Two-for-One Special

Updated: 2017-12-02.

In airline parlance, a two-for-one special is when the plane hits the runway upon landing, bounces up for a moment, then slams down again for good.

Contrary to what your anxiety might be telling you, pilots often do this on purpose; when the runway appears slick, such as during rain or snow, the pilots have to slam the plane down so that the wheels break the water plane and can gain traction.

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