Are you a frequent flyer? Have you ever wondered how this entire air travel thing works? If you think everything is fine and dandy, you may be mistaken. Let us enlighten you with 15 confessions from pilots and flight attendants that reveal the dark side of air travel. Some of them may even give you nightmares, so be careful.
1.Your Pilots are Sleeping Most of the Time
According a to a recent study conducted on pilots, half of them have confessed to falling asleep involuntarily while flying, while one third of them confessed they wake up to find their co-pilot asleep. Pilots are human beings as well. We all feel sleepy at work, don’t we?
2.Oxygen Masks in Flights Work Only for 15 Minutes
Did you know that oxygen masks in flights work only for 15 minutes from the time they are pulled down? In most cases, this 15 minutes time is more than enough time for the pilot to bring the flight down to an altitude where you can breathe normally again. You have to act fast to put an oxygen mask down in higher altitude. You will only have 15 to 20 seconds before passing out completely due to lack of oxygen supply to the body.
3.Your Flight May be Carrying Dead Bodies or Human Organs
In case if you didn’t know this, regular flights carry dead bodies, organs and other human remains in cargo space. However airlines have strict ‘packing’ policies that should lessen your worry a little.