I’m a former pilot and here’s the phrase that means you’re going to have a bumpy flight

TURBULENCE is a common occurrence when catching a flight, and planes usually pass through it with no problem.

But if you have one nervous flyer and if you hate a bumpy journey, you need to watch out for a phrase that means it’s going to be a bumpy flight.

A former pilot has revealed that there's a phrase that means it's going to be a bumpy journey

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A former pilot has revealed that there’s a phrase that means it’s going to be a bumpy journeyPhoto credit: Getty

Former pilot John Greaves explained that if you ever hear a pilot tell the cabin crew to sit down, that’s a sign turbulence of course.

He said Reader’s Digest: “When [a pilot] tell the flight attendants to sit down, you better listen.”

Turbulence is usually harmless and while it is rare for anyone on board to be injured, it does happen.

Another pilot explained that about 100 people are injured by turbulence each year, so it’s important to sit down when that’s the case seat belt sign is on.

On his website askthepilot.comPatrick Smith wrote: “Every year around 100 people worldwide – half of them flight attendants – are seriously injured by turbulence and require medical attention. [with] Head, neck, shoulder and ankle injuries are the most common.

“That equates to about 50 passengers – 50 of the roughly two billion that fly each year.

“And most of them are people who fall or get thrown around because they’re not wearing their seat belts when they should be.”

If you’re a nervous flier, you’re in for a tough time, as is likely to be the case with flights more turbulence than ever.

Pilots try to avoid turbulence by flying in the lower troposphere — the layer of atmosphere closest to Earth.

But the climate crisis is causing changes in Earth’s atmosphere that are affecting it.

New research published in scientific advances discovered that as the planet warms, the atmosphere closest to Earth rises.

That means pilots have to fly higher to avoid turbulence, and it’s likely that passengers will have a much bumpier ride in the future.

A pilot shared some Tips to avoid nausea while flying through bad weather.

Tiktok user Simon advised passengers to avoid alcohol, try to zone out and let the crew know if they were feeling unwell.

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When you hear a pilot tell flight attendants to sit down and fasten their seat belts, you know there's going to be turbulence

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When you hear a pilot tell flight attendants to sit down and fasten their seat belts, you know there’s going to be turbulencePhoto credit: Getty

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