The Six Things That Only Pilots Notice When They Sit in Passenger Seats

Professional pilots and flight attendants are trained almost as much as special agents are. They can notice the smallest details, malfunctions, and other things even when they are sitting in a regular passenger seat.

We have studied these pilots’ stories and can now tell you about six flight nuances that usual passengers don’t notice. And at the end of the article, check out the bonus that will help make your flights more comfortable.

Aisle and window seat armrests can also be raised.

6 Things That Only Pilots Notice When They Sit in Passenger Seats

Many people get irritated that the aisle and window seat armrests are fixed in place. However, it’s not quite so. To raise them, push the small button hidden near the base of the armrest. Still, you should be prepared for flight attendants to ask you to return them to their initial position during takeoff and landing.

The angle of the light coming through the window

6 Things That Only Pilots Notice When They Sit in Passenger Seats

If you are traveling during the day, pay attention to the angle between the light and the plane window. Experienced pilots know that the change of a light’s angle is the first sign that the plane has changed its direction.

Sometimes, the route can change due to weather conditions or a malfunction but passengers are not informed of this in order to avoid panic. Also, it’s easy to predict a delay by watching light angles.

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