• Kimberly Jacoby

Guide for First Time Honeymooners Flying Internationally


It's your first time flying out of the country for your honeymoon, and you are both rightfully nervous! Things like missing your plane, not being able to understand the large monitor or getting lost at the airport come to mind. Well luckily for you, I'm here to explain the process. Flying is almost always necessary for international destinations and can be quite the ordeal. However, knowing what to expect and having information beforehand can be incredibly helpful for those that have never flown before and aren't quite sure what to expect.

  1. Plan on giving yourself one day to rest between your wedding and your honeymoon - This is the ultimate gift to yourself, especially since most weddings end late at night or the wee hours of the next morning. Unless you want a higher chance of missing your flight, allow one whole day of rest to get your bearings about you, and to ensure you have everything like your passport book and your bathing suit. Your body, mind, and spouse will also thank you.

  2. Check in 24 hours before your flight - This is a good idea especially since you may be able to find better seating and confirm your presence and seat. However, realize that most airlines will block a large percentage of seating for their members, and it may not always be possible to view or change seating at this point.

  3. Google your terminal - Google your flight number and find your terminal. This is helpful at larger airports where there are a number of terminals to accommodate the many different air carriers.

  4. Arrive 3 hours early at the airport - Yes, t