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User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1401 times:


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All you frequent flyers...Do you do this (as the caption says?) Now, tell the truth! Spill all the times you "weren't being safe"...lolz!

Aq737 in Honolulu, Hawaii - enjoying the beaches and sunsets! Big grin

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User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1290 times:

Greetings:

For the most part if I've been on the same plane and the same airline I don't pay to much attention. Unless the FA is cute  Wink/being sarcastic Although I always count the number of seats to the closest exit from my seat, just in case.

Thanx
Tom


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1260 times:

I have more hours in the sky than many f/a's ... no, i do not pay much attention to the announcents anymore - mostly because I pretty much know them by heart.
But yes - I make sure I know where my nearest exit is.



- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1256 times:

No worries here. I sit in an exit row always anyway for the legroom.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6207 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1238 times:

I hardly ever listen or pay attention to the safety briefing, I'm always busy looking through the window.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1222 times:

I usually pay attention to the safety briefing just because it seems interesting to me.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1208 times:

Where's a picture of a (female) flight attendant's ass when I need one?!?  Smile

BTW, HP has some really attractive f/a's.


User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1181 times:

Yes, I do watch the safety demo...only because it's tacky and I am always amused by it.


There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1174 times:

I only do to make the FA think I care and am paying attention. I have flown enough to know what to do.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1167 times:

I'm amused by it too, but whenever I am flying with my parents, they always talk during the briefing. They say that the flight attendants really don't care. Heh heh.

User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1168 times:

A good safety tip the FA's never give you is count the number of seatbacks you need to pass to get to the exit. In thick smoke or a panicked crowd, you won't be able to look for it.

(Saw that on TLC)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

I always pay attention if it is a plane I've never been on, and yes if the F/A is hot. I always take time to notice the quickest way out aswell  Big thumbs up


Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

no i dont pay attention to the safety demo, simply because i am the one who stands in the aisle and demonstrate  Big thumbs up .. cheers

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

Yes, I do the same as the one pictured. What's worse, I was on a NW flight World Business class recently from MIA-AMS and the flight attendant was taking meal orders (and expalining in depth about the meal/wine options) for the passengers whilse the safety demo was playing. That seems like it's against FAA regs as well as horribly aloof.

User currently offlineThumper From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

No I dont pay attention,but I do count the number of seats to the nearest exit!

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Select an exitrow seat (or row 1) when checking in, and study the door mechanism. If anything happens, you'll be #1 out and noone else can get stuck opening the door, thus preventing your escape.

The announcements are always the same, after a few times you know them by heart. I do give the appearance of attentiveness, mainly as support for the FAs  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

I agree with Thumper. I don`t pay attention to the safety demo, but I count the number of seats to the nearest exit.

Patrick




User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I do watch the safety video all the time and I read the safety card as well.....talk about boredom huh!!!!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzyCathay Pacific...Now You Are Really Flying Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy



cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 941 times:

I find it amusing in a morbid way. "If the aircraft lands in the clear blue water under a lovely tropical sun here in the subarctic region in January, we will all go out on the wings in an orderly faschion. They will magically be raised way above the water, without a swell in sight."

Imagine if they were truthful? "In case we slam into and through the icelayer on top of the water, the fuselage will most likely break up in several pieces. As the icy cold water comes flooding in, we ask those of you who are still alive and conscious and who aren't trapped in your seats to frantically scramble against the water through the jagged wreckage. It will be pitch dark and a blizzard is reported to be raging along most of our flight route. Have a nice flight! You can find our taxfree offerings on the last page of your onboard magazine."

Cheers,
Fred



I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 919 times:



User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6770 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 868 times:

Call me nuts BUT,

My standard procedure when sitting in an airliner...
Look at the general exit distance, count the number of rows to the nearest exit on BOTH sides. Sit down, look for the lifevest, then strap myself in, look at the safety card to determine the type of lifevest (is it a tie-it-yourself, front centre clip or a side clip type) and the type of door and slide config, then make sure my hand can reach for the emergency oxygen thingy should they be deployed.

If possible, I look at the types of people sitting between me and the exit rows and alternatives. This will enable better anticipation of pax behaviour when evacuation.

At top of descent, the same procedure applies except the oxygen masks...

Other than that, some general notes... Airport config, general observation of water and mountains surrounding the airport.

People have called me nuts, but then again, I have a liferaft, a pair of lifevests, a pair of helmets, written contingency evacuation plans for local and citywide, have a 737 pilot on my speed dial for citywide emergency evacuation (where the jet is fueled up for a 2 hr flight every night and Carry an AirNav map out of the country in my work bag.

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
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