Flight attendant shares hotel room hacks – including ‘replacing your room key’

As many prepare to take a vacation for the first time in two years, many will have missed hotel check-in.

While staying in a hotel is an exciting part of travel, it can also raise some issues.

Fortunately an old Flight attendant took to social media to share some handy tips to improve your stay.

Tiktok user @anjas.adventures shared a video on the site with hotel tips they learned back in their cabin crew days.


They said, “Never open your door without looking through the peephole, it could be anyone!”

While hotels often have good security, it may be possible for people to enter the hotel if they are not staying there.

Other guests will also be able to roam freely in the hotel corridors. While most people would never try to enter someone else’s room, it’s always a good idea to be safe.

Almost all hotel rooms will have a peephole in the door where guests can check who is outside.

It’s a good idea to check the peephole before opening the door to a stranger while on vacation.

keep cool

They added: “Replace your room key with a spare card to keep the AC on and charge your stuff!”

Most hotel rooms will work with a key card which is kept in a slot near the door. This often controls the energy in the room, such as the lights.

The stewardess said replacing the room key with another card could keep devices on while guests are away.

However, this may not work for all hotels and guests should also ensure that they do not forget their key card if it is not in the slot.

It’s also a good idea to turn off the air conditioner if guests are leaving to save energy.

Use the room safe

Photo taken in Canada, Calgary

The flight attendant added, “Put something in the safe you can’t leave your room without so you don’t forget the rest of your stuff in there.”

The hotel room safe is the perfect place to store expensive personal items or important documents such as passports.

However, in the rush to pack after a vacation, it can be easy to forget important personal items in the safe.

Hotels will be able to post items to guests if they leave them behind, but it will be an unnecessary hassle for guests.

The stewardess suggested that guests keep an essential item in the safe that they won’t be able to leave without.

If guests leave a shoe or phone charger in the safe while in the room, they may not forget other items in the safe.

However, Hotels & Discounts has recommended that customers leave important items outside of the hotel safe.

This might be the most obvious place for a thief to look. The travel site recommended that customers hide the items in a “hairbrush handle” or “lip balm”.

Customers should also pack as few valuables as possible if they want to avoid losing an important item.

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