TRAVEL TIPS

  • Mobile electronic devices won't really bring an airplane down but they can be really annoying to pilots. Just imagine sitting in the flight deck descending to your destination and hearing the interference of a 100+ cellphones picking up a signal...
  • If a passenger is causing a scene in the jetway, the captain can refuse to let the passenger on.
  • The captain has almost limitless authority when the doors of the aircraft are closed. He is allowed to arrest people, write fines and even take the will of a passenger.
  • Flight attendants have a list of who is who and what seat they are in. As well as what level of frequent flyer they happen to be, whether they are employees or family and friends tickets.
  • When you experience a hard landing in bad weather, it wasn't because of a lack of pilot skills but it is in fact intentional. If the runway is covered in water the airplane has to touch down hard in order to puncture the water layer and prevent aqua planing.
  • If the overnight flight is less than 10 hours. Skip the first food/drink service and go to sleep instead. First and last services take up to 2 hours on either end of your flight. If you stay up you will be left with only a couple of hours to sleep.
  • Sleep on the plane, but only if it's an overnight flight or you're arriving at your destination in the morning. If you sleep on a daytime flight and get there in the evening, or you don't sleep on an overnight flight that arrives in the morning, you're setting yourself up for major jet lag.
  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated.