Travel tips

Travel Tips

Carry-On Baggage Tips

Here are a few tips for your carry-on:

Pack Small… Get a roller-board suitcase that fits into the overhead with the wheels or handle first. The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). Anything larger should be checked. No oversize packages or luggage can be stowed onboard.

Pack Smart… Plan to check more of your baggage and carry on less. Check with your airline before packing to determine its carry-on guidelines regarding the number of items you may carry on and the maximum size of those items. In certain situations the airline may require most or even all of your bags to be checked, so be prepared to do so.

Pack Safe… Carry-on items which may fall from overhead bins can injure you or other passengers during flight or in the event of an emergency evacuation. Stow heavy items under the seat in front of you, not overhead. Don't stack items in the overhead storage bin. If an emergency evacuation is necessary, leave your carry-on items on the plane. Retrieving personal items may impede the safe evacuation of passengers. Remember, be safety conscious when stowing your carry-on items.

Each airline has its own baggage rules. It is always good to call your airline to find out about their baggage allowance and rules.

If your are traveling from Brazil and you need to declare some electronic equipment, go to the Federal Revenue Office of the airport, taking the device.

Identify your luggage with name, address and telephone, place the labels in visible places and also one inside the suitcase. Take a picture of your luggage!

Keep your luggage and carry-on bags with you at all times prior to arriving at the airport and while in the terminal. Unattended bags will likely be confiscated and possibly destroyed by airport security.

Have a Question?

Call your airline or visit its website.
Check with your travel agent!

Visit the Air Travel section of the Transportation Security Administration website.

Boarding Hours

Travelers are encouraged to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to flight departure for domestic travel and three hours for international travel. This allows time for parking and shuttle transportation, airline check-in, obtaining a boarding pass, and going through the security screening process, which includes screening of your carry-on baggage.


To insure passenger safety, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) maintains strict security procedures at our nation's airport. Here are some tips to make your air travel experience as smooth as possible.

Before arriving:

Review TSA's Security Procedures for "Getting through the Line Faster" Prepare your 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport;

Monitor local broadcasts for announcements of security checkpoint delays at local airports;

Pack all your coats and jackets in your checked baggage when possible;

Do not wrap gifts;

Check-in online;

Check your flight status online;

Wear easy to remove and replace shoes.

We highly recommend that you contact your airline as times may vary depending on the airport and date of travel.

To expedite the check-in process, keep all travel related documents in hand or hand luggage (Passport, Immigration Documents, Air Pass or Voucher, etc.).

Do not accept any packages or materials from strangers.

Do not carry any sharp instruments (i.e., letter openers, knives, box cutters, scissors, etc,) in carry on luggage. They will be confiscated at airport screening stations.

Visit the TSA Web site for an up-to-date list of prohibited items.


It is not advisable that you walk with all your money in your pocket. Try to keep it safe in the hotel.

Traveling abroad, take Traveller's checks, all banks have foreign exchange department and will make the conversion on time, international credit cards are well accepted. The dollar is accepted internationally.

Carry medications in your carry-on bags. All traveler items must undergo security screening. It is recommended that medication be clearly labeled to facilitate the screening process.

Passengers may bring medically necessary liquids, medications and creams in excess of 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in a carry-on bag. Doctor prescription may be necessary.

If you have pre-existing medical problems:

Carry a letter from the attending physician that describes the medical condition and any prescription medications, including the generic name of prescribed drugs.

Leave your medications in their original containers and label them clearly. Check with the foreign embassy of the country you are visiting or transiting to make sure your medications are permitted in that country.

Difference between Travel Insurance and Travel Medical Insurance

Travel Insurance insures your financial investment in your trip. Typically it covers such things as the cost of lost baggage and canceled flights, but it may or may not cover costs of medical attention you may need while abroad.

Travel Medical Insurance covers costs of medical attention you may need while abroad.

Arriving in the City

In the Hotel:

Check the room cleaning, if required, require a clean room, you paid, you got right.

Be careful with electronics, first know the local voltage.

On the first tour, before leaving, ask for a hotel card. If you get lost, show the card and everything will be solved..

At mealtime:

Start with light dishes and gradually get used to it.

They vary depending on the culture of the country you are visiting.

The tipping guides that follow are listed in alphabetical order. None is more authoritative than the other:>
Suggested tips:

$1-2/bag for skycaps, bellhops, doormen, and parking valets if they handle bags, $1 per coat for coatroom attendants, $1 per diner to 10 percent of the pre-tax bill at buffets, $2-5 per night for housekeeper, $5-10 for concierge (only if they arranged tickets or reservations), $1-3 per bag for grocery loaders (not in all areas of the US).
Doormen who merely open doors are not tipped, unless they call a cab or provide another service. Parking valets are paid upon pick-up $3-5, depending upon much effort is required to retrieve a vehicle.
For waiters at sit-down restaurants, bartenders, barbers/hairdressers/attendants at beauty salons, taxi drivers, tour guides, and food delivery folks, the tip should be calculated as a percentage of your total bill as follows: 10% usually means you aren't totally happy, 15% usually means all was acceptable, 20% for excellent, over 20% for outstanding. 15-20 percent is considered standard in most communities.

For ski instructors, tipping 15 percent for adult groups and 10 percent for private clients is pretty standard.

These percentages are highly subjective!

(These recommendations are based on ones provided by the Emily Post Institute. For those who are interested in etiquette in the USA, most Americans refer to Emily Post or Amy Vanderbilt for the final word on manners.)

Before you go, check the trading hours of banks, museums, attractions and restaurants. They vary from place to place, you can take the risk of being left out.

At the time of returning - at least 3 days before your return to Brazil, reconfirm in the Cia Aérea your reservation.
Purchase Limit

They can be brought from abroad up to $500.00 in purchases.

In the "Free Shop" you can buy another $500.00 from various products. Alcoholic beverages can be brought from the Free Shop (maximum 12 units).
Travel Documents

So that your trip has no problem, before boarding it is necessary to have all the documentation up to date. So here is some information:

National trip:

• Adults: Original state identification (in good condition) • Under 12 years old: they need judicial authorization to travel unaccompanied. Authorization is waived when traveling accompanied by: •Any parent; •Person proven to have custody or guardianship; • Ascending or collateral with more than 21 years to the third degree of kinship properly documented; • Person over 21 years of age, parent or guardian authorization.

• From 12 to 18 years old: Unaccompanied persons may travel on presentation of a birth certificate or identity card.

International trip:

• A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is required, except for the bordering countries of Brazil presenting only a valid identity card (including for minors).

• Border Countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile (not bordered by).


The best way to make friends and learn is having fun.

Here are some tips for choosing the best exchange:

• Ask, ask and ask, do not be ashamed to ask the most absurd questions and write it down. Only decide on any of the exchanges when you can give a five-hour talk on the subject.
• Talk to everyone you know who has already exchanged or who has sent their children. And also ask some names in the companies you visit.
• Know that the young person himself must enter, still abroad, in the paperwork not to miss the school year. The company needs to give guidance in this direction.
• Check what kind of information about the foreign family you will have before the trip. Some companies only provide the address, in others you will have access to a listing with photos and habits. That way you'll know more safely what your child will find.
The exchange operates in several countries such as: USA, Germany, France, Australia, Switzerland, England, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, etc..
The duration of the program ranges from 1 to 2 semesters, are usually supported by local representatives and some have Tool Free (free link). Entries can be made from January to September, prices vary.
Any student who is attending primary school, gymnasium, high school, pre-college courses, college, etc., can obtain the World Student Portfolio, which allows savings in various items such as transportation, meals, theaters, cinemas, cultural attractions, etc.

In short, the student has several facilities to be able to enter the exchange.

• Completed form through site: ;

• Gather documents ORIGINAL
• have voted in the last election, when mandatory, justified, or paid the respective fine;
• if you are a man, be quite sick with compulsory military service;
• ticket: paid in bank and proof of payment;
• for persons over 18 years of age: mandatory proof of CPF;
• If the applicant is under 18 years of age,
• Some countries require a visa to enter their territory.
• Contact us for more information.
• Your passport should always be well kept. Take a copy and save.