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25 Amazing and Unknown Facts about Air Travel | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. KLM is the worlds’ oldest airline established in 1919. QANTAS is the second established in 1920.
  2. The first United States coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and amazingly took 49 days.
  3.  USA has amazing 15000 airports , more than any other country.
  4. The World’s largest Airline in terms of Fleet Size is Delta Airlines (USA) with over 700 aircrafts.
  5. Amazingly there are almost 10 million commercial flights a year in the US alone.
  6. Amazingly every three seconds in the world , a plane makes a landing.
  7. At any given hour, 61,000 people are airborne over the US.
  8. Amazing fact is that if all the commercial planes in the world were grounded at the same time , there wouldn’t be enough parking space for them.
  9. Many airlines have a rule that each pilot flying the aircraft eats a different meal to minimize the risk of all pilots on board being ill.
  10. Amazing fact is that air travel is the safest mode of travel. In order to get on the plane guaranteed to crash , you will have to fly 13 years non stop daily , still with a chance to stay alive of 10 to 1.
  11. Your chances of surviving a plane crash are highest if you sit on the back! Amazingly passengers near the tail of a plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows up front.
  12. Amazingly a person is 10 times more likely to be killed by a car while standing at a crosswalk waiting for the green light compared to air travel.
  13. An air traveler can lose approximately 1.5 liters of water in the body during a three-hour flight.
  14. Amazingly flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
  15. If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7 am, you will arrive in Honolulu at amazing 7:45 pm the previous day i.e. 11 hours before you left . Honolulu time zone is 19 hours behind Japan.
  16. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight in case of war or emergency. This could be used as airstrips.
  17. A Brussels Airlines flight to Vienna was aborted because the pilot was attacked in the cockpit by a passenger’s cat, who got out of its travel bag.
  18. The windows in an airport control tower must be tilted out at exactly fifteen degrees from the vertical to minimize reflections from both inside and outside the control tower.
  19. The largest stained-glass window in the world is at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. It can be seen on the American Airlines terminal building and measures 300 feet long by 23 feet high.
  20. Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.
  21. Despite having 211 airports, the entire country of Peru amazingly contains just one heliport.
  22. Winston Churchill Avenue, the only road that connects Gibraltar to Spain, happens to intersect with the Gibraltar Airport runway. Amazingly movable barricades close when an airplane lands or takes off and shuts down the road each time.
  23. Amazing fact is that the man who grounded 4,000 planes on 9/11 was on first day of his job . Ben Sliney, the Federal Aviation Administration’s National Operations Manager made this unprecedented brave call. He had no input from the President of the United States or the bureaucracy above him.
  24. When three-letter airport codes became standard, airports that had been using two letters simply added a letter X to the previous code.
  25. You should delete your browser cookies before buying air line tickets. Amazingly ticket fares go up if you have visited the site multiple times.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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