Be gentle, please
Few of the passengers think about how the staff handles their baggage. Everyone, as usual, thinks that they are being properly handled with their luggage and do not throw it like a rag bag with waste. Unfortunately, practice is usually not as rosy as we would like to believe. Simply put: the people responsible for luggage take care of it exactly as long as they work to load a particular flight. Why not? They do not know where and for what you are flying. Moreover, they have strict standards for loading, which they are obliged to adhere to. So it turns out that it's much easier for them to load a hundred suitcases in a certain time without paying attention to things that are stored inside or to the warning signs which usually people put on the suitcases themselves. That's why for travelers there is a universal advice: pay attention to your luggage and take care of it by yourself or to prevent bad handling you need to install a sticker that means that there are the fragile items inside.
The unhygienic of the headsets
Do you think everything in the plane is sterile and passengers get only the best on their flight? No matter how it is, in fact, everything is much simpler: there are things that after the next flight are just changed to the new ones but they do not change everything. One of such thing is the headset, which is offered to passengers of many commercial flights to listen to your favorite songs or watch movies during flights. The headset may look new, but this is exactly the effect that owners of airlines want to create. How is it cleaned in reality and how often it happens? Nobody knows for sure. That is why passengers are advised to require the flight attendant to disinfect the headphones directly on site with the help of a special tool. This is a request that helps to maintain the safety of the usage of objects, so do not be shy of such a simple desire. Because the removing the film from the supposedly "new" headphones is not enough to be sure of their purity.
Terrible for the pilots
If you never plan to travel to Orange County, California or Washington, D.C., then you can relax assured, since this entry will not concern you at all. If you are going to fly to one of the above points in the future, be prepared to an unusual development of events. These airports are very different from the others, because the wealthiest passengers, who do not like noise, usually use it. To reduce the noise, there is a special method for this, it forces pilots to turn an aircraft into a rocket immediately after take-off, and thus reduce noise in the process of lifting the aircraft. An unpleasantness for ordinary passengers is the fact that due to the noise reduction objectives, the runways were significantly shortened, so you should not hope for a pleasant and easy landing, it won't be even despite the pilot's experience and qualification. At these airports, comfort is not for everyone passengers.
Dirty water for washing hands
This should be clear by itself, but people, please, do not drink water from the toilets! Especially it concerns the restrooms in the airport, where the presence of good water is rather a huge exception than reality. Why does this happen? It's very simple: the workers who serve the system of water supplied to the washbasins have a certain schedule for processing this very water, during which the bacteria that inhabit in the liquid can get used to the chemicals with which they were supposed to be killed. How to understand what the quality of water on the plane is? The only clue is the paint on the plane. If it is in good condition, then the plane is new and the water supply system too. If this is a problem, then it's better to buy yourself wet wipes for hygiene purposes, because you have a risk to go out with dirtier hands than you got into. An unpleasant prospect for such an expensive type of transport, is not it?
Blankets and pillows with an unfamiliar smell
Will you remember one of the previous stories about headsets? The same thing happens with cushions and blankets. Simply put — nothing. With one exception: between flights they are simply beautifully packaged in new plastic bags. A new user can often get a pillow from the previous owner and not even suspect about it. Usually only products, that have obvious spots, are sent to get the processed. This provides an opportunity for significant savings on laundry services, and for service personnel it is easier to cope with their work, although this is contrary to the ethical rules that each self-respecting airline professes. How to get fresh cushions to, you may ask? Fly to the destination from the city by the first flight of the plane, — I will answer. As many passengers noticed that they were given a fresh one during the first flight. But if there was the way that the "super abilities" could be transferred from a former user of a pillow, what exactly you would like to receive?
Sleeping pilot — safety of passengers
Perhaps you already knew that a certain part of the flight pilots can spend in a dream. Half of the pilots are sleeping sweetly while the plane is flying, and a third of them wake up only to find their partner and quickly wake him up. All this became possible due to the presence of an autopilot. Some flights are so long that pilots cannot afford a full night without sleep. Nevertheless, almost half of those pilots who were interviewed by specialists admitted that they practice this because of high fatigue at least once a month. Almost 90% confessed that they were provoked by the same reason for sleeping and they fell asleep about once during the last six months. Along with this, almost all the pilots added that their fatigue and exhaustion is the greatest risk that can occur even on the most serviceable plane, because of the human factor, there were many air accidents.
Inconvenient locks of the restroom.
This is not the most important and terrible reason for reconsidering your attitude to flights. Nevertheless, it is worth taking this into account. If you suddenly want to use the toilet during the flight, be prepared that another person may be able to join you, if only express such a desire. Also, if your child enters this room and needs to be pulled out of there, you have the opportunity to do this. Of course, this room can be locked from the inside, but it is very easy to open it from the outside. Did not you know about this? And it is good, as there is a hope that the man from the neighboring place, who glances at you during the whole flight, also does not know about this interesting function. And if you seriously need to unlock the doors in a difficult situation, then you just need to remove the bolt and put the bolt in the other direction. It is located behind the inscription "No Smoking".
Another "dirty place" in the plane
And again we return to the topic of purity. This time it is a question of water that has not been purified for a very long period of time. So if you want a cup of coffee or tea during the flight, then it's better to postpone this desire until you arrive at your destination. Drinking water is kept practically in the same tanks as water for household needs. What do you think, the taste of water is in the 60-year-old tank (yes, there are also such old aircraft in operation)? For sure, this piquant taste may be partially disguised with the help of tea or coffee, but you will still feel it. Strange as it may seem some people like it. They are either thrill-seekers or those who simply do not know what caused the formation of this strange aftertaste. The most interesting thing is that the airline's employees are well aware of the deplorable condition of the tanks and still offer the water from them. Well, dear passengers, would you like some tea?
Additional facts about the dirty water
Even if the previous record did not make you think about the quality of water you get for your money, even on the best commercial flight, so you need to read one more interesting fact about water on airplanes. Drinking water is NEVER used on the airplane. Even touch it is completely undesirable. If it's not water from a bottle, it's better to stop drinking altogether. Why should not we do this on flights? At least because the tanks for domestic needs and pots with drinking water are served side by side. If this did not confuse the bold travelers then what about the fact that they’re sometimes serviced by the same man all at once? Does not it look so fun anymore? Of course, now this practice is rare. But, are you ready to risk your health hoping for honesty of service? I do not think so! To be on a safe side, it's better to just take a bottle of water with you and wait until you arrive at your destination.
A more peaceful flight is always in the morning
This fact does not greatly frighten those who wish to discover the constant flights on the plane. Nevertheless, it is needed to be taken into account, especially for those who are very afraid of flying. If you really have a big fear, it's better to fly in the morning, otherwise there may be problems with the process of transferring of the flight itself. For those who do not tolerate thunderstorms, it is also better to choose the morning time. This will reduce the chances of getting into bad weather and experience negative emotions. In addition, during the earlier flight the passenger experiences much less problems with "air holes" than during day or evening and for pilots this time passes more quietly. If you are very concerned about the calmness of the flight and you are badly emotionally in all unforeseen situations, then it is the best to choose a quiet flight in the morning for you. And it is desirable to choose a front seat so that the "air holes" and turbulence are not so strongly felt.
Who cares about children?
A short flight with a child is not the worst choice, but if you need to spend time on a long trip, then it's worth reconsidering your choice of vehicle. Why is it worth doing? It is because the child during a flight of any duration risks to get injured in "air holes" or in case of turbulence. In any case, flying with a child can be very dangerous and will end badly. Nevertheless, the government seriously believes that it is better to pay passengers for their children so that they have the opportunity to feel safer, but the moment of insecurity for small passengers is not spread or simply not advertised. But anyway, the risk of injury during the flight is much higher than traveling by other types of transport, as they have special protection for small passengers. If the flight with the child is inevitable, then it is worthwhile to organize for him a convenient place next to you and constantly monitor him.
Pets as a baggage
For people as passengers of the airline in this service sector, all amenities are provided (except for the above-mentioned omissions, of course). But not for your pets as no one will look after them, even if there is such a need. They will simply be taken to the luggage compartment, where they would not to have a very pleasant trip. Despite this, some companies are trying to arrange good conditions for the flight, but they do not always get it. One of the things unpleasant for animals is the noise on the ramp, which cannot be controlled or reduced. Our little passengers are often frightened of this and are in constant stress during the flight. Moreover, the owners at that time are not with them. That is why all animal owners should think several times before choosing the type of travelling, especially if they have a more adequate alternative. Travelling in other ways will be longer, but the nerves of your pet will be okay.
Again the "dirty" topic
Judging by the situations described above, what else do you think is not washed on the plane? If you answered a tray for food, then you are absolutely right! This is a common practice between flights, which includes only packaging "one-off" in new packages. Trays do not even need such packaging. But who is responsible of washing them? A stewardess? Of course, not. Moreover, why wash what is always clean? The same applies to the buttons for changing the position of the seat. One of the stewardesses admitted that she had once seen how the diapers were changed on a tray. Now imagine that after such an extravagant usage they were not washed. So what does it mean? All the best to children, and all that remains after children are adult passengers of aircraft. P. S. If you are eating now, then I really sympathize with you. Although not, if you decide to read this article, then you are a person with strong nerves!
If your half-eaten sandwich still with you, then it is better put it away, because this fact definitely has all the chances to impress you. Have you ever thought about who or what can be transported in an ordinary passenger plane? I suppose not. And this is not surprising, because such information is not advertised much. Nevertheless, you may have a chance of "neighborhood" with dead bodies or individual organs necessary for the needs of transplant ology. Of course, this is a noble cause, but will it make you happy if you suddenly find out it next to your seat? I do not think so, especially passengers, whose seats are in the vicinity of the cargo compartment, are thinking about it. Speaking of dead people, they are transported to bury houses, because the death often finds them in the most unexpected places. And if we talk about the spaciousness of the special department, it can safely carry up to 150 bags with organs. Agree this is not the information that you want to know about, as a common passenger.
The matter of experience
You think that on your flight there will be the pilot with more than 20 years of experience, several thousand flight hours, and even his grandfather was once a military pilot, so even his blood is better suited to pressure differences during the flight. No matter how it is. But quite a lot of pilots cannot boast of even an average level of their professional skills. Moreover, it often turns out that the pilot is a subcontractor and should only take you from one point to another, and has no special responsibility for the quality of the flight. These people are only performing tasks that they receive from their control center. Despite the seeming danger of the situation, newcomers are also good at coping with standard situations, like their experienced colleagues. But if it comes to the moment when you need to make independent and well-considered decisions, then from this moment difficulties can begin. So, the phrase from the famous comedies "Can anybody here land an airplane?" No longer seems so ridiculous!