It’s just the latest travel tip to go viral on TikTok. Flight attendants in particular have shared countless bits of advice, since many of them travel more in a year than most of us will in a decade.
CiCi’s video was focused heavily on safety, and many users thanked her for it. Meanwhile, others thought she was being too cautious.
To start, CiCi props open her door and checks the room — including the closets, the shower and the space behind the curtains. She also checks to make sure the phone works.
Then she closes the door and covers the peephole. As an extra measure, she closes the latch lock with a hand towel, which in some cases makes it harder to pick.
CiCi also keeps her suitcase next to the door. As she explained in the comments, this is to prevent someone from running a wire or some other lock-picking device along the ground outside.
After that, CiCi shared a number of more general tips, such as knowing where the fire exits are, and leaving the TV volume on when you’re out of the room.
She also recommended Presence, a free app that lets you use your smart devices as security cameras. That way, CiCi explains, you can leave a phone or tablet in your room to see if someone entered it without you knowing.
Many commenters — including hotel workers and other flight attendants — praised the advice.
“These are great tips,” one user wrote.
“I was never scared but now I know I won’t be able to sleep in a hotel now,” another added.
Others, however, were confused or taken aback.
“What’s the towel for?” one user asked.
“What kind of hotels are you staying at?” another added. “Way over the top.”
“Aren’t we a little paranoid?” another asked.
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