Airplane Secrets No Flight Attendant Will Ever Tell!

Blog By fatema  |  09-04-19

Flight attendants have their own little world that we become a part of every now and then

Air conditioning system

Air conditioning system

Have you ever wondered how exactly do we get the Oxygen to breathe on the plane? It comes from the compressor stage of each engine turbine.


A Cooper Vane

A Cooper Vane

This device appeared on aircraft after an unsolved crime perpetrated by some Dan Cooper. So this is an interesting story that you need to know! Dan Cooper hijacked a passenger aeroplane, received a ransom, and escaped with a parachute. From that day onward, all Boeing and Airbus planes have been equipped with a Cooper vane: a device that doesn’t let the doors open mid-flight. Interesting!


Air Marshal Service

Air Marshal Service

Air Marshals fly incognito and can quiet down a troublemaker or even disarm a terrorist. The USA, France, Canada, and other countries have their own Air Marshal Services. A much-needed one owing to the current situation in our world?


Hidden Rooms

Hidden Rooms

One thing that we don't know is that few flights have hidden room in them for the flight attendants to relax. Now that's good!


Handles by the emergency doors

Handles by the emergency doors

These handles are made first and foremost for the flight attendants to hold in case of panic onboard. They have to make sure that no one panics or loses control in a tricky situation!


Hooks on the wings

Hooks on the wings

In most of the planes that exist, to use an emergency exit slide, passengers have to step onto a smooth and slippery wing. Now understand how these entire things work. To make this easier, a special hook was designed: a safety rope is led through it, with one end attached to the door and the other hooked to the wing at the base of the slide. Holding on to the rope, passengers can safely evacuate.


Unlock the lavatory door

Unlock the lavatory door

If your child accidentally locks themselves in the aeroplane bathroom, to unlock the door from the outside, lift the "LAVATORY" sign and slide the knob into the unlocked position. Now, this sounds super cool, doesn't it?


Hole in the windows

Hole in the windows

Aeroplane windows have 3 pieces of glass: the outer one keeps the pressure at bay, the inner one deals with damage from inside, and the middle one, in which the hole is made, regulates the airflow. Now, this is deep and too technical. Good information though!


An Axe in the cockpit

An Axe in the cockpit

According to many countries’ laws (such as the USA), an axe is a piece of emergency equipment and must be stored in the cockpit. In case of an emergency, it can help solve a lot of problems!









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