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.
Don’t interlock your fingers over your head in a “duck and cover” situation. This way, if something falls on your head, you still have one good hand to use.
Count the rows to the nearest exit because if there’s an emergency, you probably won’t be able to see very well (smoke, etc).
Planes often transport bodies in the cargo hold. The thing about bodies is...they can leak. And yes, it can get on the suitcases. Keep in mind, however, that leaky fish is a more common issue.
Most “technical delays” are actually caused by passengers (throwing fits, being late, arguing with desk agents, etc).
“Miracle” passengers are those that need a wheelchair during boarding (to skip to the front of the line) but then don’t need it to get off (so they don’t have to wait to be wheeled out). Flight attendants call them “miracles” because apparently they get healed mid-flight.
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