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It has been suggested by a flight attendant that hotel guests place a bottle underneath their beds upon entering their rooms as a method of checking for any potential hidden individuals.
Esther Sturrus, an employee of the Dutch airline KLM, frequently posts travel-inspired videos on her TikTok profile. In a recent video offering tips for solo travelers, she shared the following advice.
Trespassers and intruders may aim to target tourists, particularly if they are staying on the ground level or in rooms that are easily accessible from exterior areas.
According to the video, you can easily verify that there is no one under the bed without looking by ensuring that the bottle exits from the opposite side.
The video also offers suggestions for organizing toiletries, using the steam from a shower to “dry clean” clothes, and removing steam from the bathroom mirror.
In October 2022, a new video was posted showcasing the initial steps she takes upon arriving in her hotel room. The video has received nearly 39 million views and offers advice such as securing the door, shutting the curtains, and adjusting the air conditioning.
Some TikTok users have expressed admiration for the advice. One user commented, “I never thought about the possibility of someone being under the bed.”
One member described the advice as “extremely helpful”, while another remarked that “flight attendants are the true MVPs”.
In April, Ms Sturrus made headlines for sharing her top 10 travel suggestions, including the recommendation to leave a shoe in the safe.
She mentioned that by doing this, you will always remember everything in your safe. You will realize when you’re about to leave that you’ve forgotten a shoe.
Some tips and tricks have not been as popular. In March, a TikTok user named NDA shared a “hack” where he purchased three fully refundable tickets in the same row and then returned them right before take-off, allowing him to have a whole row to himself. This sparked mixed reactions, with some doubting its success due to overbooked flights and others deeming it unethical.