Air travel is by far the safest, easiest, and fastest means of travel. It is convenient for your business trips and personal vacays as long as your chosen destination has an airstrip nearby.
However, there are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you travel to ensure safe travel and a pleasant flight even if you are pregnant. You need to be aware of the safety measures the airline has put in place in case of an emergency. For instance, you might need to use a self-contained breathing apparatus during some flight emergency.
Here are a few tips
Dress For Comfort
This is not the time to dress to kill. The best clothes for air travel are breathable clothes made from cotton. Dressing for comfort allows you to move easily and quickly. It also ensures your skin is not exposed to flame or friction. This can be uncomfortable, especially if you are the kind that experiences travellers disease.
Also, invest in a comfortable flat shoe for ease of movement, especially in emergencies.
Watch The Safety Video Closely
This video is not just protocol; it is the best way to pass instructions to travellers. It does not matter how much you know; every flight needs a recap of the instructions. This is because the airline may have added more safety measures or new conditions that you need to be conversant with.
Ensure you also go through the picture card placed in your seat pocket. This card contains the most relevant information concerning your journey and the plane you are flying.
Have Your Run Kit Prepared
A run kit contains those items whose loss is painful to replace. It could hold your passport and other identification documents, wallet, emergency contacts, mobile phone, money, and credit cards, as well as any medication you may require.
Mind Your Electronic Gadgets
You might feel like you cannot separate from your laptop, but you need to keep it with your luggage on a plane. To be on the safe side, ensure you backup your important documents to the cloud or a separate hard disk before beginning your journey.
Also, ensure your gadgets are in good condition and are fully charged.
Sobriety Is King
Avoid alcohol by all means. You need to be fully aware of your senses and surroundings. A little drink will have a more significant effect on you than at sea level.
Moderation is key. Alcohol can leave you dehydrated, bloated, or somehow incapacitated. Drink non-caffeinated beverages instead. You want to be sharp in case of any emergencies.
Respect is two ways, give respect to earn respect. Respect your flight attendants and take them as your emergency service personnel. The flight attendants are trained to save your lives, and so the next time one tells you that you cannot use the restroom, sit your pretty face down. This is not the time and place to flirt.
Respect other passengers. This is not the time to be judgmental and cynical. You do not know them; stay out of their lives.
Better safe than sorry, no matter how cliche you think that is. You deserve a safe flight, so do the other passengers. Observe restraint in all ways and be respectful. You do not want to be a nuisance. Observe these tips to enjoy safe flights and smiles all through.
Whatever you do, remember you can lose everything, but you can’t afford to lose your life.