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Pilots Get Served Different Meals in Case of Food PoisoningLikely the same meals you're being offered, so hope you chose the same meal as the pilot who continues at the helm during the other's bout of food poisoning.
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The Toilets Can Be Unlocked from the OutsideThis is more of a "Charlie from 'Lost' getting cranked on heroin" precaution than a "People in row 23 joining the mile-high club" fail-safe, but the fact remains that occupied does not mean you're free from the possibility of interruption.
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Pilots Routinely Nod Off During Long FlightsWhile nap breaks are scheduled so one pilot can rest while the other commands a plane once it's at cruising altitude, most pilots (more than 50% according to this survey) have involuntarily nodded off while in the cockpit.
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If You Use the Oxygen Bags for More Than 15 Minutes, You're Gonna Have a Bad Time
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Guidelines Exist for the Amount of Screws a Plane Is Allowed to Fly Without
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The Emergency Door Handles Are There So Flight Attendants Aren't Pushed OutPeople go nutty whenever there's a situation involving an emergency exit, and the poor flight attendants – who are trying to get you out safely – are often disregarded like limits on carry-on baggage, necessitating the plane's version of "Oh Sh*t" bars.
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Some Airline Employees Don't Get Paid Until the Flight's in the AirWhy is this scary for you? Let's say a pilot, flight attendant, or other airline employee notices something off about the plane (torn carpet, a toilet issue, a possible technical issue) they consider negligible, they may fail to report the condition in case it causes the flight to be substantially delayed or even cancelled.
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Planes Are Frequently Struck by LightningBetter the plane than you.