Fun flying facts

Fun flying facts

We’re dreaming of our next vaycay … so with travel on our brains, we got the team at HomingPIN to let us in on a few secrets about flying.

Food tastes different in the air

Fact: Food does taste different when you’re flying. Passengers are more dehydrated on a plane than they are when firmly on the ground. The atmosphere dries out your mouth and nose and affects your taste buds, often making food taste a lot blander when you’re on board.


The cheapest flights are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Most passengers prefer not to fly on these days because they don’t often align with taking days off from work. For this reason, most airlines reduce their ticket prices to fill these empty seats. As you can probably guess, Friday is the most expensive day of the week to fly.


Most airlines don’t have an aisle or seat 13

Due to superstitious passengers who may already fear flying, some airlines don’t include an aisle number 13. This was first introduced by Reno Air (who were bought in 1999 by American Airlines), but now many other airlines like AirFrance, Lufthansa and Alaska Airlines have followed suite.


Water boils at 90 degrees on commercial flights

Water at land level boils at 100 degrees, but the reduced cabin pressure on planes interferes with the boiling process, making the water boil at around 90 degrees.


Planes fly over the Bermuda triangle every single day

It’s a common misconception that planes are banned from flying over the Bermuda Triangle for fear that they’ disappear. One of history’s biggest aviation myths, many airline routes fly over this area every day.


You can’t open the door of a plane while it’s in the air

Many nervous passengers have a fear that the plane doors could open at 35 000 feet. We’re pleased to assure you that this isn’t possible: Commercial flight doors only open inwards, making it impossible to open them during a flight due to the cabin and air pressure outside.




Get It Joburg North Campus September 2016

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