Flying in aircrafts wasn’t made for fun, but for fast and easy travel. However, flying thousands of feet in the air can be very stressful, especially when something goes wrong. Thankfully, aircrafts are required by law to follow specific guidelines and standards which makes flying very safe. However, an emergency can happen at any given moment. Be sure to follow these tips to ensure maximum safety during your air flight.
There is no such thing as taking too much precaution when preparing for a flight. One of the best things to do is to travel light and easy. Although it may not may not be ideal or easy, packing only the most important things can save you the energy and hassle of carrying all of your belongings in the event of an emergency. Also be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Although some may say to wear your bulkiest clothing on the plane, this can actually create more hassle if you’re worried about getting up and on your feet quickly. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and avoid heels, flip flops, and long skirts and dresses. To be ultimately prepared, make sure you have your most important items packed and ready to go with you in the event of an emergency.
Pay Attention to your Surroundings
When you arrive at the airport be sure to pay close attention to everything going on. For one, you’re in an area filled with tons of people rushing in and out of the airport. You never know what can happen. Get through check-in and security as quickly as possible. When on the plane, be sure to pay close attention to the flight attendants and read through the safety manuals on the plane. Look around and make sure you know where the oxygen masks, floaters and exit doors are. In any case of an emergency be sure you put your oxygen mask first before you help others.
Have a Clear Head
Although trying to find ways to relax on a flight can be a hard thing to do, you must remember to have a clear head and mind at all times. For instance, alcohol is one of the worst things to drink on a plane. For one it’s super expensive and the pressure in the air can cause you to feel more lightheaded and uneasy. If you have a long flight, you may think that popping a Nyquil will help you sleep better, however, in the event of an emergency, the last thing you want to do is be drowsy, dizzy and not know what’s going on. Instead, find natural ways to relax by listening to music, sipping on water, and moving around as much as you can throughout your flight. If anything should happen, you’ll be glad to know you’re alert and ready to go.