Everyone loves to travel. One of the easiest modes of travel is by air and it is one of the fastest too. However, there are many people who are afraid of flying even though airplanes have progressed quite a lot in technology and the chances of a crash are quite low. Still, despite how common plane travel is today, there's still a lot even the most seasoned of travelers don't know about what goes on behind the scenes to make our flying experience possible. Do you know how clean or safe a plane really is? Do you know how the flight attendants manage their love lives? Find out about all these secrets and have a safe flight!
The Cleanliness Of The Planes
If you're particularly partial to cleanliness and have to travel by air often, you might want to skip this next bit: Airlines have a limited number of planes, and a desire to maximize their flight time. The longer a plane sits on the tarmac, the more money the airline loses. This means that while turnover crews do vacuum the carpets and empty the trash, they don't spend much time going over the tray tables, seats and windows.
Since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn't oversee plane cleanliness, airlines pretty much dictate their own levels of sanitary thoroughness, which can mean planes are often not as clean as you'd like them to be.