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

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


25/27. Don't use the pillows. Bring your own. The pillows do not get cleaned. The blankets don't either.


26/27. It’s tough for flight attendants to get into the cockpit since 9/11. We have a briefing before every flight and the protocol is different for every flight. It is also different for half the crew. So one half has access one way and the other half another. Only the captain (not even the 1st officer) knows who does what to gain access to cockpit.

Contrary to popular belief, there are no guns stored anywhere on an aircraft. Not even the cockpit. We have other things to handle a situation.

All the rafts are equipped with survival needs that could keep the raft occupants alive for four weeks. That's a full raft, so if it was at half capacity, it’s longer. Also on the raft, if anyone dies, they must be thrown overboard - no exceptions.

In a successful ditching (a rarity), the aircraft is designed to stay afloat for a minimum of 15 minutes. However the aircraft is also designed to break up on impact on the land, so the chances of a successful ditching is almost zero.

It’s protocol on my airline that single men are not allowed to sit next to unaccompanied minors.


27/27. One thing people definitely should know is that a surprising amount of the delays that happen are due to passengers. Yep, passengers.

That one guy who throws a fit because he can't take four ounces of liquid through TSA and decided the gate agent was a great target to take out their wrath on caused your delay. So did that family that decided it was a great idea to bring three strollers and two car seats for their single child.

And that last delay you had that the agent told you was due to maintenance? Was thanks to some guy trying to steal a smoke alarm from the plane.




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