Travelling is all about freedom and exploring the beautiful world around you, however it also sometimes entails spending unplanned time at the airport. So, one day you may find yourself in the situation where you have to spend the night at the airport.
If you are a female traveller you should consider taking some extra precautions when you are travelling, especially when you are travelling alone.
Keep these 7 safety tips in mind, even when you are not spending the night…
> Always know where the security is located. Walk around the airport so you can get an idea of the layout and know exactly where the nearest security station or guard is located.
> Find out what the local emergency number is. The numbers will change depending on the country you are in, so Google it or ask someone in the airport and save it to your phone.
> Never sleep alone. It might be nice to find a quiet area with no one around, but it also invites possible thieves to take advantage of the situation.
> Head to the areas that are brightly lit. This follows the same pattern as the previous tip, rather stay away from the dark corners and head towards the light – don’t forget to bring an eye mask.
> Always ensure that someone knows where you are. Whenever you travel alone send a quick message to a family member or a friend just to let them know where you are and that you are safe.
> Research the airport you’ll be spending the night at. Read reviews from other travellers who have stayed at the airport so you can know exactly what to expect.
> Trust your instincts! If something feels wrong to you then it most likely is. Even if it means spending a little extra money, rather stay at a hotel if you’re worried you’re not safe.
Taking a nap in the comfort of your own home is one thing, but sleeping at the airport overnight is another! Use these 7 safety tips to stay safe.