There’s nothing scarier than secrets, especially secrets that flight crews from around the world are harboring. We know traveling by airplane isn’t the cleanest, most cost-effective way to travel, but it does get you from point A to point B much faster than traveling by car. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or a casual traveler, there are secrets that flight crews are keeping to themselves, but if you know them ahead of time you can prepare yourself for a smooth flight! Sit back, relax, and prepare to have your mind blown before take-off!
1There Are Signs For Potential Hijackings
Allegedly, if a plane is being hijacked while it is still on the ground, pilots will leave signs or signals to let the crew know something is going on. A common signal that is used is leaving the wings in the upright position. If you happen to notice something strange about the airplane’s wings next time you’re traveling, don’t panic — if they have issued a signal that means they figured out something was wrong with plenty of time to correct it!
2Pilots Sleep On The Job
This may sound alarming, but depending on the length of the flight, pilots are almost always snoozing. Planes pretty much fly themselves thanks to modern technology, and pilots are only needed during the take-off and landing. Although it seems ridiculously unsafe for pilots to be catching some z’s during a flight, there are backup pilots in the cockpit overseeing the sky ahead.