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Do you know which is the safest seat in an airplane? These 10 facts about flying could baffle you

Here is a compilation of 10 rare facts about flying and airplanes that you may not be knowing.

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Did you know that on any given day there are approximately 2,00,000 airplanes in the sky. (Image: Reuters)
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Did you know that on any given day there are approximately 2,00,000 airplanes in the sky. (Image: Reuters)

As far as a safe seat on an aircraft is concerned, if a plane crashes at 30,000 feet above the ground, there may not be one. But, according to The Fact File (from where this slideshow has been compiled), seats near the tail of the plane could prove to be safe in case of a mishap. (Representational image: Reuters)
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As far as a safe seat on an aircraft is concerned, if a plane crashes at 30,000 feet above the ground, there may not be one. But, according to The Fact File (from where this slideshow has been compiled), seats near the tail of the plane could prove to be safe in case of a mishap. (Representational image: Reuters)

You have around 90 seconds to escape an airplane in case it catches fire. Chances of survival after two minutes are extremely slim. (Representational image: Reuters)
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You have around 90 seconds to escape an airplane in case it catches fire. Chances of survival after two minutes are extremely slim. (Representational image: Reuters)

Qantas Airways, Australia's flag carrier, is widely considered as the world's safest airline. It has never reported any fatalities. (Image: Reuters)
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Qantas Airways, Australia's flag carrier, is widely considered as the world's safest airline. It has never reported any fatalities. (Image: Reuters)

Airlines usually give pilots specially prepared meals to ensure they don't fall sick. Some airlines give the pilots and co-pilots different meals to lower the risk of simultaneous food poisoning. (Representational image: Reuters)
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Airlines usually give pilots specially prepared meals to ensure they don't fall sick. Some airlines give the pilots and co-pilots different meals to lower the risk of simultaneous food poisoning. (Representational image: Reuters)

Do you know why food tastes different while you're on a flight? It's because one-third of your taste buds turn numb because of altitude. (Image: Reuters)
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Do you know why food tastes different while you're on a flight? It's because one-third of your taste buds turn numb because of altitude. (Image: Reuters)

Dubai-based Emirates has the largest fleet of Airbus A380s, which is the world's largest passenger airline. The carrier has 100 A380s aircraft. (Image: Reuters)
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Dubai-based Emirates has the largest fleet of Airbus A380s, which is the world's largest passenger airline. The carrier has 100 A380s aircraft. (Image: Reuters)

Germany's DELAG (German Airship Travel Corporation), was the world's first airline to use an aircraft in revenue service in June 1910. Although the company shut in 1935, The Netherlands' flag carrier KLM holds the tag of being world's oldest existing airline. It commenced operations in October 1919. (Image: Reuters)
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Germany's DELAG (German Airship Travel Corporation), was the world's first airline to use an aircraft in revenue service in June 1910. Although the company shut in 1935, The Netherlands' flag carrier KLM holds the tag of being world's oldest existing airline. It commenced operations in October 1919. (Image: Reuters)

Qatar Airways operates the world's longest non-stop commercial flight between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand. The flight covers a distance of about 14,500 km in 15 to 17 hours. The carrier uses the Boeing-77 aircraft on the route. (Image: Reuters)
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Qatar Airways operates the world's longest non-stop commercial flight between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand. The flight covers a distance of about 14,500 km in 15 to 17 hours. The carrier uses the Boeing-77 aircraft on the route. (Image: Reuters)

The world's fastest passenger airplane until 2003, the Concorde, was developed by British and French engineers. It could reach a top speed of 2,179 km/h and could accommodate up to 128 passengers. It was phased out in 2003. (Image: Reuters)
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The world's fastest passenger airplane until 2003, the Concorde, was developed by British and French engineers. It could reach a top speed of 2,179 km/h and could accommodate up to 128 passengers. It was phased out in 2003. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on May 11, 2018 02:03 pm
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