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  • Airports can feel like foreign countries with their own sets of rules, regulations and,

  • of course, secrets.

  • Only the people working there know how things really go down, but that’s all about to

  • change!

  • Get ready for the answers to some of the questions you've always wanted to ask but never dared

  • 8.

  • Theyre specially trained to analyzeoffbehavior.

  • Most airports have specific experts called profilers.

  • These people practice what’s called SPOT, or the Screening Passengers by Observation

  • Technique.

  • They carefully analyze facial expressions, gestures, and behavior in order to detect

  • suspicious people.

  • Their job is to notice the non-verbal signs of anxiety, such as people licking their lips,

  • itching, or looking around a lot.

  • If a profiler notices a person acting in a weird oroffway, they can invite them

  • for an inspection, where they talk to the person to try to find out more about them.

  • Profilers work in both the main halls and in passport control.

  • The typical question they ask is, “What's the purpose of your visit?”

  • They then check the person's reaction to this enquiry.

  • No matter how reserved a passenger is, if they have something to hide, TSA officers

  • will find out thanks to the tiniest cues in people's behavior.

  • 7.

  • They know how aggressive you are.

  • In a lot of big airports, there are special cameras that can detect a certain level of

  • aggression.

  • These cameras transmit the information to a computer and, in cases of dangerous levels

  • of aggression (like when a person looks red on the screen), the suspect will be stopped

  • by airport security for a detailed inspection.

  • Theyre then examined by a combination of remote sensors, infra-red technologies, and

  • flashing certain subliminal images.

  • This way, experts can detect an individual’s specific reactions by checking their heart

  • rate, respiration, and body temperature.

  • Perhaps one day well all go through security checks without even realizing it!

  • 6.

  • They have no idea what happens to your luggage once it leaves the airport.

  • Most people at one point or another have wanted answers to the question, “What happens to

  • my luggage and why is it always so dirty?”

  • Well, the short answer is that airport staff don’t know once it leaves their territory,

  • and they probably don’t really care, sorry.

  • Baggage is sorted automatically: scanners scan the barcode and sort the baggage according

  • to its destination.

  • The three main tasks of airport baggage handlers is

  • ـ to move your bags from the check-in area to the gate.

  • ـ to move your bags from one gate to another when you have a connection.

  • ـ to move your bags from the plane to the baggage-claim area.

  • And that’s it!

  • So if your luggage doesn't move fast enough, it can be late for your connecting flight.

  • Or, the exact opposite, your bag gets to your destination before you do because youre

  • stuck at passport control.

  • Another problem can arise if you forget to tear off any old stickers showing a different

  • destination.

  • In this case, the scanner might send your luggage to the wrong country!

  • Oops!

  • 5.

  • They have dogs that check your bags.

  • Before your luggage even gets on the plane, it goes through five security levels, and

  • one of them (besides scanning the contents) includes being checked by a special dog that

  • can sniff out dangerous chemicals.

  • It's a well-known fact that a dog's nose is much stronger than that of any human.

  • In fact, dogs distinguish smells from 10,000 to 100,000 times better than people do.

  • No wonder airports take advantage of this super-sense for security and regularly use

  • thesesniffer dogsto detect suspicious substances.

  • What’s really cool is that you can’t even distinguish a detection dog from itscivilian

  • brothers and sisters.

  • Unlike police dogs, the ones working at airports aren't trained to frighten or intimidate people.

  • The most popular sniffer breeds are Golden Retrievers, Labs, and German Shorthaired Pointers.

  • 4.

  • Your food is cooked around the clock.

  • Most airports are equipped with giant kitchens where the food for passengers is prepared.

  • These kitchens usually cook food for different airlines at once.

  • And since that oh-so delightful airplane food must be cooked about 6-10 hours in advance,

  • these kitchens have to work 24/7!

  • And however surprising it might sound, the menu for your flight is developed up to a

  • year in advance!

  • This is a common practice for most airlines because every single ingredient matters and

  • adds to expenses.

  • In fact, American Airlines managed to save $40,000 after they removed just one olive

  • from every salad they served on their flights!

  • 3.

  • The airport controls the planes more than you’d think.

  • Dispatchers not only control the planes in the sky (like you usually see in movies),

  • they also control their movement on the ground as well as the lighting on the runways.

  • That's why there are 3 types of air traffic controllers: en-route, terminal, and tower.

  • Each of these dispatchers has their own specific area of responsibility.

  • One dispatcher has about five monitors, and the information on them is constantly changing

  • since the monitors show weather conditions and information about other planes.

  • Talk about a stressful job!

  • 2.

  • They most certainly will check the validity of your visa, no excuses.

  • If the airport staff finds out that your visa has expired or you just don’t have one when

  • you enter their country, youll be deported by the same airline that brought you there.

  • Not to mention, they have to foot the bill for the ticket as well, which means you can

  • return home for free!

  • That's why the people at the check-in counters make sure you have a valid visa to the country

  • of your destination because nobody wants to pay for your flight!

  • 1.

  • They know what’s been in your hands.

  • Airport staff sometimes ask passengers to rub their hands on a piece of cloth before

  • putting it into a special machine.

  • It might seem kind of scary, but it’s actually harmless.

  • Youre simply being checked by a machine called an atomizer.

  • Before their working day starts, employees put samples of dangerous chemicals into the

  • machine.

  • The machinememorizesthese smells, and in case a person's hands smell like those

  • chemicals, it alerts airport staff to this danger.

  • Which of these facts surprised you the most?

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  • too!

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機場工作人員不想讓你知道的8個祕密。 (8 Secrets Airport Staff Don't Want You to Know)

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    林宜悉 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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