Why it is not necessary to order coffee in the plane and 7 more aviasekretretov
There are things that are absolutely not recommended to do during the flight. Employees of airlines will never talk about them officially, because this is their salary, but anonymously ... Already your ears stand on end!
Glory to the Internet - today you can get information about everything that interests you. It is enough to contact directly to the professionals in any anonymous social network. So did the users of Reddit, challenging employees of airlines! We have selected for you the most unexpected air secrets.
Do not use official headphones.
Sealed in a bag does not mean disposable. After the flight, the used headphones are cleaned and again packaged in sachets for the next batch of passengers. In general, know that someone has already used the headphones before you, and if you are “clean,” then you better take your headset.
Discard coffee from the trolley
Real connoisseurs will not drink it because of the disgusting taste, and you should be less discerning that the coffee containers on the airlines do not wash or clean too much - at best they only rinse. Firstly, employees are paid too little - there is no point in trying, and, secondly, they do not even have any special accessories for cleaning containers.
The toilet door, locked from the inside, can be easily opened from the outside.
Do not believe the movies, where flight attendants desperately knock on a locked booth and, sometimes, even break the door. In fact, outside there is a secret mechanism that opens the valve, and it is located directly under the narrow sign with the inscription "toilet" (Lavatory). It happens that between her and the window "free / busy" flayed off facing - a sign that the door has already been unlocked in this way.
"Rise" armrests can be raised with a secret button
A pleasant surprise for anyone who wants more comfort in economy class: it turns out that the “firmly” fixed armrests near the portholes and at the aisle can be raised, like everyone else! To do this, you need to grope from the underside of the armrest closer to its base a small button hidden in the recess. However, be prepared for the fact that the cabin crew will demand to return the raised handle to its place.
Masked oxygen is only enough for 12 minutes
Everyone knows that the masks are prepared in case of cabin depressurization, but very few people know about the oxygen consumption. However, the fact that on earth sounds scary - “only 12 minutes” has a completely different value in the air - “as much as 12 minutes”. This time is more than enough for the crew to lower the aircraft to a safe height of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters).
Locks on suitcases are completely useless.
As acknowledged by the employee of the inspection service, the zipper can be easily opened with an ordinary writing pen, and then fastened again, displacing both fasteners with a lock fastener around the suitcase's perimeter. This is usually done at airports when you need to identify baggage without a tag. By the way, Reddit at the same time called the most frequent causes of "loss" of baggage: it is sent for additional scanning and do not have time to deliver on board when sorting it by mistake sent to the wrong plane bag hooks on something with a belt the baggage falls from the cart on the way to the plane .
What happens to animals when you drop them in the baggage?
According to the experience of employees of American airlines, in 30% of cases dogs become alarmed and panic on the ground, almost immediately after separation from their owners. "Who knows how terrified they are during the flight!" But the cat owners can be calm: "I have never seen a frightened cat in the luggage compartment - these animals do not care at all." Moreover, if in America and Europe employees care about animal travelers, they try to reassure them and even ask owners to write pet names for them, then in Russia one cannot count on it. So think carefully before taking your pets with you - maybe it's better not to stress them? And one more important point ...
The alarmists on the plane are more dangerous than any thunderstorms and turbulence.
Our earthly anxiety during the "helpless" stay in the air is easy to understand, especially when the plane suddenly begins to shake with such force as if it is about to fall apart. Want to stop being afraid? Look at the flight attendants: for any turbulence, they remain completely unruffled - so everything is in order!
The story of one of the passengers: “Once I flew from Japan, and there was nightmarish turbulence over the ocean, even the flight attendants strapped in their seats. One of them was sitting right in front of me - he said that even when everyone literally throws them up to the ceiling, nothing bad will happen to the plane. But sometimes you have to make an emergency landing only in order to calm down too cowardly passengers. ”
Successful flight! Via http://www.anews.com/us/post/38271493