How to Create a Plane Survival Kit

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Airlines | 3 comments

Survival On Flights

Traveling by plane is a great way to get to your destination in a short amount of time and with minimal hassles. However, many adults are terrified of flying. They would rather take a long journey by automobile or public transportation than willingly trap themselves in a steel container thousands of feet above the earth’s surface. What if you are terrified of flying and you earn airline miles with a credit card, though? You may be able to give the miles to a friend or family member, but you will be essentially wasting a valuable perk that you’ve received from your credit card company.

Instead, you can make flying less scary by creating a plane survival kit to use during the journey. This plane survival kit has nothing to do with parachutes and oxygen masks. Instead, you can fill it with things that will help you take your mind off the flight and make the experience more comfortable.

Do Your Research

Before you create your plane survival kit, you might want to do a little research about air travel in general. One thing you will discover is that traveling by plane is one of the safest ways to travel in the world. The percentage of airplanes that experience any problems whatsoever is minute when compared with the percentage of automobiles involved in life-threatening accidents every day. You can even research the safety rating of the airline with which you will be traveling for added encouragement.

Books and Magazines

Reading material is one of the best things to keep in your plane survival kit. Reading actively engages the imagination, so you won’t even be able to focus on your fears and worries while flying. If you have a good book that you’ve been dying to read, an airplane journey gives you the perfect opportunity.

Music and Movies

If you need something more stimulating than a book, an MP3 device with music of movies may be a great option. You can listen to soothing melodies or watch a lighthearted comedy to take your mind off the flight.

Make Your Flight More Comfortable

It’s also a good idea to pack some things that will make you feel more comfortable on the plane. A neck pillow will reduce neck fatigue, and a small blanket can keep you warm if the plane’s interior becomes too chilly. Chewing gum or small beverages can be used to eliminate the inner ear pressure that often occurs during takeoff.

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3 Responses to “How to Create a Plane Survival Kit”

  1. This is fantastic and perfect timeing Jeremy and Valerie. A close girlfriend of mine is going to have to do a lot of flying as of a week ago and horrible accident with her husband. She is absolutely terrifed of flying!!! I’m going to have her read this and see if we can get a kit put together for her! Thank you! 🙂

    • As the Scouts Motto aptly states it, Be Prepared. Certainly pays to be ready incase of an emergency while you are flying.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. How about a parachute? It should be included in the survival kit as well

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