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Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:40 am

I have recently collected NW 752, CO 738 and AS 738 safety cards, and realized that on the graphics which tell you not to use the following gadgets during take-off and landing, the radios are all tuned to 103.7 FM. Is there a reason for this?
While NW, and CO uses almost similar graphics with a yellow handheld radio with the antennas pointing down, AS has a gray one with the antenna pointing up so I imagine they are not designed by the same source, so why use the same FM station?
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:14 am

No particular reason. Just happens to be probably the same printers.
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:30 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
I have recently collected NW 752, CO 738 and AS 738 safety cards

They are not meant to be taken out the aircraft. You are compromising the safety of others.
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:37 am

Quoting PHKLM (Reply 2):
They are not meant to be taken out the aircraft. You are compromising the safety of others.

Oh brother.... sarcastic .
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:45 am

Quoting Travatl (Reply 3):
Oh brother....  .

I'll remember your comment, next time I'm asked to pay attention to a safety breifing.
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:48 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
the radios are all tuned to 103.7 FM.

I thought I stored useless pieces of knowledge. You are light years ahead of me. I bow to you sir. They come from the same manufacturer is all.
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:50 am

Most cards do not say that they cannot be taken from the aircraft, It is the responsibility of the cabin crew to check that cards are present for each passenger and replace cards if necessary.
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:52 am

Quoting Captainsimon (Reply 6):
It is the responsibility of the cabin crew to check that cards are present for each passenger and replace cards if necessary.

Actually, at least at Delta, it falls to the cleaning crew.  Smile
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:12 am

A few months ago I was on a United Express flight and we were delayed 45 minutes while an airline rep ran around trying to find two safety cards that were missing from the CRJ I was already aboard. They found two somewhere and brought them on board only to discover it was the first of the month and the ones they found had expired the day before. Took another 10 minutes to find the correct ones.

I would hate to think that forty or so of us were delayed by someone taking saftety cards for souvenirs/collections.
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:32 am

Quoting GRIVely (Reply 8):
I would hate to think that forty or so of us were delayed by someone taking saftety cards for souvenirs/collections.

As much as you hate to think it; yeah, you probably were.

You've also been delayed by Mr. Business getting a last-minute cup of coffee, Cappy trying to finish his sudoku before flight-check, Grammy stuck on the dumper with Montezuma, and a 3 year-old that left his Hot-Wheel on his seat at the gate.

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting ANother (Reply 4):
I'll remember your comment, next time I'm asked to pay attention to a safety breifing.

wow. it's been my experience both flying on and working for an airline that most people (and when i say most, it's not just a sweeping generalization) will go out of their way to NOT pay attention during the safety briefing.

Quoting GRIVely (Reply 8):
I would hate to think that forty or so of us were delayed by someone taking saftety cards for souvenirs/collections.

I replace those cards all the time....

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:40 am

Quoting GRIVely (Reply 8):
I would hate to think that forty or so of us were delayed by someone taking saftety cards for souvenirs/collections.

Actually, you were delayed because UEx didn't have a reasonable complement of safety cards on hand. That's clearly the airline's fault, as it's SOP to carry extras and to have extras at stations, and to check/replace them before you begin boarding the plane.
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:48 am

107.3 Mhz is the very end of the FM frequency band, I guess they show that one because it is highly unprobable that any station would be broadcasting on that frequency, thus they are not unwillingly referring to a particular radio station.

It is some form of legal protection since you can sue anyone for anything these days...
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:49 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11):
Actually, you were delayed because UEx didn't have a reasonable complement of safety cards on hand. That's clearly the airline's fault, as it's SOP to carry extras and to have extras at stations, and to check/replace them before you begin boarding the plane.

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:51 am

Sort of when you look for any ads for watches, they always read 10:10
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 12):
107.3 Mhz is the very end of the FM frequency band, I guess they show that one because it is highly unprobable that any station would be broadcasting on that frequency

Up here in New Hampshire it is actually a rock station, I think it is out of Boston though.
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:04 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 12):
107.3 Mhz is the very end of the FM frequency band, I guess they show that one because it is highly unprobable that any station would be broadcasting on that frequency, thus they are not unwillingly referring to a particular radio station.

...except it's 103.7  Wink

I highly doubt it's related to being sued!
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting Travatl (Reply 3):
Oh brother.... sarcastic .

Since when is stealing allowed?
In what kind of society do you want to live? Oh brother...
Those safety cards belong to the airline so leave them in the airplane!
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:15 am

Quoting PHKLM (Reply 17):
Since when is stealing allowed?
In what kind of society do you want to live? Oh brother...
Those safety cards belong to the airline so leave them in the airplane!

Guilty about something?
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:30 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11):
Actually, you were delayed because UEx didn't have a reasonable complement of safety cards on hand. That's clearly the airline's fault, as it's SOP to carry extras and to have extras at stations, and to check/replace them before you begin boarding the plane.

So lets say some sad spotter steals half a dozen safety cards from one a/c (I know some sad A.netter has done this and thought it was funny), and the airline does not have enough to cover that many, as they only had 4 spares onboard meaning they were 2 short then how is that the airlines fault ?.

Quoting Captainsimon (Reply 6):
Most cards do not say that they cannot be taken from the aircraft,

On every a/c type I have ever flown and with every airline I have ever flown, it ALWAYS says on the safety card "Do Not Remove From Aircraft" or words to that effect.

Whilst your at it with stealing the cards, why not take the lifejacket too, or maybe the fire extinguisher - could use that in the car or the kitchen at home.....oh and if you lift the plastic strips on the floor, you could have the whole row of seats out in less than 2 mins, so why not take them too !!.  sarcastic 

Please, if you are really sad enough to want to take safety cards off a/c, then please please ask the crew first if you can. That way they know exactly where to replace the cards from. You never know, they might even get you a shiny new one rather than a tatty dog eared one. Could you really live with yourselves if on the a/c's next sector something went wrong and someone died because they didn't know how to get out because they didn't have a safety card because you took it ?. If that scenario ever did happen, then I would get yourself a damn good lawyer. (awaits abuse from said sad safety card collectors saying "but it's the airlines fault yada yada yada")

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:47 am

I have seen many a safety card in the seat pocket in front of me that was used as a receptical for someone's gum or other things and was totally useless. Is that better than it not being there?
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:52 am

Maybe someone can verify the FAR for this, but I've read a number of crew manuals that state if one safety card cannot be provided per seat, the minimum to be provided is one card per seat grouping (i.e. two cards per row for 3-3, three cards for 3-3-3).

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:56 am

On the new Ryanair 738s the safety card is made of plastic and id stuck on the back of the seat in front, I was told these are stuck on with very strong 3m backing and peeling them off would destroy the sticker.

PIC HERE: http://www.itravelnet.com/photos/eu/general/ryanair-safety-cards.jpg
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:07 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 19):
oh and if you lift the plastic strips on the floor, you could have the whole row of seats out in less than 2 mins, so why not take them too !!.

If you can accomplish that in "less than 2 mins", then you are either a magician or you should go to work in maintenance.

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 19):
Could you really live with yourselves if on the a/c's next sector something went wrong and someone died because they didn't know how to get out because they didn't have a safety card because you took it ?

The whole "someone might die because you took the safety card" thing is getting ridiculous, really. Can they not count rows to the exit? Did they not see the extra doors in the a/c when they got on or are moving about the cabin going to the lav or stretching? These must be the same people that get into their cars and aren't aware of their surroundings when they are driving.

All in all, it's really not a big issue. We have a lot of these cards around where I work and we're not a huge station. The biggest a/c we get here is a 737-800 and that is very rare. Why, we even take extras not only when we clean the RONs but sometimes even when meeting the arriving a/c at the gate. Imagine that....going a little step further COULD save some inattentive passenger's life. Who knew?

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 20):
I have seen many a safety card in the seat pocket in front of me that was used as a receptical for someone's gum or other things and was totally useless. Is that better than it not being there?

As I stated earlier, those are usually the ones I end up replacing. Typically gum, hard candy or snot-rags. Seat backs are not trash bins but just like not being able to count rows to or knowing where an exit is located, I guess they don't understand just what the F/As are doing with those pretty bags when they come through the cabin just before arriving....

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:09 am

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
the radios are all tuned to 103.7 FM



Quoting Crownvic (Reply 14):
any ads for watches, they always read 10:10

Over the years I've noticed a lot of ads for radios in catalogs very often are tuned to 103.7. (noticed because I used to listen to 103.7 so it caught my eye)

Crownvic may be right... it might just "sound" like a good frequency just like the 8:20 or 10:10 on watches just "looks balanced"!
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:28 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 12):
107.3 Mhz is the very end of the FM frequency band, I guess they show that one because it is highly unprobable that any station would be broadcasting on that frequency, thus they are not unwillingly referring to a particular radio station.

It is some form of legal protection since you can sue anyone for anything these days...

The FM band extends to 107.9, and three local stations broadcast there, and a good many popular stations broadcast 107.3. Try googling 107.3 sometime.

And the cards say 103.7, not 107.3.

And many stations broadcast on 103.7, just like many news stories begin at 10:10. You don't see the 9:00 news agencies suing watch manufacturers for displaying 10:10, do you? That's three strikes.

I'm with the "random, convenient number" crowd, and the fact that people are extremely unimaginative. Whoever printed newer cards probably used the original cards as a "template". Perhaps a copyright suit is in order if the cards are copyrighted Big grin Then again, maybe not.
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:56 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 12):
107.3 Mhz is the very end of the FM frequency band, I guess they show that one because it is highly unprobable that any station would be broadcasting on that frequency, thus they are not unwillingly referring to a particular radio station.

It is some form of legal protection since you can sue anyone for anything these days...

In the US, that would be 107.9 Mhz (channel 300-yes the FCC actually has channel numbers alloted for FM, but everyone uses the frequency in common usage...). 108.1 Mhz is the bottom of the aircraft NAV band (used by VORs and ILS localizers).
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:08 am

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 14):
ads for watches, they always read 10:10

That's so that watchmaker's logo will show,,
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:16 am

Quoting Utapao (Reply 24):
Crownvic may be right... it might just "sound" like a good frequency just like the 8:20 or 10:10 on watches just "looks balanced"!

8:20 is used because it is the time Abraham Lincoln (assassinated 16th President of United States) died.
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:17 am

...from the designers standpoint*:

...little things like facial expressions, or a style of device is pretty much left up to the company designing cards (upon the airlines approval). My biz associate and my initials were in the background of all pictures of the aircraft depicted on the front of the card. Perhaps the radio station was one that the particular designer enjoyed?

As for taking safety cards:
if a "Transport Canada" inspector comes in a plane in Canada, and finds missing cards or the WRONG card in a seatpocket, the airline can be fined (IIRC) up to $1000CAD per seat!

...and all that for a card that costs about 25 cents to make...

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:21 am

Quoting RJdxer (Reply 5):
I thought I stored useless pieces of knowledge. You are light years ahead of me. I bow to you sir. They come from the same manufacturer is all.

New idea for the cost-watchers at Northwest: have a radio station sponsor the safety cards, with the radio dial tuned to that station and a small, tasteful reference to, e.g., 101.5 FM The Blast...  smile 
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:43 pm

Quoting PHKLM (Reply 17):
Since when is stealing allowed?
In what kind of society do you want to live? Oh brother...
Those safety cards belong to the airline so leave them in the airplane!

Roll the dice to find out the fate of your next safety card:

1. Soaked by a spilled drink
2. Soiled by spilled food
3. Shredded or scribbled on by a bored kid
4. Puked on
5. Glued together by chewing gum
6. Improperly disposed diapers


Folks, in most cases it's a piece of cardboard. For those who become so self-righteous, get over it! People aren't stealing or ruining a part of the airplane. It is NOT a fixture. It is an expendable item with a short life expectancy. Cleaners replace them all the time along with magazines and sickness bags.


So if it improves your life, help yourself!!  Smile




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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:15 pm

We've got a ton of them just chilling on a book shelf....1 or 2 here and there won't matter. Not to mention passengers usually don't ask for a safety card if there isn't one, then again you can always share one with your row mates.

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:33 pm

Some of the people are wearing nike shoes, good advertising if you ask me
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:53 pm

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 29):
...little things like facial expressions, or a style of device is pretty much left up to the company designing cards

So the airlines aren't really responsible for the crappy pictures on safety cards?



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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:24 pm

[quote=Leezyjet,reply=19]Could you really live with yourselves....quote]

Hold on to your hats, but yes. I view it this way, if there was a life threatening emergency, the odds that the person's survival depends on what they glanced at prior to departure is nil. Because in the event of an emergency, they clearly would not have time to review the safety card, then escape to safety.

Personally, I generally do not steal off of airplanes--I find it to be low-rent in nature. However, when I was younger, I was a bad seed and have quite a spoon collection from many different airlines!
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:27 pm

I will make you all a deal. When the airlines bring back postcards and timetables, I promise to never take another safety card again. Until then, I must have something for my collection!!!  Smile
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:36 pm

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 19):
On every a/c type I have ever flown and with every airline I have ever flown, it ALWAYS says on the safety card "Do Not Remove From Aircraft" or words to that effect.

Whilst your at it with stealing the cards, why not take the lifejacket too, or maybe the fire extinguisher - could use that in the car or the kitchen at home.....oh and if you lift the plastic strips on the floor, you could have the whole row of seats out in less than 2 mins, so why not take them too !!. sarcastic

Please, if you are really sad enough to want to take safety cards off a/c, then please please ask the crew first if you can. That way they know exactly where to replace the cards from. You never know, they might even get you a shiny new one rather than a tatty dog eared one. Could you really live with yourselves if on the a/c's next sector something went wrong and someone died because they didn't know how to get out because they didn't have a safety card because you took it ?. If that scenario ever did happen, then I would get yourself a damn good lawyer. (awaits abuse from said sad safety card collectors saying "but it's the airlines fault yada yada yada")

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:45 pm

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 29):
...from the designers standpoint*:

Oooo I like those designs your company makes! Very clear graphics, colorful, descriptive and thorough.

Quoting HZ747300 (Reply 35):
Because in the event of an emergency, they clearly would not have time to review the safety card, then escape to safety.

Actually, if it's a planned emergency (i.e. you're in the air and the captain announces the need to make an emergency landing), you will be instructed to study the safety card by the cabin crew. Additionally, the cabin crew may use the cards to further train ABPs (Abled-Bodied Passengers) on how to open the exits.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 34):
So the airlines aren't really responsible for the crappy pictures on safety cards?

I remember reading an FAA study on BAD safety cards...some of the pictures weren't just silly, they were plain DANGEROUS. Things like improper brace positions (outstretched hands or legs braced against the front seat) and other disturbing pictures back in the day when carriers didn't know better.
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:55 pm

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 36):
When the airlines bring back postcards and timetables

And playing cards and wings for kids without asking and coasters and etc...
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:31 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 39):
And playing cards and wings for kids without asking and coasters and etc...

Yay! I still have my TWA wings! (somewhere....) I was so disgusted when all I got on AA was a stinkin' spoon  mad  But now I have an RJ card from my last Indy flight. (Sorry UA Ex! But surely you printed your own anyways...)
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:30 pm

It is an offence to tamper with any equipment on board an aircraft that may affect the security/safety of other passagers.

Anybody found doing so is liable for prosecution. Whilst removing a safety card would be considered fairly benign, there are also people who steal lifejackets from aircraft (if you take a safety card, after all, why stop at that?).

Aircraft may not ditch often, but it has been known to happen, and I wouldn't want to be the guy who finds out his lifejacket isn't there...

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:49 pm

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 12):
107.3 Mhz is the very end of the FM frequency band, I guess they show that one because it is highly unprobable that any station would be broadcasting on that frequency, thus they are not unwillingly referring to a particular radio station.

Here that's Rocket 107 playing "Classic rock that stands the test of time". I think you were confused with 108.1?
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:36 pm

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
I have recently collected NW 752, CO 738 and AS 738 safety cards, and realized that on the graphics which tell you not to use the following gadgets during take-off and landing, the radios are all tuned to 103.7 FM. Is there a reason for this?

Well I guess when they are in the Bay Area they like to fill the plane with the sounds of smooth jazz from KKSF 103.7.
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:06 pm

Am I the only one who remembers the part in Fight Club where they replaced the regular calm passenger safety cards with the cards with actual emergency passengers? Survival is instinct, and people will trample and push and shove to get out of a burning plane. British Airtours in Manchester comes to mind. (Yes, I know that was more about cabin design, but trying to make a point.) And that point is that most people don't read the card in the first place, yet the cards are mandated by regulation. Ok, fine. A.netters or other aviation enthusiasts are more apt to pick one up and read it, but most people could care less if it is there. I have a background in aviation safety, and I made it a point after one of my courses to pay attention to the people on the plane during the safety briefing, and most are sleeping, playing with their cell/laptop/gameboy/kids and don't pay attention in the first place.

Is it right to take them off the plane? No.

Will the direct result of a pax death be attributed to a missing card? Prove it.

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:25 pm

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 19):
So lets say some sad spotter steals half a dozen safety cards from one a/c (I know some sad A.netter has done this and thought it was funny), and the airline does not have enough to cover that many, as they only had 4 spares onboard meaning they were 2 short then how is that the airlines fault ?.

Hrm... see below...

Quoting SafetyDude (Reply 21):
Maybe someone can verify the FAR for this, but I've read a number of crew manuals that state if one safety card cannot be provided per seat, the minimum to be provided is one card per seat grouping (i.e. two cards per row for 3-3, three cards for 3-3-3).

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Quoting TPAnx (Reply 27):
That's so that watchmaker's logo will show,,

10:10 also makes the watch look "happy"

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 39):
And playing cards and wings for kids without asking and coasters and etc...

And PLEASE make them the pin-on wings, not the tape-backed ones...
Make something Idiot-proof, and the Universe will make a more inept idiot.
 
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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:40 pm

Quoting PHKLM (Reply 2):
They are not meant to be taken out the aircraft. You are compromising the safety of others.
In case you bought them legally, nice

Just a tad melodramatic there. We are required to keep a supply handy in just such a case. No biggie in the scheme of things. Nothing illegal about it, just tacky and uncouth. But look at the average clientele these days.

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:53 pm

Methinks that there are lots of folks on this board who just like to hear themslves talk. Leave the enforcement of the rules and regulations to the qualified and trained airline personnel. Safety Cards cost cents on the dollar to produce and replace. A good idea to take one without mentioning it? No. Illegal? Certainly not. But it harms no one in the grand scheme of things. And if you don't look directly AT the card, that is precisely why a demonstration is given. It's called redundancy. There are supplies at each station and on each plane. We can and do check on a regular basis. It's included as part of each preflight of that aircraft by each and every new crew to board. Don't sweat the safety card issue folks.


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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:31 am

I am a safety cards collector, currently own 1201 different safety cards + a nice trade list.

Whenever I ask for someone to get cards for me, I tell him (or her) to ASK THE F/A for the cards, not just because the safety card is not allowed out of the a/c, but also because the spare safety cards held by the F/As are in much better condition then those in use on board

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 19):
Could you really live with yourselves if on the a/c's next sector something went wrong and someone died because they didn't know how to get out because they didn't have a safety card because you took it ?. If that scenario ever did happen, then I would get yourself a damn good lawyer.

Sorry, there is no way of earth that this may ever happen. Safety cards has no real job our days, an 200 tons airliner fall out of the sky from 37.000 feet high - is the safety card really gonna do something? Do you remember sometime in history of modern aviation that the safety card saved someone's life? Half the the passengers on board don't even read it, or so I believe.

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 31):
Folks, in most cases it's a piece of cardboard. For those who become so self-righteous, get over it! People aren't stealing or ruining a part of the airplane. It is NOT a fixture. It is an expendable item with a short life expectancy. Cleaners replace them all the time along with magazines and sickness bags.

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RE: Why 103.7 FM On Safety Cards?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:43 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 12):
107.3 Mhz is the very end of the FM frequency band, I guess they show that one because it is highly unprobable that any station would be broadcasting on that frequency, thus they are not unwillingly referring to a particular radio station.

It is some form of legal protection since you can sue anyone for anything these days...

He said 103.7, not 107.3 (there is a 107.3Mhz FM station where I live). Anyways, this must be similar to how Hollywood always uses the phone number 555-555-5555 in films, since it does not exist.

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