The wonders of air travel continue to amaze us no matter how often we fly. We’ve answered your most common questions about flying. Read on to get the inside scoop.
Why Must Planes Fly So High?
Most commercial planes travel at around 35,000 feet. This is because higher altitudes have thinner air and aircraft can travel faster and more cost efficiently at these altitudes. There is a limit however at above 42,000 feet. At this altitude engine problems can occur due to insufficient oxygen.
How Common Are Emergency Landings?
Well, emergency landings happen more often than we’d like to think. According to the Civil Aviation Authority, Heathrow averages about one emergency landing per week. These can be a result of things...