Travel is a great mix of fun, adventure, excitement and joy, it is also one of the most popular forms of leisure around the world. While we all keep exploring destinations, there are some facts about travel which remain hidden. These facts are funny, surprising and truly amazing and to make you familiar with these interesting facts I decided to bring this blog to you.
I am sure these cool travel facts will take your excitement about travel to another level and of course you can flaunt your knowledge anywhere, anytime 😉
A commercial jet has an average cruising speed of 550-580 mph.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where there are no rivers.
The most remote travel destination in the world is Mongolia – the population density is 4 people per square mile (2.5 square km).
In 1987, American Airlines eliminated one olive from each salad in first class. This saved them $40 000 a year.
The shortest airline flight that you can buy tickets for lasts just 2 minutes and runs from the Scottish island of Westray to Papa Westray.
Falkand Islands (UK) has 350 sheeps per person
Canada has most lakes in the world
One-third of the world’s airports are in the U.S.
Within one to two days of arriving at their destination, 89% of travels say that stress diminishes.
Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliament.
Adding salt and pepper to your food is considered highly offensive to chefs in Switzerland.
The world’s longest flight is from Sydney, Australia to Dallas, Texas and lasts about 16 hours.
A Boeing 727 took off in 2003 and has been missing ever since.
The white trail a plane leaves in the sky can be used to predict the weather.
Pilots who made ridiculous mistakes were awarded with “Blunder Trophies”
It is impossible to open a plane door mid-flight.
The world’s busiest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with 95.5 million passengers and 930,000 takeoffs and landings every year.
The pilot and copilot are made to eat different meals “just in case one of the meals might cause food poisoning.”
Worldwide, the airline industry generates about $640 billion.
The change in air pressure numbs about a third of taste buds and therefore the food tastes different in a plane