Ready for Summer? Here are the FAA’s Top 5 Travel Tips and One Major No-No

The FAA encourages passengers to take an active role in aviation safety when they fly this summer.  Here are the Top 5 Travel Tips and One Major No-No:

1. Pay attention to the flight attendant safety briefing at the beginning of your flight and read the safety briefing card.  It could save your life in an emergency.  

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2. Check with your airline to see when you can use Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs).

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3. Prevent in-flight injuries by following your airline’s carry-on bag restrictions.  

This is also a good idea if you want to avoid having your picture show up on Twitter #carryonshame–like this person who appears not-so-ready for her summer holiday:

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4. Buckle up.  Keep yourself and your family safe by wearing a seatbelt at all times while seated.

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5. Use an approved child safety seat or device if your child weighs less than 40 pounds.

Read More on Flight Chic: Airlines aren’t going to do it, so it’s up to passengers to ensure the safety of their kids.

The Major No-No from the FAA blew my mind.  Frankly, I can’t understand why people don’t know this already.  Fireworks and Flying do not mix.

Featured Image: Summer Vacation via Pixabay


Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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