Airline safety is a term encompassing the theory, investigation, and categorisation of flight failures, and the prevention of such failures through regulation, education, and training. A lot of people are saying that your airplane ride may be the safest part of your day.
Safety is an accumulation of knowledge about risk converted into practice, and no other mode of transportation has been as expansive as flying in incorporating what we know about the fallibility of humans and machines. From the plane seats to the cabin air to the course and altitude of the flight, every decision in commercial aviation comes after careful consideration of its impact on safety.
Here are some airline safety and travel tips that you should remember when traveling alone or with your family:
1. Find a buddy in line or in the seat in case of emergency
When you are in a crowded terminals or flights, try to find a buddy in line or in the seat next to you if you are traveling alone. This is for the reason that you are watching his or her bags at the counter or on board and he or she will do the same with your stuff as well. Make sure the person is trustworthy.
2. Put your gadgets on the last when putting your carry or baggage through the x-ray system
This is to make sure that it will comes out behind your other luggage, about the same time you are cleared to pick it up.
3. Put your luggage in the overhead bin across the aisle from you
This is to see and make sure that no one can open your luggage during the flight. Overhead storage bins may not be able to hold very heavy objects during turbulence.
4. Dress for comfort and safety as well
This is for your protection from heat and fire. Also it is to avoid synthetics and bear in mind that the safety slide is pretty rough material you should use natural fiber slacks only.
5. Seat next or near the exit aisle
This is located in the back of the airplane and usually farthest from impact and farthest from explosive fuel when an emergency occur.
6. The time for greatest concern is during take-off and landing
This is also the time that non-stop flights reduce exposure to these most accident-prone phases of flight. When an emergency happens, you should have an evacuation plan already in your mind like you already memorise how many rows to each exit point. Planes with more than 30 passenger seats are designed and certified under the strictest regulations.
7. Always carry a penlight flashlight for use in an emergency
You can use this when there is no other source of light available during that time. When that happens, follow directions from the flight crew and exit the aircraft as quickly as possible.
8. Know how to locate and to use the life jacket or any floating device
When you are traveling alone or over the water, make sure you are aware of the location of all emergency devices. The primary reason flight attendants are on an aircraft is for safety, so if one of them asks you to do something like fasten your seat belts, do it-ask questions later.
9. Carry your passport even on domestic flights
You will never know when an accident will occur. During this kind of crisis, there are certain incidents that U.S flights will be diverted to Mexican or Canadian borders or airports so having your passport will help you with the border crossing.
10. When traveling, don’t drink too much alcohol
The atmosphere in an airliner cabin is pressurized to about the same altitude so any alcohol you consume will affect you more than at sea level. That is why airlines have moderation policy when it comes to drinking alcohol at any altitude. Drinking non-caffeinated products is a good practice as well.
These are all general helpful tips especially for those who are traveling in an airline alone or for the first time. Take these tips with you and have a safe flight!