Thanks to impressive technological advancements, we can fly pretty much anywhere in a short amount of time and in relative safety. And while for the most part, this ability is something to admire, there are some surprising facts about airports that just might make you flip your lid.
For instance, not only do flight attendants have a secret language, they also have secret bunk beds where they get some shut eye. If you find those morsels of information intriguing, just wait until you read the facts about airport security on this list, like what actually happens when you walk through an x-ray machine. And if you've ever wondered whether or not there's really a secret government base under the Denver airport, you're about to find out.Whether you've never flown on a plane, or you’re a seasoned coach roach, you’re likely to learn something new on this list of things you didn’t know about airports.
Flight Attendents Have a Secret Language
Air Traffic Controllers Are Literally Killing Themselves
Not only is the position of air traffic controller one of the most stressful jobs in the world, but the extreme mental pressure of keeping millions of people from dying in a fiery plane crash also causes significant physical stress. One ATC said that he had "full-blown congestive heart failure" by the time he retired.