A flight attendant for Emirates airline has shared her biggest tip for passengers – and claims that holidaymakers who listen to the rule are less likely to be harmed during a flight.
While there’s no need to be afraid of flying – as crashes are very rare – it is possible for tourists to get hurt if there’s turbulence or during take off and landing.
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Emirates Cabin Crew, Cara Evans explained to Daily Star that she recommends doing one thing to prevent this.
The flight attendant said: "Being a member of the cabin crew is so much more than a service role – safety is our highest priority.
"Whether you’re a frequent flyer or flying with us for the first time, please follow the seat belt sign!
"We may experience turbulence mid-flight and once the seatbelt sign is turned on it means it’s no longer safe to stand, walk around the cabin, go to the toilet etc.
"Of course this also applies when the aircraft is taxiing ahead of take-off or landing.
"You might be eager to quickly disembark and meet loved ones on arrival, but it is imperative to only remove the seatbelt once the aircraft is at a standstill and the sign has been switched off."
It’s important to remember that this simple safety advice isn’t just to prevent a bumped head or bruises as turbulence can be fatal in some cases.
Vance Hilderman, an aviation expert, author, and CEO of AFuzion told the Daily Star: "Turbulence can certainly be dangerous. Larger passenger aircraft are certified for 'worst case' weather.
"However, even that supposed worst case doesn’t cover certain types of particularly bad storms, so weather reports and weather radar are used to avoid the really nasty weather.
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He continued: "Turbulence is caused by combinations of warm and cold air movements and can be exacerbated by winds.
"Just recently, a business jet was flying several passengers and a passenger not wearing a seatbelt was killed by that turbulence.
"The thing to remember is that, just as when you’re driving a car, you only need your seatbelt to be on one second before the car crash.
"But since you can’t predict crashes, or turbulence, the solution is simple: always wear your seatbelt when seated."
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