Okay, let’s take a break from the wedding posts, there’s still time to finish them all off before our anniversary, I think hihi. I have an important message to share with all of you.
Since I moved here, I’ve been quite a frequent flyer. With all the recent cases we hear lately, typical me is paranoid, lol. I’ve never paid attention to details before, but now I do, and I feel the need to share it.
Travelling is fun, and I’m sure most of us like to travel and see other parts of the world kan. But, in order to do that, do we take any precaution, any safety measure to ensure our survival when we fly?
Okay. Let’s say, for example, we were in a plane crash (it’s horrible I know, I hope none of us will have to go through such a horrific situation). Okay, let’s say our plane crashes, and we survive the crash. But, we were in some place deserted, or on the life rafts, for days. What would matter most then? Survival. Not how cute our outfit is, sorry.
I sometimes see women wearing uncomfortable shoes (high heels, some very high) when flying and I get nervous for them.
So allow me to share some dressing tips with you guys:
1. Wear comfortable shoes:
– Comfortable is key here. Personally I’d suggest wearing sneakers, that’s the best way to go. But if you feel like it’s such a dread to wear one (which I wouldn’t understand why!), you can wear flats or loafers. Try to avoid slippers. Heels is a definite no no okay. You can wear boots if you’d like but I’d recommend only the flat ones.
Imagine having to walk in a jungle for hours, for days, would you want to be walking in heels or slippers? Who knows what kind of poisonous animals would be lingering around at your feet, not to mention how tiring it would get. People might start to get irrational and just vote to eat you to survive, since you’re slowing the whole group down anyway. Hah would you want that?!
And let’s say to get to the jungle (shore), you have to be on the life raft first and some paranoid people were not happy that you were going on it with your heels on because you might tear the raft (I don’t know if this is even possible? lol) and a majority of people agreed that you should take off your heels. So you did (had to), and they were nice enough to let you take it with you. But let’s say you had to be on the raft for days, and there were storms and whatnot and your heels fell into the sea, then how are you going to survive once you reach the shore? You can, but it’ll be extra painful.
2. Wear comfortable outfit, especially pants:
– This point correlates with the above point. When surviving, you’d need a comfortable outfit to be able to move around swiftly, there might be tigers chasing you, who knows!
3. Bring heating clothes:
– So you don’t know which land you might land at. Will it be hot? Cold? Doesn’t matter, just bring a sweater or any warm clothing you can think of. Bring it with you into the cabin okay, don’t go and put it inside your checked in luggage lol. Plus, even if the land is hot, it will get cold by night time. Better safe than sorry.
4. Pay attention during safety demonstration:
– Okay so this is not a dressing tip, but it’s still important. I knowww how we are always not interested in watching the safety demonstration, but I cannot stress enough on how important it is, especially since different airlines have different procedures. Plus some airlines use their steward/stewardess to do the demonstration (such as AirAsia), so we should appreciate their effort lah and spare a few minutes to give them our undivided attention.
Always make sure you pay attention on where the nearest safety exit and where your life vest is. If you always travel by the same airline, then maybe you can take this part lightly (provided you’ve mastered the procedure). But it’s always good to pay attention anyway, in case they changed the procedure. Who knows!
I hope these tips are able to provide guidelines for you the next time you’re flying. Statistically, flying is the safest way to travel, so don’t you worry! But it’s better to be prepared, just in case.
If you’re reading this before a special trip, I hope you’ll have a great time travelling & happy holiday ?!