Pilots debunk air travel myths

Where is the best seat to sit during turbulence?

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Pilots Debunk Air Travel Myths

There are plenty of myths and rumours flying around when it comes to air travel so pilots took to question and answer site, Quora, to give us the real truth.

See also: Flying myths: True or false?

They revealed some interesting facts and suggestions, including how you should never touch the coffee, phones don't actually pose any safety risks and turbulence is not something to be afraid of.

See also: Foods to avoid before you fly




But if you are worried about turbulence, you should pick your seats carefully. Seats directly over the wing don't feel the bumps quite as much, so are a better bet for those not so keen on a turbulent ride.

You also shouldn't be afraid when the fasten seatbelt sign comes on, those in charge of the plane can easily forget to turn it on and off, so it could actually be a mistake...

Pilots also admitted that they don't eat the meals that are served on planes, but that's good news for us. We don't want them getting ill at the controls, right?

They also said that morning flights are typically less bumpy - so another good option for those with a weak stomach!

Some pilots even said that they carry a gun while flying, and others admitted to taking a nap. That's not something we really wanted to know...

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