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.
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.
3. 27,000 pieces of luggage are lost or misdirected every day by U.S. airlines
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.
5. You should delete your browser cookies before buying airline tickets - Ticket fares go up when you've visited a site multiple times.
6. The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00. The average first class meal: $50.
7. American Airlines could save $352,154 in yearly fuel costs by flying without Sky Mall catalogs weighing down its planes.
8. Wasps have brought down 2 commercial airline flights, killing over 200 people.
9. In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from its First Class salads.
10. You can use Google as a flight tracker, include airline and flight number and it will pop up where the flight is.
11. A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.
12. You are more likely to die from the accidental detonation of a nuclear warhead than you are a commercial airliner accident.
13. A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
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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