Grisee08 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 414 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
as stated in the topic, if I were female, and were wearing heels, when would be the ideal time to remove them>
It appears, as though, in the instructions, they are calling for the removal of such item RIGHT BEFORE she jumps onto the slide. forgive me for being so attentive to this specific detail, but in an emergency situation, wouldn't removing your heels at that particular time be a little pointless, as they [the airline] have only 90 seconds or less to do an/the approved EVAC procedure, and, again, excuse my attention to detail, but if I do the "What If?" math correctly and everybody were wearing heels (let's just say a feminist group in Ukraine has chartered this jet), wouldn't it take longer than 90 seconds if each passenger wearing heels had to remove and stow/throw them right before EVAC? I am not including the few seconds it take to apparently manually inflate the slide.
Yes, I am apparently this bored in my night to have time to create this post. edit: and yes, it's probably also very sad that I felt the need to poiint this out and probably could have donated quite a better question with my time for you to read in yours
aerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3118 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4369 times:
At my airline, if we have a "time available emergency landing", that is, time enough to warn pax with a PA, do a safety demo, brief ABPs for emergency exits etc, cabin crew will also go through the cabin with a bag collecting things like high heels, glasses, even false teeth...otherwise...in a "no time available emergency landing"...I guess you're still lucky if you have a pair of shoes on.
Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
kanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 4171 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3936 times:
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2): What would be the end result of going down an evacuation slide with heels on? Broken ankles? A deflated slide?
all of the above.. snag a heel, deflate the slide, or stop suddenly wrenching an ankle or worse, being hit by those coming down behind, then flying face first down the remained to a face first landing. and from the A380 a sudden plummet to the ground..
heels are bad on a/ps anyway.. the lbs/in s, q'd are huge. when the floors were aluminum honey comb they rarely lasted a year.. the paper honeycomb/fiberglass/epoxy is better but can be punctured if that was the intent.
YQBexYHZBGM From Canada, joined May 2009, 212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3502 times:
It's not just women's stiletto heels that are a potential source of problems on evacuation slides. Any shoe heel -- including men's -- can snag on the slide and cause a sprain, broken ankle, or torn ligmaments, in addition to the possibility of puncture and deflation of the slide. At one point, I believe it was recommended (may still be recommended but perhaps not required??) that ties, belts, or scarves be removed as well, for similar reasons.
Shoes off, leap forward and slide. I don't think anyone will stop you from holding a shoe in each hand, then clutching them to your chest as you slide down. But, no briefcases, purses, or any other objects allowed.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3392 times:
The answer to your question is: Remove prior to boarding and replace with something sensible. By sensible, I don't mean sandals or flip flops, but rather something that will stay on your feet during an emergency.
Once you've deboarded, slip back into your Choo's.
The *I* and *my* does make you come across as a pretty pretentious and self-absorbed individual, might want to think about that.
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove