Some common airplane myths
Added on Thu January 9th, 2020
Online magazine “The Travel” collected some common airplane myths people still believe. No matter how many times you fly, there always seem to be more weird and wonderful rules or regulation to be aware. However, how do you know which of these rules are real and which are simply myths?
Although flying is a method of travel millions of people use every single day, there is still a lot of mystery revolving around how exactly planes work, what you are allowed to take on board with you, and how things work once you are actually on the plane.
Here some of most known myths.
Someone could open the emergency door during the flight. It is impossible because the cabin becomes pressurized, which means opening the emergency exit door would require a superhuman level of strength.
Window shades have to be up during takes-off and landings so they don’t affect the plane’s ability to fly. No! You actually have to keep your window shades up because if anything went wrong during take-off or landing, the emergency services could easily identify passengers from the outside, and cabin crew could see outside easier.
Turbulence is dangerous. It’s not true. The majority of the time, turbulence is simply an inconvenience rather than a real safety issue, requiring passengers to stay seated and limiting the duties of the cabin crew.
Smaller planes are more dangerous than large planes. False! Small planes are just as safe as commercial jets.
Many people think that wearing your seatbelt on the plane could actually hinder your chances of surviving a plane crash. The seatbelt signs are there for a reason. For example, in the event of an emergency, not wearing your seatbelt could cause you to be thrown out of your seat.
Read the other airplane myths here.
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