Travel Tips from Valley

Nervous about traveling for your first travel nurse assignment? Don’t be! Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your travel assignment is smooth sailing.

Travel Right

If you are traveling by plane, make sure to stay hydrated and eat a light meal. Dress comfortably by wearing loose clothing and bring an extra sweater or jacket (it tends to get cold on airplanes).


Be sure to double check your flight itinerary and make sure your flight is correct. is a great resource you can use when trying to view your itinerary. It also helps to check-in online for your flight to save you time at the airport.

Boarding pass

Be sure to print our have a copy of your boarding pass on your phone. You will need your boarding pass to get through security and board your flight.


Most airlines charge to check in bags, but some airlines like Southwest offer up two free check-ins under 50 lbs. Usually you are given a complementary carry on. If you are carrying on liquids be sure your liquids are less than 3 ounces. We recommend reading the rules for baggage check in on your airlines website.

Bring Identification at the Checkpoint

When boarding a plane, you will be required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contain the following information: date of birth, gender, name, expiration date.

You will be able to use the following for identification:
-U.S passport card
-U.S passport
-U.S. Military ID
-DHS “Trusted Traveler” cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
-Permanent Resident Card
-Boarder Crossing Card
-DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
-Driver’s License
-Native American Tribal Photo ID
-Airline or airport-issued ID (must be issued by TSA- approved security plan)

So What’s next?

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