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Rather take the train?
Flying has been a dream for many humans since antiquity, and now that we know how, it's usually the fastest way to reach a business conference or well-deserved vacation. Thanks to budget airlines, it's affordable for nearly everyone. But be warned, not everything is as it seems on the plane.
Anonymous pilots and flight attendants have finally revealed some of the secrets of airlines on an Online-Forum
. If they're true, some of the details are quite shocking...
1. Parched? Don't touch the water on the airplane.
''The drinking water that is used to make coffee, tea, and so forth should NEVER be consumed. The water tanks on planes, that are sometimes 60 years or so old, are never cleaned. They are sometimes full of slime. All airplane workers know about this.''
2. Is it just a legend that cell phones will cause the plane to crash?
''Mobile electronic devices won't bring an airplane down but they can be really annoying to pilots. Just imagine sitting in the cockpit, descending to your destination and hearing the interference of a 100+ cellphones picking up a signal. I have missed a landing clearance or 2 that way.''
3. Is that snoring coming from the cockpit?
''Half of all pilots sleep during a flight. When they wake up, a third of them also see their co-pilots sleeping.''
4. You want to fly with your pet? You might want to reconsider!
''One thing I can not stress enough is how your pets are treated. While your airline will take the best possible actions, some things cannot be avoided, like the noise on the ramp. I can not stand out there without ear protection, and imagine your pet sitting out there on the ramp waiting to be loaded onto the plane being exposed to the same amount of noise I am.''
5. Bring some sanitary wipes with you. Airplanes are breeding grounds for germs!
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