Other than having two wings, landing gear and questionable-looking meals, commercial airplanes have one thing in common: They’re always white.
Wouldn’t it be cooler if when booking a flight, you could pick which airline had the most kickass design on its planes? Probably, but as it turns out, it wouldn’t be too safe.
From British Airways to Thai Airways, you’ll notice that planes are nearly always painted white, and there’s a pretty serious reason for it.
The white colour makes it easy to identify things like oil spills, cracks and any other malfunctions that may prevent getting you from point A to B safely.
It also makes planes easier to spot in the sky.