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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JetBlue Airlines plane windscreen shatters mid-flight and is forced into emergency landing | Travel News | Travel

The JetBlue Airlines flight was travelling from San Juan to Tampa when th incident occurred. Flight 1052’s outer windscreen shattered during the flight and the pilots performed an emergency landing. They diverted to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after the problem occurred. Whilst no injuries were reported, it is the most recent incident regarding inflight window problems. ABC reporter Michael Paluska was on the flight at the time and tweeted the incident. He wrote: “Windshield in cockpit shattered 3/4 of way home on our @JetBlue flight to #Tampa from #PuertoRico. “Thank…

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Viral video shows plane make emergency landing on busy street of traffic | Travel News | Travel

A video emerged afterwards that was taken by a train in the local area. It shows the plane having parked on the road, with a number of emergency vehicles behind it. Thankfully, due to good weather at the time, the landing was made safely. A recording obtained by CBC News heard the pilot requesting to land: “I’ve just lost the right fuel pump, that’s why we’re requesting 35 right.” The Fire Department credited the pilot who, with six other passengers onboard, did an “amazing job” landing the plane. A series…

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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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