Top Airline Facts

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1. An Indian airline only hires women because they are lighter, so they save up to $500,000 per year in fuel.
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2. 56% of British airline pilots admit to having fallen asleep on the job, and 29% say they’ve woken up to find their co-pilot asleep.
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3. 27,000 pieces of luggage are lost or misdirected every day by U.S. airlines
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4. Weight equals money for airlines, so some pilots claim they feel pressured to fly with less fuel than they'd like in order to cut costs.
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5. You should delete your browser cookies before buying airline tickets - Ticket fares go up when you've visited a site multiple times.
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6. The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00. The average first class meal: $50.
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7. American Airlines could save $352,154 in yearly fuel costs by flying without Sky Mall catalogs weighing down its planes.
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8. Wasps have brought down 2 commercial airline flights, killing over 200 people.
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9. In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from its First Class salads.
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10. You can use Google as a flight tracker, include airline and flight number and it will pop up where the flight is.
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11. A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.
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12. You are more likely to die from the accidental detonation of a nuclear warhead than you are a commercial airliner accident.
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13. A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
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14. You can get $100 off any vacation package from Delta Airlines if you book that trip during your birthday month.

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