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Flight attendant reveals the pleasant ‘secret’ behind black triangles in airplane cabins

People are shocked to know why black triangle shapes are plastered over some airplane windows.

Flight attendant reveals the pleasant ‘secret’ behind black triangles in airplane cabins
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @_hennylim_

Have you ever boarded a flight, grabbed a window seat and discovered a single black triangle mark above the particular window? A regular passenger might not pay attention to it or give it much thought, but the flight attendants and crew know that the triangle is not placed there without a point. A flight attendant for a Philippines-based airline, Cebu Pacific, is disclosing some "secrets" behind the black triangle mark's placement on the flights. Henny Joyce Lim–who goes by @_hennylim_ on TikTok–explained it back in 2022 and her clip has recently resurfaced.

Image Source: TikTok | @_hennylim_
Image Source: TikTok | @_hennylim_

"Number one. Passengers sitting next to the triangles get the best view of the wings," Lim explains through the overlay text on the 36-second video. The next benefit is for the flight crew. "If flight crew need to check the wings these triangles let them know the best vantage points for the slats and flaps outside," Lim further discloses. "If you are flying an airline that allows you to choose your own seat, look for one of the triangles in the cabin. Anybody who loves taking window shots or videos will get the best view of the wings from these seats." Lim wished everyone to have a safe flight and concluded the video.

Image Source: TikTok | @_hennylim_

The TikTok users who had no idea about this left amusing comments. @khilaryfsb questioned, "When there is no seat available, can you sit anywhere? Or when checking in, do they give you a seat like that?" Lim responded by writing, "Aircraft transferring on seats is not allowed unless authorized by cabin crew." @k4tric3 noted, "I'm always in the window seat near the wings, same as in the video, but I don't notice the triangle." Lim also revealed in the comments section that "those triangle-marked seats are either at number 10 or at 18, but it still depends on the type of aircraft one is traveling in."

Image Source: TikTok | @antheagonzalez
Image Source: TikTok | @antheagonzalez

@sandoboyngtondo joked, "I saw that. I was seated at 29A and a few seats from me, I saw something like that. At first, I thought a fly had entered the plane." @gingerhead joked, "Who wants to get the best view of the wings? Definitely not me." Just like Lim, other flight attendants have been making useful videos to ease passengers while traveling. A flight attendant named Destanie–who goes by @destanieaaa on TikTok–explained to her viewers how they can get upgraded between different classes while flying in certain cases. If there is an empty seat in the first class, people with some status with the airline are given first preference

@_hennylim_ The Secret behind the Black Triangle Sticker inside an Airplane! Check this video out to know! Follow my Official facebook page: “Henny Joyce Lim” #fyp #cabincrewlife #blacktriangle #cebupacific #groundstop ♬ Aesthetic - Tollan Kim


Image Source: TikTok/@destanieaaa
Image Source: TikTok | @destanieaaa

"There have been multiple times that men have hit on me, thinking that I'm gonna move them to first class because they told me I was pretty," Destanie revealed. A recent incident happened with her when a passenger came on board and complimented her. "This is the most beautiful cabin crew I've ever seen," she recalled the passenger's words. She was flattered, but she understood his ulterior motive. The passenger had spotted a first-class seat that was empty and wondered if he could take it and asked Destanie to let him know if any first-class seats were open. She politely turned him down and gave him back his compliment in clear words. He tried to "apologize," but the attendant got away from the situation with a smile on her face.

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You can follow Henny Joyce Lim (@_hennylim_) on TikTok for more travel and flight hack videos.

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