huaiwei wrote:Not buckling up when the plane was descending to land?
spacecadet wrote:huaiwei wrote:Not buckling up when the plane was descending to land?
Might be a cultural issue. I just flew my first Chinese flights a couple days ago (HND-PEK and then PEK-JFK on Air China) and was surprised at how little deference some passengers give to the rules. The flight attendants really did their best, and were if anything quite strict (they more or less physically tackled a few people who stood up while taxiing, for example), but I understand why they have to be. And never have I heard more announcements about seat belt usage.
Also, I'm not sure if this is also common on Chinese carriers, but the seat belt sign on both of my flights was on for the entire flight. From the announcements, this seemed to be intentional to remind people to keep the seat belt on while seated, because otherwise nobody does it. But all I could think was how self-defeating it was in that case, because there's no indication of when you *really* need the seat belt on, e.g. takeoff and landing. There's no different indicator for "keep seat belt on while seated" vs. "sit down and buckle up *now*". There almost do need to be two different indicator lights.
MD80MKE wrote:Yeah you gotta buckle up. Can't see the injuries this serious if everybody does their part. But definitely, there's no "rule" for a good number of Chinese passengers.
WorldFlier wrote:MD80MKE wrote:Best part was we were 10 minutes late and we pushed back in the middle of the safety demonstration, taxied to the runway, and gunned it just as the flight attendants sat down. This was on Hainan.
PI4EVER wrote:The lack of seatbelt use is not limited to China. I am concerned at the lack of awareness and disregard for announcements on turbulence I continue to observe on flights in the US.
huaiwei wrote:WorldFlier wrote:MD80MKE wrote:Best part was we were 10 minutes late and we pushed back in the middle of the safety demonstration, taxied to the runway, and gunned it just as the flight attendants sat down. This was on Hainan.
I hope the passengers are seated by then too!
AirlineCritic wrote:Please. Do we need another reminder that assuming uneducated/rulebreaking passengers is NOT the only reason why we might see injuries when there's severe turbulence? People going to the bathroom, cabin crew getting hurt, carts flying around the cabin, laptops and the like flying around, etc etc This is a 744, so you would assume some fraction of people to be moving for one reason or the other at any given instant of time.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos