Confessions from the Skies: 19 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Flying

6. Unpleasant Pet Treatment

Batch 4- Confessions from the Skies- 19 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Flying- Unpleasant Pet Treatment

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According to multiple reports, commercial airlines would often promise to look after the pets of passengers. Sadly, it’s not always the case. When pets get noisy, the airline crew does very little except have their passenger wear ear protection to block the noise.

7. Gadgets On for Flight Attendants

Batch 4- Confessions from the Skies- 19 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Flying- Gadgets On for Flight Attendants

Passengers are often told to power off their devices at certain flight periods. But that’s often never the case for flight attendants. Some would sneak out of sight and power on their smartphones to secretly text or play games.

8. Unlimited Pilot Authority

Batch 4- Confessions from the Skies- 19 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Flying- Unlimited Pilot Authority

Any law authority entering a commercial flight has limited power when they’re in the air due to certain jurisdictions. Only the pilot has the authority to make an arrest, write out fines, and even take a dying passenger’s will.

9. Unsafe Water

Batch 4- Confessions from the Skies- 19 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Flying- Unsafe Water

A former airline cargo employee recommends not to drink any open water from the airplane. Lavatory waste ports and the potable drinking water system are a feet away from each other during re-fills and clean-ups. It’s one reason why bottled water is preferable.

10. Hidden Lavatory Lock Mechanism

Batch 4- Confessions from the Skies- 19 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Flying- Hidden Lavatory Lock Mechanism

Most passengers fail to realize that airline lavatories have an unlocking feature from the outside. This mechanism is often found behind the No Smoking badge at the door. It’s a matter of sliding the bolt to unlock the door.