Flight facts you may not want to know


(WTNH)- Flying can make some people a little queasy  but even the most experienced flyers might be turned off by some flight facts recently revealed by the Huffington Post. It spoke to people who work in the airline industry to create a list of facts you may wish you never learned.  GMCT’s Ali Reed and Teresa Dufour take a look at the list.

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Also mentioned on the list of alarming airline secrets.

Dim lights are meant to prepare you for evacuation, not sleep.
You can unlock a lavatory from the outside. There is usually a lock mechanism concealed behind the no smoking badge on the door. Just lift the flap up and slide the bolt to unlock.
People steal the lifejackets. And you shouldn’t even TOUCH plane water. While the exact water refill process probably varies by airline, the Wall Street Journal ran a test of tap water from 14 different flights in 2002. It found bacteria levels tens, sometimes hundreds of times above U.S. government limits.

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