Travel Nurse Travel Tips

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Travel Tips from TotalMed

Nervous about traveling for your first travel nurse assignment? Don’t be! Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your travel assignment is smooth sailing.

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Travel Right

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If you are traveling by plane, make sure to stay hydrated and eat a light meal. Dress comfortably by wearing loose clothing and bring an extra sweater or jacket (it tends to get cold on airplanes).

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Itinerary

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Be sure to double check your flight itinerary and make sure your flight is correct. www.viewtrip.com is a great resource you can use when trying to view your itinerary. It also helps to check-in online for your flight to save you time at the airport.

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Boarding pass

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Be sure to print or have a copy of your boarding pass on your phone. You will need your boarding pass to get through security and board your flight.

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Baggage

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Most airlines charge to check in bags, but some airlines (like Southwest) offer up two free check-ins under 50 lbs. Usually you are given a complementary carry-on. We recommend reading the rules for baggage check in on your airlines website.

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Bring Identification at the Checkpoint

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When boarding a plane, you will be required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contain the following information: date of birth, gender, name, expiration date.

You will be able to use the following for identification:

  • U.S passport card
  • U.S passport
  • U.S. Military ID
  • DHS “Trusted Traveler” cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Boarder Crossing Card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
  • Driver’s License
  • Native American Tribal Photo ID
  • Airline or airport-issued ID (must be issued by TSA- approved security plan)

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So What’s next?

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Are You Ready? Let’s Work!

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