PSA: Don’t Open Airplane Emergency Exit For Fresh Air Or To Get Off Faster

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    There are a couple of interesting stories over the past couple of days from planes in China that had the emergency exits opened. As uncivilized as the US aviation industry seems sometimes, it's easy to take for granted that at least most people have flown before. Some frequent flyers are annoyed by once yearly flyers not knowing the drill. But people flying for the first time in their lives are a totally different story, as you can see below... Via the South China Morning Post, a passenger on a Xiamen Air flight from Hangzhou to Chengdu on Sunday opened the emergency exit door just before takeoff. Apparently he just wanted to "get some fresh air." It was his first time flying, so you can't really hold it against him too much. Amazingly the flight wasn't delayed, despite that having happened. Fortunately the airline isn't penalizing the passenger, which I appreciate, given that no harm was intended. And thank goodness it was an overwing exit and not an exit with a slide, which would have been a much more complicated (and expensive) repair. The post PSA: Don’t Open Airplane Emergency Exit For Fresh Air Or To Get Off Faster appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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