Why airline safety briefings tell you to do the things they do
When a safety demonstration starts on a plane there are those who keep their head in their device or magazine, perhaps glancing at the flight attendant so as not to seem completely rude, and those who pay close attention.
Like most frequent flyers, I have been guilty of being in that first group, but I’m trying harder to be on the smarter side. Because even if we feel like we could recite the entire safety talk, a quick refresher before every flight could make a big difference in the unlikely event of an emergency.
I’ve also found that when we understand why we’re being told to do something it’s easier to remember what to do, so with that in mind here’s a look at the reasons behind some of those in-flight safety messages.
DON’T MOVE YOUR SEAT IF YOU’VE LOST YOUR DEVICE
This is a relatively new one that is appearing on some airline safety videos, but even if your flight doesn’t include the warning, it’s good advice.
“We’ve had a number of incidents around the world, including on Australian airlines, where people have moved their seat when they tried to retrieve their phone and crushed
A flight attendant demonstrates safety precautions before takeoff. A quick refresher can make a lifesaving difference in an emergency.