Every three seconds, a plane somewhere in the world is taking off into the sky and heading towards a new adventure and destination. Since Wilbur and Orville Wright’s successful flight in North Carolina, air travel has become the most common way for people to travel the world. Air travel has a dark side; there have been tragedies from airplane crashes due to natural causes and terrorist attacks, which have made numerous travelers wary of getting into a large plane and flying at 35,000 feet. But, whether you’re afraid or brave, there's no doubt that air travel has become such a fundamental part of human society that it's likely unavoidable for most of us. Air travel has made the world more accessible to society and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
With so many people traveling by air, it can be easy to miss some shocking facts about airplanes, let alone even think about the mechanics and production that go into preparing a plane for takeoff. For people who may travel as part of their job, it’s a daily process. For flight attendants and pilots, it’s a way of life.
From the weird standards of hiring flight attendants, to human and drug trafficking, there's never a dull day in the life of air travel. The airport is a no man's land; in a moment you can meet a new person, and the next moment, they've sped off into another direction to another life. The process of flying often maintains that same air of intrigue. There can be some boring and mundane aspects of air travel, but there are a few fascinating things about the unknown parts of the airline industry. Here's a list of the top ten shocking facts about airplanes and air travel; some of these facts are fun and interesting, while others just might save your life on your next airplane ride.
10 Beverages Taste Better In The Air
9 Flight Attendants = Love At First Flight
8 Airlines Have Bizarre Money-Saving Methods
7 Airplanes Actually Have Cleaner Air
6 Take-offs and Landings Are Riskiest
5 Pilots Fall Asleep
4 Turbulence Isn't That Bad - But It’s Getting Worse
3 You're Allowed to Join The Mile-High Club
2 Pilots Eat Differently
1 Dead Bodies...
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