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.
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.
Who says that Australia isn’t dangerous?
We know it is – and we were happy that we didn’t die during our visit in 2014. So should a Scottish woman visiting Australia be surprised that a snake hitched a ride in her shoe for the 9,300 mile ride home?
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?
I remember the first time I ever saw that white vapor coming down from the vents above me – you know the one I’m talking about, right? – I had no idea of what it was and it scared the crap out of me – I figured the plane was on fire and why wasn’t anyone doing anything about it?
(Note: yes, I know the video is upside down. My phone is doing weird stuff and capturing photos and video backwards. I uploaded it to YouTube without editing it because I thought YT had a video editor onboard. But it turns out they ended that about a year ago. Go figure. But really…it’s 6 seconds and it’s vapor. You get the gist, even if it is upside down. It’s just not worth pulling out the iMovie software for…)
Have you ever wondered what it is? Why it is? I did. So I went and found out…