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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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I was just thinking as I sit on this AA flight to HNL at ORD.

Wouldn't a seat bottom cushion be better used as a parachute rather than a flotation device?
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It wouldn't too comfortable to sit on. And chances of a malfunctioning parachute are higher if its being sat on and compressed for years. Good luck with the law suits.
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Good pondering.

But, too expensive. Also, I never jumped out of a plane, but I imagine jumping out of a nose diving 747 would require some skill.

I think the airlines figured that if the pilot cannot get a plane to the ground in a relativly safe manner, the average passanger jumping out of it mid flight would not be any safer.

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It wouldn't too comfortable to sit on. And chances of a malfunctioning parachute are higher if its being sat on and compressed for years. Good luck with the law suits.
The cost of ensuring the parachutes work (testing and replacing), I'm guessing would far exceed the cost of the fines/lawsuits that would be paid out in the rare event of a plane crash.

Plus, the preflight safety instructions are long enough, I don't want to have to sit through them explaining how to use a parachute

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Airliners fly about 20k feet too high and 350 mph too fast to jump out. Granted, you could have the pilot slow down and level off at a decent altitude, but it's likely that if the plane is about to crash any kind of stable, low speed flight needed for a jump isn't possible

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Airliners fly about 20k feet too high and 350 mph too fast to jump out. Granted, you could have the pilot slow down and level off at a decent altitude, but it's likely that if the plane is about to crash any kind of stable, low speed flight needed for a jump isn't possible
What Tom said..
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Making the bottom seat cushion into a toilet would be much more useful.
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Making the seat cushion into an actual seat that had cushioning would be the best use.

My back hurts just thinking about flying. Ugh.
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Need to install these on planes:


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On a flight that long ..... it would be nice to have a seat cushion that could also
*actually* be used as a seat cushion for that long ..... god those things are JUNK !


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