16 Urban Legends About Flying ... Busted!

Last week, Qantas and Virgin Australia began allowing passengers to use electronic devices during flights. This quickly put to rest the myth that turning on your phone and playing a game of 2048 would cause the plane to nose-dive into the Atlantic or some surrounding mountain.

“I could have told you that was just a myth,” says one flight attendant who wished to remain anonymous. “If you were to randomly open the cockpit door during a flight you’d see the pilots watching movies and using their computers.”

Really, now? It got us wondering about the all the other urban legends that are out there. In an old-school game of Fact or Fiction, we are debunking these fables. Hopefully, this makes your next flight more enjoyable.