myth about airplanes
Trapped in an aircraft cabin Lets face it
. There are multiple steps that every flier can take to prevent the spread of bacteria when they fly. First, they should travel with and use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer. They should also travel with a small pack of disinfectant wipes. So does using a tissue or a paper towel to open bathroom doorknobs and touch toilet handles. The most vulnerable area may well be your eyes, and medical professionals advise not going anywhere near them with your h
The airlines have taken steps to ensure that passengers cant contract diseases
. There have not been any reported cases of the Ebola virus spreading within the confines of an aircraft cabin. Ebola is not an airborne virus but is spread through blood and body fluids. But airline passengers should adhere to rigorous hygiene practices to limit exposure to the virusEbola can be transferred through open wounds and mucus membranes such as the mouth and eye, . Wash your hands often and use alcoholbased hand cleansers. If you travel
Airlines clean the aircraft between flights
. An aircraft is actually cleaned is something of a secret. Removing trash and old magazines is one thing, but most industry watchers say that a proper cleaning doesnt occur that often. The FAA doesnt regulate or inspect aircraft cleaning, so frequency and thoroughness are left up to the airlines themselves as a rule of thumb, an aircraft is supposed to be completely wiped down after every 30 days of service or at 100 flyinghour intervals. But in t
The bagged airline pillows and blankets are OK to use
. Aircraft are short on creature comforts, so its mighty tempting to grab a blanket and a pillow when boarding, one of the last free perks of any flight. But the sage advice is and no one is changing the pillow cases.Bringing you own neck pillow is a much better idea, but cautions that you should use one that can be laundered, because it can transmit germs as well.
The most dangerous health hazard in the air is the cabin air itself
. The cabin air is fine and aircraft are outfitted with HEPA filters to clean it. The real problems lie on the chair upholstery, the tray table, the armrests and the toilet handle, where bacteria such as methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and E. coli can live for up to a week on airplanes that arent properly cleaned.
Hole in the Plane Can Suck In
. However this is not how a hole behaves. It creates a decompression, as the barrier between the different pressure levels has been broken. After the decompression it s pretty safe, unless you stand too close to the hole.
You Get Drunk Faster on the Plane
. Drink on a plane is said to make you more drunk than having the same drink in the bar. Research was carried out in order to reveal the truth behind this myth. The studies unveiled that levels of alcohol are the same. But it can make your hangover worse as air travel dehydrate you as the alcohol does.
Air in the Oxygen Masks Can Get You High
. The oxygen masks pops out of the ceiling when the pressure in the cabin is lost. Oxygen masks doesn t have more oxygen than a normal air, they are made for you not to pass out during decompression.
The Air on the Plane is polluted
. Planes have underfloor filters which are designed by the manufacturers to capture between 94 and 99 percent of airborne germs and viruses. Not to mention that Air on a commercial jet is rumored to be very polluted t total change of air occurs every 23 minutes .
Open all the windows during takeoff and landing
. Having the window open allows a passenger to see what s going on outside in a split second and it s not only because the window is opened. Say imagine if the plane crashes and the windows then just automatically open on its own leading way to a ray of bright sunlight coming into the passenger cabin. For a few seconds, all the passengers inside won t be able to see anything outside until their eyes adjust to the bright sunlight outside. That few
We have to dim the cabin lights every time we do night landings
. During night landings the outside of the aircraft is dark. So they want to make the inside dark too so that it doesn t take any time for your eyes to adjust when you re looking outside.
Hot coffee or a glass of wine will improve the trip
. The air inside airplanes is extremely dry and dehydrating we should definitely be drinking water during our flight to prevent this dehydration and help us walk off the plane refreshed at our destination. Furthermore, drinking water will reduce your risk of blood clots.
Smoking on the airplane
. Many claim that they were taught this method from the cabin crew themselves. What they do is they go into the airplane toilet and take one of those small paper cups and use it to cover the smoke detector in the toilet. Then smoke and blow the smoke into the sink because there is a suction there.
Do airplanes run out of food
. Some airlines intentionally stock food for less passengers that its carrying to reduce weight of the aircraft and in turn save costs. This is especially so in night flights. So say there are 300 people on a night flight to London, the airlines take a bet that maybe 10% of the passengers will choose not to have a meal and instead sleep through.
Do people shag on flights
. Yes, So when you re thinking of joining the milehigh club by shagging on flights, know that all the cabin crew will know . One of my friends told me that she even saw a girl going down on her boyfriend at their seat while trying to hide underneath a blanket. It was the talk of the entire cabin crew the whole flight.
Fountain Pens on flights
. Fountain pens should be cleaned and emptied prior to departure, as this is the only way to prevent ink leakage or spillage. If they must be used during flight, be sure to install a new ink cartridge or full converter. The general rule of thumb that applies to air travel with fountain pens is that it should either be completely empty, with no ink in the pen to leak out, or completely full, with no room left in the cartridge for air. A fountain pen
You should sit still in your seat to avoid bothering your neighbor
. The importance of exercising the arms and upper body during flight to prevent blood clots in this region of the body. Long flights give blood the opportunity to pool, so it is crucial that we don t give it the opportunity to do so. Joshi notes that these exercises can be as simple as moving around your arms. In flight exercise guides are now offered by many airlines such as the routine here.
Ballpoint and Gel Pens Safe Alternatives
. ballpoint pens employ paste ink as opposed to liquid ink, there is less likelihood of expansion and leakage through the tip. Gel pens use a mix of oilbased ink and waterbased ink and are also less prone to leakage
You should remaining seated with your seatbelt fastened
. it is important to stay in your seat when the fastened seatbelt sign is lit up,Experts notes that you should make sure to get up and walk around the cabin when it is safe to do so. Getting up and moving around for just a few minutes, especially on longer flights, greatly reduces your risk of producing blood cots from immobility.
Turn off electronics gadget during a flight
. There is no real evidence that your mobile phone or your iPod interferes with the aircraft systems. In fact a pilot friend mentioned that the pilots always have their mobile phones turned on in the cockpit throughout the flight anyway. , the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed the ban for fear that the signals that these devices give off could interfere with the cockpit s instrumentation, possibly causing a plane to crash. This
All liquids should be left at home
. You can still bring liquids in containers smaller than 3.4 ounces. Take this opportunity to pack a small container of hand sanitizer in your carry on luggage to have with you at all times during travelmany germs and other containments live on airplanes and in airports, so it is important to disinfect your hands with hand sanitizer periodically to kill all of the nasty germs
Medication should be checked with luggage to keep it safe
. Packing your medications in your checked luggage may seem like a good idea many patients who have needed medication while on their flights but were unable to access it. to pack any and all medications in our carryon luggage to ensure that they are safe and available if needed.
Pets in air cargo
. Airline will take the best possible actions, some things cannot be avoided, like the noise on the ramp. you 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 Please people, think twice before flying your pets.
Lightning and the powers of the captain
. Apparently planes get struck by lightning all the time. Also if a passenger is causing a scene in the jetway he can refuse to let them on and take off without them.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.
Headphones that come wrapped
. The headsets that are given to you are not new, despite being wrapped up. They are taken off the flight, cleaned , and then packaged again.
Never drink water from the lavatory
. Do not drink the water in the lav. It is bad enough to wash your hands in it. We sanitize the water tank at selected maintenance intervals, however parasites build tolerances to these cleaners.Check the outside of the aircrafts when walking in. If the paint is crappy shape, the plane is in crappy shape. Skydrol (hydraulic fluid) is a nasty fluid and will dissolve everything. So if the paint is missing, it s probably from a skydrol leak. No one
Can you unlock the lavatory from the outside
. 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.
Feeding the staff
. 2 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 .
Best way to lock your bags
. Look online or in a travel store for TSAapproved locks. The TSA has keys to open those locks in case they need to further inspect them (and hopefully not steal from them). And most people don t think to lock their carryon, but especially now with load factors very high, more and more people are having to gate check bags. Once you drop your bag at the end of the jetway for gatechecking, anyone from a fellow passenger, to a gate agent, to a ramp ag
Electronics interfere with the airplane
. 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 .
When the planes flies without an engine
. if both engines fail, a plane can glide 6 nautical miles for every 5000 feet. So at 35,000 feet, a plane can glide about 42 miles without power. Its why most accidents happen landing or taking off.
How the pilot acts when hijacked
. If the plane is being hijacked when the pilot lands they will leave the wing flaps up that slow the plane down, this is to signal the airport that there is something happening in the plane .
Gasoline used in airplanes is unsafe
. International standard ASTM D4814 is used for both fuel production and engine TC/STC certification. Mogas has been an FAAapproved aviation fuel since the 1980s and has had an excellent safety record.
Higher octane is always better
. Only if needed for antidetonation. Octane does not increase power. Higher octane is always more expensive, though.
Mogas cost too much and takes revenue away from airports
. Airports selling mogas recoup revenue lost to selffuelers, help sport aviation and flight schools grow, and retain the same flowage fees as 100LL sales. They also make real reductions in lead emissions, a serious public relations issue for General Aviation
An emergency door on a plane is easy to open
. Most doors on planes are plugtype door, which are essentially larger than the opening; it requires a few different movements for the plane door to open. Another thing that makes it even more of a challenge is the higher altitude; the higher a plane flies, the more pressure that contrasts the pressurization within a cabin, effectively keeping it shut. There are several factors that actually make a plane door very hard to open.
The recycled oxygen on a plane makes people sick
. The plane air inside the cabin is actually thoroughly filtered as it gets recycled. What actually makes most people sick on flights is the things that they touch, and then touching their eyes or mouth with the same hands. Every surface on a plane is teeming with bacteria, so keep this in mind on your next flight.
Regarding lift the pressure change that allows a wing to fly
. Actually, the change in air pressure is indeed caused by the curvature of the wing, but rather because it pulls some air up, reducing pressure, and forces the rest beneath, increasing pressure. The science stays the same, just the way the air pressure differences were created was wrong.
A gunshot/bullet on a plane will cause immediate depressurization
. A bullet that gets fired through the plane s body will simply create a tiny hole and exit; the cabin s pressurization system will compensate for the miniscule amount of pressure lost. If a bullet were to hit a window while in flight, it becomes a bigger problem. The whole window would immediately be sucked out, and the large hole would really cause a more substantial loss in cabin pressure, resulting in unsecured items nearby being potentially su
THE SEAT BELT IS DANGEROUS
. Many people in cars believe seat belts damage their chances of survival. This isn t the case. They re highly important for stopping broken bones and all the other injuries which come from a plane crash.Whilst the argument they hinder escapes is valid, unbuckling is a matter of pressing a button. The alternative to not having a seatbelt is flying out of your seat and smashing another passenger in the back of the head.
HUMAN WASTE IS DUMPED FROM THE AIR
. It was technically impossible for a pilot to dump waste whilst in flight. It s held in a closed system with no ejector button. Moreover, this would be illegal. If someone was hit by human waste from a great height it could cause injury and lead to serious legal cases. No airline would take such a big risk, especially considering the number of flights completed each day.