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  • That aircraft turbulence incident
  • gwaelod
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    “BA pilot and he’s a climate sceptic 🤦‍♂️”

    The entire industry is.

    It’s very existence is dependant on climate scepticism.

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    Kryton57
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    great to be perfect.

    I think its more about “having some common sense” to be fair.       Deliberately leaving a safety harness off when you know there’s a chance you’d need it seems stupid to me.

    RichPenny
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    “It’s idiots like this which will force it to be mandatory throughout the flight, and a good thing too IMO.”

    Don’t really fancy the catheter or piss bottle option, but have sat in front of people i’d happily shit on before.

    nicko74
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    Turbulence and being thrown around is pretty stressful.
    But it’s pilots stalling the plane into the middle of the ocean through sheer idiocy that *really* worries me

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_447

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    mattyfez
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    I’ve only started wearing by belt at all times over the last few years…

    I wouldnt say it’s stupid, more lack of awareness, I wasn’t aware of how unpredictable it can be, as I’d only ever experienced turbulence bigger then slightly bumpy, (untill I didn’t!)  when the seatbelt sign was swiched on, assuming the crew could predict it a lot better than they can….

    My thought process being why would there even be a ‘fasten seat belt’ sign/announcement… after reading this thread maybe the rules should change to ‘always wear a belt when seated’…. I know they arleady suggest you should but it’s maybe a little ambiguous for people who don’t fly much or have never experienced rough turbulence.

    Maybe it would be too much for the cabin crew if they have to enforce a rule like that amongst all the other duties? I’m thinking plane full of pissed up knobbers on hte way to benidorm, for example… would be a nightmare for cabin crew to enforce.

    GlennQuagmire
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    pondo
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    But it’s pilots stalling the plane into the middle of the ocean through sheer idiocy that *really* worries me

    Yeah, you don’t have to worry about that.

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    Flaperon
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    >> My thought process being why would there even be a ‘fasten seat belt’ sign/announcement

    But what do you do in that case if you want everyone sat down and not queuing for the toilets etc? Seat belt signs going on usually means turbulence ahead.

    Kryton57
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    Announce it via cabin crew like they do now?

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    mogrim
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    Announce it via cabin crew like they do now?

    Which you might not hear, or understand. A light coming on is unambiguous.

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    Flaperon
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    >> Announce it via cabin crew like they do now?

    No announcements on night flights though.

    sharkbait
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    No announcements on night flights though.

    Not so with Emirates.

    If the seat belt sign is put on there will always be an accompanying announcement by the cabin crew. If it’s strong turbulence the cabin crew will lock the toilets and go around checking everybody has their belt on….. even if it means waking them up at night.

    [Direct from daughter #3 who is Emirates CC and home on holiday]

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