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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

Depending on your destination, there can be a lot that goes into planning a great vacation, from traveller’s insurance to visas, and overall prepping for the type of travelling you’re planning. At Eastside Travel Ltd., we pride ourselves in providing customers with the information and resources they need to have confidence and peace of mind while they travel.

Gift cards are available for those who want to give the gift of an experience. Give us a call to discuss gift card details.

We offer registry options if friends and family of the bride and groom would prefer to give money as a gift that could be put toward a trip to a destination of their choice.

Please refer to the baggage allowance rules for each our airlines carriers. Links are provided below for additional information on restricted items, checked baggage and baggage allowances.

  • Sunwing
    Each passenger is permitted one piece in the cabin, as well as one personal item, and each item must be no larger than 23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in). The weight of your carry on piece cannot exceed 5kg. Soft-sided, carry-on baggage is recommended. Bags that are excessively heavy may need to be checked in. Please note that due to mandatory passenger security screening or secondary passenger security screening, passengers may not be permitted to carry liquids, lotions or gels purchased as duty free items onboard as carry-on baggage.
    https://www.sunwingcares.ca/hc/en-us/articles/115007305807-What-type-of-carry-on-baggage-is-recommended-
  • Signature Vacations
    Each fare-paying passenger is permitted one carry-on item and one personal item onboard. The weight of the carry-on item cannot exceed 5 kilograms and must be no larger than 23 cm x 40 cm x 51 cm (9″ x 16″ x 20″). Soft-sided carry-on baggage is recommended. Any bags that exceed the weight and/or size limit must be prepared for check-in and excess baggage fees will be applied. Carry-on items may include an overnight bag or backpack. A personal item may be one of the following: purse, messenger bag, laptop bag (holding a laptop and related items) or camera bag (holding photographic equipment only).Parents/guardians who are travelling with an infant (a child who has not reached his/her 2nd birthday and is over 8 days old) may also bring on board a diaper bag (holding only items for the care of an infant). The diaper bag must comply with the weight and size restrictions as stated above.
    https://www.sunwing.ca/pages/en/baggage-info
  • WestJet
    Each guest in a confirmed seat is allowed one free piece of carry-on baggage and one personal item, total. Items which do not fit into the sizing device or exceed our carry-on allowance will be placed in checked baggage and applicable baggage fees may be collected. The carry-on item must be within 53 centimeters or 21 inches in length by 38 centimeters or 15 inches in width and 23 centimeters or 9 inches in depth. The personal item must be within 41 centimeters or 16 inches in length, by 33 centimeters or 13 inches in width, by 15 centimeters or 6 inches in depth. The carry-on item must also be light enough to allow you to place the bag in the overhead compartment unaided. If you are a person with special needs or a person with a disability, assistance is available upon request.
    https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/travel-info/baggage/carry-on

There are over 240 destination locations that require a travel Visa in order to visit. Please check the requirements before booking your travel.

https://www.visahq.ca/

  1. Stay at Hotels in Business Districts for Lower Weekend Rates
    In many cities, business travel drives hotel prices on certain days of the week. In New York City’s Financial District, hotel occupancy and rates are high from Monday through Thursday nights. But once the business travelers leave, hotels in the Financial District have increased availability, making a Friday through Sunday getaway much more affordable. This same trend applies to cities coast‐to‐coast, according to the experts at Travelzoo.
  2. Carry Dried Ginger‐Root
    “To combat seasickness on a cruise, try popping 1,000 milligrams of dried ginger‐root [available in health food stores] before setting sail and, if necessary, again four hours later” ‐ says Robert Stern, PHD, who has studied the physiological bases for motion sickness.
  3. Update Your Packing List
    Organizing expert Julie Morganstern suggest storing lists of essentials for each type of trip [e.g. business overnight, one‐week island vacation] in your suitcase so they’re easy to find. Edit each time you travel, deleting things you didn’t need, and adding what you wished you had.
  4. Look for Midweek Flight Deals
    Tuesday afternoon is the best time to look for airfare sales, says Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, editor of Minitime.com. Often, an airline will put up a sale on Monday, and by Tuesday afternoon, most other airlines will bring their prices down to match that sale.
  5. Dress Smart
    When catching a flight, O’s creative director Adam Glassman wears an easy‐fitting sweater and pants, plus slip‐on shoes, which save time at security checkpoints. And dodge scary airline blankets by wrapping yourself in a scarf.
  6. Eat like a Local
    Avoid pricey tourist traps by eating at neighborhood restaurants where the locals eat, says Pauline Frommer of the Frommer’s travel guides. Go up to someone on the street and ask where they would eat. If you’re in a country that speaks another language, avoid places with menus in English. And never ask a hotel for recommendations: They’re often paid to drive customers to certain restaurants.
  7. Get Cultured
    Eat plenty of yogurt while on vacation to ensure you have a healthy balance of intestinal flora to help fend off invading bacteria from the food or environment in a new place. Also, yogurt is a great source of protein and, with a little bit of fat, it will help you stave off hunger pangs as a midmorning or afternoon snack.
  8. Learn How to Avoid the Crowds
    No one is saying don’t go to Disney World. Just don’t go when everyone else is, says travel expert Peter Greenberg. Historically, the busiest days for the Magic Kingdom are Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Epcot peaks on Tuesday and Friday; Hollywood Studios on Sunday and Wednesday; and the Animal Kingdom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Translation: Start your week on Tuesday at the Magic Kingdom, followed by Epcot, then Hollywood Studios and end your trip on Saturday at Animal Kingdom (while the rest of the crowd is still in line to see Mickey).
  9. Travelling with cannabis?
    Be aware that laws may vary by province & territory. It is illegal to take cannabis across the Canadian border.As per provincial regulations, cannabis smoking/vaping is prohibited in public places (including Skyxe Saskatoon Airport airport grounds).
    Cannabis Info Sheet

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports.html

Before you travel, make sure the information listed on your passport is correct. It is important that your exact name is listed on your passport. Errors on your passport could result in non-refundable charges or having to book new travel tickets.

If you’re new to Canada, the name on your passport also must be the same as the name on your Canadian Birth certificate or Canadian Citizenship certificate.

 

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