Flying solo can be fun, as long as you know how to protect your safety while you do it! If you’re wary of flying solo and you want to make the experience more pleasant and secure, you’ll love the hot tips which are featured in our fun and informative infographic.
These tips are designed to promote personal security. Government websites often provide similar tips on how to stay safe in these circumstances, so do look for them if you need more resources. However, our infographic will definitely provide the basic tips that you need…
Now, let’s talk about these tips and how they will help you to fly alone, without the usual anxiety and fear…
Carry Yourself with Confidence
People respond to the self-confident attitudes of others and this is why you should never carry yourself like a victim while you’re flying solo. By carrying yourself like a queen (or king, as the case may be!), you’ll be less likely to be bothered by others.
Those who would hassle you while you travel alone will typically look for victims who display signs of vulnerability, confusion or weakness. So, walk with confidence, don’t avoid eye contact (don’t prolong eye contact either!) and exude an air of self-containment.
In other words, let people know that you aren’t to be messed with by displaying great posture and a confident attitude.
Keep Information Very Private
You may need to ask for help sometimes while you’re travelling. If you do this, be careful not to reveal too much! For example, if you’re asking for directions to a gate in an airport, don’t let the person that you’re asking know that you’re flying solo. You may even wish to communicate that you are travelling with others – this type of white lie will send a message to shady types that you aren’t a safe target.
So, choose your words with care whenever you need to interact with someone new…
Your ID Should be Readily Available
Always have your ID at the ready in case you’re asked to produce it by an airport official or other uniformed employee. In general, this means keeping a passport on your person. If you’re worried about losing your precious ID, consider investing in a travel wallet which wraps around your body. These handy wallets make it very easy to access ID…and much harder to lose it!
Look for Public Places Wherever You Are
Lastly, you should keep an eye out for public places, no matter where you are. For example, instead of hanging out in a secluded corner of an airport, where very few people are, look for a hub, such as a food court, which is densely populated. You’ll be more likely to stay safe in this environment, as security personnel and other people will protect you in the event that you are approached by a shady type.