Travel Updates & COVID-19 Read More

TripCompanion Tours / All  / Safety 101 for the Savvy Senior Traveler

Safety 101 for the Savvy Senior Traveler

Travel Safety on Runway

You can do some simple things to increase your safety when you travel. To be safe:

  • Travel with a buddy.
  • Monitor the news and weather.
  • Use technology, such as a mobile phone or tablet, which can store “in case of emergency” (ICE) information.
  • Keep batteries on your electronic devices and cell phone charged. Most large airports offer charging stations. Read about the airports and the services that they offer.

  • Arrive at the airport early so you don’t have to hurry. If you are traveling with a trip companion, arrange to meet about 30 minutes before the airline recommended arrival time before going through security.
  • Wear comfortable slip-on shoes.
  • Avoid falls by using prescribed medical devices, such as a cane or walker. Some airports require a lot of walking from the check-in area to the gate. If endurance is a problem, ask for courtesy wheelchair service.
  • Check in your own luggage.
  • Do not accept things from strangers or agree to carry a bag on for someone else.
  • Follow directions from airline and licensed transportation personnel.
  • Review all flight safety information.
  • Keep all valuables out of sight and on your person.
  • Put your carry-on on the floor between your legs, so you have control of it.
  • Pack efficiently so you don’t have to carry too much and save your back.
  • Stay hydrated to keep your mind sharp.

Continue the conversation on the TripCompanion Facebook page. We’d love to hear about any other safety tips you recommend.

Post Tags: