TRAVEL TIPS

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TRAVEL PROTECTION PLANS

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UATP ~~ Travel Protection.

Annual Plans  an  Annual Coverage!


INSIDER'S  CLUB

UATP Insider's Club offers member benefits and travel protection coverage when you travel on ~

industry-free, reduced rate or full-fare tickets on a Scheduled Airline, Amtrak® passenger train or cruise line.


BENEFITS  INCLUDE

· Travel Accident Protection

· Emergency Medical Evacuation and Repatriation

· Checked Lost/Stolen Baggage Protection

· 24-Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance


MISSED CONNECTION COVERAGE

 is now available on all Insider`s Club plans.
Enroll now for up to $300 of Missed Connection Coverage.
 

ELIGIBILITY

To become an Insider's Club member you must be eligible to receive industry-free or reduced-rate travel privileges. New memberships are available to U.S., Puerto Rico and Canadian Residents only. 


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TRAVEL INSURANCE

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 TRAVEL INSURANCE


Before leaving the U.S., determine verify if you have MEDICAL COVERAGE. 

  

Medicare WILL NOT PAY for healthcare services when you travel outside the 

U.S except in rare cases.   


If you have Supplemental Insurance, check and verify with your "Provider"  to see if they include or offer coverage outside the U.S.


If coverage is not included in your plan, purchase a TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICY that includes international healthcare coverage.



READ  THE  FINE  PRINT


 A report recently completed about travel insurnace  found that airline and OTA websites "offer only bare-bones travel insurance plans with little coverage and a long list of exclusions that leave customers stranded," and they "commonly overstate" the flexibility of the policies. The details, the report contends, are buried in fine print. 


 "Consumers are pressured to buy plans that promise extensive or even total coverage but in reality offer very little, leaving them without the security they thought they bought and oftentimes without their money," 



CARRY-ON BAGS

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BAGGAGE 


If you have a question about checked baggage, or carry-on baggage ; go to the 

TSA website.   Link is provided below.  

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AskTSA on Facebook Messenger or Twitter 

Hours of Operations for Twitter & Facebook


TSA is standing by to assist from 

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) daily. 

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Contact TSA by Twitter.

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Contact TSA by Facebook Messenger.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY

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ALWAYS CHECK FOR TRAVEL ADVISORIES WHEN YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.


Included below is the website link to the Department of State Travel Advisory Page. 


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PASSPORTS   &   VISAs 


IS YOUR PASSPORT VALID FOR TRAVEL 

(although, it has not yet expired) ? 


The Passport Services department at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to receive reports of U.S. citizen travelers unable to board international flights because their passports do not have the required passport validity.

Passports should be valid through the dates of your trip, but most countries in the European Union require passports be valid for at least three months from planned date of departure and some countries even require passports be valid for at least six months from date of departure.

For more information on requirements by country, log on to The Travel Planner on the Retirees' Website.


Click on Tools, and then International Docs from the Drop-down Menu

 OR - 

Visit The Dept. of State Website by clicking on the link provided below.

TRAVEL POWER

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WHAT DO YOU NEED?    Adapters, Converters, and Transformers?  Normally when you travel to Europe the only thing you need is a  Dual Voltage  Adapter for a cell phone and laptop.

 

Purchase a UNIVERSAL ADAPTER, rather than, using different adapters for different countries.  

- Phones & Laptops; you need is an adapter to plug it into the wall.

- A razor or electric toothbrush may work that way also, however, you need to know if your device is dual voltage.


A VOLTAGE CONVERTER allows devices to run at high temperatures (and cannot be run on whatever electricity is provided).

-  A voltage converter is not going to help with electronics that aren’t dual voltage.

- Hair devices (flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers) use dual voltage.

- The U.S. runs on 110 volt electricity.

- Japan is 100 volts. 

- Europe, Asia, and Australia run between 220 volts and 240 volts.  


A TRANSFORMER changes the current to something closer to pure voltage. 

- If you are using electronics that are not DUAL VOLTAGE you need a Transformer. When traveling, use the smallest transformer possible based on the wattage of your device.  


- In choosing between a CONVERTER or TRANSFORMER, you need to know the maximum wattage at which your device(s) operate. 

- You need a Converter or Transformer that is certified to operate at greater than that wattage.  

THE REAL ID ACT

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EFFECTIVE  -  OCTOBER 1, 2020 


Beginning October 1, 2020, each traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license,  state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of identification, to fly within the United States. 


Individuals who are unable to verify their identity will not be permitted to 

enter the TSA checkpoint and will not be allowed to fly.


Other acceptable forms of ID, such as state-issued-enhanced driver's licence, 

valid passport, or U.S. military ID will be mandatory for air travel. 

 

More information is provided at the DHS. 

Click on the website link below.