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13 Things Airlines Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Flier Should Know)

Reader's Digest Logo By Michelle Crouch of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: We dim cabin lights at night so your eyes are adjusted to the dark if you need to find a way out. We put up tray tables at takeoff and landing so passengers next to you can escape if needed. And you should open your window shade, so if there's a crash, firefighters can see inside. Make sure you never do these 18 things on an airplane.

Here's what a safety demo doesn't say:

We dim cabin lights at night so your eyes are adjusted to the dark if you need to find a way out. We put up tray tables at takeoff and landing so passengers next to you can escape if needed. And you should open your window shade, so if there's a crash, firefighters can see inside. 

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