Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
On widebodies, I've seen people incapable of operating emergency exit doors in the middle seats on more than a couple of occasions. Is that section of the row exempt from the regulations? I'm talking about, for example, seats D/E/F/G on a 747. Babies in skycots, kids, that sort of thing. Also, on an easyJet 737 some pushy couple asked me to move from 1F (or whatever the front row right hand seat is) so they could have "more room with their baby".
Sky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2425 times:
I was recently on a Virgin A346 with a 2x4x2 (ACxDEFGxHK) seating configuration. One 'H' seat directly adjacent to the emergency exit was not occupied and one of the crew asked a passenger if he could occupy that 'H' seat just for take-off and landing.
EKFirstClass From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
The general rule is that the seats next to the emergency exit shouldn't be occupied for take off and landing by: invalids, children, people carrying children or infants on their lap, deportees or drunk people. The middle seats (DEFG) on widebodies are usually reserved for people with small children/ infants because that space can be fitted with baby bassinets.
In case the seats next to the emergency exit are allocated to the categories I mentioned earlier, the rule is to swap for take off and landing with somebody else.
Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
well, this is very intereting... I am in flight savety the last ten years and I saw different versions...
...some Airlines require 3 other only 2 passengers per EXIT
...some Airlines require on the (e.g.) B737 only fit passengers in the first row +overwing; other carrier demanding fit passengers in the front AND last row + overwing
...some carrier operate with a MINIMUM 16 yrs. limit
...some carrier call their ABP instead PSP-Pre Selected Person
...most carrier operate with the policy, that family can fly in row one, if there is a bulkhead!, but have to stow for take off and landing EVERYTHING in the bins
...some carrier uses the last row as normal seats, but for emergencys, these passengers have to move away and switched for more reasonable ABP
...some airlines have the policy to operate all exit with at least ONE passenger, other doesn't...
...some airlines will give you prior to depature a personal lessing-hour, how to open the exit and how to behave, other doesen't
and on, and on, and on... (I can talk about this for hours... )
>> You see, it depents on the airline AND their national authorities