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Topic: AirSafety

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    1. On airplanes do the pilot seats have the floatation cushion on them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. If airline seat cushions are such good floatation devices why don't people take them to the beach? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"? Shouldn't it be called a "near hit"? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Can you really avoid injury in an airplane crash if you jump out when the plane is just a few feet from the ground? (Contributed by James Terris)
    6. Isn't an airplane landing just a controlled collision with Earth? (Contributed by Crash)
    7. What difference does it make whether you tell the check-in agent whether you're carrying a bomb or not? Surely it's not whether you're carrying a bomb that matters but if you're planning on exploding it. Right? (Contributed by Oliver Smith)
    8. What if you made a bomb or a gun that didn't look like one? Would you be lying when the check-in agent asks you "Does your bag contain anything that looks like a bomb or a gun"? Has anyone ever been stupid enough to say "Yes" to that question? (Contributed by Oliver Smith)
    9. If the airplane is falling out of the sky at a 45 degree angle the air is being sucked out of the plane and your little oxygen mask falls down will you be able to reach it if you've got your seat belt on? (Contributed by Oliver Smith)
    10. If the airplane you're on is going to crash why do they try to stop you from passing out by giving you oxygen? (Contributed by Oliver Smith)
    11. If your airplane is falling out of the sky from 30000 feet why do you have to strap yourself in? Does the airline want to make sure that you get your money's worth of the crash experience? You're falling out of the sky at 600 mph the guy next to you is freaking out but you sit there sipping your coke cool as ice because you have your seat belt on. (Contributed by Oliver Smith)
    12. When checking in for your flight why do they ask if you've recently handled any explosives? Are they worried you might clap your hands and blow up during mid flight? (Contributed by Oliver Smith)
    13. Why do pilots need to be trained? After all isn't it easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone in the control tower to talk them down? This must be right because it happens in all the movies doesn't it? (Contributed by Emma Grant)
    14. Do the oxygen masks on airplanes really provide any oxygen? Or are they just to muffle the screams? (Contributed by Keith Sullivan)
    15. During the video demonstration on many planes they show the oxygen masks dropping people looking serenely at them and then applying them in the prescribed manner. During an explosive decompression at altitude wouldn't everything be flying around in the compartment making the situation far less serene? And if it was you wouldn't you be freaking out like everyone else? (Contributed by Randy van der Woning)
    16. How come when the stewardess on the airplane is going through all the safety stuff the guy in the seat in front of you is always holding up his newspaper so you can't see? (Contributed by Don F.)
    17. On most airplanes they have 5 seats per row 2 on one side and 3 on the other. Why did they design them this way? Wouldn't that make the plane lopsided? Wouldn't a 2x2 or a 3x3 design be more logical? (Contributed by Ryoga)
    18. If the odds of being on a plane with a bomb are a million-to-one and the odds of there being two bombs on board two million-to-one wouldn't you improve your chances for a safe flight if you brought a bomb with you? (Contributed by GeddyL61)
    19. When flying on an airplane and your pilot's name is Jack can you say 'Hi' to him? (Contributed by Hugh J.)
    20. Why don't they let you smoke in airplane bathrooms? After all, wouldn't cigarette smoke smell a whole lot better than what they currently smell like? (Contributed by Katie S.)
    21. Why is the last word you see when leaving the airport on an airplane, 'Terminal'? (Contributed by Shona)
    22. Does one plane crash cause two others? (Contributed by BMW)
    23. How come whenever there is a plane crash there are all these explosions and lights and bangs and booms and stuff? That's not very plain, is it? (Contributed by Bruce & Miriam)
    24. If the airline companies make overweight people buy two airline seats, what happens if the two seats are not together? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    25. Why isn’t the landing gear called ‘take-off gear’? (Contributed by Bruce H.)
    26. If you pay for a vacation and your plane crashes on the way there, do you get you money back if you lived? (Contributed by Little Miss)
    27. On some airlines, why do air stewardesses make you close your window shutter before you land? (Contributed by Dunecrest)
    28. How come some airline safety guides, written in English, say “Passengers in exit seats should identify themselves to a crewmember if they cannot read, speak or understand English”? And besides, shouldn't the crewmembers already know where the exit seats are? (Contributed by Mladan Ryhard)
    29. If flying fish had pockets, would they be allowed to carry pocket knives? (Contributed by David G. Uffelman)
    30. If reindeer really fly, wouldn't there be more plane crashes? (Contributed by Ellen)
    31. Why do we have to put away the tray table in front of us when we land? Is it going to fall off? (Contributed by Vy)
    32. Why do airlines tell you to remove all pens and pencils from your pockets in the event of a plane crash? When was the last time you read headlines that said "Man dies from lead poisoning after plane crash”? (Contributed by Vaiden)
    33. Is it airplane irony that you hear "Please feel free to move about the cabin," when the plane is traveling above 30,000 feet and going over 500 mph, but when it's back on the ground going under 20 mph it's "For your own safety, please remain seated with your seat belt securely fastened"? Really, which seems more risky? (Contributed by Skywise)
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