In the recent times airline industries have expanded across the globe and even in economically weaker nations. One thing that concerns many or most flyers across the globe is the safety during the flight. The on-board safety instruction which we are discussing here is about switching-off of electronic devices during take-off and landing.
Once electronic devices like mobile phones and laptops were not allowed to be carried with the passengers on-board and passengers had to put it in the luggage section. However, in the recent time most of the airlines allow to carry them with the passengers, however these devices have to switched off before take-off. Here is where the problem lies, some of the passengers are reluctant to follow the instruction of the crew and keep their mobile devices on during the entire duration of flight. Since these passengers might have completed their previous journeys safely without switching of their electronic devices, they might take the on-board crew’s instruction lightly. This author too found some of the passengers attempting to fool the on-board aircraft crew by just switching of the light of their mobile phone instead of switching it off totally, as it’s not possible for the crew to check each and every person’s mobile phone to see if it is really switched off or not. Continue reading Does everyone switch off their mobile phones during flight take-offs?
In the last few years Indian sky has been occupied by an increasing number of flights, since a lot of companies took interest in business in airline industry of this highly populated nation.
On board meals have been an interesting and attractive thing for many passengers who flew in flights ran by the airline services that the country’s government run. Sadly most commercial flights to the best of these author’s knowledge don’t provide free meals on board at the current time except Jet airways.
The airline companies are probably not in a mood to give free complementary meal services at the current time but they might change their views if few more airlines come up with free complementary on board meals, to thrive the competition.
In India, once the scenario was like only rich man traveled by air, but today air travel is no more a luxury, it’s a necessity to save time. Since the price of flights has dropped significantly in the recent time many people who still burgeon to buy a kilo of potato or who spent each peny from pocket cautiously are choosing to fly.
The price in which the food is offered on board or in the airports are probably not matching the pockets of middle class Indians. I remember two samosas being sold in 90 rupees at an Indian airport.
On board where complementary meals are not provided many passengers don’t buy any food except drinking the water, provided free by most airlines till today.
The author believes a complementary meal makes an air travel enjoying and fun and airline companies should try to think about it positively. While getting a flight ticket this author prefers a flight company that provides complementary meals than an airline company which is not providing it in the same price. That’s why this author likes Jet Airlines. Passengers love complementary on board meals, survey it if you doubt!
If you are a frequent traveler on flights that fly for long hours you might have noted that some people keep waking at frequent intervals inside the flight while the flight is in the sky.
Well we are not talking about passengers going to toilet or just walking because they got an uncomfortable feeling due to sitting for long hours. Here we are discussing about those people who purposefully walk inside the flight during the long duration flights. They do so probably because they have learnt that it is good for their health.
Yes it’s a good practice actually. But have you ever wondered why is it good?
Generally when someone stays in sitting position, immobile, for long duration, the blood pools towards the legs and becomes stagnant. After long hours of pooling of blood at the legs, there are chances of this pooled blood to form a blood clot. This can cause severe leg pain due to a clot or thrombus formation medically referred as deep vein thrombosis or DVT in short.
Furthermore if such a clot gets dislodged from its site of origin, and start flowing along the blood stream. Consequences can be fatal depending upon where the clot finally lands up. A common life threatening consequence is known as pulmonary embolism when the clot occludes the pulmonary artery or its branch (pulmonary artery is the artery which plays role in carrying blood from right side of heart to the lungs).
Pulmonary embolism might present with severe breathing problem, chest pain, fast breathing, fast beating of the heart etc. In such scenarios, immediate help from a medical team is important to save life.
This fatal situation can be avoided to certain extent by regular walking after certain intervals during long flights. During walking our veins pump blood against gravity and the blood can’t settle down and the clot formation process can’t take its course.