Use the overhead locker on the other side of the aisle
12 Secrets from a Frequent Flyer – 9 of 12
Put your hand luggage in the overhead locker on the other side of the aisle
Passengers are in the habit of putting their hand luggage in the overhead locker above their seat. The problem with that is, you cannot see your hand luggage. Someone could be going through your hand luggage right above your head and you would not know about it. You can’t even get out of your seat to check because they would be standing next to your seat.
It is very unfortunate, but theft on aircraft is becoming more and more common. So the best place to put your hand luggage is in the overhead locker on the opposite side of the aisle you are seated on. That way you can see your hand luggage.