13 Secrets About Air Travel All Passengers Should Know

13 Secrets About Air Travel All Passengers Should Know


13 Secrets About Air Travel All Passengers
Should Know Like most things in life, travel requires
experience. With each trip you embark on, you will start
to get more comfortable and familiar with the means of travel, and it all begins from
your planning, until the time you board your plane at the airport, where your journey all
begins. But did you know that there are some things
you don’t know about when you take a trip, specifically when you travel in the air? Well today, we’re going to get you up to speed
with some secrets that you as a passenger should know about. But first, take a trip to the bottom right
corner of this video and click that subscribe button. Make sure you also make a layover flight and
click that notification bell as well, so you never miss our videos about travel, trips,
and flight! Okay, so onto all the secrets about air travel
that you may not have known! Believe it or not, air travel hasn’t been
around for that long, so we humans are still pretty new to the idea. And typically, we make mistakes with the things
that we are new at, and just learning or adapting to. It’s completely natural and will benefit
you the next time you have a go at it. With travel, it’s inevitable that some mistakes
will be made, but it’s all a part of the learning curve, and with time you will master
all of the pieces of travel that make it one big, teachable adventure. Each time you begin to plan a new trip, you
will learn the tips and tricks of it all, and what works for you, and what doesn’t. Although it’s natural to encounter obstacles
along the way, it’s important to learn and be prepared ahead of time for what may come. From booking to packing, to knowing your surroundings
on an aircraft, and why and how things are the way they are; we look at some secrets
from airline employees that we may not have known about. 1. When Is It Best To Buy Tickets? Buying tickets can be a tricky part of the
trip planning process. Time can be the difference in hundreds of
dollars. Whether you choose to book last minute, or
several months in advance, there will undoubtedly be price differences, and they’re always
changing. It’s actually believed that the earlier
you book, the cheaper you will get it, though that may not always be the case. As for days of the week that are better to
buy on; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays have proven to be a little cheaper than other
days when it comes to booking. 2. Airline Employees And Their Closest Family
Get Reduced Cost Air Tickets. For many airlines worldwide, employees of
the company are offered cheaper, even free, tickets for themselves, and their immediate
family. In most cases, the employee will only be charged
the taxes and duties, leaving the cost of the flight free of charge. This is a fantastic benefit of working for
an airline, and should definitely be utilized. 3. The 7 Most Common Reasons Why Luggage Get
Lost. When traveling, worrying about your luggage
can be one of the more stressful parts of your journey. We all want the things that we packed to stay
close to us, and not be tampered with. Sometimes, it can be out of our own control,
unfortunately. Some of the reasons your luggage may be misplaced
or lost include: Reason #1: It was held for additional checks
and not loaded on time Reason #2: An employee put the luggage on
the wrong trolley, and it flew elsewhere Reason #3: The wrong sticker was placed on
your luggage by an employee Reason #4: Old travel stickers weren’t removed
by passengers, which led to confusion Reason #5: The luggage was caught on the belt
or went in the wrong direction, which can happen during connecting flights
Reason #6: The luggage fell off the trolley on the way to the airplane and went unnoticed
Reason #7: The luggage recognition system failed or a label was lost. This is why it’s advised to leave your name
and contact information on the exterior of your luggage so it can be claimed. 4. Locks Don’t Protect Luggage From Being Opened. This is a common idea that most travelers
have; placing a lock on the outside zipper of your luggage. Though this may seem secure, and only you
really have the keys to unlock it, there are too many professional thieves who can easily
pick it and open it. Once the locks on the zipper itself are pushed
aside, the seam of the zipper can be picked at and opened with even just a pen, leaving
your entire luggage accessible. The individual can then reseal your zipper
back to how it was, and make it appear as if it was never opened. Hard-shell suitcases are suggested in this
case, as they are much tougher to crack open if attempted. 5. Why It’s Really Forbidden To Smoke Onboard. Smoking on airplanes has long been a thing
of the past, with people having their speculations as to why. Some may think it is a potential fire hazard,
however, smoking was once allowed on airplanes, and there weren’t any related fires. The truth is, the smoking prohibition is an
economic ban, as the air onboard air is always being filtered, with resins and smoke leading
to equipment wearing out faster. Either way, the flying experience is a much
cleaner and healthier one these days as a result. 6. Why Passengers Are Asked To Turn Off Their
Cell Phones. Though we may think that our cell phones can
cause critical interference or malfunctions on the airplane, that isn’t exactly the
truth. It does, however, create static on the radio
signal, which can lead to miscommunication from the pilots, and missing key information
for the dispatcher. Even so, cab crew themselves even ignore this
rule at times, so it isn’t exactly as big of a deal as it has been made out to be. 7. Aisle And Window Seat Armrests Can Be Raised. Comfort is a big thing on an airplane. Often times, we find ourselves crammed next
to others, sharing an armrest. To our luck, we have access to both armrests,
and they can both be raised and adjusted. Push the small button near the base of the
armrest, and position it the way you like. This can certainly rid you of the hassle of
sharing one armrest with the passenger next to you. 8. The Reason Why There Are Hand Grips At The
Door Inside The Plane. Some of us may have wondered why there are
hand grips on the door inside of the plane. This is intended for flight crew in the event
of a panic situation, where individuals can easily react and knock them down or even out
of the plane. The hand grips will help the employee stay
upright and keep their balance at a time like this. 9. The Captain And Co-Pilot Are Fed Differently. The captain and co-pilot eat two separate
meals during the flight, due to the risk of one of them potentially having a reaction
or get poisoned, and are therefore unable to operate the aircraft. In this case, the pilot will get substituted
by the other. This ensures that they aren’t both phased
by any intake that will hinder their performance. 10. Not All Minor Failures Are Repaired Immediately. There is an extensive list of things to be
checked prior to a flight’s departure. Naturally, there are minor failures that an
aircraft endures, and they aren’t exactly repaired immediately. Some of these failures don’t affect the
overall safety of the flight and will be tended to at another time to avoid flight delays. Don’t get me wrong, you’re still safe! 11. These Runway Numbers Are Important. Looking out on the runway before takeoff,
you will notice a set of numbers painted on the road. These numbers indicate how many degrees the
runway is from magnetic north, which enables the pilot to determine which grade is taken. 12. Be Polite, And You Won’t Regret It. On a flight, it can be easy to get frustrated
when sitting in one spot for hours. Luckily, we have services available to us
that make the experience an easier one. Flight attendants are there to tend to the
needs of passengers, and it’s important to treat them with respect and patience and
to have an understanding that there are many other passengers on board who require attention
as well. Flight attendants have admitted that the more
respect that is shown, the more they’re willing to do for passengers. When you ask for things politely, they will
be considered accordingly. They are there to make things better and easier
for us, and we as passengers should treat them the way they deserve, to ensure an overall
great experience for everyone. 13. The Toilets Never Lock. Disclaimer: please don’t go and do anything
stupid with this information. That being said, according to AIR HELP you
can manually open up any of the bathroom doors on an airplane, just by yourself. They say that you should: “Simply slip a fingernail
underneath the edge of the lavatory sign and slide the knob to unlock the door.” So there, you now know how to break into an
airplane bathroom… just in case. And that’s about it! What did you think about our video on air
travel? Did you learn some secrets that you didn’t
know before? Have you picked up on anything that you might
apply to planning your next trip? Or maybe even next time you’re in the air? Also, maybe you have some secrets that we
failed to mention that you’d like to share with your fellow Bestie viewers! Let us know in the comments section below
everything you learned about air travel, and maybe one or two secrets we might have forgotten
about!

85 thoughts on “13 Secrets About Air Travel All Passengers Should Know”

  • What did you think about our video on air travel? Did you learn some secrets that you didn't know before? Have you picked up on anything that you might apply to planning your next trip? Or maybe even next time you're in the air? Also, maybe you have some secrets that we failed to mention that you'd like to share with your fellow Bestie viewers! Let us know in the comments section below everything you learned about air travel, and maybe one or two secrets we might have forgotten about! If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Sosamma Varghese says:

    Good and effective information.Thank you so much! God RichleyBless you.Do one important Thing before you get in the Plane PRAY To GOD to Protect you & your entire flight ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ and also special Prayer for the Pilot & Caption ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนGOD IS IN CONTRL ! First you trust in GOD ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • I make it a point not to be rude or disrespectful to flight staff. They appreciate it. I used to work in customer service, so I know just how horrible people can be to those in the service industry. Iโ€™ve been flying for 30 years, and Iโ€™ve havenโ€™t come across a bad flight attendant yet! To anyone reading this who is a flight attendant, thank you for what you do! Yay! ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฌโค๏ธ

  • oh wow such secrets…. like why should I know if I take off from an east facing runway or one which is alined 20 degrees more south. So secret they are painted 10 foot tall !!

  • Yes – be polite and respectful to the flight attendants. In the event of an emergency, your life may depend on them!

  • Traveler of All Trades says:

    Useful information for the AvGeek. One thing to note. Flight attendants get trained in safety, medical, and security before service training. As such flight attendants are primarily there for your safety.

  • Good job for you
    Better than become bad luck ghost stay hell and then you know bad fucking shit Jesus Christ with idiot ghost Japanese
    You never want come to hell

  • Noretta Harmon says:

    What are the things that will cause trouble on suitcases, what can not be in suitcases, scissors. Guns I know but are the rest we can't pack?

  • I used to buy any time an at travel agencies now I booked on line when compare the price date an time been to New York Puerto Rico Colombia St lucia Santo Domingo an list my luggage connecting from Panama to Trinidad/Tobago listen no one have any right to open u luggage ok

  • David Christensen says:

    TOU CAN SKIP THE FIRST 1 MIN AND 40 SECONDS . this person loves his own voice. It is yada yada yada nothing of interest for for 1:40. Wont like I wonโ€™t subscribe.

  • I'm not going anywhere near those TSA perverts who virtually strip search you and feel you up. How do I know they are perverts? If they weren't, they would get a respectable job.

  • As an airline employee..I agree with almost all of your video! Iโ€™m just wondering…why would you share information about opening a locked bathroom! This is disturbing to the privacy of the people using it! Great video …except that! Now I will feel uncomfortable when traveling… I wonโ€™t be using that bathroom out of fear! Donโ€™t lock your luggage. It doesnโ€™t keep anyone out! …I was surprised to find thousands of keys to different luggages in a local bagroom. Iโ€™ve worked in 5 different cities… the keys are everywhere!

  • I m shpcked to know about that toilet unlocking truth….anyways I advice families especially to take any one of your family member to wait outside the toilet in this case for safety reasons. Thankyu for these informations

  • What was the point of sharing the toilet information????? Really not cool… so if you are a woman or child going to the toilet on a plane you are letting the perverts be.aware that the doors can be unlocked??? while they are inside ????? sorry will not subscribed or share …

  • Christina Melara says:

    Anybody else leaves their phone on during a flight?! I NEVER turn my phone off! I need 2 b able 2 txt my mom if theres a final destination type situation!

  • It says be polite and ask flight attendants nicely for things and they will help you. Next time you fly, try asking a flight attendant nicely to have sex in the lavatory and see how helpful she will be.

  • Donna Jenkins says:

    Good advice. I'm traveling in couple months, I'm going be sure take my old ticket off my luggage, I'm sure it's still on there, from last year.

  • Daniel Martinez says:

    Ok, STOP: reference point 6.48 into video….Does addressing the topic of why handles are on doors mandate an image of what appears to be a wanton strumpet in 10 inch skirt with red laced garters and red f me pumps what exactly is your miserable agenda?

  • Daniel Martinez says:

    You actually had an informative helpful video for just under 7 minutes. Fyi Bestie such screen shots of archaic misogynisticย cartoons are by no means appropriรฉe in this day and age. You sir,were poorly raised.

  • Daniel Martinez says:

    Oh and wizard' s first rule if you are dumb enough to leave a coded tag on your luggage after recovering said luggage, you are as dumb as Bestie. Seriously,where did they grow you? You are surely a Mell.

  • Carolyn Murtaza says:

    I put padlock through handle ring then I zip tie it. That way they canโ€™t get into case through zip. And i carry spare tues in case security open case

  • I have not flown in quite a few years, but when I did there were a few things I would do. I would bring a wad of one dollar bills, and five dollar bills. This way if I buy a drink from the flight attendant, she/he will see that if they don't, or can't make change for someone else, they will most likely ask me to break a larger bill. Usually getting me a free drink or two. Awhile back like the video says, there was smoking allowed on board. When I picked a seat during pre flight, I would request a no smoking seat. (I did smoke at the time.). When I wanted to smoke, I would ask the flight attendant if there was any where I could smoke. They usually directed me to the back of the plane somewhere. Most likely near their jump seats. It's where they take breaks or relax when not to busy. I will buy a drink with my wad of singles and fives. Redeeming myself more freebies. And a friendly conversation with the flight crew…and, huh??

  • The issue of cell-phones on aircraft is one (as a pilot) I've been queried on for many years. What many people don't realize is that their phones are not simply a passive electronic device designed to call you the moment you've stepped into the shower. A phone actively radiates a carrier signal in order to locate a suitable antenna, try holding your phone close to a functioning radio and you'll hear the result. Additionally, when the phone fails to connect to an antenna the radiating signal is stepped up and becomes much stronger, it's worth remembering that as once at altitude away from any antennas and assuming that you've not bothered to switch off your phone, this facility will kill your battery in double quick time. One or even a few passengers operating a phone is unlikely to have an effect on the aircraft systems, but imagine having 200+ passengers all having phones that are radiating strong micro-waves in search of an antenna and we then have a potential problem. The shielding of the fly-by-wire systems is part of their design so in theory they should be protected. The thinking is, why risk it?

  • What they fail to say about those free employee seats is that you have to travel standby. I have waited in airports 14 hours more than once to get a seat.

  • matt mostowicz says:

    Nothing new here. How about the fact that mail and corpses fly with you. Maybe also what the bell tones mean before and after takeoff and landing. How about why you shouldn't drink the coffee in flight. What about how aircraft don't discharge waste into the stratosphere like some people think. What about fuel dumping. What about how much the pilot actually flies as opposed to autopilot. What about lightning strikes being normal. What about how isolated an aircraft really is on overseas routes. What about why oxygen masks come down. What to do if you see a hydraulic leak on the wing. Air Marshalls. How clean is your seat? Why a long haul flight should not immediately land again directly after takeoff with a full fuel load. Where cabin air actually comes from. (Hint: From the nose cone of the engine intake). Why planes cruise so high. Why pilots have to calculate fuel as precisely as practical. Why you should never put irreplaceable documents in checked baggage.

  • Another thing to know, that long wait to get off the plane. I use to get angry because while waiting to get off plane people were still grabbing their luggage. And holding others back. Then I found out, the pilot needs to de-pressurize the cabin before the hatch can be open.

  • I was a flight attendant for 4 years and got 90% off tickets, plus one free ticket to anywhere in the world once a year. It was literally the best.

  • Awesome video.I really liked seeing it.
    Keep going .subbed your channel.
    I will appreciate it when you support me as well ๐Ÿ˜ƒ โค&โœŒ

  • Dear Sybersue says:

    I am an ex-flight attendant and I seldom use my airline passes. Being on standby is not a relaxing way to travel especially when there are last-minute flight cancelations due to weather or aircraft changes. You can be bumped off flights for numerous hours and sometimes days at a time. As much as I appreciate the perks that come with the job, things have changed out there and I now usually travel as a full fare passenger whenever I can find some good flight deals.

  • Jimmawork urgessa says:

    You will be surprised if I tell you my longest flight hours story from Africa to America for 17hrs.I never went to toilet for all those hrs.But after 3 yrs when i came back to Africa,I was the one who went toilet frequently.Because, I knew that the air craft has it.Before i had litile bit hint but not sure. Thanks ๐Ÿ™

  • Jesus Gonzales says:

    Good video for any novice traveler specially reason #3. Most passengers think airlines have a proof baggage sorting system. But as #3 explains many factors can cause a bag to be delayed or lost.

    Reason #7, however, is wrong. The small button mentioned in the video is the seat recliner button. The lever that moves the arm rest up or down is located under and toward the rear of the arm rest.

  • #2. Yes, we may be able to fly free or discounted (taxes only for international). However, the fact that it's on standby is something we cannot stress enough.

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