13 airlines secrets as told by actual employees

Posted on April 7th, 2016 by Aloha

1. They’re somewhere in this hemisphere …


Someone is always watching … unless you’re flying overseas. Image from swifty.com.

From redditor brahlicious: “When flying overseas there are generally no systems tracking the movement of your aircraft for several thousand miles; i.e. how they go missing.”

2. Miracle in the air


“The power of this flight compels you to WALK!” Image from stlouisreview.com.

From redditor tagt8er: “People fake needing a wheel chair to gain boarding priority. 10 wheelchairs get on and olny 1 person needs it getting off. We call um miracle flights.”

3. Some assembly not required


I told you we didn’t need those things! Image from dailymail.co.uk.

From redditor unimproved: “That there’s a huge list of things that can be missing from the aircraft while still being allowed to fly.”According to nycaviation.com, most of these items are minor, like selector knobs and windshield wipers, but under certain circumstances, systems as large (and important) as the air conditioning may be inoperative while the aircraft is still considered to be flight-worthy.

4. Cats vs. Dogs


SnoopKitty shows how most cats calm their pre-flight jitters. Image from pinterest.

From redditor Rabbitmix: “If you checked your Dog there’s about a 30% chance it’s terrified before it even gets on the plane, who knows how scared it gets during the actual flight … I’ve never seen a cat who was scared in the bag room, cats don’t give a f*ck.”

5.Those locks are useless


Watch the video below to see how baggage handlers are able to open your bags and take what they like. Image from extremetech.com.

From redditor nunswithknives: “Locks on zippered bags are useless. You can pop a zipper with a pen and drag the locked zipper pulls around the bag to close them back up. I’ve done this many times to identify bags that are tagless and locked.”

6. Put your arm(rests) in the air


Ridiculously helpful when getting into the aisle. Image from milevalue.com.

From redditor Goat_Porker: “You know how all the other armrests can be raised except for the one next to the aisle? Turns out that one can be raised as well via a small button in a divot on the underside of the armrest. Useful if you want to spread out a bit more, though some flight attendants may tell you to put it back in place.”

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