My last trip abroad took me to Turkey, and although it’s not the most dangerous place I’ve ever been, there is a threat there and it is severe. To prepare for my journey there, I took several steps, from packing my hand luggage to utilize in an emergency, to carrying out counter surveillance while at the airport. I’d suggest you follow these same simple tips I employed to ensure your next flight is a safe one, regardless of where you’re heading or who may be on board.
1. Lay off the sleeping pills and the booze
Whenever I travel now, I err on the side of caution. There have been too many incidents in the sky not to, as far as I’m concerned. Gone are the days of getting totally shit-faced or dumping sleeping pills and gonking all around the world. I want a fighting chance if the jihadis take me on. You may never encounter anything on your flight, but how pissed would you be if on the day of the biggest race of your life, you were asleep? Not this guy. I’m ready for it and I’m planning the next step the entire way until I’m safe again. It is sad that I should have to be like this, but it’s a reflection of the times.
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