Place hand luggage in the overhead locker across the aisle
Theft from cabin luggage is, unfortunately, more common than you think. It is a sad fact that criminals are operating onboard flights. It might feel safe to have your hand luggage in the overhead locker above your seat. But if you think about it, you cannot see if someone is going through your hand luggage when it is above you. That’s why it’s a good idea to put your hand luggage in the overhead locker above the seats across the aisle from you. That way you can keep an eye on it.
The Economist reported an incident where a Turkish businessman had $260,000 in cash and belongings stolen from his overhead luggage in 2016 while he was travelling to Hong Kong.
Traveller24 also reported a crime syndicate was operating on South African Airways flights, who netted stolen goods to the value of R6.5m.
Bring your own food
If you are flying with a low-cost airline, they will probably not provide any food free of charge. Low-cost airlines are known for selling expensive and substandard food onboard. It’s not like you really have a choice of where to buy your lunch from at 35,000 feet.
So our tip is to bring your own snacks or ready meals. It will cost you less and probably be much better quality.
Noise cancelling headphones
If you are a frequent traveller, consider buying yourself a set of good quality noise-cancelling headphones. Something that can really wear you down is all the noise. Whether it be, people talking, babies screaming, adults snoring or aircraft noise, there is just so much noise. You can go a long way to combating noise fatigue with a set of noise cancelling headphones. Bose is well known for their good quality noise-cancelling headphones.
The nice thing about the Bose headphones is you don’t even have to listen to any music. Just turn on the noise cancelling feature and you will be transported away to a calmer quieter place.
Bring antibacterial wipes
Finally, do you have any idea how dirty aircraft are? It’s probably best not to think about it in too much detail. Aircraft are very expensive assets and airlines need to keep them in the air and earning money. An aircraft on the ground is not making money. As a result, aircraft are not cleaned as well as they should be. The headrest, armrest, seatbelt buckle, tray table and seat pocket in front of you are all serious bacteria hotspots.
Bring a pack of anti-bacterial wipes with you to wipe down the areas you are going to come into contact with. At the very least, you can clean your hands before you eat. After all, you don’t want to get to your destination and be sick from something you caught on the flight.
One final nugget of information, a recent study found the dirtiest thing you will come into contact with when travelling is the…….. wait for it…… the plastic trays at the security checkpoint.
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