wilcharl
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Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 3:15 pm

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?
 
jwenting
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 3:21 pm

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).
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corsairf/a
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 6:36 pm

I a cabin crew, before landing and taking-off I do aks passengers to put there shoes back.
 
B747-437B
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 10:18 pm

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.
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Braniff727
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 10:48 pm

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?
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B747-437B
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 10:52 pm

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.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
Braniff727
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Mon Jun 24, 2002 11:14 pm

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.
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azjubilee
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 12:47 am

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
 
ahlfors
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:15 am

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.
 
MD88Captain
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:20 am

Imagine running through burning jet fuel, shredded aluminum, broken glass, while barefoot. The more leather on those tootsies in a landing accident the better.
 
wilcharl
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 7:24 am

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.
 
azjubilee
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 7:33 am

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
 
wilcharl
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 12:37 pm

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
 
barney captain
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:58 pm

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.
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BR715-A1-30
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 2:05 pm

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::
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wilcharl
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RE: Shoes Required For Landing On Mesaba?

Tue Jun 25, 2002 2:12 pm

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