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tshirt
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reply to Omega

Re: Still a couple problems...

Maybe we should do a test mythbusters style.
You be buster and I'll throw a hard sharp edged tablet with a breakable screen and a semi flexible paper and cardboard book at you at say 120 MPH (assume an aborted takeoff or hardlanding that ends against an embankment or building) and see how long that delays you and the other people trying to exit the plane around you.

We can guess there aren't bookcases full of hard cover books out on a typical plane , but given this permission there could be hundreds of phones and tablets and kindles etc flying around.


Camelot One
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said by tshirt:

We can guess there aren't bookcases full of hard cover books out on a typical plane , but given this permission there could be hundreds of phones and tablets and kindles etc flying around.

There are already hundreds of phones and tablets and kindles sitting in laps waiting to fly around, they just have to be turned off right now. As a flying object, they are no less dangerous when powered off, and not requiring them to be turned off is the only thing this rule would change.


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said by Camelot One:

There are already hundreds of phones and tablets and kindles sitting in laps waiting to fly around,...

Not if YOU actually listened AND obeyed the safety instructions.
ALL loose items MUST be stowed in the overhead bin, under the seat in front or in the seat pocket.

and no you don't have time to get up a put your shit away in an abort or a quick go round when the FA will be TRYING to explain the brace position and evacuation (not your bowels) procedures to everyone.
apparently you haven't spent all that much time around runways OR airplanes.
emergencies happen every day and the crew manages MOST of them without injuries, I seems like you shuld be reasonable ready in those that don't go well.
In an Evacuation the life and death difference is literally seconds.

Chubbysumo

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said by tshirt:

Not if YOU actually listened AND obeyed the safety instructions.
ALL loose items MUST be stowed in the overhead bin, under the seat in front or in the seat pocket.

This always bothered me. Its under the seat. If there was an emergency, its going to fly around at our feet now, instead of our faces? that isnt any better. Also, having been on a trip where there was lots of turbulence and a shitty hard landing, those overhead storage bins like to open up and puke their contents all over. They do not stay shut very well. The seat in front of you, maybe, so you can ram your knees into it and immobilize yourself, sure. I would rather have it in my hands where I can stop if from flying around altogether.


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There was an evaluation done 20-30 years ago (after hijackings became a problem) about how to make commercial aviation SUPER SAFE
The conclusion was dimly light windowless planes, facing backward (best energy absorption in an accident) either naked or basic loaned jumpsuit no movie, no bathroom, no food, no personal items, baggage on a separate plane.
Obviously not a good seller with the airlines, who were hoping for a resounding "it's super safe NOW"