We all know the drill…before the plane takes off, the flight attendants have to tell us what we need to do regarding cabin safety in the event of an emergency. We’re all supposed to watch the demonstration so we know where the exits are, how to use the seat belt, oxygen mask and life vests, to not smoke or mess with the smoke detectors on the plane, etc. Most of us watch the demonstration every single time because we know how important it is. And we’ve all seen those who foolishly (and rudely) pay no attention whatsoever, mostly because they’re repetitive and sometimes kind of boring. But what if the safety demonstrations were like any of these?
There are some people reading this who have probably been on planes hundreds of times. Who knows, maybe even thousands of times. Hopefully within those hundreds or thousands, or even tens of flights, none of you have ever experienced an in-flight emergency.
But if you had, would you be ready?
Many of you would probably say yes, but I kind of question that. Here’s why.
The Flight Detective recently wrote a post about wanting to keep the window shade open while on a flight, even though the flight attendant said to close it. And it got me to thinking…it’s one thing for them ask you to lower (or raise) your window shade, but can they actually FORCE you to do it?
Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
As technology has advanced, so has the ability for flights to become longer and longer. As of October 2018, Singapore Airlines has the longest flight in the world, at 9,521 miles. Depending on weather, climate conditions and airport traffic, you can expect to spend 18 hours and 45 minutes on that flight.
Chances are that most, if not all passengers will get at least some sleep while on flights that are that long (if you’re one of those people who has a hard time sleeping on planes, these ideas might help). The cabin crew will need to get some sleep, too. But did you ever wonder exactly where they sleep? I mean, it’s not like you see beds or cots in the cabin. And how do they figure out who gets to sleep when? And for how long?
While perusing the internets, I think I discovered the ultimate answer.