A little about airplanes
Airplane Boeing 767 - about 3.1 million parts. Many of them are doing in different countries: the fuselage are manufactured in Japan, the central part of the wing - in Southern California, flaps - in Italy.
The door of the aircraft weighs an average of about 40 kg, the cart with food and drinks - 90 kg.
Every day at least one aircraft in the world hit by lightning. But passengers do not notice it because the airplane has special protection.
Most of the time the autopilot controls the aircraft.
Open the door during the flight is not possible, it is automatically locked. Alas, Hollywood movies often try to convince us otherwise.
'Black box' actually has a round shape and bright color to make it easier to find him after the crash. The name "Black" was due to the tragic events, after which that device.
The highest altitude at which the aircraft has risen - 37 of 650 m. In 1977, it reached the Soviet pilot an airplane Mikoyan.
The longest flight took place last year on the same plane Boeing, 35 people (among whom were managers and journalists) flew without landing 18,600 km. And in his chair chief pilot was a woman.
A little about the pilots
Some airline pilots served different food, they can not share with each other. This is done in case if something will cause food poisoning. In this case will always be the co-pilot in perfect health, who can normally control the plane.
Pilots never tell passengers what happened something unexpected on board, as long as the situation does not become absolutely irreversible.
Some of the pilots carry guns. They are regularly teaching and adhere to the standards of its use.
Sometimes, the pilots did not have time even for food, and they are forced to delay the flight just for a quick bite to eat.
In aviation terminology, there is no concept of "landing on the water." This is called a "drop in the ocean».
Despite the fact that the pilots are forbidden to engage in the workplace than any different from the operation of the aircraft, in a two-hour flight and a half hours airliner flying on autopilot, and this time you need something to do. Therefore, the pilots read the newspaper, watch DVD and engaged in other non-standard cases.
A little about the stewardess
Ctyuardessa device must know the aircraft safety, be able to provide first aid (CPR, cardiac massage and take delivery), to be able in every situation to ensure the safety of passengers.
Every six months the airline arrange credit or exam. And every year the flight attendants sent for refresher courses.
30% of all comers are selected by the airline.
During a three-hour flight Kiev - Paris flight attendant can go 3 km.
During a three-hour flight attendants can pour about 10 liters of alcoholic beverages.
A little bit about food
Never drink water on the plane if it is not from a bottle. Even better, do not touch it. The level of bacteria exceeds the norm. To kill them, added chemicals.
If you are thirsty, you can get more than just a glass of water. Politely ask the flight attendant to bring you a whole can of cola, and, most of all, she will be glad to help.
You can ask for an extra serving. But for this you need to say, "Even kasaletku, please." For cabin crew is a signal IFF. So they understand that people in the subject.
If you look carefully at the options when buying tickets online, there usually have the opportunity to choose an alternative food. Try a vegetarian meal or a kosher meal.
Another useful feature special menu - it is served before the rest.
If the flight is delayed
With little delay the flight you can ask for luggage storage.
If the flight is delayed:
- More than 2 hours, you are required to provide two telephone calls or two e-mail messages.
- More than 4 hours, you should ask the representatives of the company: "Where's my hot lunch?»
- 7-10 hours, because of what has changed seriously arrival time, then on arrival you can contact your airline, that you have provided a hotel room.
- In the event of a serious flight delays passengers are required to pay a penalty (25% for 1 hour, but not more than 50% of the ticket price).