Here are the 10 Things that the Airline Employees Never Tell Their Passengers

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1. The captain and co-pilot are fed differently:

This is done keeping in mind that if one of them gets food poisoning and cannot pilot the aircraft, the other one will substitute him. This doesn’t go for all the airlines though.


2. Why passengers are asked to turn off cell phones:

There is hardly any chance of a cellphone causing any malfunction of the airplane, it’s a myth. But it can still create static on the radio signal, which can make it difficult for the pilot to listen to the important information from the dispatcher. However, even the cabin crew often ignore this rule.


3. The lavatory door can be easily opened from the outside:

Under the “No Smoking” or “Lavatory” sign on the lavatory door, there is a hidden switch. This is specifically provided to open the lavatory door if someone gets locked up inside, not for disturbing someone’s privacy.



4. When is it best to buy tickets:

It is a popular belief that tickets are the cheapest when bought earliest. It is not true at all, it seems so because cheaper tickets are bought first. But tickets are more cheaper than usual on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.


5. These runway numbers are important:

Ever thought why are there big numbers on the runway? They represent the angle to which the runway is from the magnetic north, rounded up to tens. This is to help the pilots know which grade to take.


6. Be polite, and you won’t regret:

It has been confessed by flight attendants that the more respects passengers show, the better they are served. Got a too little beef? Just ask politely, and you might as well get a filet mignon from the first class. Noisy person on the neighboring seat? Well if you put the matter politely, you might as well another seat. Want to know the football updates about your favorite match? You will be given if you ask for it nicely. Trouble making passengers will hardly get more service than they’re entitled to.



7. Not all minor failures are repaired immediately:

That does not necessarily mean that the plane will be allowed to take off if it isn’t unsafe. As a matter of fact, there’s a huge list of things that are needed to be checked before the flight. However, some minor failures do occur which do not affect the safety and they can always be dealt later in order to avoid the flight delays.


8. Here’s the reason why there are hand grips at the door inside the plane:

They are installed for the flight attendants in case of panics during flights. When a flight attendant prepares the emergency exit for the passengers, panicking passengers can knock the attendants down or might push them off the plane as well. The attendants can use these hand grips to stay upright during such situations.


9. Airline employees and their closest family have reduced price air tickets:

Airline employees are provided cheap or even free tickets for themselves, their spouse, or their children by many airlines. Usually while buying the ticket, the employee is only paying the taxes and the duties, the flight for them is free of cost.



10. Aisle and window seat armrests can also be raised:

Many passengers are often irritated to find out that the aisle and the window seat armrests are fixed. But that’s not true, there is a small button hidden right near the base of the armrest which has to be pushed to raise it. However, one should not be surprised if the flight attendants ask them to put the armrest back into it’s original position.

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