Most people have already flown or, at least, have a fairly general idea of how an airport works. They know, for example, that flying often requires a fairly long waiting period and that certain rules must be followed to get into the aircraft. There are certainly many things that only airport employees know. Here are 20 things you probably don’t know about everything around airports. These secrets were revealed to us by airline personnel.
20. Airports are equipped with behavioral cameras
If you are worried about getting on a plane with aggressive people, you can put that fear aside. Indeed, airports have behavioral cameras that allow them to check the aggressiveness levels of all passengers.
19. You never see celebrities for a reason
If you never see celebrities at the airport, it’s not because they never fly, it’s just because they have their terminal and entrance. It is a way for them to avoid crowds.
18. Airport restaurants are open 24 hours a day
Given the multitude of people traveling through airports, restaurants are always up and running. This allows them to cook food 24 hours a day and thus be able to provide for the needs of many travelers.
17. Be careful what you handle
Be aware that employees may know that you have handled narcotics by asking you to rub your hands on a wipe and then analyze it in a special machine. It is, therefore, better to be careful about the products you touch before you go on holiday!
16. VIP lounges are a win-win situation for everyone
VIP lounges are as beneficial for employees as they are for travelers. Indeed, these places are perfect for relaxing if you have a long stopover to make. You will find calm and comfort. Employees, for their part, say they make quite a lot of money in tips.
15. Your luggage is damaged, here’s why!
Some employees are paid to throw your luggage! Therefore, if your beautiful suitcase is damaged, it is probably for that very reason. Now that you know this, if you buy fragile souvenirs during your holiday, try to protect them by wrapping them in several layers of clothing…
14. Flight attendants don’t have a dream job
Contrary to what one might think, the employment of flight attendants is far from ideal. Although salaries vary from airline to airline, many flight attendants are only paid when the aircraft is in flight. Also, despite some benefits (such as travel discounts), employees must get used to jet lag.
13. The pilot has a lot of power
The pilot does not just have control over the controls of his aircraft. He also has control over the entire aircraft. As a result, he or she makes the decisions in the event of a crisis (for example, handcuffing a passenger).
12. You don’t eat very well on a plane
If you think you are well fed when you fly well, think again! The food you are being served is far from healthy. Indeed, it is filled with sugar, salt, carbohydrates, and fat.
11. There is only one place where the carpet is found
There is no carpet except near the entrance to the aircraft door. The purpose of this is to help travelers relax (much like at home) before entering the aircraft. Clever, isn’t it?
10. The weight of your luggage is important
You must respect the weight of the luggage. Why? Why? Because it can simply create a counterweight problem on the plane, which can be very difficult for airport employees.
9. Do you think your job is difficult?
If you think your job is difficult, tell yourself that the job of airport employees is probably even more difficult. They frequently have to work 6 days a week. Also, their schedules are often varied.
8. Flight attendants take a close look at you as you enter the plane
When you enter the plane, not only do the flight attendants tell you where to sit, but they also observe you see if you need help during the flight. They, therefore, note passenger nervousness, disabilities, etc.
7. Bottled water is always a good choice
When flying, never drink tap water. You can easily drink coffee and tea water, but bottled water is still the most suitable for drinking.
6. Your bags are constantly checked
Do not try to carry anything other than what is allowed in your luggage, as it is constantly checked by dogs. These animals are trained to detect narcotics and explosives.
5. Airport employees may be carrying illegal substances
Unlike travelers who must go through security screening, airport employees do not have to do this. As a result, they could be carrying several substances during their shift.
4. The numbers on the runways are extremely important
The numbers on the runways are very important because they indicate degrees and directions. They are between 01 and 36. So, 09, for example, will represent 90 degrees in the east and 18, 180 degrees to the south.
3. Be vigilant with your personal belongings
It is good to have confidence in airport employees, but we suggest that you be vigilant with your valuable personal belongings. Employees have already been fired for stealing travelers.
2. Travel at low cost
One of the advantages of working for an airline is that you can travel at a low cost. Airport employees have access to substantial discounts on airfare.
1. Be careful with your visa
Always check to see if your visa is up to date before you arrive at your destination. If you do, you may be deported from the country. At least the airline pays for the return ticket…