Flying to the USA.
7:26 AM 02/26/2017
Flying to the USA needs entry visas for many country people. Those who had obtained the American Immigrant visa through the diversity visa lottery program can enter in to the USA without many difficulties. But now the new U.S President got some other plans for the immigrants and refugees who are entering in to the USA. Likewise there are plans to get rid of un-documented people staying in the USA. 7 Muslim religion dominant countries are now placed in a ban list that came under his new E.O. The new ban even stops Green Card holders and the dual citizenship holding people from these seven countries at the borders. Millions of people think that their ambitions of living in the USA are shuttered after this E.O. Many courts, organizations and individual think that this act is a discriminating one.
So if you are coming from any of these seven countries, always check your country website before you travel to the USA, applying for a visa, attending a visa interview and so on. This may not only affect your travel plan but also can make you to lose money on supported works and related fees.
Getting your flight to the USA is an important thing, if you are one of the diversity visa lottery winners who had received the required immigrant visa. You are on your way to the USA to start a new life. You don't know what kind of expenses you are going to meet after your arrival. So you must carry as much funds in US Dollars as much with you.
If all your family members are coming with you, then you must take more funds to support them, till you find a suitable job there. Flight tickets through online reservation system is more cheaper than buying from your travel agent, if you have your own credit or debit card to pay for it.
Online air ticket booking used to have more restrictions than the normal ticket booking through an agent.
Flight tickets used to be priced high, when tourists are on peak time travelling to certain destinations.
If you are not in a hurry, then book your ticket for economy class or normal class which is also mention as "Y" class. In the airline there are classes as first, executive or business classes which are expensive.
Some air lines offer reduced rate tickets for children under certain age limit.
If you are using a travel agent always take care to read all their documents carefully as they may try to claim excess money from you. If you are forced to buy return tickets, ask them how and where to get the refund for the unused flight tickets, once you are in the USA. Most airlines used to say that refunding should be done in the country where you had purchased the air tickets.
If you are having transit stops when flying to the U.S.A, check your tickets well to see whether the onward seats are marked in the OK status. If they are not in the OK status you must pay for the hotel rooms and transport to hotel till you catch the next connecting flight. So imagine if you happened to stay for one week in a hotel how much it will cost you.
Ask them how much kilos your flight ticket will allow you to take with you.
You can carry 7 kilos only in any air line in the accepted size hand luggage in to the flight cabin.
Baggage must be in10 kilos or less.
If you have more luggage's, then you can ask them to send them by unaccompanied baggage or send it by means of air cargo or sea cargo.
For this kind of services, you have to pay it by per kilo basis.
Some airlines may require you to buy a round trip ticket even if you have the immigrant visa while flying to the U.S.A. In this case first ask them where you can get refund for the return ticket as some airlines will allow the refund to be available only in the purchasing country.
You can request for child food onboard, if you are travelling with babies onboard.
You can request for vegetarian meals for meals during the flight, when you are reserving the tickets..
Your American visa under the DV Lottery program is valid for 6 months only from the date of issue. So you must use it before the expiry date mentioned in the visa.
Also keep the Embassy provided document packet in good condition and handy to hand over it to the immigration officers at the U.S air port on arrival.