Travel Tips

TIPS FOR TRAVELLING IN COMFORT

  • Check in online to avoid the long queues and to get your preferred seat.

  • Get to the airport early to minimize stress.

  • Wear comfortable clothes. Consider the fit and the fabric, nothing silky. Cotton is preferable.

  • Wear a pair of shoes that is easy to slip on, without having to tie and untie each time you go through security checks and to the toilet

  • Wear or bring a pair of socks. That way, when you take your shoes off, your feet are still protected.

  • Laptops, phones, iPads and metallic items like wrist watches, belts, bunch of keys should be taken off before you get to the security point as these would need to go through the x-ray machine.

  • Relax by reading our in-flight magazine 'enjoy'.

  • Listening to music can help ease the tensions in traveling and help you relax.

  • For the male traveler, pull out the wallet from your back pocket. It will create an uncomfortable bulge when you sit and it will create an imbalance on your spine.

  • Instead of drinking soda and caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea, opt for water. 

  • The ideal posture is sitting at 135 degree angle so unless it's meal time, take-off and touchdown, pull your seat back.

 SAFETY GUIDE

SMOKING

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) prohibits smoking on board all our aircraft. This includes

smoking of any artificial device or e-cigarettes.

SEAT BELTS

While seated and even if the Captain turns off the fasten seat belt sign we recommend that your seat belts are securely fastened at all times during the flight. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority requires passenger compliance with lighted passenger signs and crew member instructions concerning the use of seatbelts. Passengers have been reported to get severely injured when they fail to fasten their seat belts most especially when severe or clear air turbulence occurs without warning.

 CARRY-ON BAGGAGE

Storage for your cabin luggage is provided under the seat in front of you or in the overhead locker. For your safety and those of other passengers around you, please ensure your luggage size and weight are to specification.  Please be careful when opening the overhead compartment as luggage may have moved during the flight.

 LIQUIDS, AEROSOLS AND GELS

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels of any type are not permitted in Carry-on Cabin Baggage. Overland

Airways recommends that they are checked-in into  passenger baggage to avoid confiscation by

Airport security officials.

 PRIOR TO TAKE-OFF AND LANDING

Please ensure that your seat belt is fastened, your tray table and armrest is stowed, seat in upright position and your hand luggage stowed in the overhead locker or under the seat in front of you.

USE OF PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Use of mobile phones is not allowed during taxiing, take-off, cruising or landing. Other electronic

devices like tablets, Video Games and Laptops must be switched off during taxiing, take-off and landing

but can be used in airplane mode during the flight.

 Unique Travel Requirements

TRAVELLING WITH MEDICATION

For Passengers with specific medication, kindly ensure that they are available and taken as directed as your comfort is our concern.

 AVAILABLE SERVICES (TRAVELERS WITH LIMITED MOBILITY)

For Passengers who are physically challenged, we request that you provide our ground/boarding agents at the point of ticket reservation detailed information on the type and availability of support equipment and resources needed. 

 Pre-Boarding Secrets To Healthy Flying

UNACCOMPANIED MINOR

For unaccompanied minors i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 12 years, the parent/guardian is required to fill and submit the Declaration of Indemnity form at Overland Airways ticketing counter at the airport of embarkation in the company of the child for assessment and photo capture by Overland Airways personnel.  Any changes to the details on the Declaration of Indemnity form must be done prior to the departure from the airport. The airline will not issue ticket for the unaccompanied minor unless the Declaration of Indemnity form is completed and submitted at the Overland Airways Ticket  counter at the respective airport before departure.

 PREVENT DRY EYES

Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before boarding (after washing your hands) and wear your glasses on the plane. Never let yourself fall asleep with your lenses in, as your eyes will become even drier that way.

EAT A HEALTHY MEAL BEFORE YOU BOARD

Settle for healthy meals at airport restaurants. Choose dishes with plenty of vegetables and lean meat. You will sleep better after a good meal.

 PUT DOWN THE GIN AND TONIC

Alcohol slows down ding effectiveness, and Alcohol tends to leave you dehydrated. Take water instead.

Alcohol exacerbates illness as it interferes with your cells' metabolism making them less efficient at absorbing oxygen. It can also cause you to dehydrate faster.

 PREVENT EAR PAIN

Air pressure changes during flight, particularly while ascending and descending, making ears hurt, a condition known as "airplane ear." Activating the muscles in your jaw helps open up the Eustachian tubes, so pack gum and hard candy so you have something to suck or chew during takeoff and landing. Yawning and swallowing also helps relieve the pressure.