30 Pilots And Flight Attendants Confess The Best Kept Secrets You Don’t Know About Flying

Think you know what happens when you fly? Think again. This question was posed to the Reddit community:

Flight Attendants, pilots, or engineers, what are some secrets that passengers don’t know when you ride on planes?

Pilots and flight attendants gave straight answers about the air and attitudes up there – and what really happens behind the cockpit door. Here are 30 of the most interesting responses.

Note: Reading some of these responses may make you think twice about flying… you have been warned!

1. The truth behind turning off electronics.

In flight entertainment

Pilot here. Having to turn off electronics on a plane is totally useless.

Mobile electronic devices won’t really bring an airplane down but they can be really annoying to pilots. Just imagine sitting in the flightdeck descending to your destination and hearing the interference of 100+ cellphones picking up a signal. I have missed a clearance or 2 that way.