Why not order coffee on the plane and 7 more unexpected air flights
There are things that are strictly not recommended during the flight. They will never be told about them officially by airline employees, because it's their earnings, but anonymously ... Already the ears are on end!
Glory to the Internet - today you can get information about everything that interests you. It is enough to apply directly to professionals in some anonymous social network. So the Reddit users acted, having challenged the employees of the airlines! We have selected the most unexpected air secrets for you.
Do not use official headphones
Sealed in a bag - does not mean disposable. After the flight, the used headphones are cleaned and re-packaged for the next batch of passengers. In general, know that some people have already used headphones before you, and if you are "clean", then better take your headset.
Give up coffee from the trolley
Real connoisseurs will not drink it because of the disgusting taste, and it is less legible to know that the coffee containers on the airlines are not particularly washed and cleaned - at best, only rinsed. Firstly, employees are paid too little - there is no point in trying, and, secondly, they do not even have any special accessories for cleaning the packaging.
The toilet door, locked from the inside, can be easily opened from the outside
Do not believe the movies where the stewardesses desperately knock on the locked booth and, it happens, even break the door. In fact, there is a secret mechanism on the outside that opens the latch, and it is directly under a narrow placard with the inscription "Lavatory". It happens that between it and the window "free / busy" is torn off the lining - a sign that the door has already been unlocked in this way.
"Lifting" armrests can be raised with a secret button
A pleasant surprise for everyone who wants more convenience in the economy class: it turns out, "tightly" fixed handles of the chairs near the windows and the passage 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 flight attendants will demand to return the raised handle to the place.
Oxygen in masks lasts only 12 minutes
Everyone knows that the masks are prepared in case of depressurization of the cabin, but very few people know about the oxygen consumption. However, what on earth sounds frightening - "only 12 minutes", in the air has a very different value - "as long as 12 minutes". This time is more than enough for the crew to reduce the aircraft to a safe height of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters).
Locks on suitcases are completely useless
According to the security officer, the lightning can easily be opened with a conventional pen, and then again fastened, moving both fastened fasteners around the perimeter of the suitcase. So usually they arrive at airports, when it is necessary to identify baggage without a tag. By the way, Reddit also named the most frequent reasons for the "loss" of baggage: it is sent for additional X-raying and does not have time to deliver on board. When it is sorted, it is mistakenly sent to the wrong aircraft. The bag hooks on something with a strap. Luggage fall from the cart on the way to the plane .
What happens to animals when you put them in your luggage?
According to the experience of the employees of American airlines, in 30% of cases dogs fall into anxiety and panic still on the ground, almost immediately after separation from the owners. "Who knows in what horror they are during the flight!" But the owners of cats can be calm: "I have never seen a frightened cat in the cargo room - these animals absolutely do not care". At the same time, if in America and Europe, employees are caring for animal travelers, try to calm them down and even ask owners to write pet names for them, then in Russia it is not necessary to count on it. So think carefully before you bring pets with you - maybe it's better not to stress them? And one more important point ...
Alarmists in an airplane are more dangerous than any thunderstorm and turbulence
Our earthly anxiety during the "helpless" stay in the air is easy to understand, especially when the plane suddenly starts shaking with such force, as if about to fall apart. Do you want to stop being afraid? Look at the flight attendants: for any turbulence they remain completely unperturbed - it means everything is in order!
The story of one of the passengers: "Once I flew from Japan, and over the ocean was a nightmarish turbulence, even flight attendants fastened in armchairs. One of them was sitting right in front of me - he said that even when everyone literally throws up to the ceiling, nothing terrible will happen to the plane. But sometimes you have to make an emergency landing just to calm the too cowardly passengers. "
Successful flight! Via http://www.anews.com/us/post/38271493