Flight attendant reveals her top hotel tips
NEVER talk about where you’re staying while on the plane, and make sure to leave your TV on while you’re gone.
They are the hotel security tips you need to know, according to flight attendant Sara Keagle in an article on the Huffington Post.
Well, who would know more about hotels than someone who is constantly on the move?
Here are her top words of accommodation wisdom:
1. Zip it
Never talk about where your staying on the plane or in the airport – especially if you’re travelling solo. You don’t know who could be listening. This is just as important when you arrive at the hotel – don’t let others see your room number. If you’re travelling with others, write it on a piece of paper and give it to them.
2. Excess baggage
When you arrive in your room, use your bags to prop open the door and look inside before it closes. It hasn’t happened to me but I know flight attendants who’ve encountered strangers in their rooms.
3. Be wary
If someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you’re expecting someone, for example if you’ve ordered room service. If in doubt call the front desk.
When you’re out and about leave your television on in your room – this will deter thieves.
5. Write it down
Place a note on the table detailing yourself and your plans, this could assist police if something does happen to you.
6. Use the deadbolt
Keagle says: “I have walked in on people sleeping because the hotel inadvertently gave me a key to a room already occupied. This will also stop housekeeping from coming in while you’re in the shower should you forget the do not disturb sign.”
7. Know the nearest exit
Leave a torch and a room key on the floor near the door, so if there’s a fire you can grab them on the way out. That way, if you encounter thick smoke down the hall you can go back to your room and call for help.