Cabin crew share code word for gross activity passengers are never aware of

Cabin crew have spent a lot of time in the air, so it goes without saying they know more than a thing or two when it comes to flying.

Flight attendants are there to make sure you are safe while flying and also to make sure you're comfortable and have everything you need on a flight.

And over the years, former cabin crew have shared lots of travelling advice and flight secrets.

From revealing why an act of kindness from passengers can be awkward for them , to exposing the best seats in the house .

  • Flying doctor says passengers should never chew gum during a flight

One thing you might not know, however, is that cabin crew often communicate in code.

And former flight attendant, Mandy Smith, admits there is a rather unpleasant code word for cabin crew letting a fart out while walking down the aisles.

In her book, Cockpit Fever, the Express.co.uk reports that Mandy revealed bloating is a side effect of flying.

She wrote how a cabin crew member told her when she first started: "Flying as many hours as we do makes your stomach swell up like a balloon.

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"You’ll be a walking cesspit, farting like a trooper."

A stewardess recommended in the book: "Let it out down the aisle over the passengers."

Adding: "It’s called crop dusting."

Bloating and excessive wind is also something passengers can experience on a flight.

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To avoid this, flying doctor, Ben MacFarlane, advised passengers to leave chewing gum and fizzy drinks behind .

Speaking to the MailOnline , he said: "Excessive gas is never fun on a plane, especially for the people sitting next to you.

"So why get more bloated and put extra oxygen into your system?"

He added: "Cutting out fizzy water (and saying no to Champagne, if you’re lucky enough to be offered it) makes everyone more comfortable."

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