19 Secrets From Airline Staff That Reveal The Horrifying Truth About Flying In America

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Even if you’re a frequent flyer, there are a lot of secrets that only the pilots and flight staff know. Finally, via Ask Reddit, a few have chosen to step forward and confess what really takes place behind the scenes. This might make you think twice before flying again.

#1 – The inflight headphones:
“Even the headphones that come wrapped up aren’t new. I used to work for warehouse that supplied a certain airline with items. The headsets that are given to you are not new, despite being wrapped up. They are taken off the flight, ‘cleaned’, and then packaged again.”

#2 – The truth about pilots sleeping mid-flight:
Most of the time during your flight, the pilots are sleeping. It’s been found that 1/2 of pilots sleep while flying and 1/3 of the time one has woken up to find that their partner is also asleep.

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