Take preemptive steps to increase survivability.
》Identify potential helpers, talk to those around you. Who’s a doctor, soldier, ourdoorsman, police officer?
》If you can’t get an exit row seat, pick an aisle seat within 5 rows of an exit. Count how many rows away you are from the exit row. (You may have to feel for it in the dark.)
》Keep your shoes on during the entire flight, read the safety card, keep your belt on.
》Know where the floating devices are and how to retreive them.
》Stay awake and aware during takeoff and landing. Most crashes take place within 3 minutes of takeoff and 8 minutes before landing.
》Scan for threats, abnormal behavior, potential weapons, and non-verbal communication between two seemingly separate parties. Keep an eye on who’s doing what, who’s in the lavatory (more than 10 minutes is cause for concern), and who passes on in-flight services, as it may be an attempt to keep a low profile and avoid interactions with flight attendants.
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