Could You Turn off the Seatbelt Sign? Just Once? Please?

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  1. Prior2Boarding

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    Sorry, this is going to come as a bit of a rant. When flying in the U.S. I’m sure most frequent flyers have noticed the conservative nature of pilots towards how they handle the seatbelt sign on their flights compared to international carriers. Today, it just went to a whole new level for me. Background I was on a US Airways flight in first class from Charlotte to Seattle today. We left about 45 minutes late due to mechanical issues, sitting at the gate waiting for maintenance to finish up. Once in the air it was pretty bumpy for the first 30 minutes of the flight, but not severe. Then it smoothed out just as 95% of my flights do. But the seatbelt sign remained on. At 2 hours into the flight, the seatbelt sign was still on. At this point, people were just ignoring it and getting up to use the facilities, myself included. At about the halfway mark through the flight, the captain and co-pilot actually had the gall to use the lavatory one after the other. But guess what? Seatbelt sign still illuminated. It remained illuminated for the entire 5 hour 15 minute flight, and that’s just [...]
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