Why it is not necessary to order coffee in the plane and 7 more aviasekretretov

Glory to the Internet - today you can get "insider" information about almost everything that interests you, simply by contacting the professionals in any anonymous social network directly. So did the users of Reddit, throwing the call to the airline employees: tell us secrets that are not known to passengers! We selected unexpected answers for you.

1. 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.

2. Refuse coffee from the cart

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.

3. The toilet door, locked from the inside, can be easily opened from the outside

Do not believe the films where flight attendants desperately knock on a locked booth and, sometimes, 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 her and the window "free / busy" flayed facing - a sign that the door has already been unlocked in this way.

4. "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 the cabin crew will demand to return the raised handle to its place.

5. Masked oxygen only lasts for 12 minutes.

Everyone knows that the masks are prepared in case of cabin depressurization, but very few people know about the consumption of oxygen.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).

6. 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. This is usually done at airports when you need to identify baggage without a tag.

By the way, on Reddit at the same time calledthe most common reasons for "loss" of luggage:it is sent for additional transmission and does not have time to deliver on board when sorting it by mistake is sent to the wrong plane, the bag hooks on something with a strap, luggage falls from the cart on its way to the plane

Lost and unclaimed baggage awaits an auction in London:

7. What happens to animals when you drop them in luggage?

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 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 luggage room - these animals do not care at all."


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 taking your pets with you - maybe it's better not to stress them?

And one more important point ...

8. The 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. 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 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 them up to the ceiling, nothing bad will happen to the plane.But sometimes you have to make an emergency landing just to calm the too cowardly passengers. "

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