Millions and millions of airplanes take off into the biggest unchartered territory, that is the sky, every single day. The head off into unknown destinations carrying so many people on board and when you stop and really think about it, an airplane is just huge machinery hanging there in the air, no strings attached, like literally. What with the recent disappearance of the Malaysian airline and then later the conclusion that it crashed into the ocean has increased some peoples’ fear of flying. And that is exactly what we are here to mend. We bring this article to you, to introduce some of the good things about air travel that will certainly make your next flight quite a pleasure!
10. The Flight Attendants are absolute love
No one has been able to gauge exactly why it happens, but a calculated and properly researched survey indicates that people will fall in love with air hostess on first sight. The ratio of this happening exceeds the ration of people falling in love with cute nurses by quite an amount. There can be many reasons, the uniform, their adorable and caring nature, their slightly alluring disposition or maybe the mystery that surrounds them all add up to something that make you fall head over heels in love. So if that is what you are looking for, why not try a flight?
9. Airlines teach you how to cut costs
This is not news for many because many airlines have made headlines by how they managed to cut their cost and increase their productivity, in the sense of lower costs of course. It will be hard for many to believe but the American Airlines saved $40,000 simply by removing one single olive from their salads. Similarly, many airlines have implemented the facility of having the boarding pass printed at the airport and charged a huge amount of money for it. The passengers took I as convenience and hardly noticed the charge where the airline made thousands of dollars!
8. Breathe the Cleanest Air
Some people have this phobia-level issue with breathing in unclean air and most people often avoid or are reluctant about air flights simply because they think that the air they breathe is a mixture of what everyone else is breathing. Being in closed quarters, the issue of breathing other peoples germs is still an issue, but the air in airplanes is as filtered and pure as those of hospitals so that is one less issue.
7. Takeoffs and Touchdowns
Some people marvel at how such a heavy thing is air borne in the first place. Despite the fact that we know the physics, chemistry, and biology of it all, it still becomes a little difficult to comprehend. So whenever a plane crashed midflight, people see it as inevitable. The truth, however, is that the riskiest bit of the entire flight is when the plane is either taking off or landing! Breathe a sigh of relief people!
6. Say hello to Cruise Control
We have all heard that pilots fall asleep while the plane is actually in the air. This bit is actually quite true. But you should all relax because pilots, one of them at a time, are allowed to take a nap. There is thing known as cruise control and when a plane is on cruise control, the pilots can practically take a back seat. However, the co-pilot is supposed to be ready and waiting in case of any emergency or an unforeseen situation. So the fear of a plane crashing because the pilot was asleep is something you can easily dispose of.
We can blame the whole greenhouse effect and our mockery of our own environment for this particular hindrance to a cool and calm flight. How so you might ask! Well the simplest reason is that our atmosphere now contains frightfully high amounts of carbon dioxide which is making the turbulence worse than it ever was. The best is that you can forget about the horrible shakes which are more disturbing than the fact that your plane has hit turbulence, and focus on staying in your seat with your seatbelt clasped firmly.
4. Drinks taste better in the air
Now this might come as a real surprise but more than a few people have claimed that whatever drink they have while on a light, tastes better than when they have the same drink on firm ground and yes, a drink also includes tomato juice. This is one thing you can try for yourself as well the next time you are in the air.
3. Enjoy the on-air Bathroom
You and your friend can legally enjoy the bathroom by all means, while the plane is in flight. However you should be careful enough to ensure that no lines are forming outside due to your “mile high adventures” otherwise you will be asked by the attendant to take a seat, ignoring which can really cost you.
2. The Eating habits of Pilots
Ok now this particular piece of information might really be something that you knew nothing about. Remember how you are so skeptical about airline food that not only looks bland but tastes equally disappointing? Well listen to this, pilots are not allowed to eat that food so that they don’t fall sick. Now this is a good enough reason to avoid the salad altogether instead of missing that one olive the American Airlines took from you.
1. Dead Bodies on Board
For our last bit of the article, we kept the most shocking and unbelievable fact about flying from you. Actually we aren’t really keeping it from you; it’s more like delaying information. So another way that the airlines decided to cut their cost or to make more money, depends on your perspective was to charge higher rates for transporting dead bodies. So passengers got cheeky and tried to pass their dead as live passengers. So here is the deal, if the person next to you seems to be lost into oblivion, we insist you call the adorable flight attendant immediately.