A flight attendant has dismissed rumors that plane water is “unsafe to drink” in an epic video answering your top questions about air travel.
Virgin Australia flight attendant Brody Capron has been in the business for over two years now, and revealed that passengers frequently ask her many questions related to air travel.
Brody claimed that passengers always wondered if the plane’s water was safe to drink and why window blinds had to be ready for takeoff and landing.
She was happy to reveal all the secrets from her job to satisfy the curiosity of the public.
The VA air hostess shared a video that answers frequently asked questions, including where toilet waste really goes, whether plane doors can be opened mid-flight, and why you get drunk while you’re in the air.
Virgin Australia flight attendant Brody Capron has been in the business for over two years now and has revealed that passengers frequently ask her many questions related to air travel.
Is airplane water safe to drink?
The safety of jet water is a widely debated topic – with many warning against consuming anything that doesn’t come out of a sealed bottle.
But Brody, who works for Virgin Airlines, revealed that the water is perfectly safe to drink — at least on her flights.
“It’s clean and filtered,” she said in a video.
Why do window blinds have to be ready for take off and landing?
Takeoff and landing are some of the most dangerous phases of every flight – and putting up window blinds will get your eyes accustomed to the natural light outside in case of an emergency.
People will be able to respond to dangerous situations more quickly if their vision is at its strongest – which is also why the lights are dimmed during those times.
Brodie also revealed another reason why window tinting is important.
“It’s so everyone can see the engines and warn the flight crew if something goes wrong,” she said.
What happens to waste from toilets?
Many often wonder if waste is simply released from the plane when it flies over the ocean – but this is not true.
“It doesn’t just go to heaven,” said the hostess. “The bodily discharge goes into a septic tank which is emptied on landing.”
Why do I need to put my oxygen mask on before helping others?
Parents often scramble to get their kids masks before worrying about themselves.
But a Virgin flight attendant warned against such a practice as it could have fatal results and prevent you from helping anyone else in need.
“You should put your mask on before you help others because you won’t be very helpful if you don’t have oxygen on yourself,” she said.
Can the doors be opened mid-flight?
“The doors can only be opened mid-flight if you have superpowers,” Brody said.
Given the laws of physics, to open a passenger door (usually six feet high by 3.6 feet wide) at 36,000 feet – a person would have to overcome approximately 24,000 pounds of pressure.
Brody claimed that passengers always wondered if plane water was safe to drink and why window blinds had to be ready for take-off and landing.
Why do carry-on items have a weight limit?
The overhead lockers in which carry-on bags are stored have a set weight limit to prevent the cabin from tearing.
Space inside the plane is also limited, which is why airlines have dimensional requirements for all carry-on baggage.
Do you get drunk faster on planes?
Many passengers enjoy a glass or two of red wine on planes – especially when they’re on a long flight.
But people often find that their alcohol tolerance seems to drop through the air—and they never quite understand how that could be possible.
“Yes, get drunk faster on planes!” Brody said, answering the old question. This happens because the low percentage of oxygen in the air leads to an increased effect of alcohol.
The air hostess shared a video answering questions, including where toilet waste really goes, whether plane doors can be opened mid-flight, and why you get drunk while you’re in the air.
Thousands thanks Brody for sharing her knowledge.
“This is actually very interesting!” said a woman.
“She’s definitely not wrong about the alcohol — I have one glass of wine and can’t get off the plane.”
“I didn’t know the one about window shades, thanks for sharing!”
“It’s amazing that some people think that when you go to the toilet it just falls from the sky – maybe that answers their questions.”