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Flight attendant shares two ingenious and inexpensive tips for hotel security and we're here for it

This woman knows exactly how to keep herself safe while traveling solo and she is taking every precaution she can to prevent intruders from breaking in.

Flight attendant shares two ingenious and inexpensive tips for hotel security and we're here for it
Cover Image Source: Instagram | @lifewithbobbie

It's a sad reality that traveling solo is kind of a big deal for women as we tend to feel unsafe even in our hotel rooms. There have been many cases of intruders breaking into hotel rooms to steal or harm the room's occupants. However, a flight attendant named Bobbie Smith (@lifewitbobbie on Instagram) shared two clever safety hacks in a video that guarantees to make your hotel stays safer.


 
 
 
 
 
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"First of all you have to grab a few hangers," Smith demonstrates to her audience as she grabs two cloth hangers from the closet in her room. Then she attaches one of the hangers to the door latch and loops the second one through the door handle and ultimately connects the two hangers together. "Now, if you try to open the door, there is no way someone can get in like that," she says while trying to turn the door handle which has been secured by the hangers.

Smith shows a thumbs-up to the audience since her first hack is effective and moves on to the second tip which might keep solo travelers safe in hotel rooms. "Second tip, if your room doesn't have hangers, which it normally does, you have to grab a towel," Smith says while picking up a white towel. Then she puts it through the latch and shows how it effectively bolts the door shut as well so no one can get in from the outside. "So, these are two hotel safety tips coming from a flight attendant," Smith concludes.

Image Source: Instagram | @lifewithbobbie
Image Source: Instagram | @lifewithbobbie

"This is not just a safety tip for flight attendants, but for the #solotraveler. It can be very nerve-racking, to stay in a hotel by yourself, so [know] how to protect yourself and make sure no one can get in your room. I found these two solutions that make me feel more comfortable, safe and sleep better," Smith wrote in the caption of her video. Her safety tips were appreciated by many viewers but a few of them raised questions about the type of hotels these flight attendants have to stay in.

Image Source: Instagram | @lifewithbobbie
Image Source: Instagram | @lifewithbobbie

@jason.blackrock1611 questioned, "What kind of hotels are the airline putting you lady at?" @bettye.yvonne wrote, "These are some good tips. Normally I just put heavy furniture against the door. I stayed at a hotel where I had people try to come in a couple of times while my child and I were there. Stay safe no matter what hotel you stay at." @jlhare commented, "Just stayed at a nice hotel where the deadbolt didn’t work. It did the click, but never went in. GM told me it would still stop someone. Seriously? Like that $3 latch is going to work? Hell no. Changed rooms. Your safety is your responsibility. They don’t care."


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Bobbie Smith - Travel inspiration (@lifewitbobbie)


 

@mal.livi spared another safety tip, "Another tip for ladies traveling alone: when you check-in, ask them to add your husband’s name to the reservation so he can get his own keys when he arrives shortly. Unfortunately, sometimes hotel staff are in on the shady business that happens at hotels (like abduction and trafficking). So I always add a man’s name to my reservation during check-in to make them think I won’t be alone for long."


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Bobbie Smith - Travel inspiration (@lifewitbobbie)


 

Smith, who makes videos about travel and lifestyle and often shares hacks and tips for travel enthusiasts, isn't the only one who has been giving out hotel safety hacks on social media platforms. A while ago, another female traveler showed how she keeps herself safe in hotel rooms using an extreme seven-step routine. Victoria Kokhan (@victorias.way on TikTok) made sure no one broke into her room while she had her guard down.

Image Source: TikTok | @victorias.way
Image Source: TikTok | @victorias.way

She does everything from putting the "Do Not Disturb" sign outside her room to plugging in the peephole with some wet tissues to make sure no one is looking through sneakily. Kokhan also brings in a bathroom washcloth to fasten any gaps in the door's deadbolt. Quite a lot of people claimed that Kokhan was just being "paranoid" whereas others recommended that Kokhan shouldn't leave her house if she was so afraid of the world outside her comfort zone. Well, it seems these ladies are telling us that it's better to be safe than sorry.

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