7 Burning Questions About Air Travel

April 13th, 2009 by admin

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1. Why Must Your Seat Be Returned to the Upright Position?

“Put your seat in the upright position, make sure any carry-on luggage is placed under the seat, and stow away your tray table.” Why does any of this matter? Note that these instructions pertain specifically to the period during which the aircraft is either taking off or landing. Should an emergency occur during either of these times, passengers often have a good chance of survival if they evacuate the plane immediately. Milliseconds count in these situations, so passengers are naturally in a rush when finding their way to an emergency exit. Coach passengers know how difficult squeezing out of a seat mid-flight
just to get to the lavatory can be; now imagine that the cabin is filled with smoke and visibility is near zero. Reclined seats, extended table trays and briefcases in the aisle will cause already panicked folks to stumble and fall and hamper the evacuation process.


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