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Cabin crew reveal what passengers don't know about flying and the answers are terrifying


How soon after sitting back at your desk in 2017 did you sigh the words, “Christ, I need a holiday”? Forty-five? Thirty? Ten, even? Well, after reading the following story, you may want to reconsider your long-haul break and keep your feet planted firmly on the earth.

A recent Reddit thread has revealed a whole host of secrets about air travel from those that know it best – cabin crew, luggage handlers, aviation journalists and more – and it’s sure as heck going to change the way you travel forever.

Interesting in places, reassuring in others, but mostly disgusting and terrifying, the results will at the very least will have you keeping your shoes laced up and your angry air steward-related rants held inside, for fear of a gassy reprisal wafting your way. Here’s our pick of the most revealing… 

Your pilot might not know where he’s headed


That new stain on your luggage isn’t what you think it is


You’re bracing for impact all wrong


Turbulence ain’t no thing, so stop worrying


Keep your shoes on oh dear god please keep your shoes on


Revenge farts exist


Your plane is probably broken...


But it can also fly with just one working engine


Cabin crew probably do hate you


Your pilot may well be unconscious 




These passengers drank a whole plane dry


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Virgin to launch London to New York jet that will take under 4 hours


Stormzy calls out Met Police for bizarre Notting Hill Carnival tweet

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A story saying Big Ben will be renamed for Muslims has upset idiots

Winding up racists - never not funny

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Number one fact: Don't do it

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Londoners have revealed their favourite and most-hated Tube lines

Which is your favourite line?

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Did your home make the cut?

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We've been wrong this whole time

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Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

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Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

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18 Aug 2017

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Oldest trick in the book

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