Travel Tips for Hurricane Irene

Your plans might be changing pretty quickly with Hurricane Irene currently affecting the Bahamas and expected to slam parts of the East Coast. Here are a few quick tips to make your travel schedule a bit smoother this weekend.

1.    Stay Tuned & Connected – Watch the news! See what stations are saying at your airport departure and arrival cities. Call your airport carrier prior to arriving at the airport and stay connected with your Smartphone by checking Twitter and other online news outlets for breaking news updates. The Weather Channel’s Hurricane Central provides the latest updates on storms and their
anticipated paths.

2.    Pack Smart – Be sure to pack enough supply of your current medications in their original containers, properly labeled, and bring along an extra pair of contacts or glasses in your carry-on luggage. Keep any other essential medications in your carryon to avoid missing doses if your checked luggage is delayed or lost. If you or your family member has special dietary requirements, or a medical condition, pack extra food in case of any weather delays. It also doesn’t hurt to bring an extra change of clothes in your carry-on just in case you get stranded due to a cancelled or delayed

3.    Protect Against Problems – From lost luggage to flight cancellations, an On Call travel assistance membership can help eliminate your worries. On Call can help with rebooking flights and finding area hotels when the weather causes delays or cancellations for your connections. You can simply purchase a single-trip or annual membership which include medical and travel assistance services like a 24-hour nurse helpline, emergency medical transportation, 24/7 emergency travel arrangements, worldwide legal assistance and more. We’re even offering an exclusive deal tomorrow!

Safe travels!