Safety on board…have a plan
Here’s a subject that most people with a fear of flying tend to ignore…for obvious reasons.
Passenger Safety Announcement.
On a recent flight, as the safety briefing was being given, two nearby passengers were in a loud conversation and eight of the twelve people sitting behind me were reading newspapers. Listening to the safety briefing is a sensible thing to do because in the very very very unlikely event of something happening you’ll know what to do. People rarely panic in the first few seconds of an evacuation thye normal behaviour is to stay in their seats and wait for someone else to react.
Always be prepared for something that’s not likely to happen…like the crew are required to be. The reason I get upset when people don’t pay attention and especially when they talk is that it stops other people hearing and puts everyone at more risk.
And remember in an evacuation the crew will shout at you and if you hesitate about jumping on to the slide they will ‘help’ you.
READ THE SAFETY CARD AND LISTEN TO THE CREW BRIEFING EVERY FLIGHT YOU TAKE
I ALWAYS DO Captain Keith