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Easyjet in a pickle with backless seats

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 4,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭Locker10a


    A prime example of airlines not providing enough time for proper maintenance, while this doesn’t threaten the safety of the aircraft look at the bad press it’s getting them, could have been totally avoided.
    If there was no other open then to dispatch this aircraft then it should have been made a priority that the passengers assigned to it have their seats changed at the gate.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,464 ✭✭✭Ultimate Seduction


    Locker10a wrote: »
    A prime example of airlines not providing enough time for proper maintenance, while this doesn’t threaten the safety of the aircraft look at the bad press it’s getting them, could have been totally avoided.
    If there was no other open then to dispatch this aircraft then it should have been made a priority that the passengers assigned to it have their seats changed at the gate.

    Even if no one is sitting on them, if the people behind had to brace, they're in trouble. Nothing to hide behind.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 4,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭Locker10a


    Even if no one is sitting on them, if the people behind had to brace, they're in trouble. Nothing to hide behind.

    How do people in any bulkhead row or row 1 of any aircraft brace ?
    You bend forward, feet flat on the floor, one hand on top of the other covering your head.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,687 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Apparently they were reseated very quickly and before takeoff, but were assigned the seats on check-in.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,464 ✭✭✭Ultimate Seduction


    Locker10a wrote: »
    How do people in any bulkhead row or row 1 of any aircraft brace ?
    You bend forward, feet flat on the floor, one hand on top of the other covering your head.

    Yes, while crouched behind the seat in front to hide from any flying debris


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 4,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭Locker10a


    Yes, while crouched behind the seat in front to hide from any flying debris

    But row 1 or a bulkhead wouldn’t have a seat in front either


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,491 ✭✭✭john boye


    Had to laugh at easyjet's reply, publicly asking him to remove the photo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭kevinandrew


    Not ideal.

    In a world where everything ends up on social media and where rational thinking goes out the window, it's very difficult for airlines to explain situations in a clear and effective manner, especially when social media users are always so hungry for likes, retweets and attention. 

    In this instance, it's undoubtably a bad look for the airline and the immediate response was clearly a poor choice but in the grand scheme of things anyone with an ounce of common sense would have waited to see what was really going on before passing judgement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,237 ✭✭✭✭Victor


    Seats are mostly there to prevent passengers flailing about.

    Surely the main risk is from objects (including people) coming from the back of the aircraft? Objects coming from the front of the aircraft would normally only occur in a severe acceleration (other than a nose dive in a sub-sonic aircraft) or steep climb.

    In an incident, in particular excess ground friction, you are much more likely to have air frame deceleration exceeding loose object deceleration, meaning objects will come from the back of the aircraft.
    Locker10a wrote: »
    But row 1 or a bulkhead wouldn’t have a seat in front either
    Much less to be flung at people from the front of the aircraft also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,120 ✭✭✭plodder


    Some of the replies to the tweet are quite funny though. For a brief moment I thought the first one claiming to be from EasyJet was them trying to make light of it.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 9,720 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tenger


    If memory serves the brace position is bend forward till you are touching your knees OR the seatback in front of you. The seatback goes forward anyway so doesnt provide a fixed base anyway.

    Whatever about being assigned seats at checkin surely the gate staff or cabin crew would have been aware and could have intercepted those punters before they got down there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,854 ✭✭✭trellheim


    surely the gate staff or cabin crew would have been aware and could have intercepted those punters before they got down there.

    They were reseated before takeoff when it all got sorted out. Poor optics though I agree as CC should have been beside the seat


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,757 ✭✭✭Cordell


    Even if no one is sitting on them, if the people behind had to brace, they're in trouble. Nothing to hide behind.

    I would love to be in that kind of potential trouble tbh :)


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