
• Note down the address of the closest Australian embassy in your holiday destination .
• Notify your bank of where you are travelling to. This helps to avoid your card getting frozen when overseas for any purchases they may deem suspicious.
• Check smartraveller.gov.au for any travel alerts or warnings.
• Make copies and print all crucial travel documents – photocopies of your passport, flight and airlines tickets, hotel confirmations, transfer details and emergency contact details.

Things to Do No Matter Where You’re Flying

• Book an airport parking space in advance if you’re planning on leaving your car at the airport while you’re away.
• Double check what terminal your flight departs from.
• Guarantee you have approved forms of identification and see if you are able to check-in early for your flight.
• Be aware of the items that are and are not permitted in carry-on luggage and remove any banned items.
• Secure your checked luggage with zip ties or passcode-operated or key locks.
• Arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare.