15 Pilot Secrets we should all know!
How often are the cabins sanitized?
Once a day, usually at night, cabins get only wiped down. Parents changing their babies on the seats are to be blamed for the fecal matter on the tray tables, so use disinfectant wipes and sanitizers when
How clean is the air coming through airplane ventilation?
Ventilation in planes is a closed system, the air that comes from it, the one you breathe during your flight is compressed air from the engines.
Which airport is the scariest for landing?
Two of the scariest airports for landing are the one in Missoula- Montana (due to the valley terrain) and the short runway of the Burbank`s airport in California. But actually, there is no real danger, maybe the landing won`t be that smooth but it will be perfectly safe. Also, modern planes are very powerful to land and take off from any runway.
Safest section of a plane
The tail is the safest part of the plane, so if you`re scared of flying, book a seat at the very back of the plane. In case of emergency, the cockpit will be the first to get damaged.
What if the captain gets sick, who will operate the plane?
Unspoken rule is for the captain and the co-pilot to eat different food before boarding the plane, in order to avoid getting poisoned by a food-borne bacteria or spoiled food at the same time.
What if the pilot gets tired during a long flight?
Don`t be shocked but pilots often fall asleep during long flights. They are even allowed to rest for a while, but sometimes it happens that the pilot dozes off on his seat. This is why there is a co-pilot that takes over control.
What time of day is best for flying?
Early morning flights are the ones with least delays, they are usually always on time. Also, the blankets in the planes are served freshly washed only in the morning, then they get folded and reused.
Is the Mile High Club a real thing?
If you`re sneaking off to the toilet for some airplane lovin`, be aware that everyone will know that you`re joining the Mile High Club. But flight attendants are trying to lessen this activity due to germophobia.
Why are we served water from bottles?
The bacteria level of airplanes` tap water is so high (hundreds of times above allowed limits), that it`s recommended to drink only bottled water, from a bottle with unbroken seal.
How useful are the oxygen masks?
Oxygen masks in an airplane give you only 15 minutes of air, but that`s enough because it takes 15-20 minutes to descend to an altitude where the passengers can breathe normally.
Can I get upgraded to first class during flight if I don`t like my seat?
It`s not very likely, although it`s possible to be upgraded during the flight. For a better chance, be nice to the attendants, also it helps if you`re very tall, pregnant or well dresses. Some lines require filling out a form where you need to explain the reasons you want to upgrade.
Why is alcohol served during morning flights?
The answer is very simple- some passengers what it. Maybe they are only 2%, but the attendants have to offer alcohol, in case someone wants to drink.
Wi-fi never works
The plane is using a small router for the whole plane, connecting to internet through satellite. Also, it moves the whole time so the connection is very unstable. If you want to use Wifi during your flight, don`t open sites with lots of images and video, or few tabs and windows at the same time.
All that bell dinging
If the bells dings once, it`s a signal for the crew to pick up the interphone; if it dings twice, it`s time for takeoff or landing, or when passing 10,000 feet; 5-6 dings are for some emergency, and at this time the crew will give the proper instructions to the passengers.
What does the crew eat?
They never eat from the food they`re serving because it can easily run out, so they bring their own, home-made food. Here`s one tip: the crew always knows the best places at different airport where to eat or drink, so just follow them, or find a food place where a crew member is seating. Don`t be ashamed to ask them what`s good, they`ll be very polite and helpful.
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