On a long haul flight you may find that you have a stopover in a different city to break up the journey and to change flights. One popular stopover for airlines is Singapore. Here is our guide to staying safe and avoiding a travel accident whilst on a stopover in Singapore.
Keep your belongings with you at all times
You hear this on the announcements in airports, train stations and all different areas but the message is not to be ignored. In order to have a smooth stopover and avoid having to make a travel accident claim, you should do exactly what the announcement says and keep your belongings with you at all times.
Thieves can and do operate around airports, especially when the prizes of passports and the like are on offer so it’s best to keep your valuables close to you at all times. During many stopovers, you will stay in the departure lounge, but if you go venturing out, this is when you’ll find yourself at risk.
Be on the lookout to avoid a travel accident
As trivial as it may sound, one of the most common injuries are sustained through slips, trips and falls. This is especially common if you venture out of the comfort of the airport into the city (if you have a longer stopover allowing you to do so).
Singapore has an extremely tropical climate which means thunderstorms and humidity. Downpours are likely at any time of the day and the footpaths around the city and the city’s parks get extremely hard to navigate.
The risks of a slip, trip or fall are exacerbated when you have just arrived off a long haul flight and are quite weary and tired. You can improve the chance of you navigating your stopover with as little hassle as possible by making sure you’re not burdened by having to carry your luggage around. Lockers are available at most airports for a small fee so make the most of the facilities you have at your disposal to ensure your safety.
Get in touch
If during a stopover in Singapore or in any other country, you have suffered a travel accident that might not be your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim. Endorsed by TV personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, our expert legal team has over 15 years’ worth of travel accident compensation claims and can alleviate the stress that usually accompanies a claim for compensation.
To speak to one of our professionally trained advisors, make sure you give our 24-hour freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: February 3, 2016
Author: David Brown