brown_swan_26 asked in TravelAir Travel · 8 years ago

Can you please answer a few questions I have about my upcoming trip?

So tomorrow I'm flying from Las Vegas, Nevada to Houston, Texas to Frankfurt, Germany to Birmingham, UK.

1) How busy are airports the day after Christmas? My flight from Las Vegas to Houston is at 9:44AM. I was thinking of being at the airport by 8AM, should that be good enough?

2) They will give me a landing card during my Houston to Frankfurt flight. Since I'm not staying in Frankfurt, and will only be in the airport for about 2 hours (without leaving), do I need to fill out the landing card? If so, should I just put the address I will be staying at while I'm in England?

3) How long into the flight do they serve the meal? I flew from LA to London in July, but I don't remember when they gave the meal. I'm asking this because I want to just pop a prescribed sleeping pill in so I can sleep for majority of the flight, but I don't want to miss the meal.

4) I am flying from Houston to Frankfurt on a German airline (Lufthansa). I'm 19 and a US citizen. Can I purchase alcohol ON the flight and drink it? Like a glass of wine or mini bottle of whiskey.

5) Has the Euro changed since 2009? In 2009, I went to France and a few days ago I found about 100 Euros I had left over from the trip. Will I be able to use that money in Frankfurt, or has the Euro changed since then? I was thinking of just buying a snack and drink or something during my layover in Frankfurt.

6) Can you get cash for traveller's cheques at airport currency exchanges? For Christmas, my family gave me about $500 worth of AMEX traveller's cheques. Can I get UK pounds for it at currency exchange or do I need to go to a bank?

Thanks, and hope you're all having a lovely holiday!


7) Can I take a bottle of Ensure through airport security? I just started recovering from anorexia a few weeks ago, and I think Ensure would be good for me drink incase I find myself unable to get myself to eat.

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. The day after Christmas, Airports are very easy. Some airlines must sent notification to their office that there a large number of passengers your flights will carry. At the airport, they will hold facinating activities to welcome passenger. Please check with your airline the check -in duration at the airport for your best preparation. I think you should be at the airport before 2 hours. That will be ok.

    2. You do not need to fill in landing card if you do not intend to leave the airport. Landing card is only used to immigrate into Boston.

    3. The meal will be served depending on length of flight, maybe a half of your segment. You can check this with your airline for more details.

    4. Yes, you can.

    5. Bring your cash in case of urgency. You can dismiss any anxiety.

    6. Change at airport if you need. UK pounds is available at many aiports.

    7. No, you can not.

    Have a nice Christmas & New Year!

  • 8 years ago

    The UK immigration/customs system did not join with most of the continental EU countries when they set up the 'Schengen Visa' system, so I suspect that you will have to fill out a separate landing card for the UK.

    Most long haul flights have a couple of meals if I remember right. You should be able to purchase alcohol on the flight, yes. The Euro has not changed.

    I don't know about changing AMEX at airport Bureau de Change kiosks, you might get a better rate from a bank anyway.


    You can only take about 100ml of a liquid or jelly through as hand luggage, except for bottles bought in the departure lounge after you have been screened.

  • 8 years ago

    1. Busy, but that early, probably not nuts. 7:30 would be better.

    2. You shouldn't need to fill it out, but ask them when they give it to you. They'll let you know.

    3. Depends on the length of the flight. Ask the flight attendant when you board, they'll let you know.

    4. I don't think so.

    5. You can use it, sure. Just like US money, it doesn't go bad. Might not be worth as much as 2009, but it might be worth more. But you can use it.

    6. Yes, but you would have been better off just getting cash and adding it to an ATM card. If you have one from your bank, they are likely accepted everywhere, and the bank does the exchange rate for you on the fly.

    7. If the bottle contains 3.4 ounces of liquid or less.

  • 4 years ago

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