Cabin crew and travel experts shared things passengers may not be aware of to a Reddit thread. And one of the insider tips given related to the blankets given to long-haul passengers to make the flight more comfortable. Planes are often very cold, and airlines provide blankets so that passengers can stay warm and sleep, particularly on overnight flights. Wrapped in plastic, the blankets are left on seats along with a small pillow at the start of flights. But passengers may want to give these a miss on their next flight, as cabin crew revealed the disgusting truth behind them.
One Reddit user, ‘mehow44’, wrote: “I worked for Southwest as a flight attendant. “Those blankets and pillows? Yeah, those just get refolded and stuffed back in the bins between flights. “Only fresh ones I ever saw were on an originating first flight in the morning in a provisioning city.”
An active flight attendant, Sara Keagle, confirmed this was true to Huffington Post.
She said in her airline’s economy class, freshly washed blankets were only supplied to the first flight of the day. After this, they were just folded and re-used.
Cabin crew have revealed a number of secrets behind flying and airlines – and one shared how to ensure passengers never have to sit near children on planes again. Sharing tips on a Reddit thread on airport secrets, one user wrote: “While there’s no escaping (or blaming) the shrill of an upset child, you can lower your odds of sitting directly next to one by choosing a seat that’s located far from the partitions on board.”
Cabin crew have also revealed what certain code words mean – and there is one particular word that means there is a dead body on a flight.
Pilots and flight attendants often communicate with each other using the radio tannoy, meaning passengers can hear what they are saying. Cabin crew will use code words as a way to discretely get their message across. In a Reddit thread, anyone who worked for an airlines was asked to reveal secrets passengers don’t know – and the code word for ‘dead body onboard’ was exposed.