AIRPLANE SEAT POSITION
When traveling with airplane, before taking off and/or landing, flight attendants always ask passengers to put seat back into its upright (uncomfortable) position.
I do travel a lot and always wonder why I/we have to do that.
There are three main reasons for that:
- When the seat is upright, it is locked. When the seat is reclined, it is NOT locked. In a case of emergency during talking off or landing, an unlocked seat yields more forces and thrusting forward of the unlocked seat can cause passengers severely injured;
- The upright seat position allows the maximum amount of space for the window and middle-seat passengers to exit easier to speed up the emergency evacuation;
- Upright seats also ensure that you and people around you can get into a proper bracing position during an impact or crash.