Airline Employees Share The In-Flight Secrets That Most People Don't Know.

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Obviously if it's not safe, the aircraft wont take off. But there's always something wrong with an airplane it undergoes so much stress that it can't possibly be maintained to a perfect degree.

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8/27. If you're on a short or mid haul flight then most airlines just have an hour or so turnaround, for 'cleaning' and security checks, and the same crew will then man the flight home. So, you know… It’s pretty fast and loose.

BowieBlueEye

9/27. I work on the ramp. We send full bodies on planes a lot. Some in caskets, some not. Twice in the 7 years I've been doing this "fluid" has leaked out of the boxes the bodies were in and got all over people’s luggage.

legion3382

10/27. You get drunk quicker on board due to the air pressure (or something) and we don't tolerate drunken bullcrap. It's not a bar; you don't just get thrown out by the bouncer. You get off-loaded and possibly even black listed. If you're clearly loaded before we've even taken off, then chances are you're not going to be going anywhere.

Anonymous

11/27. We know if you're having sex in the bathroom. It happens all the time. We can also open the doors, easily, from the outside.'

BowieBlueEye

12/27. If you ask to be upgraded to a better seat in economy, we will have to make you pay.

However, if you just sit down in any empty and act inconspicuous, we won't notice or care.

TJeffersonsblackkid

13/27. The shocking truth is that most US-based domestic flight attendants are only paid from the time the doors close and the plane pushes off until the plane lands and the doors open. So if it takes 45 minutes to get everyone on board and seated...no pay.

dallenhill

14/27. Lots of passengers panic when the flight is delayed for technical reasons or when they see the maintenance guys board the aircraft. Let me clear some stuff up. (continued...)


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