H. E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of the Republic of Liberia
While airline passengers have to deal with constant changes in airport security, airline baggage rules, and even in the kinds of items that are prohibited and restricted from airline flights, a lot of the basic common sense suggestions for flying safely and with minimum hassle haven’t changed much at all.
- Fly on Nonstop Routings
Most airliner accidents happen during the takeoff, climb, descent, and landing phase of flight, so the easiest way to reduce your chance of getting in an accident is to take fewer flights. If you have a choice, and there isn’t much difference in price, flying nonstop would not only reduce exposure to the most accident prone phases of flight, but it will probably take quite a bit of time off your trip too.
- Pay Attention to the Preflight Briefing
Although the information seems repetitious, the locations of the closest emergency exits may be different depending on the aircraft that you fly on and seat you are
in. Some passenger safety briefings include a few words about the position to take
in an emergency landing.
Buckle up. Keep you and your family safe by wearing a seat belt at all times while
- Use an approved child safety seat or device if your child weighs less than 40 pounds.
- Prevent in-flight injuries by following your airline’s carry-on restrictions.
- When it’s time, turn off your personal electronic device (PED).