Fun Facts About Airplane Flights

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Flying on an airplane is something that some people are terrified of, and others are passionate about. Regardless of which side of the spectrum you reside on, it’s pretty undeniable that airplanes are fascinating. Not only are they the quickest mode of transportation currently available, but they require a strong knowledge of science and navigation. Not exactly things that we have to worry about when we hop in our car and head down the road.

Here at ParkDIA, we can fully admit that we’re nowhere near as knowledgable as we’d like to be about airplanes. Our primary mode of transportation is a car, and that’s what we’re best known for. Though that may be the case, we can’t help but also find ourselves fascinated with airplanes. In fact, the more we got to thinking about it, the more we wanted to know.

In today’s blog, we are going to take a different route than we have in the past. We are going to look into some of the fun and interesting facts surrounding airplanes and flight! We hope you enjoy them.

Lost Tastebuds

Did you know that when you’re in the air, you lose out on a third of your taste buds? If you’ve ever thought that the snacks your munching on or the beverages you’re sipping on are lacking in flavor, it’s not just your mind that’s telling you that. Your tastebuds are actually only communicating a portion of what they’re taking in. This is also one of the reasons that people crave some of those bolder flavors when they are on a flight.

Bloody Marys are not only a great way to relax while you’re on a flight, but they definitely have some of the bolder flavors that you have available while on the plane. So if you’re really looking for something to spark your tastebuds, you can’t go wrong with this flight fan favorite.

Airplane Air Is Really Dry

Here in Denver, we are plenty accustomed to dry air. Even though that may be the case, you’ve probably made a note of how dry the air on the airplane is. It quickly dries out your throat, even when you’re not falling asleep with your mouth open. That is because of the pressurized air in the cabin of the plane. This air is actually below 20 percent humidity.

Even during the coldest months of the year, Colorado experiences higher levels of humidity than this! Some of the lowest humidity levels in Colorado range between 32 to 38 percent, which is nearly 20 percent more than the pressurized air in the cabin. No wonder it feels so dry!

Your Body Loses Water

While we’re on the topic of how dry the cabin of the plane is, let’s talk a little bit about the fact that your body loses moisture while on the plane. Believe it or not, you lose eight ounces of water every hour that you are on the flight. So as much as you may hate the tiny bathrooms on the airplane, it’s pretty essential for you to hydrate during your flight. Especially if you’re traveling long distances.

That being said, if you’re going to be indulging in a few alcoholic beverages, make sure that you’re hydrating extra. When you consider the amount of water that you’re losing from simply being on the plane and add in the factor that you’re consuming alcohol, you’re setting yourself up for a hangover. No wonder it’s so easy for people to catch a buzz while they’re in the air.

The Sky is Full of People

As we mentioned earlier, flying is now the fastest way for you to get to your final destination. It’s no wonder that this is one of the most common means of travel these days. While you may recognize that this is a common mode of transportation and fully understand that every individual in the security line is heading to a flight, it might surprise you to hear how many people and planes are actually in the air at any given moment.

On average, there are roughly 9,700 different planes in the sky. Now, those planes are obviously varying in sizes and range in the number of passengers that they can carry. It is said, however, that there are roughly 1.2 million people in the sky at any given moment. That means that a little more than the entire population of Rhode Island is in the air right, now!

How crazy is that?

Let ParkDIA Handle the Vehicle We Know Best

Now that you’ve learned a little bit more about these unique modes of transportation, you can see why it takes someone with so much knowledge and experience to fly a plane! So, we’ll go ahead and leave the flying to the professionals and simply admire from afar. When you do head out for a vacation, you can, however, count on the team at ParkDIA to ensure that your car is taken care of.

We offer both covered and uncovered parking options for you to take advantage of. More importantly, we’ve made it easy to reserve your parking spot for your trip. Just head on over to our site, click on the various DIA parking rates and services offered here in Denver, select your parking option, and enter the number of days that you’ll be gone. Easy as that!

If you need any additional information regarding our parking services or need any assistance from our team, reach out to us. We are always happy to help!