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Interesting air-travel-related facts

Mental Floss asked readers to send in their most amazing air travel facts, and now the winners are in! I think this is my favorite, from someone named Tim: "Dallas’s [DFW] airport is bigger than the island of Manhattan."

Now I was curious to know what else there might be, so I did a quick Google. I like this one from Trifter.com: The reason they turn off the cabin lights for airports and landings is "so your eyes adjust to lower levels of light. If there’s an accident and they have to activate the emergency slides, studies have shown that you will be able to see better and therefore be able to evacuate more quickly and safely."

What's your favorite air travel tidbit?

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