FLYING TIPS & RESOURCES

If you are traveling to the Yucatan during hurricane season, plan to be away 3 months or more, or you are traveling to remote jungle locations you are advised to register your itinerary with your country’s consulate. This can be done on-line:
USA: U.S. Department of State
Canada: Registration of Canadians Abroad
TSA Permitted and Prohibited Carry-On Items
U.S. Passport Information
Transport Canada
Mexican Laws
Mexicanlaws S.A. de C.V. is a Mexican corporation that provides English translations of current Mexican legislation.

LOST LUGGAGE

Keep your bags safe with: TRACE ME Luggage Tracker
Cancun Airport Lost Bags

Our unique registration and recovery service provides a strong, durable tag for your luggage with an individual serial number and 2D bar code linked for life to your registration details on a secure data storage system used by law enforcement agencies, airport baggage handling organisations and lost property services across the globe. – TRACE ME Luggage Tracker

HOW TO PREVENT LUGGAGE LOSS

Losing luggage is, as it seems, is an inseparable part of air travel. Approximately 1 per cent of bags that are checked in at airports worldwide get lost every year. Nevertheless, airlines are not eager to publicize how much baggage they lost.
Here are several ways to avoid or at least minimize the possible loss:

  • A traveler should prefer direct flights.
  • It is also advisable to remove all the old airline stickers from the luggage.
  • Travelers should not check their luggage at the last minute and they also should make sure that the handler attached the correct destination sticker on every bag.
  • The luggage should be easily distinguishable from all the other black suitcases so if it gets lost the search would be easier.
  • Valuables should naturally be carried in a hand luggage.
  • Last but not least there is the insurance.

For example some 33 per cent of Australian travelers do not insure their bags because they believe nothing can happen or because they simply do not know how to insure their luggage.

There are also companies that offer services that should prevent baggage loss or make its finding easier. TRACE ME provides extremely durable tags. If the luggage gets lost the authorized baggage handler who finds it can easily, using the unique code from the tag, notify TRACE ME server via the internet. The server then generates an automatic message to the owner of the bag. It is safer than putting one’s name all over their luggage.

Another method that prevents loosing a traveler’s baggage and also makes traveling much more convenient is sending the luggage forward. There are for example, the services like Luggage Forward and Luggage Free. Some travelers are using U.S. Postal Service, FedEx Corp. or UPS Inc to get their belongings where they need them.


3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.
One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.