Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do I need a Visa for travel to another country?
Answer: This will vary from country to country. We suggest you always check travel.state.gov for the most accurate information on Visa requirements, immunization requirements, and any warnings that may be present for traveling to that country. Another option to quickly check Visa requirements is cbitvisas.com
Question: Do I need to reconfirm my flights?
Answer: Reconfirming your flight is always a good idea because there are so many schedule changes each day. Today there are many airline apps that will also give you the most current information on your flight.
Question: How do I obtain a Passport”
Answer: We are always happy to help you obtain your passport. You may do this online as well if you go to https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html they will walk you through the process.
Question: What are the benefits of purchasing a cruise through Flathead Travel?
Answer: Besides the convenience of our knowledge and the assurance of problem free reservations, there are many additional benefits like:
- Stateroom credit
- Online check-in
- We put all your cruise documents together for you
- Help with airfare
- Pre/post accommodations
- Shore excursion recommendations and reservations
- Access to group rates
Question: What is the REAL ID Act and will my driver’s license still allow me to board an airplane?
Answer: Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver’s license today than before the passage of the Act.
Starting January 22, 2018, passengers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID (such as Montana) and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel, such as a passport. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state that is compliant or that has an extension to become compliant with REAL ID requirements may continue to use their licenses as usual. For a list of states already in compliance or with an extension visit DHS’s REAL ID webpage at https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief . DHS continually updates this list as more states come into compliance or obtain extensions.
Question: Do I need travel protection?
Answer: If you haven’t purchased travel protection before, you might have some preconceived ideas about it. Here are some of the most common travel protection myths and the reasons why they’re untrue.
“Travel protection is too expensive.”
Travel protection is actually very affordable, especially relative to your trip cost and the amount of coverage offered. For example, if you had a 10-day trip and a $100 travel protection plan, that would only be $10 per day. You can get a no-obligation quote on our website to see what your plan cost would be.
“I have travel coverage elsewhere.”
This is true for some people, but coverage through other sources is usually more limited. For example, credit card companies typically only insure for things purchased on that card. As for medical coverage abroad, travel protection may offer a wider range of coverage than your personal health insurance.
“The airline has me covered.”
Airlines might get you on the next available flight, but what if the delay is extremely long? There is no guarantee that your hotel and meal costs incurred during the delay will be covered by the airline. Travel protection, on the other hand, could help you with these costs and more!
TSA information on the liquid 3-1-1 rule: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-carry-ons
TSA information on prohibited items: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items