The 6 Things Pilots Notice When They Fly That As Passengers That You Don’t

For most of us, flying is somewhat mysterious. From all the buttons and dials in a cockpit to the real reason you have to put your tray table up for landing, regular passengers tend to be a bit in the dark about the workings of an airplane.

When pilots fly as passengers, however, they notice things that we never would. This Quora thread asked real pilots what sticks out them when they’re riding in the cabin and the answers are pretty fascinating.

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Are you a pilot? What do you notice on a plane that other people might not? And just in case you’re curious, here’s what actually happens if someone dies on a plane.