I'd like to comply with and apply this advice immediately from this comment by user Kopanoak, UNDER the actual news article, but how do I discriminate between these fibres easily, swiftly, and effectively? Assume that all written clothing information or tags are absent. http://textilefashionstudy.com/difference-between-natural-fiber-and-synthetic-fiber/ proves overly laborious and impractical.
Here are some excellent yet often overlooked survival habits for air travel:
... 4. Wear natural fibres as synthetics tend to melt in a fire.