B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1147 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.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1122 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.
Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1334 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1053 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.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 991 times:
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.
Barney captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 836 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 913 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.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 911 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::