Posts: 83
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2000 2:00 am

Seatbelts On While Re-fueling?

Sun Feb 18, 2001 2:06 am

yesterday i took an easyjet flight(see trip reports), the flight home was late so they borded us in a hurry. while i was putting my seatbley on, sitting at an exit row, the fa told me not to put my seatblet on. i thought this was because i was at an exit row, then a few minutes later she told the rest of the pasengers to keep their seatbelts off becasue the aircraft was still being refueled. after a couple of minutes she told us to put them on because refueling had finished.
anyone have any ideas why this happens, is it just an easyjet thing, do southwest do it stateside????
Posts: 1456
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2001 3:24 am

RE: Seatbelts On While Re-fueling?

Sun Feb 18, 2001 2:09 am

If the plane catches on fire while refueling, they want you off the plane quickly. Thats probably why but not 100% sure.

Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 6:07 pm

RE: Seatbelts On While Re-fueling?

Sun Feb 18, 2001 3:00 am

That is indeed true. It is a standard procedure to have the seat belts not fastened during refueling, as they want the passangers to be able to get of the aircraft as fast as possible in case of an emergency.

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All 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