Flyers alert! Be safe on a flight, do not do this while you are in a plane

Mar 26, 2019, 16:10 PM IST
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You may have met some strangers aboard a flight who might have appeared friendly and genuine to you. You may have ended your flight with one of the most candid conversations with them. While you may have disclosed some chapters of your life to them, but have you ever thought how much truth was there in the story they told you about themselves. You might be scared to know that the fliers are now on the radars of fraudsters. While you might have been following safety rules laid out by the airlines while flying, here are some simple but important things you should now keep in mind while flying next time:

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Never sleep onboard a flight

Never sleep onboard a flight

The most common mistake you might be committing unknowingly. Fraudsters test victims' patience by brushing against them to see whether they react/wake up or are deep asleep. You should keep the armrest down between you and your seatmates no matter how friendly they might appear. (Reuters)

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Be mindful while talking: 'Words are information'

Be mindful while talking: 'Words are information'

You should be careful about whatever you say to strangers. While conversing to them, everything you say is information. The fraudsters may use these details to track you and this makes you vulnerable to those who are on target hunting.  (Reuters)

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Politely end a conversation

Politely end a conversation

If you are in a conversation, you should try to end it politely by saying you need to finish a book or have to work and take out your laptop. Also, you could have your earbuds on as it is a universal signal that you are not open to conversations. (Reuters)

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Be prepared for escalation

Be prepared for escalation

If your seatmate is making you feel uncomfortable or is invading your personal space, don't hesitate to press the call button for a flight attendant or leave your seat to ask for relocation.  (Pixabay)

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Safe journey

Safe journey

Keep in mind these simple things in mind while flying to have a safe journey and safe stay after the journey. (Reuters)

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