16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  
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16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS



#9 is so shocking !!

Published On: July 29, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Carol Carter, California
Tag: Airline, , Rating: 4.5

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16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM

I don`t have the opportunity to fly very often, so when I do, it`s an exciting adventure because it means I am actually traveling somewhere. I understand that lots of people don`t like flying, but that`s usually more about how they feel on the plane, and their issues with the movement and concept of not being on the ground.

One reddit user, wanted to ask those who worked for airlines about the secrets passengers are not aware of. The responses are astounding. This might give those who don`t like flying quite a few more reasons to back up their fear, while the rest of us... well, at least it might be fun if we`ve got a window seat?



1

 

THE OXYGEN MASKS

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"If the oxygen masks drop down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen from the point of pulling them down. However, that is more than enough time for the pilot to take us to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally."
"More important - at altitude, you have 15-20 seconds before you pass out. Put yours on first, then do your kids. Passing out for a few seconds won`t harm the kids."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

2

 

NOISES IN YOUR BAG

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"Women: if you pack a toy in your bag, take the batteries out. Because if I`m loading your bag, and I hear it vibrating I have to tell my lead. Then my lead has to come pull you off the aircraft and you have to open your bag and turn off your toy in front of a bunch of giggling grown a** men."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

3

 

THE DIMMED LIGHTS

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"When a plane is landing at night, they dim the interior lights in case you need to evacuate upon landing... your eyes are already adjusted to the darkness so you`ll be able to see better once outside the plane."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

4

 

CELLPHONES

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"Mobile electronic devices won`t really bring an airplane down but they can be really annoying to pilots. Just imagine sitting in the flightdeck descending to your destination and hearing the interference of a 100+ cellphones picking up a signal. I have missed a clearance or 2 that way."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  
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5

 

CAPTAIN`S AUTHORITY

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"At most airlines the only difference between the captain and the co-pilot is their rank. They divide the workload fairly and switch the roles of pilot flying and pilot non-flying each flight. The captain has almost limitless authority when the doors are closed. He is allowed to arrest people, write fines and even take the will of a dying passenger."
"Also if a passenger is causing a scene in the jetway he can refuse to let them on and take off without them."
"1/2 of pilots sleep while flying and 1/3 of the time they wake up to find their partner asleep."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

6

 

THE LAVATORIES

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"You are able to unlock airplane lavatories from the outside. There is usually a lock mechanism concealed behind the no smoking badge on the door. Just lift the flap up and slide the bolt to unlock."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  
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7

 

THE FOOD

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"The pilots are served different meals and cannot share, this is done in case of food poisoning. Stealing food, even if they are going to throw it out can get you fired instantly. You can ask your supervisor, but you cannot take food. They don`t want people messing with it."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

8

 

PETS

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"I am an aircraft fueler. One thing I cannot 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 cannot 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. Please people, think twice before flying your pets."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

9

 

THE WATER

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"Former Lufthansa cargo agent here. Do not EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come from a bottle. Don`t even TOUCH IT. The reason being the ports to purge lavatory s**t and refill the aircraft with potable water are within feet from each other and sometimes serviced all at once by the same guy. Not always, but if you`re not on the ramp watching, you`ll never know."
"Don`t drink the water or water-based products (coffee, tea): the water tanks on an airplane accumulate grime and fungus and are notoriously hard to properly clean. Look for bottled water."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

10

 

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"If you give us Flight Attendants your magazines, we will love you!"
"My sister is a flight attendant, she says after she tells everyone to turn off all electronics, she goes to the back and pulls our her phone and starts texting."
"Bring an unopened bag of or box of chocolates for the flight crew, especially long flights...they`ll treat you like a king for the whole flight."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

11

 

BAGGAGE FEES

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"You can almost always gate check baggage (unless it`s abnormally large) take two large carry-ons and ask then to gate check one. It`s free and I never pay fees."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

12

 

THE HANDLING OF YOUR BAGS

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"If it says fragile, it`s getting thrown harder. If it`s says this side up, it`s going to be upside down. We have to fit freight and 100+ bags in a cargo pit. It has to fit how it`s going to fit... I will tell you that when we see "I heart baggage handlers" bag tags... We take special care of your s**t."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

13

 

CLEANLINESS

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"I worked for Southwest as a flight attendant. Those blankets and pillows? Yeah, those just get refolded and stuffed back in the bins between flights. Only fresh ones I ever saw were on an originating first flight in the morning in a provisioning city. Also, if you have ever spread your peanuts on your tray and eaten, or really just touched your tray at all, you have more than likely ingested baby poo. I saw more dirty diapers laid out on those trays than food. And those trays, yeah, never saw them cleaned or sanitized once."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

14

 

WHAT ELSE IS ON YOUR FLIGHT

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"The majority of domestic flights have human remains or organs on them. I work below wing as a baggage handler. Watch out the window for long boxes that say "Head" at one end... Oh, and I can fit 150 bags in bin 3 of a Boeing 737-300."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

15

 

SECURITY LOOPHOLES

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"There are actually legitimate security loopholes that, if widely known, would let average citizens get right next to airliners, runways, and taxiways. Like any system, if you know how it works, you know where the cracks are."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  

16

 

FLIGHT SAFETY

 
16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS  | NEATBUZZ.COM | airline,

"The plane you`re about to fly on is broken. Without a doubt. SOMETHING on that plane is broken. They`re big, complex machines, and they break all the time. The good news is that anything major will have a backup or two (or three!), and will generate a message in the cockpit to alert the crew so they can take the appropriate action (such as diverting, turning on manual backups, or calling maintenance if they`re still on the ground). Most of the time it`s trivial things like reading lights, coffee makers, and cabin trim. Don`t let this prevent you from flying though, they are incredibly safe machines. Even when they have fairly serious malfunctions, they are usually able to get back down safely."

16 CONFESSIONS OF AIRLINE WORKERS, #9 is so shocking !!
  


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