Airline staff share dark flight secret – almost every passenger plane is broken

While many of us haven’t been on holiday this year we still look forward to travelling again soon.

Dreaming of jetting off for a week of sun and cocktails is what’s getting us through the coronavirus pandemic.

However, you might not be so keen to step on a plane when you hear this flight crew secret.

A rather worrying post from a flight attendant was shard on Reddit which revealed that many aeroplanes fly with faulty parts.

Obviously, planes are enormous and have many parts which all need to be maintained.

Have you had a scary flight experience? Tell us about it in the comments section…

A Reddit poster who worked on flights claimed that they weren’t sent in for proper maintenance every time they landed.

They even claimed that on any flight a plane likely has a number of broken parts.

The worker, ConstableBlimeyChips, said: “Unless you’re extremely lucky and your aircraft just rolled out of the hangar after major maintenance, there will absolutely be something broken in it.

“An aircraft can have a whole host of parts be broken and still be allowed to fly, the broken parts just get labeled, recorded and put on the to-do lost for the next time it goes to maintenance.”

Luckily, planes are still one of the safest ways to get around and any major faults which affect this will be fixed before flying.

When this happens, it’s often what causes delays.

If an issue with the vehicle is life-threatening then it will have to be fixed.

Flight attendants know that this will scare passengers due to board the flight.

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So, they tell a few white lies, according to air hostess CheatingOutlaw.

The Redditor said: “When people ask for the reason for a delay, we usually give a bull**** response because the real answer would spook passengers.

“‘We have a minor technical problem and engineers are on their way’ when in reality: the cabin pressure isn’t working.”

If this news makes you nervous, try not to worry.

Flight attendants are trained to help you in an emergency.

One aircraft worker said: “98% of our training is for the 0.1% of our job that we hope never to use.

“I went to training for six weeks and we spent three days on service.”

So you're in safe hands when you fly.

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