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The Secret Airplane Features That Flight Attendants Won’t Tell You About

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There are certain airplane features and little secrets that even frequent fliers are clueless about. Read on and find out what they are, and how they can affect your flight!

Don’t Be Clueless About These Airplane Features!

Have you ever caught yourself wondering about airplane features while on a flight? What the little hole in the window’s for? Why do they dim the lights when the plane’s taking off or landing? While flight attendants don’t give out this information, questions like these fire up a curious mind. Moreover, even frequent fliers may not have any answers to these. On that note, here are some of the airplane features and cabin secrets that may satisfy your curiosity and change your whole perspective of flying:

1. The Hole in the Window

The Hole in the Window | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
The tiny holes in airplane windows are actually called bleed holes. These holes ensure your safety by reducing the pressure on the middle pane, so the outer pane takes the force of the cabin pressure. You may also notice that the window has a strange shape. This is because this shape spreads the pressure evenly around the surface, making it safer and sturdier.

2. Missing Seat Numbers

Missing Seat Numbers | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
You may not have noticed, but most airplanes don’t have a 13th row. This is because of superstitious fliers who believe that 13 is an unlucky number. Although not everybody believes in that unluckiness, airlines take such beliefs into consideration, which is why seats in the plane go straight from row 12 to 14.

Furthermore, there are also airplanes that don’t have a 17th row. Seventeen is known to be an unlucky number too, in Brazil and Italy. Airlines have also removed that row number  to cater to passengers who believe such, keeping them calm during the flight.

3.  The Truth about Oxygen Masks

Truth About Oxygen Mask | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
If the cabin pressure falls below its threshold, it takes only 15-20 seconds before the oxygen runs out. When this happens, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling and expose every passenger to what they call a “rubber jungle.” The mask will give you 12-15 minutes of oxygen, which gives enough time for the pilot to take the plane to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally again.

4. The Reason Why They Dim the Lights When Landing at Night

The Reason Why They Dim the Lights When Landing at Night | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
You may notice that every time the plane is landing or taking off at night, they always dim the interior lights. The reason behind this is to allow your eyes to pre-adjust to darkness. Notably, take-offs and landings are also the time when most accidents occur. If something were to happen during this time when the lights are off, you’d have the advantage of attuned eyes.

 

 

5. Why They Tell You to Turn Off Your Mobile Electronic Devices

Why They Tell You to Turn Off Your Mobile Electronic Devices | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
Your mobile electronic devices can’t bring an airplane down, but they can be annoying to pilots. Although it’s debatable, the signal from these devices, especially when there’s a lot of people using it at the same time, may affect the aircraft communication system, navigation, and electronic equipment.

Also, one of the reasons why they want you to turn off your mobile electronic device during take-offs and landings is so that you’ll pay attention to their safety messages.

6. The First Class Seat May Not Be the Safest Place

The First Class Seat May Not Be the Safest Place | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
If you’re going to ask any random person to choose between economy or first class, most of them — if not all — will choose the latter. Who wouldn’t want more leg room and the privilege of boarding the plane before everyone else? However, in the event of a crash, it turns out that the first class cabin is the worst place to be. Passengers in first class have the lowest survival rate.

According to research, the safest seats on the plane are in the rear. This area has a 69% survival rate, compared to 49% at the front. You can also sit near the exit row, so you get out easily in case of a fire. Near the wings of the plane is also a good spot to be in if you want to increase your chance of survival when the plane goes down.

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7. Headphones are Not Brand New

Headphones are Not Brand New | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
The headsets may come in a sealed bag, but they are far from brand new. They are simply cleaned and packaged again. You can imagine how many people have used it before and airlines don’t replace them as often. If this is an issue for you, you may need to bring and use your own headphones.

8. Planes are Not That Clean

Planes are Not That Clean | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
It is not just the airplane food that’s may be substandard, there are also other potential health hazards in the plane you should be aware of. Although there is someone who is in charge of doing a superficial pass after every flight, planes are not completely cleaned until they are brought to the hangar. This is only done once a month.

Furthermore, the blankets and pillows are just refolded and placed back in the bin in between flights. That means you could be resting your head on a pillow someone has already drooled on.

9. Planes are Struck by Lightning All the Time

Planes are Struck by Lightning All the Time | Airplane Features | Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You
Lightning can strike a plane more often than we might expect it, but the energy doesn’t travel through the cabin and electrocute the passengers. It is discharged through the airplane’s aluminum skin. There can be instances of minor damages on the plane’s electrical system, but it leaves little to no evidence at all. That means you can relax and stay calm. You are still safe.

 

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According to research, riding a car is far more dangerous than traveling by plane. Still, flying is one of those things that terrify most of us. That’s why it’s a good thing to ask, be curious, and try to understand some of the airplane features inside an airplane cabin, especially if you travel frequently. However, knowing these things may either make you feel safer or make you feel frantic. Remember though that as a prepper, we need to always arm ourselves with knowledge. After all, knowledge is vital to survival.

Do you know other airplane features and airline secrets? We would like to about them. Share them with us in the comments below!   

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LIVE from LVMPD press conference:

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When Resupply Breaks Down

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There is one thing that we all count on in this world, and that is the ability to resupply. And for most people, this literally means “everything”. What are you going to do during a time when it is no longer possible to resupply? Here’s what I suggest: First, you need to get an understanding for what it is that you already regularly consume and resupply the most. Logically then, these will probably be the supplies that you will want or need the most during a time when you can’t get them. So first, you need to identify them. Second,

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There is a new phone number for loved ones. Please share.

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NEW VIDEO: Final Media Briefing for…

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NEW VIDEO: Final Media Briefing for Monday.
LVMPD Asst. Sheriff Todd Fasulo provides a wrap-up on the status of the mass shooting investigation.

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What happened inside the shooter’s suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel

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When retiree Stephen Paddock checked into his 32nd-floor hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino last Thursday, nothing appeared unusual.

Paddock had booked room 32135, described by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as one large suite with uninterrupted views of the Las Vegas Strip.

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The former accountant would’ve had a clear view of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a 3-day country music event taking place in an open-air, ground-level venue across the Strip, some 400 yards away from his hotel.

On Sunday night, as the crowd of about 22,000 people listened to headliner Jason Aldean below, Paddock smashed two windows of his hotel suite — one in the front and one on the corner — and fired into the crowd, ultimately killing 59 and injuring hundreds of others.

The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

The hotel suite

Housekeepers said they “saw no signs of anything” suspicious in the two-room suite, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus told CNN.

Paddock had 23 guns inside the suite, as well as hammers, LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo said. The arsenal “was pretty well hidden,” Titus said.

The gunman had brought “in excess of 10” suitcases to his room over several days, Lombardo told reporters Monday. Authorities believe Paddock brought the weapons into the hotel by himself, but they did not provide specifics.

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Shooting UPDATE: PRESS CONFERENCESheriff Joe Lombardo…

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Shooting UPDATE: PRESS CONFERENCE
Sheriff Joe Lombardo just concluded the latest media briefing on the mass shooting incident at Mandalay Bay. There have been at least 58 fatalities and 515 people injured. There was only one attacker, and his motive is unknown. Full press conference here: https://youtu.be/mC9_nWaiPQA

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Police: At least 58 dead, 515 injured in shooting on Las Vegas Strip

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At least 58 people were killed and more than 515 were injured when an active shooter unleashed gunfire near Mandalay Bay late Sunday night, according to police. Continue Reading

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NEW VIDEO: Afternoon Briefing on Mass Shooting…

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NEW VIDEO: Afternoon Briefing on Mass Shooting
LVMPD Sheriff Joe Lombardo provides updated details on the investigation into last night’s shooting incident at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. There were 59 fatalities and 527 persons injured in the attack.

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We are heartbroken for the victims, their families and our community.

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We are heartbroken for the victims, their families and our community.

MGM Resorts·Monday, October 2, 2017

Our primary focus and concern in the hours since the shooting has been cooperating with law enforcement and taking actions to support the victims and their families, our guests and employees.
We have made counselors available, created a dedicated hotline to ensure out of town families of victims can arrange airfare and hotel accommodations to get to their loved ones, assisted guests whose travel has been disrupted, identified local transportation for guests who wish to donate blood or visit the injured, to just a few of the things we are presently engaged in.
These efforts and more are being organized aggressively and are ongoing as we continue to get information and identify needs.
We’re grateful for all who have helped – first responders, the police, and citizens who have acted in countless ways to assist.
While information is still being gathered we are beginning to hear stories of great courage and humanity. We know that without the swift and brave actions of first responders the scale of damage would have been much greater. We know that in the midst of chaos and fear people acted to protect and save others – those they knew and those they did not.
In the coming days, we will hear more of these stories as we grieve for the victims of this unspeakable tragedy.
We’re working with law enforcement in every way possible.
At the moment, we are deferring communications about the investigation to the FBI and Las Vegas Metro PD.
Please pray for all the victims of this horrific event, our Las Vegas community, and all our employees who are working tirelessly to provide support at a very difficult time.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD & CEO
JIM MURREN

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