Cruise secrets: Secret line crew use to play this prank on passengers | Travel News | Travel

Cruise staff often get bored when cruises go on for weeks at a time and boat life can get monotonous, workers have revealed. “It got mundane really fast,” one former staff member said on Reddit. “It was basically the same comedy of errors each day of the week, with a different ‘cast’ of passengers each week.”  One former crew member has revealed that sometimes they would entertain themselves by making fun of passengers. The trick was to confuse passengers into thinking activities were available to them that in fact didn’t even…

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Inspirational flight crew stories of Neerja Bhanot, Barbara Jane Harrison and Sully | Travel News | Travel

The aviation industry recently recorded the safest year on record, with 2017 having no commercial fatalities. According to Aviation Safety Network and Dutch aviation consulting firm To70, the fatal accident rate is one for every 16 million flights. Despite this, a number of shocking tales in the past have revealed terrifying incidents that occurred during a flight. Terrorist attacks, engine failures and onboard accidents are just some of the most dangerous things to happen in the air. Within the accidents, inspirational stories emerged of some of the heroic crew members…

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Flight secrets: Cabin crew reveal passengers who do this before takeoff could delay plane | Travel News | Travel

And now a flight attendant has revealed there is one thing any unsuspecting passenger could do which would delay the plane. But it isn’t sinister behaviour, and in fact is something every does without thinking. Going to the toilet on a plane which is waiting to takeoff will delay the flight. This is because when a passenger gets up to use the bathroom, flight attendants much alert the flight deck. Pilots cannot legally takeoff when passengers are in the bathroom. Explaining why to Business Insider, Robert Bingochea, a flight attendant…

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Flight secrets: Cabin crew behind the scenes reveal dirtiest plane part | Travel News | Travel

A plane brings passengers closer together than any other mode of transport. Up in the air for hours on end, everything from airspace to arm space is shared with strangers. Particularly after a long-haul flight, the chances of catching a bug up in the air are increased. According to the World Health Organisation, you’re more susceptible to getting ill as the cabin air humidity is reduced to 20 per cent down from 30 per cent. Doing more than just drying out your skin, the cabin air quality makes it easier…

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