What Crew Members Hide From You!
Anyhow, just as there are professional secrets in every job - the same also applies to the plane's crue members. Their lies many secrets about flying, behind the tight smiles.
What I would like to share is the curious and unexpected aspects of everything that involves in a trip.
However, keep in mind that even if some information may appear scary at first glance, the pilots, and the crew members are usually appropriately trained and prepared for many things.
I am sure this will change the way you see some of the things that are part of the routine of getting on a plane. However, if you like this post, then don't forget to share this with your friends.
So let's take a look of these secrets.
In the event of an emergency, the crew has access to a lock that grants access to a bathroom that is occupied. This latch is usually hidden behind the "No Smoking" sign on aircraft.
Secret Button Under The Armrest
There is a button under the armrest, very close to the intersection point where it meets the back of the chair.
Pressing this button raises the armrest thereby freeing up more space for you.
This is available in almost all planes, on the chairs that are in economy class and also on the ones that are in the aisle.
So if the next time you feel too lazy to get up for your neighbor to go to the bathroom for the 100th time, see if your plane has this magic button, and then you can just lift the armrest and let the person pass without having to get up.
Hooks On Wings
Have you ever noticed hooks on some planes' wings? Of course, they are there for a reason. And it is simple. If there is an emergency landing on the water, the plane's wings would become too slippery for passengers to escape. That's where these hooks come in.
In the case of landing in the water, these hooks on the wings are rudimentary handles that can facilitate the escape of whoever is on board. Better never have to use it though!
Planes Do Get Hit By Lightning
Now before you get panic and promise yourself to only travel on land in future, you should know that this is a relatively common thing on flights and security measures are already taken to prevent any surprises later.
Remember, crue members are honest with passengers, just not to the point that can scare the hell out of them.
So, you will never listen to them saying "We are approaching towards thunder storm" instead you may listen to something like "We are flying near storm clouds".
In the very unlikely event that you have to open the emergency exit door, remember to release it immediately after unlocking it and to hold onto something on the plane quickly.
The door opens automatically and if you do not hold on to something quickly while letting the door go, it could pull you out too.
Sometimes Bumpy Landings Are Necessary
It may sound crazy right? But after you know the reason you'll too find it quite correct.
Now normally a soft landing is what is thought to be good however, it may not be good when there is rain, because there is a possibility that the plain may skid while landing it smoothly.
Therefore, in order to prevent the machine from skidding, the machine must be placed hard to break the wet surface.
Secret Behind Greeting
If the flight crew greets you at the entrance, it is not out of courtesy. It is because you are being checked if you are drunk or not, or if you could otherwise cause any trouble later.
Remember a flight attendant has every right to refuse entry to passengers who could pose a risk.
No Baby On The Lap In Emergency
If you have your baby on your lap during an emergency landing, there is high risk of you either crushing it or not being able to hold it safely which can make it fly through the cabin, thereby injuring self and others.
Oxygen Mask Only Lasts 15 Minutes
In an emergency, such as a sudden loss of pressure, oxygen masks fall out of the cabin ceiling. However, these masks only contain oxygen for about 15 minutes only.
However, pilots are well versed and these 15 minutes are usually sufficient to remedy the dangerous situation or to bring the aircraft to a lower altitude, where normal breathing is possible again.
More importantly, at high altitudes, you have 15 to 20 seconds before passing out. So remember to put on your mask first, and then take care of the children. Passing out for a few seconds will not harm them.