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Old 08-29-2008, 09:41 PM   #31
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perhaps they will strip everything to the shell, issue earplugs, and call it a MAC flight.
First class will be aluminum lawn chairs bolted down with a piece of rope for a seat belt.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:25 PM   #32
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hey, that sound better then the 30hour flight accommodations I have had from that type of flying! If I can hear my MP3 player, I WILL pay extra!
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:06 PM   #33
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What's the big deal? Airplanes have pretty amazing glide ratios, but if it just so happens to take a nosedive into water you're fish food anyway.


Why worry about every once-in-billion "what if?" scenario?
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:24 AM   #34
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So by that logic you would be fine if they got rid of all safety equipment on a plane? And your stats are way off. Once in a billion might be a saying, but it is not an accurate depiction of how often planes crash. Safer than driving on a highway, yes, but crashes happen all the time and there are survivors sometimes as well.

Why worry? Because I would like to stay as safe as possible and not die because of a cost cutting measure. But I never said I was worrying. I just said it was a stupid way to save money.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:07 AM   #35
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So by that logic you would be fine if they got rid of all safety equipment on a plane?

Don't be so dramatic. Flotation devices (seat cushions) are the required equipment in this application, and that is what is being provided. Nothing illegal or unsafe here.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:08 AM   #36
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Ummm I am not being dramatic and I never said that it was illegal. I said it was a stupid way to save money.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #37
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I'm getting ready to fly back to Las Vegas from Michigan and my first flight to O'Hare in Chicago is over Lake Michigan entirely. It takes about 40 minutes to fly over the lake so I'm not sure how wide Lake Michigan actually is. I will, of course, be thinking of this conversation as I fly over the water. The rest of the 3 1/2 hour flight is mostly over desert, and mountains. Doesn't matter where the plane goes down, you're toast. Flotation devices aren't worth much here.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:56 AM   #38
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i'm thinking of putting a couple of mae wests in the back of my truck...




am-west, prop airplanes have decent glide ratios.

jets, especially one's with fat people and extra luggage, drop like rocks. but i agree with ronjohn. it depends on the altitude.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:18 PM   #39
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i'm thinking of putting a couple of mae wests in the back of my truck...



Isn't that what D. B. Cooper tried?
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:25 PM   #40
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am-west, prop airplanes have decent glide ratios.

jets, especially one's with fat people and extra luggage, drop like rocks. but i agree with ronjohn. it depends on the altitude.
A few hundred pounds of luggage and fat makes little difference on a jet weighing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Jets do just fine and in most cases as well or better than a typical prop; see the 'Gimli Glider' story and the Air Transat flight that had to glide down. The Gimli Glider (767) managed 12:1, the Cessnas I flew were at best 8 or 9:1.
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