Airline passengers come across several changes related to baggage rules, airport security, and even in items which are restricted and banned from flights. Here are some of the tips to travel safely with less risk and stress.
- Fly Nonstop
A lot of accidents take place during climb, takeoff, descent, and landing of flight. So, the key here is to take as less flights as you can to reduce the risk of accident. If there is not much price difference and you have option, you may want to fly on nonstop routines to avoid most risky phases of airlines and you can take a bit of time off your journey.
- Listen to preflight briefing carefully
Same information may seem boring at times. But the closest emergency doors may be placed at different places and it varies from aircraft to aircraft. Some briefings also include position of passenger to take emergency landing.
- Fly on larger aircraft
These days, smaller aircrafts with capacity of over 30 passenger sets are designed according to strict regulations and are certified well. But in case of crash, larger aircrafts have more room for survival.
- Don’t place any heavy luggage on overhead storage bin
Overhead storage bins may not be suitable for heavy objects in case of turbulence. If you or any passenger have problem lifting their bags or luggage in the bin, it is better to store it anywhere else. If a heavy bag is placed above your head, it can cause serious injury on your head if it falls out. So, it is better to move it or change the seat.
- Keep your seatbelt on
When you are seated, don’t remove your seatbelt as it offers added protection to avoid injuries from turbulence.
- Follow the instructions
Flight attendants are mainly appointed for passenger’s safety. It is the main part of their job. If one of those professionals asks you to fasten your seatbelts or to do something, do it first without arguing with them.
There are also other steps to improve your comfort and safety in the cabin, for example, wearing cozy clothes. On longer flights, you may want to walk around to avoid deep vein thrombosis and other problems.
- Don’t carry any hazardous item
The list of hazardous items that are banned in flights is too long to read. But you should use your common sense to avoid carrying flammable and harmful items, such as corrosives, gasoline, toxic gases, and other items on aircraft unless they are shipped in a specific container or airline staff allows it. You should take your time to know the most common hazardous and banned items that shouldn’t be brought.
- Allow flight attendants to handle hot beverages
Flight attendants are well-trained professionals and they have practice to pour hot beverages like tea or coffee on a running flight or in a packed aisle. Let them to handle it and give it to you.
- Avoid drinking alcohol too much
The atmospheric pressure is too much in an airline cabin. As compared to sea level, any drink you have will affect more strongly in the air. At any height, moderation is the key to prevent air rage accident.
- Stay alert
In case there is any emergency or any emergency evacuation as precaution, listen to the flight crew and attendants and exit the aircraft as quickly as you can.