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12 Shocking Secrets That Airlines Don’t Tell You

Even airlines have their best kept secrets, too. We unearthed 12 of them for you.

Air travel has become quite the regular thing not just for businessmen but even for people who would just like to travel. Since it began, traveling via plane has changed quite a lot. So many rules have come and go and these modifications have been made to make flying for the passenger more comfortable.

While we are aware of standard regulations, such as being at the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight or that there’s a weight compliance for the luggage, there are still a lot of things we don’t know about airlines. Some of them include, why flights are so expensive or why is food limited to what is available in flight?

Even airlines have their secrets to avoid getting bad rap or worse, lose possible customers. This information are better left unsaid, not because they happen to be harmful, but it would severely affect the airline’s reputation and income:

12. Sanitize everything

12. Sanitize everything

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Before even touching anything on the plane, it would be wise to sanitize your assigned area first. Because chances are, the plane wasn’t cleaned well enough before you even boarded it. If you drop food on the tray, best to just throw it away since you’re not sure if it was cleaned anyway.

11. Price comparison comes with a fee

11. Price comparison comes with a fee

The truth of the matter is that you’re not really getting the cheapest rate because airlines pay for each time you use price comparison websites. The moment you book your flight, the airline makes you pay for the use of the website. There are some airlines also that do not release their ticket prices to third parties.

10. Call customer service when your flight gets cancelled

10. Call customer service when your flight gets cancelled

Our initial response when a flight gets canceled is to fall in line to check if it would be possible to take the next flight. It would be easier to resolve the situation if you called a representative and worked the details out over the phone.

9. Know when to switch seats

9. Know when to switch seats

If you get a seat assigned to you ahead of time and would like to switch, do it four days prior to take off as this is the time when airlines start upgrading passengers from coach to business class.

8. Ask about the non-refundable fees

8. Ask about the non-refundable fees

If you booked a non-refundable flight, chances are, the airline will put you on the next available flight. However, they can return the money to you, should you ask.

7. Tickets aren't guarantees

7. Tickets aren't guarantees

A ticket is not proof that you’re guaranteed a seat. There are a lot of airlines that overbook their flights for guaranteed income. When it happens that all passengers show up, the airline bumps off a passenger to another flight while offering free stay at the hotel or meals.

6. Buy tickets separately

6. Buy tickets separately

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While it makes sense to purchase tickets at the same time when traveling in a group, it may actually prove to be more expensive. If one ticket happens to be pricier, then all tickets purchased in bulk will be moved to the higher price point.

5. Report missing luggage ASAP

5. Report missing luggage ASAP

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It is important that you report missing luggage right away as there is a good chance you don’t see them again after the deadline for stolen luggage has lapsed.

4. Pay attention to the flight attendant

4. Pay attention to the flight attendant

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They make the important announcements, including safety measures to take while in flight so best to pay attention.

3. Fuel is usually low

3. Fuel is usually low

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To save money, airlines maintain low fuel levels on their planes. Filling up the tank of a plane can make the aircraft heavier, thus making it harder to maneuver around. The catch with low fuel levels is that should there be a weather disturbance or delay, there is also a likelihood that the pilot will have to make an emergency landing.

2. Pilots aren't allowed to eat at the same time

2. Pilots aren't allowed to eat at the same time

There are airlines that don’t allow their pilots to eat at the same time or even at the same restaurant to serve as a safety precaution.

1. Never accept the first voucher offered

1. Never accept the first voucher offered

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Airlines will definitely up the value of vouchers until they deem that there have been enough passengers to give up their seats. Should the airline however, bump you off without your consent, insist on getting a cash voucher.

Now that you know of these rules, it would be to your advantage to keep them handy the next time you travel.

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10 Questions a Guy Should Never Ask a Girl

Ever wonder why the girl you’ve been chasing after suddenly gives you the cold shoulder? Try to remember what you asked her before that.

It's plain common sense to know that there are just some things you never ask a girl if you don't want to get on her bad side. It's actually smart to tread carefully when dealing with a woman, lest you be called a jerk or a Neanderthal. There's really no way to tell whether the question you plan to ask her will tick her off or will make her think that you're actually one of the nicest guys in the planet.

If you don't want to have a girl disappear on you again, avoid asking questions that will get her pissed and send her running as fast as she can towards the other direction. So the next time you plan to ask her something, think twice. Or maybe a hundred times even. Also, we've compiled a few of them queries you should never ask her:

10. Is your sister hot?

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15 Interesting Facts About Nikola Tesla You Probably Didn’t Know

He loved pigeons; he liked to take care of them and nurse injured ones back to health.

Nikola Tesla was a brilliant inventor and electrical engineer who was one of history’s greatest physicists.

He is recognized for his outstanding contribution in science, but there are facts about him that remain untold.

Tesla was known for developing alternating current or AC and his work became a foundation for wireless communications, lighting, X-rays and radar, among many others. Here are some interesting things about Tesla that you may not have probably known....

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This Weird Fish Chooses to Live Inside a Sea Cucumber’s Butt

Okay, this looks gross…

If you have a chance to be reincarnated and the only option for you is to be reborn as a sea creature, you would definitely not choose to be a sea cucumber, which looks like a lump of intestine crawling around the sea floor.

It's not the prettiest thing and spends its life eating up algae, very small aquatic animals, and waste products, and then breaking down its particles to recycle back to the ocean's ecosystem.

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