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A Flight of Fancy: Curious Facts About Flying by Plane

Travelling Plane

“Window or Isle?” This is the most common phrase you here upon check-in. Oh yes, if you are an experienced traveller, you might think to ask for specific area on the plane – close to the doors, to the toilet, at the front or at the rear. But this is pretty much what you can choose from when you depart. But there are much more curious facts about flying that we want to share with you.

Skyscanner asks a curious question: “Who you don’t want to sit next to?” As many as 35% of holidaymakers say that the most unpleasant situation is to sit next to a person with unpleasant body odor. Obese trippers are a “no-thanks!” for a fifth of frequent passengers, while babies come next.

Another survey, looking to find the sexiest pronunciation you can hear during a flight, states that French is the sexiest of all, followed by Gaelic, Italian, English and Russian. Wonder which the least sexy are? Well, if you speak in Greek, Portuguese or Indonesian, you might want to keep silent…

The rudest tourists are believed to be the English. They are considered unpleasant travellers because of their traditional lack of interest in local cuisine and beverages, and a very weak desire to explore the local traditions or learn some survival phrases in the local language. Among the most preferred tourists are Norwegians, the Japanese, Australians and the Swedish.

The biggest tips come from Americans…

As many as 4% of wanderers have deliberately attempted to go through the control check with liquids exceeding 100 ml.

Photos of friends on Facebook is still No. 1 trusted source for information about vacation destinations.

Contrary to the common belief that the web limits our offline communication, as many as 45% say that they travel more thanks to the opportunities web platforms such as Couchsurfing.

Finally, when you travel by plane chances are that someone might try to hit on you. As many as half of explorers say that they flirt during flights, and some 10% of voyagers state that they have started a long relationship with a person they’ve met in the skies. Specialists claim that such decisions are often based on alcohol, height as well as the carefree mood taking hold of us in expectation of a vacation.

No surprise – a whopping 95% of globetrotters want to mark their name in the informal Mile High Club of those who have had sex onboard of a plane.

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