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Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:59 am

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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!

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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:06 am


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.

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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:19 am

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.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:20 am

No worries here. I sit in an exit row always anyway for the legroom.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:32 am

I hardly ever listen or pay attention to the safety briefing, I'm always busy looking through the window.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:41 am

I usually pay attention to the safety briefing just because it seems interesting to me.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:55 am

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.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:29 am

Yes, I do watch the safety demo...only because it's tacky and I am always amused by it.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:42 am

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

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:47 am

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.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:48 am

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.

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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:19 pm

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
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:28 pm

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
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:32 pm

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.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 2:42 pm

No I dont pay attention,but I do count the number of seats to the nearest exit!
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:13 pm

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
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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:52 pm

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


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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:57 pm

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

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RE: Do You Do This?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:44 pm

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."

I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.
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RE: Do You Do This?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 12:20 am

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RE: Do You Do This?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:05 am

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.

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

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