Every flight query you've ever had - answered

2017-03-06 18:00 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - When you’re sat on a plane heading to your dream holiday, there are probably a number of things that go through your mind while in the air.

What causes that unexpected turbulence shake, or why they have to dim the lights during take-off and landing? Is it really essential to put mobile phones in safety mode and would it matter if we left our seat belts undone? 

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For anyone confused by some of these seemingly bizarre regulations, a handy infographic has been put together by serviced apartments company Silver Door, to clarify their safety implications and to allay any concerns you might have about natural phenomena encountered in the sky. 

Here are 17 of the things you may have wanted to know but never asked, including why does the food taste so bad?

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