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8 Fascinating Airline Facts You Must Know, #5 Is Incredibly Useful

The invention of big airplanes has allowed people all over the world to travel to many regions and countries with ease. While airplane disasters still happen every other day but, the vast majority of flights have been safe. Moreover, the development of airplanes is a fascinating thing to learn about.
Imagine how people dreamed of flying back then, and now we have the means to create these huge aircraft that could carry hundreds of people and luggage from Europe to Asia.

Aside from the glory of the airline industry with its commercial and military purposes, there are some interesting tidbits about airplanes. In fact, here are eight of them below.

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8 Fascinating Airline Facts You Must Know, #5 Is Incredibly Useful

8 Fascinating Airline Facts You Must Know, #5 Is Incredibly Useful

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1. This guy bought an unlimited travel ticket

1. This guy bought an unlimited travel ticket

Well, this guy knew the sheer value of that unlimited travel ticket. Sadly, the company apparently couldn't take in the losses anymore, so they had to terminate his supposedly unlimited airline travel in 2008. Oh well, that's more than two decades of free flights.

2. Different meals

2. Different meals

This might sound weird, but the pilot and the co-pilot always have to eat different meals. The reason is simple: if one meal is contaminated, at the least there is a great chance that the other meal of the pilot is not contaminated. It's all about safety measures, folks.

3. The luggage payment

3. The luggage payment

When your luggage gets delayed, airline companies will likely pay you for the trouble you've experienced. However, what they pay might actually be far lower than the compensation you should be receiving from them.

4. Observing the contrails

4. Observing the contrails

First of all, understand that the contrails of an airplane are made up of water vapor. If you see a contrail that last only for a short time, it means that there is low-humidity air while a longer-lasting and a thicker airplane contrail means that there might be an incoming storm.

5. The lavatory

5. The lavatory

You can actually open a lavatory from the outside. That sounds scary if there is someone inside, so be careful if you ever try to open it from the outside. You wouldn't want to embarrass others.

6. The smallest jet

6. The smallest jet

This is the BD-5 Micro Jet, considered as the smallest jet in the world. In fact, one BD-5 Micro Jet appeared in the 007 film titled Octopussy. Moreover, the engine weighs only 358.8 pounds.

7. Going back in time

7. Going back in time

One amusing thing is that a Hawaiian Airlines flight started in 2016 and ended in 2015, because of time zones of different countries in the world. So, it's not essentially travelling back in time, but it's the closest thing to it.

8. Speaking English

8. Speaking English

Pilots who are responsible for international airline flights should be capable of speaking in English. Likewise, each pilot is on a flight for at least 9 days per month on average.

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