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Seatbelts On While Re-fueling?  
User currently offlineTristar4ever From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 84 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

yesterday i took an easyjet flight(see trip reports), the flight home was late so they borded us in a hurry. while i was putting my seatbley on, sitting at an exit row, the fa told me not to put my seatblet on. i thought this was because i was at an exit row, then a few minutes later she told the rest of the pasengers to keep their seatbelts off becasue the aircraft was still being refueled. after a couple of minutes she told us to put them on because refueling had finished.
anyone have any ideas why this happens, is it just an easyjet thing, do southwest do it stateside????

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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

If the plane catches on fire while refueling, they want you off the plane quickly. Thats probably why but not 100% sure.


User currently offlineSndp From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

That is indeed true. It is a standard procedure to have the seat belts not fastened during refueling, as they want the passangers to be able to get of the aircraft as fast as possible in case of an emergency.

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