Flying can be an adventure, but like everything else in life, there are small risks. Even though flying is safest way to travel in this modern age, here are some tips to minimize any unfortunate, but unlikely event of an emergency situation.
• Try to only fly nonstop routings
Takeoff, climb, descent, and landing phases of flights have most occurrences of accidents. To reduce these risks reduce amount of exposure to these phases of flight by trying only to fly nonstop.
• Choose a larger aircraft
Aircraft under 30 passengers are not required to be designed and certified under strictest regulations. Also statistically, in a larger aircraft, you have a better chance of survival in an unlikely event of a serious accident.
• Pay Attention to locations of emergency exits
Preflight instructions have become very repetitious. But information given regarding exits are very important to your safety. Pay attention, locations of closest emergency exits may be different depending on aircraft and seat you are in.
• Overhead Storage Bins should be free of heavy articles
Overhead storage bins and their doors are not made to hold very heavy objects during turbulence, so ask if you or another passenger have heavy articles to be stored elsewhere.
• Keep your seat belt fastened while plane is in air.