These days, most people have flown at least once. But do you really know what goes on behind the scenes? You may be surprised by some of it. In fact, we can almost guarantee that you will be. So get ready because these are 25 Secrets Flight Attendants Know That You Don’t.
You haven’t seen bad turbulence until people start hitting the ceiling and bags start falling on your head.
If the cabin loses pressure, you only have a few seconds before it starts getting to your head, so put your mask on...quickly!
If you’re on a long flight with multiple connections, try taking a shower in the airport; it will work wonders on your mind set. If you can’t do that, however, even a change of clothes will help.
Staying up a bit longer before a long flight will help knock you out during the trip. This can be especially useful if you’re a nervous flier.
Flying is by far the safest mode of travel. In the US alone, more than 30,000 people die in car accidents every year. That’s almost 100 people every day. Most years (at least in the United States) 0 people die in commercial airline accidents.
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