Monday, January 18, 2016

10 Funny, Interesting, And Serious Air Travel Facts And Stories

1.Women: if you pack a "toy" in your bag, take the batteries out. Because if I'm loading your bag, and I hear it vibrating I have to tell my lead. Then my lead has to come pull you off the aircraft and you have to open your bag and turn off your toy in front of a bunch of giggling grown ass men.

2.When a plane is landing at night, they dim the interior lights in case you need to evacuate upon landing... your eyes are already adjusted to the darkness so you'll be able to see better once outside the plane.

3.When you experience a hard landing in bad weather it wasn't because of a lack of pilot skills but it is in fact intentional. If the runway is covered in water the airplane has to touch down hard in order to puncture the water layer and prevent aqua planing.
4. Arm Rests - aisle and window seat : Run your hand along the underside of the armrest, just shy of the joint you'll feel a button. Push it, and it will lift up. Adds a ton of room to the window seat and makes getting out of the aisle a helluva lot easier.

5. I worked for Southwest as a flight attendant. Those blankets and pillows? Yeah, those just get refolded and stuffed back in the bins between flights. Only fresh ones I ever saw were on an originating first flight in the morning in a provisioning city. Also, if you have ever spread your peanuts on your tray and eaten, or really just touched your tray at all, you have more than likely ingested baby poo. I saw more dirty diapers laid out on those trays than food. And those trays, yeah, never saw them cleaned or sanitized once. – melhow44

6. Something is always broken on your plane. You can trust and believe that.
The plane you’re about to fly on is broken. Without a doubt. SOMETHING on that plane is broken. They’re big, complex machines, and they break all the time. Most of the time it’s trivial things like reading lights, coffee makers, and cabin trim.
The good news is that anything major will have a backup or two (or three!), and will generate a message in the cockpit to alert the crew so they can take the appropriate action (such as diverting, turning on manual backups, or calling maintenance if they’re still on the ground).. – ObeeJuan

7. In 1987, American Airlines saved an estimated $40,000 by giving one less olive in each salad served in first class.

8. A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts.

9. At any given hour, 61,000 people are airborne over the US.

10. A pilot for China Eastern Airlines told CNN that the pilot and copilot must eat different meals "just in case one of the meals might cause food poisoning." Also, the pilot usually gets the first class meal while the copilot gets the business class one.  

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