Whether you are new to student travel or a seasoned pro, there are a few tips and tricks that make the experience easier and fun!
- Try to limit luggage to one suitcase and a small carry-on bag
- Eating and drinking is allowed on most buses that we charter. However, some bus companies have a no eating or drinking policy on their buses. We suggest you keep your buses clean to avoid any additional charges from the bus company
- No need to carry much cash! Allow $10 or $20 per meal and $50-$100 for souvenirs
- When possible, stay in chaperoned groups of 4 or more
- Suggested curfew is 11:00 p.m. (although times are determined by the teachers)
- Be considerate of other guests by keeping televisions turned down and voices low (particularly after curfew)
- If a security guard is part of your trip, s/he will patrol halls through the night
- Use a room safe for valuables. If none are available, keep valuables with you while touring
- Plan for security. Wear shoes and a belt that can be easily removed. Jackets must be removed and scanned. Metal rivets, jewelry or buckles may set off alarms and are not recommended
- Carry medical supplies with you along with a doctor’s note if possible. Be sure all prescriptions carry pharmacy labels
- Leave gifts unwrapped
- Checked bags should not exceed 50 lbs.
- Do NOT lock luggage. Security must be able to access and search it
- Check with your airline 24 hours in advance to be sure there are no changes with your flight
- Allow extra time for arrival
- Watch bags and personal belongings at all times
- Never accept packages from strangers
- Never discuss or joke about bombs, firearms, terrorism, etc. These words will draw the attention of agents who are trained to consider them as threats
- Passengers over 16 years of age must have government-issued photo ID
- Students under the age of 16 do not need a government-issued ID when traveling with an adult. However, we suggest that students under the age of 16 have some alternate form of ID.
- Listen carefully and follow all flight attendant instructions throughout the flight. Air travel policies are not merely suggestions; infractions can result in severe disciplinary action, flight diversion or arrest
- Meals are not typically served on flights. We suggest you pick up something light at the airport to carry onboard