You probably think you have it fly under the knee.
Packing, check-in, boarding, popping your ears. You’re a pro.
But have you ever wondered how much you don’t know?
Flight attendants and ground staff have taken to Reddit to reveal some of the shocking truths about what really happens behind the scenes.
“My father is a pilot and apparently a time as he flew, a flight back to Australia, the champion Australian rugby team was flying back on his flight. They rented out the whole of the first class, and at the time the flight reaches the cruising speed, stripped down to their boxers.
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Allegedly they were some of the most polite customers he had seen, but were usually naked,” SidHoog2 revealed.
“Must have been some time ago,” joked Mijakai.
“Found the Kiwi,” said ClassicalySarcastic.
The air of germs
“I’m a flight attendant. So many incidents take place on the airplane that every day the passengers do not see or consider. My last flight an older man accidentally s*** * * * on the floor, stepped in, and walked on as if it was nothing. Do NOT WALK AROUND in bare feet,” wrote SeeYou-Never.
“Piss and shit happening, is about. I have a feeling witness of an “accident” on a regular basis; in their seat or in the lav. People get nose bleeds, or their open wounds. Of course, when we land, it is thoroughly cleaned. But in-flight our resources are limited. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR BABY’S DIAPER ON THE TABLE. This also happens all the time. It is unhygienic and people use the tray table to eat.”
s of the body
“There are sometimes parts of the body in the storage space in the near of your luggage (if they do transplants for hospitals). Also your pets are in the same area,” wrote Oh-Sneezus.
“I’m not a flight attendant, but I work on the slope. To work on the parts of the body, we will send the full body on the planes a lot. In some cases, some are not. Two times in the seven years that I’ve done this ‘fluid’ leaked out of the boxes of the instances are in, and got all the corners of the luggage,” Legion3382 entrusted.
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“As a former aviation journalist, I can tell you a few things,” wrote PenguinOpusRedux.
“Yes, on trans-atlantic flights, there is a cabin for the crew to go to sleep. No, you are not invited for fun times. On some newer aircraft there is also a hold for people who have died on the flight. No, you are not invited for fun times.
“If you piss off the cabin crew and they fart on you. The pressure in a plane makes you naturally gassy and it is easy to puff off in the face of a nasty git when bending down to speak to someone on the other side of the aisle.”
“I work with the elderly, and one of my clients was an ex-pilot who finally quit when he realized in the middle of a flight, his dementia had progressed and he could not remember where he was supposed to fly,” GiftOfNarwhals known.
“On a Delta flight a few months ago, I sat down and my belt felt wet. I smelled my hands … and vomit. I asked the flight attendant if someone had thrown into the seat in front of me, and she said, ” I’m sorry, I looked at how they or three times.’
“Disgusted, I asked for a different seat — nope, full flight. Not later, because we had my son and it was late. So, it went to unbuckle my seat … and small bits of vomit fell from the buckle on my lap,” wrote CreepyQ. He was, however, seen bonus miles and free alcohol to compensate.
“I would have asked for it to be cleaned up before you occupied that chair. A kind of human fluid is a bio hazard. I am a pilot. We keep a few extra seat belts in the cockpit to keep to replace them if they are contaminated,” wrote 4Fifty8.
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Sneaky queue jumpers
“My late mother was a Delta flight attendant for 33 years,” wrote Nodeal-Reddit.
“A general story about the Delta wonders. Passengers in a wheelchair would board the plane for everyone else, but they had to wait for everyone to disembark before they could get rolled out. Apparently, it is common for people to “cure” during the middle of the flight and no longer need assistance when they reach their destination.”
This article originally appeared in the News.com.au.