Plane crash advice – How to survive an emergency landing | Travel News | Travel

Plane crashes are extremely rare, with the likelihood of one occurring in every 11 million flights. In 2017, there were no fatal crashes in aviation, making it one of the safest years in history. Earlier this year, a plane crashed in Mexico yet miraculously no-one was killed. Passengers who find themselves in a plane crash can do a number of things to ensure their survival. Sensible clothing When travelling, some people may choose to dress in smarter clothes to get an upgrade, or some of their holiday clothes to get…

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Flight rules: You cannot fly in a plane if you’ve recently undergone this treatment | Travel News | Travel

Flights need to be as safe as possible for everyone on board so certain airlines are very strict with certain health conditions. This means that you might not always be allowed to fly and make be required to present medical paperwork On Virgin Atlantic you won’t be able to fly if you’ve had a general anaesthetic or dental treatment within 48 hours prior to your flight. “Certain medical conditions can be affected by flying, and may require medical clearance, which is written confirmation from your doctor that you are well…

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Flights: How likely are you to survive a plane crash? This is how to boost your chances | Travel News | Travel

Dying in a plane crash is one of the biggest fears for many of those travelling by air. But this week, when a plane crashed in Mexico, none of the 103 people on board died (even though most of them were injured).  So, how unusual is this? Well, according to a review by the US National Transportation Safety which looked at national aviation accidents from 1983-1999, more than 95 per cent of those on board survived the crash, even in 55 per cent of the most serious accidents. Experts say…

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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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Cuba plane crash: Tributes for Boeing 737 passengers after Havana airport accident | Travel News | Travel

A Boeing 373 has crashed shortly after departing from Havana Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. The plane, operated by national airline Cubana de Aviacon was scheduled to travel to the city of Holguin on the eastern side of the island. Three survivors have been rushed to hospital in critical condition, whilst one passenger has been confirmed to have died from burns and trauma, according to Reuters. With 104 passengers onboard the flight, the Cuban President told AFP that a “high number of victims” is to be expected. Tributes have…

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Viral video shows passenger lift laughing baby in the air on a busy plane | Travel News | Travel

A video has gone viral after it captured the moment a passenger decided to try and pass the time during a flight. The video shows people on the plane trying to watch the inflight entertainment. Suddenly, something pops up above the seats in a flash of green. A man with tattooed arms can be seen lifting a baby above his head in a swift motion. Thankfully both parties seem amused by the action. The baby appears to be enjoying it as he giggles when he does it. It continues for…

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