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Top 10 Airplane Secrets Flight Attendants Don’t Tell

May 8th 2020 at 3:58 PM

It’s hard to surprise an experienced traveler, but there are still some things you’ve probably never thought of.

We found several secrets that are only known to airport employees and the most curious passengers.

A hole in the windows

11 Airplane Secrets Flight Attendants Don’t Tell

Airplane windows have 3 pieces of glass: the outer one keeps the pressure at bay, the inner one deals with damage from inside, and the middle one, in which the hole is made, regulates the airflow. The aperture helps balance the pressure difference and prevents moisture from condensing between the glass panels.

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Air conditioning system

11 Airplane Secrets Flight Attendants Don’t Tell

Have you ever wondered where the air we breathe onboard comes from? It’s actually being bled from a compressor stage of each engine turbine. This is perhaps what served to fuel a superstition that airplane air is dirty. However, no need to worry: the air is filtered and cooled first, and the filters, in fact, retain up to 95% of bacteria.

The black triangle

11 Airplane Secrets Flight Attendants Don’t Tell

You probably noticed those small black triangles onboard some airplanes. As an Airbus A320 captain says, they mark the places where the wings can be best seen from. A visual examination may be required if pilots have doubts regarding the positions of the flaps and indicators are out of order. Fortunately, this is a rare case. READ MORE >>>>>>>>>


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