(These from Trip Advisor with smi additions)
You can get early access to the plane by saying you have a peanut allergy and need time to wipe down the seat area.
Very unlikely it'll happen, but just in case.
How to survive a plane crash
You're in a hotel or a room somewhere and you want a cheap way to securely keep the door closed so even those with a key can't get in.
Door lock out of a dinner fork
Commercial door lock on Amazon abt $22
from Katherine Maher, international geek via Quora
1. Never check luggage. • It's not just that it gets lost. Not checking means you can switch flights in a pinch, whether for a more direct connection, an upgrade, or to take a voucher for a later flight when they get full. 3 weeks on 1 bag is totally possible! • Learn how to roll. The NYTimes has a great demo here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/0... • Prepacked travel kits (see below). Wet bag for toiletries, dry bag for meds/sundries, and business kit. Replenish after every trip, store together. 2. Plane - Pack a business kit for coach • earphones • plane socks - pressure socks for long hauls - DVT is no fun. regular socks for plane-only wear keep you warm if you stupidly wore sandals, and lets you run to the bathroom without shoes, without getting regular socks grimy. • inflatable neck pillow • eye mask • chapstick • pen • mini toothbrush/toothpaste • earplugs 3. Health • ibuprofen/aspirin • Cipro • Benadryl • Neosporin • 30% DEET mosquito repellent - anti-malarials are miserable. use DEET, wear light colored, long clothing, and be careful instead. • oral re-hydration salts - get better fast after food poisoning (also great for hangovers) • condoms • band-aids • SPF30 or 50 4. Toiletries: 1. Buy a clear hard plastic regulation size bag. 2. Buy a set of 3oz/100mL refillable bottles. buy only the kind with 3 OZ or 100mL stamped into the plastic. some airports will not accept unmarked bottles, even if properly sized, and printed writing wears off. I learned this the hard way (I'm looking at you, Dublin). 3. Fill them with your standard products. you will never need more than 3 oz for 3 weeks, and probably longer. 4. Fill your bag with your bottles. 5. Fill a pencil case or similar with cotton balls & Q-tips (& tampons, etc). 6. Leave in your suitcase. Refill when necessary. Never worry again! 5. General • notebook, w/ mini paper map of destination city and all critical phone #s • unlocked GSM phone - skip the roaming bills, get a local SIM • shower sandals • sunglasses • medium-size square scarf - warmth, coverage (for women), makes a dirty seat instantly clean. • packet of clothing detergent - wash & wear • string - tie stuff up. turn a shower into a clothes line. string is awesome. • duct tape • zipties or twisties • 4-5 ziploc baggies • pocket knife • bottle opener • uniconverter • mini flashlight, LED are best • 2 AA batteries, 2 AAA batteries • tissues (the little plastic baggies) • gum for when you can't brush your teeth • granola bars • Visa - it's true - it's everywhere you want to be. MasterCard is often not.