It’s holiday season and you are probably all set to jet set (while we sit here and write this for you, but we are nice like that!) It’s important that you know a few things about air travel that will help ensure a safer and more peaceful flying experience. So, here you go:
- Where’s the water for the tea coming from?
We hear the septic tank in flights where the water is stored is pretty pretty hard to reach and clean. So who knows what all it has seen. The same water in our tea and coffee? No, thanks! If it’s not coming out of a freshly unsealed bottle, be sure to not consume it.
- This plane is as good as new!
You wish! Most airlines fleets are pretty old. Having said that, they painstakingly maintain aircrafts but can you imagine the number of parts in a plane? But it’s pretty much the same for your car or the next bus you take. In fact, air travel is still the safest mode of transport.
- I don’t need to take my blanket, there’s a fresh one awaiting.
Well, yes there’s a blanket awaiting but it’s not going to be fresh. They’re simply repacked. That’s all!
- If I switch on the phone while take-off or landing, I will cause a crash.
Well, that’s not gonna happen but it’s definitely annoying for the pilots to hear the interference of over 200 cellphones picking up the signal. You don’t want to disturb him during the most crucial parts of the journey, do you?!
- My pet is flying on the same flight so will be okay.
Take a heart, even though your pet is flying with you he/she will be in the cargo section and possibly be standing on the ramp without ear protection for a bit before boarding. Talk to your vet and see what you can do to reduce the discomfort during air travel.
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