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Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?  
User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

In all my years of flying, including 2 years of flying twice weekly I never was questioned about not wearing my shoes for landing until today.

On a mesaba flight, the F/A requested that i put my shoes on for landing.

My former employer never required pax to wear shoes for landing and if you have to egress using slides the shoes come off anyways.

Anyone else asked to put their shoes back on?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Apart from the guy who got sentenced to community service for not wearing them in a library, spreading a rather pungent odour?

Haven't heard of it, but I guess it's to prevent the shoes from possiblt flying through the cabin and hurting people if the landing is rough (or worse).



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineCorsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

I a cabin crew, before landing and taking-off I do aks passengers to put there shoes back.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

There is no FAA regulation that requires pax to have their shoes on for landing (and no, refusal to do this does not fall under the "interference with flight crew" clause). However, I've seen a number of FAs who politely remind passengers (especially those in exit rows) to put their shoes on before landing, and wisely so.

User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

I would agree with the above statements, especially if it's a rough landing, you don't need Kenneth Cole projectiles flying through the cabin!

Aside from that perhaps it could be concern since the Richard Reid incident?



Climbing
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Braniff - Richard Reid had nothing to do with this, nor does flying objects. The simple fact remains that if you have to evacuate an aircraft, you are best off doing this with shoes on that enable you to move quicker and prevent injury to your feet.

User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

B747-437B,

I know this to be true, however I don't believe this is a policy of XJ. I'm looking at it solely from a concerned FA point of view.



Climbing
User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

This isn't an XJ policy, just merely a flight attendant thinking and looking out for the better of his/her passengers.

Where were you flying? When?


AZJ


User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

For emergency landings, don't they stricktly say no shoes (at least high heel ones) on the emergency slides. So wouldn't it be safer if ppl didn't have their shoes on in the first place. Not that I'm advocating a policy of no shoes during takeoff and landing, but forcing you to put your shoes on does seem a bit pointless.

User currently offlineMd88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Imagine running through burning jet fuel, shredded aluminum, broken glass, while barefoot. The more leather on those tootsies in a landing accident the better.

User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

AZNJubilee,

I did MEM-SDF yesterday. I understood the logic behind it, it was just never a policy my airline had, or soemthing i was ever asked to do before, I was more then happy to comply and glad the f/a was paying attention to the safety of the pax.


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Cool... I hope you enjoyed your flight. What time were you traveling? I flew MEM-BTR last night. I wonder If I saw you?


AZJ


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

it was around 530, the mesaba guys were great other then the poor gate agent kept wanting to say St. Louis for our flight i guess we had a gate change and she kept thinking they were going to STL


User currently offlineBarney captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 970 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

The FAR's under "Unacceptable Passengers" states that you can deny boarding to anyone over 5 years of age and barefoot. Do socks count? Beats me. I had one passenger in Sacramento try to board wearing roller blades. She actually came rolling down the jetway. Only on SWA.


...from the Banana Republic....
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

I have never heard this.. But here goes


Ladies and Gentleman, This is your captain speaking, we are approaching Atlanta International Airport, and will be taxiing to Gate Charlie 12A. We have been cleared to land on Runway 9L, and will land after the Company DC9 lands in front of us. Thank you for flying AirTran Airways, and remember, when your travel needs call for ATL, think of us here at AirTran Airways. Oh, By the way. Please put your shoes back on for landing. ::Click::


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

BR-715

cant say any of the FL drivers ever said that, though i even know some of our f/a's took their shoes off in flt


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