Traveling today has been made a lot safer then it used to be. In fact, several findings indicate that Air travel is indeed the safest way of traveling anywhere in the world. Yet, it is important that we take the smallest of precautions while traveling because accidents don’t knock on the door before showing up. So, here are a few safe traveling tips when you choose to fly to your destination.
- Non-stop Flights are safer
If you have ever heard anything about a plane crash or incident involving a plane, you would know that there are certain phases in the flight which are more prone to incidents than the rest. They are namely, the landing and the take-off. So, it is obvious that by simply reducing the no. of flights will also reduce the no. of times you have to go through these phases. Besides, taking non-stop flights also ensure that you are not stuck up in an unknown stop in the middle of your journey.
- Preflight Briefing Is Important
Well, yes it’s a bit difficult to believe this but they don’t simply talk to keep you entertained before your flight. They give proper instructions as to how to handle yourself during the various phases of flight. Most importantly, they tell you what to do in the case of a crash. A small tip you pay attention to can actually save your life. I understand that most of the times they all repeat the same instructions but it’s always good to listen because the positions of the emergency exits may differ with the plane you prefer to travel on.
- The Bigger The Better
Recent aircrafts which were designed to carry more than 30 passengers were developed under stricter norms and regulations than the smaller ones. This makes them a lot safer. Also, because of the large space and bigger frames, larger aircrafts tend to suffer lesser damage in case of a crash when compared to larger aircrafts. Even proper statistics show that larger aircrafts give the passengers a more decent chance of survival during s crash than smaller aircrafts.
- Extra Baggage
Overhead bins provided for extra baggage should never be used to store really heavy baggage. Often during turbulence, these bins may fail to handle the heavy baggage stored in them and it can send its contents crashing down on your head. This is obviously a dangerous practice and can cause serious damage. The wiser thing to do in case you’re carrying a heavy bag with you would be to simply get it stored in the cargo bay.
- Seats Belts Are There For A Purpose
Most of us often ignore the flights attendants when they ask us to fasten our seatbelts while we are seated. This is not only rude but also a dangerous practice. Seatbelts can provide with that extra safety you need in case of turbulence.
- Drinking should be limited
Since the aircraft is pressurized at all times, drinks are bound to affect you more than they would normally do. Hence, it is always advisable to keep drinks to a minimum while flying in order to prevent any unwarranted accidents.