close
Advertisement

7 Tips to Keep Your Personal Items Safe While Travelling

Learn how to keep your personal items and valuables safe while travelling in an airplane

7 Tips to Keep Your Personal Items Safe While Travelling
Getty Images

You might be surprised to hear that even in the confined space of an airplane, thefts still do occur.

In a recent case reported out of Singapore, two men onboard a flight to Jakarta were apprehended after being suspected of stealing cash from fellow passengers mid-flight.
 
These cases are known as in-flight, or mid-flight thefts, and while airlines don't advertising the fact, they’re not as rare as you may think.

The perpetrators are often part of criminal syndicates and they work in pairs or groups to keep from getting discovered.
 
While staying alert is important, there are also tips you can heed to ensure you don’t fall victim to such crimes.
 

Advertisement
1. Keep cash and valuables close to you at all times
1. Keep cash and valuables close to you at all times
Pixabay

Keep your valuables such as cash, your ID and passport, and jewellery in a small bag that you can place under the seat in front of you.

Rest your feet on your bag to make sure no one gets close to it, and bring this bag with you whenever you leave your seat.

It takes just a few seconds for experienced thieves to swipe your bag so never give them the opportunity by leaving it unattended.



Advertisement

More in Travel

12 secrets only air traffic controllers know

12 secrets only air traffic controllers know

Without air traffic controllers, airline pilots would be flying blind; here’s what else only an air traffic controller knows.
The 13 most dangerous beaches in the world

The 13 most dangerous beaches in the world

If your plans for your beachside holiday include reading, relaxing and surviving, cross these destinations off your list.
The world’s best hotels for music lovers

The world's best hotels for music lovers

These eight hotels stand out among music lovers for having hosted famous artists, or for being close to top venues, and are the perfect spots for music lovers to hit the right note.
14 enchanting places that look straight out of a fairy tale

14 enchanting places that look straight out of a fairy tale

Step right into your favourite storybook with these stunning and completely real places throughout the world.
15 places that have been ruined by tourism

15 places that have been ruined by tourism

Tourism is both a blessing and a curse. While a healthy amount can boost the economy, too much of it can be harmful to the environment and uproot local populations. Before you book your next trip, consider how your wanderlust is affecting some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Advertisement