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For the Traveling Handyman: How to Avoid In-Flight Embarrassment

If you don’t want to be humiliated like the West Ham in westhamworld’s article, you better avoid all sorts of moments that have the potential of making you feel ashamed of yourself.

This article will help any handyman enjoy his or her well-deserved vacation without being embarrassed.

Read on to know the tips.

Don’t bring dangerous tools—even if they’re your favorite ones.

bag-luggage-carry-manLet’s be clear about this. In your carry-on luggage, you’re only permitted to bring tools that are 7 inches or less in length. That includes your wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. Tools like your hammer, ax, hatchet, crowbar, drill, drill bits, saws, log splitters, and other tools longer than 7 inches should be packed in checked luggage. Don’t store your jigsaw in your carry-on luggage unless you want to be humiliated in front of other passengers. Be careful about what you’re going to bring. Also, remember to take with you your handyman ID. You wouldn’t want to be held long for questions regarding the tools you have with you.

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Put your gadgets on silent mode.

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets that could make a sound should be silenced. It’s humiliating when one of them suddenly makes a noise in the middle of the flight. Bear in mind that you’re not allowed to use electronic devices during the trip. It’s better to turn them off instead if your phone has no “airplane mode.”

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I remember a friend of mine who was caught using a phone mid-flight. He was just about to turn it off again since it turned on automatically for some unknown reason. While switching it off, he was approached by a flight attendant and was questioned whether he remembers the rule against not using phones during a flight. He said yes and explained his situation. It was too late, however, as some of the passengers have been looking at him with doubtful eyes already. Talk about in-flight humiliation!

Choose the airlines wisely.

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If you know you’re someone who complains a lot, you better choose an airline wisely. If you want to sleep with a sleeping mask on and be covered by a warm, fuzzy blanket, then don’t book a flight where those actions are against their ridiculous rules. If you want to enjoy a sumptuous meal in-flight, then make sure the meals being offered on the plane have received more positive feedback than negative ones. Otherwise, you might be tempted to complain to a flight attendant, and if you’re unfortunate, you might be entertained by the bravest flight attendant of all—one who won’t back down if you complain or rebel even just a little.

To avoid dealing with a flight attendant or the embarrassment, make sure you do your research first. Will the services of the airline be enough to satisfy you? If not, then select another airline. If you have no choice but to pick them, then avoid complaining a lot, unless you want to eat humiliation in-flight.

And that’s it! Enjoy your vacay, handyman!

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