Could A Passenger With No Previous Flight Experience Actually Fly A Plane?

In the past few days, some bloggers posted about an easyJet flight where the pilot didn’t show up, so a passenger volunteered and was allowed to fly the plane instead. Here are the different reports about the incident:

The punch line was that the passenger was actually an easyJet pilot who happened to be on vacation (well, easyJet is based out of the U.K., so “holiday”). So, of course, he was able to fly the plane.

But it got me to thinking – COULD a passenger – one who isn’t a pilot, and had no flying experience – actually fly a commercial plane?

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Airplane Bathrooms Are Nasty By The End Of The Flight. Whose Responsibility Is That, Anyway?

If you’ve ever used one of the teeny tiny lavatories on a plane, especially towards the end of the flight, you know it’s not a very pleasant experience. I’m talking just 1 or 2 steps better than a port-a-potty. You’ve got no room to move, there’s mysterious liquid on the floor, not-so-mysterious pale yellow liquid on the toilet seat, the garbage is overflowing and the sink and little 6″ x 12″ counter usually look like someone sprayed them with a firehose. At least there’s still enough toilet paper and soap, but that’s really the room’s only saving grace.

What’s up with that? Isn’t there someone scheduled to make sure it’s cleaned up during the flight?

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New Advice for PreCheck & Global Entry, Warnings Countries Give About USA, Airports with Longest/Shortest TSA Lines, & More!

And in the blink of an eye, we’re already well into the first week of September. Time goes by so quickly! Anyway, here are our most popular posts for August 2019. Some of them were actually written before August (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

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Will The Real Worst Airline Please Stand Up?, THIS Airline Jumped Into THAT Airline’s Grave, Homeshares Are Awful, & More!

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.

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This Is Why You Should Pay Attention To The Flight Attendant’s Safety Demo. Maybe Use Common Sense, Too?

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.

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