By Shania Obrien for Daily Mail Australia
05:32 April 24, 2023, updated 05:32 April 24, 2023
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A flight attendant has debunked rumors that plane water isn’t “safe to drink” in an epic video answering the top questions she’s asked about air travel.
Virgin Australia flight attendant Brodie Capron has been in the business for more than two years and revealed that he is frequently asked various questions related to air travel by passengers.
Brodie said passengers always wonder if the water on the plane is safe to drink and why the window shades need to be up for takeoff and landing.
He was happy to reveal all the secrets of his work to satisfy the curiosity of the public.
The VA flight attendant shared a video that answers popular questions, including the actual destination of toilet waste, whether plane doors can be opened mid-flight, and why you feel more drunk while in the air.
Is airplane water safe to drink?
The safety of airplane water is a widely debated topic, with many advising against consuming anything that doesn’t come from a sealed bottle.
But Brodie, who works at Virgin Airlines, revealed that the water is completely safe to drink, at least on his flights.
“It’s clean and filtered,” he said in a video.
Why do window blinds need to be up for takeoff and landing?
Takeoff and landing are the riskiest stages of every flight, and having the blinds down will help your eyes adjust to the natural light outside in case of an emergency.
People will be able to react to dangerous situations more quickly if their vision is stronger, and this is also why lights dim during those times.
Brodie also revealed another reason why it’s important to have window shades.
“It’s so everyone can see the engines and warn the cabin crew if something is wrong,” he said.
What happens to toilet waste?
Many often wonder if debris is simply released from the plane as it flies over the ocean, but this is not true.
“You don’t go to heaven alone,” said the flight attendant. ‘Body discharge goes into a sewage tank which is emptied on landing.’
Why do I have to put on my oxygen mask before helping others?
Parents often rush to put the masks on their children before worrying about themselves.
But the Virgin Airlines flight attendant warned against such a practice because it could have fatal results and prevent you from helping anyone else in need.
“You have to put your mask on before you help others because you won’t be very useful if you don’t have oxygen,” he said.
Can the doors be opened in mid-flight?
“The doors can’t be opened mid-flight unless you have superhuman strength,” Brodie said.
Due to the laws of physics, to open a passenger door (typically six feet tall and 3.6 feet wide) at 36,000 feet, a person would have to overcome approximately 24,000 pounds of pressure.
Why does carry-on baggage have a specific weight limit?
The overhead compartments in which carry-on bags are stored have a specific weight limit to prevent cabin breakage.
Space inside an airplane is also limited, which is why airlines have dimension requirements for all carry-on luggage.
Do you get drunk faster on planes?
Many passengers enjoy a glass or two of red wine on airplanes, especially when taking a long flight.
But people often find that their alcohol tolerance seems to plummet into thin air, and they never understood how that could be possible.
‘Yeah, you get drunk faster on planes!’ Brodie said, answering the old question. ‘This happens because the low percentage of oxygen in the air makes the effects of alcohol greater.’
Thousands thanked Brodie for sharing his knowledge.
‘This is really so interesting!’ said a woman.
“She’s definitely not wrong about alcohol: I have a glass of wine and I can’t walk off the plane.”
‘I didn’t know about the blinds, thanks for sharing!’
“It amazes me that some people think that when you go to the bathroom it falls from the sky, maybe this answers your questions.”