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TRAVEL: There's a reason why pilots make passengers put their tray tables up during take off (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

During every flight the pilot will ask passengers to fasten their seatbelt and put their table tray up during take off and landing.

Frequent flyers will find table trays useful for eating food or even reading their books.

But is there a reason were told to keep them up during landing and take off?

According to easyJet pilot Chris Foster, theres a reason why cabin staff urge flyers to follow these rules.

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PLANE: It is so that it avoids an injury on the flight (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE) Related Articles

“A tray table could cause a passenger injury if it was left open”

Chris Foster

He told Liverpool Echo: “We plan for every eventuality and if we had to abandon take off for some reason – which again, is very unlikely – a tray table could cause a passenger injury if it was left open.”

As well as it causing an injury, having the table up is important in case of an emergency evacuation on the plane.

This is so the person next to the window doesnt have a problem getting out.

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TRAY TABLE: It gives the person by the window a chance to escape in an emergency evacuation (Pic: GETTY STOCK IMAGE)

And have you ever wondered what happens if you dont switch your phone to flight mode on a plane?

Previously, a pilot opened up about some of the best-kept flying secrets on a Reddit thread.

He said: “The whole turn off the cell phone thing doesn't matter 99.99% of the time. However, it's that 0.01% of the time that we worry about.”

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And we also revealed what happens if planes fly too high.

The plane would run into difficulty if it travels any higher than 42,000ft, according to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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