“Please continue to keep your seat belt mounted at all times, even when the seat belt signal is turned off.” This is one thing we listen to on every single flight we just take. Although pilots quite often have an indicator of turbulence and are in a position to turn on the seat belt signal in advance, occasionally, there is no warning.
An incident on board a latest American Airlines flight from Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (EZE) serves as a stark reminder for why it is vital to stay buckled up at all times — even when the signal is off. The flight encountered unexpected turbulence, and while it appears that anyone was in a position to get to their seats speedily, the flight attendants did not have time to protected the food and beverage carts in the galley, and very well, this occurred:
Fortuitously, no one particular was hurt from the tumbling carts on this flight, but there have been comparable incidents with worse outcomes in the past. Following all, individuals carts weigh upward of two hundred lbs every. In Could 2017, an Aeroflot flight encountered serious turbulence that left dozens of travellers who did not have their seat belts mounted hurt, and a comparable incident also transpired on a United flight.
When sharing recommendations for dealing with turbulence, flight attendant insider, Carrie A. Trey, told us, “It does not make any difference how lots of times we convey to you to continue to keep them mounted, most people do not. They occur unbuckled the 2nd we’re off the ground, and often halfway down the runway on landing. That very little belt, on the other hand, is the only factor avoiding you from producing an perception of your head in the panel higher than you.”
If you’re unsettled by turbulence, you may want to look at using tools like the SkyGuru app or the Turbulence Forecast service to get a greater strategy of when to hope turbulence.
At this level, it is unclear no matter whether the travellers on this flight were compensated for not getting their pre-arrival meal.
H/T: Watch From The Wing
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