After one user asked, "What are some things that airline cabin crews know, but won't tell you?"
There were five major truths revealed in the answers that followed.
- You will be told if the plane is going to crash
"The captain will give you the same information that we know if there is time and then we will begin emergency landing procedures. My job is to make sure we all get out alive, so of course I would want you to be as prepared as possible."
- Airlines reuse the pillows and blankets
"The blankets and pillows get reused over and over again. They just fold em [sic] up and put them away for the next flight," said one user.
"It depends on how cheap the airline is," revealed another, "but I've had my share seeing them [the cleaning team] refolding the blankets for the passengers on the next flight to use. At least they were generous enough to replace the pillow covers and the headrest covers."
- Plane water is not the cleanest thing in the world
"The water from the plane is disgusting," an anonymous air steward said, "I feel truly sorry for our coffee and hot water drinkers. That water is in a tank under the plane and I've never seen that tank be cleaned out."
- Using the plane bathroom can delay the flight
"If somebody gets up to use the restroom, we have to tell the cockpit, and they have to stop the plane and wait until the person is back in his or her seat and buckled up. During that time we could lose our spot in line."
- The flight attendants get nicer food
"Our meals are slightly better than the passenger meals,' saying they get fresh fruit, desserts, bread rolls, drinks and a whole lot more."
This article originally appeared on 7travel.com.au.