Thursday, December 18, 2008

They're From The Wrong Side Of The Plane

One of the things we say that no one listens to is where the life vests are. And in addition to not listening to that, passengers also don't listen to where the infant life vests are. On our particular aircraft, they're located in the overhead bins above seats C and D. That's how I say it. "The infant life vests are located in the overhead bins above seats C and D." Just like that. Some people say it differently, though, as I found out last week: this FA I was working with explained over the intercom that "the infant life vests are located in the overhead bins on the CD side of the plane." Oddly enough, for the whole four-day trip, no one was insulted.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

Okay, I get it now. I had to say it out loud, a couple of times. Good one.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Jo Jo Fat Stuff said...

I'm soooo glad you are catching up on your posting. Missed you & your humor. You made my Monday!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous zb said...

Here's something else concerning safety, your safety, in this case: The BGIA, institute for research and testing of the German Social Accident insurance, puts out a lot of reports addressing work-related safety issues.

It is too bad that their report about health issues caused by pulling and pushing of trolleys is only availaible in the language of those who drink spuh-kling woo-tah, but you might still enjoy some of the pictures.

I especially liked those not taken in an aircraft but in a lab where they set up slanted aisles.

Click here for the large (11,3 MB) PDF file. Individual chapters can be found via this site.

Nice pictures are featured on pp. 23-24, 50, 51 (!!!), 73, 178-196 (scientific trolleys!), and 251-254.

A major concern they state in the text is short-range flights: Due to the short time available to serve the passengers, much of the trolley action happens while the plane (and likewise the aisle where the trolleys have to be moved) is not yet or not any more levelled off at cruise altitude.

Safe travels!

4:22 AM  

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