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Emergency Exit Row Briefings?

Old Jul 21, 23, 3:56 pm
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Emergency Exit Row Briefings?

I went on two flights today, both times siting by unmanned emergency exits. Both internal U.K. flights, one with Loganair the other EasyJet. Neither time was I given a safety briefing on the door operation.

On previous flights I have been, as recently as a week ago.

Should I have had a briefing today? Have regulations changed? Are there regulations in the U.K. about this, and if so, what?
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Old Jul 22, 23, 12:20 pm
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Welcome to FlyerTalk, Trinity0097.

Sometimes flight attendants have other things even more important they have to do at that time. They only have a certain window of time in which they can do those exit row briefings, so if they miss that window time, in most cases they don't it later.

I was on a United flight in the USA with three exit rows together earlier this month, and the flight attendant first asked people to acknowledge that they were OK and able to assist in the first row, but the second row was not yet filled, so he went away, and never came back to question and then brief the rest of us. I was in the third row of exit seats.

But here in the USA, they usually don't really brief on the door operation, they just tell you to look at the instructions (in picture, not text, format) near your seat, after verifying that you agree that you're OK and able to assist in the case of an emergency.

So I doubt that it's a change in rules, it's more likely just that they're not always able to do it.

What you didn't mention was whether the flight attendants were right at the exit row, but just not briefing, or whether they were nowhere near the exit row at the time you expected the briefing. If they were nowhere near, then my explanation of them being preoccupied with something else makes sense. If they are nearby but not giving the briefing, you should ask them about that.
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