Monthly Archives: November 2011

Airline emergencies

I had the delight of a transatlantic flight today. Flying is something that I have to do quite a bit for my work and it lost its glamour a long, long time ago.

The part that it is easy to become blasé about is the safety demonstration. Today I noticed that they still ask passengers to locate the emergency exit that is nearest to them. As far as I can tell, the seats on planes are pretty fixed in position without serious work, so why not take the guesswork out of the situation and just write the location of the nearest exit on the back of the seat in front? They can make room to tell you where your lifejacket is located, but not where the door is?