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3 Travel Emergencies and How to Deal with Them


Traveling is the best way to expand your mind and your life experiences. You will come across people and situations that you otherwise never would have, and this can be a great thing, or in some instances, not so great. Here are some travel emergencies that hopefully you will not have to experience, and how you can tackle them.What to do if any of the top three travel emergencies ever happen to you.Take a look at this article to learn all about travel emergencies

  1. Security

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Since 2001, airport security has been greatly heightened. You will be familiar with having to remove your belt, shoes, and jewelry before being processed through the security queue, but sometimes you may get flagged by the TSA for an apparent transgression that you are not aware of. Always stay calm and polite, there will be a reason that you have been flagged, and to help the officers do their job, you need to provide them with the information they request so that you can be swiftly processed and cleared for your flight. If you repeatedly find that you are being questioned every time you fly, you may find that you are on the no-fly or national security list. You can file an inquiry to find out more information as to your status.

  1. Flight delay

It can be incredibly frustrating to have your flight delayed, especially if you are traveling for business appointments or depending on the flight to make a connection for further flights. Airline carriers should provide passengers of delayed flights suitable refreshments or overnight accommodation. Always ask your carrier what they intend to provide you with – they may be a little hesitant in giving this information, but they are legally obligated to ensure that they fulfill their duty of care. If you are within Europe and your plane is delayed by over three hours, you may be eligible for flight delay compensation, and FairPlane will pursue your claim for you.

  1. Medication

Lost or stolen medication or running out of it can have a life-threatening consequence for travelers. If you suffer from a long-term chronic illness and require medication and are planning to travel, it is important that you take every step to ensure that you have enough medication for the duration of your trip. If your medication is considered essential, you can carry it in your hand luggage as long as you have supporting documentation that confirms your need for it.  You should travel with a letter from your doctor outlining your diagnosis and your current treatment so that if you need to see a local doctor, they will be able to help you.

You must also check that the medication that you take is legal in the country that you are visiting – countries have different tolerances for medication, and you do not want to be charged with drug trafficking for medicine that your doctor prescribed you.

One thing that is true for traveling is that you can expect the unexpected. While there are certain situations that cannot be planned for, it is your response and reaction to them that will turn them from a negative to a positive.