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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I use a travel agent?

Even in the age of online booking, travel agents are a great source of information and discounts. A travel agent can make sure that your trip is tailored to you, assist you in case of unexpected problems, and help you anticipate potential issues in advance.

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How do I obtain a passport?

Please visit the U.S. State Department website, to apply for; or to renew a U.S. Passport.

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When do I need a passport?

As of June 1, 2009, passports will be required for all U.S. citizens traveling to or from the United States via land, sea, and air--regardless of destination. You are responsible for ensuring that you have all necessary travel documents. For more information on requirements for travel to/from the U.S., visit http://www.travel.state.gov.

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What are proper forms of identification for travel?

Effective June 21, 2008, adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains the following: name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.  Visit the TSA website for more information.

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What is trip insurance and why do I need it?

Trip insurance is available to minimize some of the financial loss you may incur, if your trip is interrupted, delayed, or cancelled because of events beyond your control.  While trip insurance is not mandatory, the cost is so little, compared to the prospect of losing thousands of dollars if you find yourself unable to travel.

More FAQ's

WHAT ARE ALL INCLUSIVE PROPERTIES?

An all inclusive property is a resort or location that covers all of your meals, lodging and property sponsored activities are covered for a single packaged price.  All inclusive properties allow you to focus on the vacation and not worry about your wallet.  When booking your all inclusive vacation, ask detailed questions to  reduce the possibility of misunderstandings and unplanned expenses during your trip.

WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED ON AIRPLANES?

Click here for the Transportation Security Administrations list of prohibited items.

HOW MUCH ARE LUGGAGE FEES ? WHAT ARE THE SIZE AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS?

Baggage fees and restrictions vary by airline.  Click the links below to locate the baggage restrictions for the carrier of your choice.

Alaska Airlines,   American AirlinesFrontier,  SouthwestUnited,   British Airways 

HOW DO YOU GET GROUP RATES?

As an experienced travel agent, Kathleen has fostered professional relationships with the leading travel destinations.  These connections allow her to work with hotels and attractions to find great deals on lodging and vacation packages. 

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Whether you have a questions similar to those above or need answers to your own, please call us at 618 345-2043 and we will be happy to assist you.