11 Facts You Should Know About Flying

Set the mood

Dimming the lights for takeoff isn’t to set the mood. It’s so your eyes can adjust to the dark in case of an emergency where the lights shut off.

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Just in case

Although smoking is now banned on commercial airlines, most planes still have ashtrays. That’s because the FAA requires them just in case someone does light up so they can properly put it out.

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One engine

Planes can fly with only one engine and can land with no engine at all. So if your plane’s engine died mid-air, you’d likely still land in one piece!

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