Exit Row - exclusions

Old Apr 15, 17, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Lewis Watson View Post
What plane is in pictures? 767? Haven't seen those seats in years. Doesn't look like you get extra leg room in the exit row.
I think that was KARFA getting some practice in on his recent BTB to AMS
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Old Apr 15, 17, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Lewis Watson View Post
What plane is in pictures? 767? Haven't seen those seats in years. Doesn't look like you get extra leg room in the exit row.
It is based on the BA 737-400 cabin.
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Old Apr 15, 17, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Physci View Post
I think that was KARFA getting some practice in on his recent BTB to AMS
Ha, yes I removed the door and put it back on before the flight. I don't think anyone noticed
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Old Apr 15, 17, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Lewis Watson View Post
What plane is in pictures?
A cabin simulator. It doesn't quite take off, although rather realistic
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Old Apr 16, 17, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by floridastorm View Post
Sarcasm aside, there are many people over 55 who are not as capable as people who are younger. Most 55 years old's do not have the strength, agility, and quickness of a 20 or 30 year old. That's just a fact of life. Yes, there are a few over 55 who are physically fit. But, most, even if physically fit do not have the same abilities of a younger person. That is the reason that woman should never be seated in exit rows. They just don't have the inherent strength to handle aircraft emergencies. The female flight attendants go through extensive and rigorous training and even they may have trouble with strength related emergencies. Of course, we are all brave and nonchalant until the plane goes down.
I did the course at Cranebank when I was 69, as a normally fit person ( ie not a sport player, but not overweight either). I managed the overwing door perfectly well. It's certainly heavy and the mass is not symmetrical. The most difficult part is when pulling the release handle, the heavy door releases suddenly and you tend to shoot back with it. I have asked before on FT why BA don't use the easy top-hinged door that I have seen on other airlines. Maybe it has other disadvantages like not being a plug door. I consider I am a safer candidate for the exit row than many pax I see there, with headphones on throughout the briefing, bag on the floor etc
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Old Apr 19, 17, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by 'andad View Post
I have asked before on FT why BA don't use the easy top-hinged door that I have seen on other airlines.
It isn't really an airline choice. Fundamentally, the aircraft in question is either equipped with the new type of door, or it isn't - depending on aircraft type and date of manufacture.
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Old Apr 19, 17, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by 'andad View Post
I did the course at Cranebank when I was 69, as a normally fit person ( ie not a sport player, but not overweight either). I managed the overwing door perfectly well. It's certainly heavy and the mass is not symmetrical. The most difficult part is when pulling the release handle, the heavy door releases suddenly and you tend to shoot back with it. I have asked before on FT why BA don't use the easy top-hinged door that I have seen on other airlines. Maybe it has other disadvantages like not being a plug door. I consider I am a safer candidate for the exit row than many pax I see there, with headphones on throughout the briefing, bag on the floor etc
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Yes, there are a couple of 75 year old females who could beat up a 15 year old male. And, there are people who can lift 125 lbs from the floor to their chest. However, this is practically never the case in real life situations. I do agree with you that some of the passengers they put in exit row seats are probably not physical nor smart enough to do what is necessary in an emergency. This is more reason why only truly qualified passengers should be in those seats and the FA's should enforce it. I don't know about you, but I don't want some confused and inadequate person getting in the way when I'm trying to get my wife and myself out of the plane in an emergency.
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Old Apr 19, 17, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by floridastorm View Post
This is more reason why only truly qualified passengers should be in those seats and the FA's should enforce it. I don't know about you, but I don't want some confused and inadequate person getting in the way when I'm trying to get my wife and myself out of the plane in an emergency.
As mentioned earlier in the thread by CIHY they can replace exit row passengers in any planned emergency anyway.
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Old Apr 21, 17, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
As mentioned earlier in the thread by CIHY they can replace exit row passengers in any planned emergency anyway.
What in the heck is a "planned" emergency? So the plane is going to crash in 2 minutes, or at any time, and the FA's are going ask for volunteers for all of the emergency row seats and then shift all of those passengers around. Good luck.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 12:02 am
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Originally Posted by floridastorm View Post
What in the heck is a "planned" emergency? So the plane is going to crash in 2 minutes, or at any time, and the FA's are going ask for volunteers for all of the emergency row seats and then shift all of those passengers around. Good luck.
Already answered up-thread. It is a situation where an evacuation may be required once on the ground.
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