|Quoting AR385 (Reply 5):|
I still sincerely don´t get why people just don´t stay in their seats with their seatbelts fastened at all times.
Sure, a short walk around the cabin and the toilett break is understandable, but for so many people to be injured, it´s just plain insanity.
Absolutely right on there!
|Quoting fca767 (Reply 7):|
Stop having a go at people being unbelted...everyone gets up once in a while to stretch their legs, otherwise it would be deaths through DVT when they get home
|Quoting WROORD (Reply 10):|
Thank you! This is exactly what I had in mind. The airlines are transporting passengers not prisoners.
Having been involved in aviation for a long time, it just amazes me the ignorance of pax when the seat belt sign goes off. As an Airline Captain, I jumpseat about quite a lot and talk to my fellow pax about why they undo their seatbelts as soon as the sign goes off, then discuss with them that we're sitting in an aluminium tube travelling at a great speed through an ever changing and dynamic atmosphere. They usually belt up. Time and tIme again the PA's say unless you're moving about the cabin to use the toilet or having a leg stretch, then when seated, leave your seat belts loosely fastened in case of turbulence. Yet as the seatbelt sign goes off I watch and hear the click as the seatbelts are unfastened.
It's got nothing to do with being transported like a prisoner, it's just good old common sense and taking care of yourself (and others seated around you).
Let me ask you two guys. Have you ever encountered CAT (clear air turbulence) or severe turbulence? I'm guessing the answer is No, as if you had, you'd never be unbelted again. I've been flying for over 26 years now, and experienced my fair share of turbulence, and I never have my seatbelt unfastened, except to have a toilet break.
|Quoting chopchop767 (Reply 12):|
Pardon my ignorance, but was the flight path at all similar to the AF 447? Isn't that area of the Atlantic generally pretty rough in the winter months?
CAT can occur anywhere, and anytime. The area the AF447 encountered their weather is called the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) and is an area that circles the globe in the region of the equator. The ITCZ varies north and south of the equator depending on the seasons. I have no idea of where this incident occurred, but again turbulence is everywhere. Hence why you should leave your seatbelt fastened at all times, unless using the toilet.