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After Singapore Airlines turbulence accident, flight crews urge buckling up

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By Rajesh Kumar Singh

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Turbulence encounters will become more frequent in coming years because of one particular reason.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-65844901.amp

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Simple Q?

So why do piolets turn off the fasten seat sign during flight when it's suppose to be fastened at all times??

How about having two lights next to the sign Orange and Red so passengers would know when it's safe to walk or go to the rest rooms!!

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There were massive rain fronts over Asia at the time of the turbulence and the rainy season has certainly arrived.

I notice more turbulence during the summer than winter so it is certainly a factor.

I always wear my seatbelt loosely fastened when seated as I have no desire to see the top of the cabin up close…

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When we get into a car going 30 kph, we wear seat belts. Why would anyone think that going 900 kph wouldn't need seat belts?

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@WoodyLee

To make sure that people wear seatbelts when there is a high chance of turbulence. You may as well ask why people are allowed to fly if there is a higher chance of turbulence than training.

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Another good reason to stay home.

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I learned this the hard way. After hitting the ceiling and straddling the seat in front, about 15 years ago, I always keep my seat belt on.

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On the many flights I've taken, those in the Business class section where I've been are the worst for wearing seat belts when in flight. Maybe the more expensive ticket = safer ?

I've always worn a belt when seated and having experienced severe free air turbulence that lasted nearly 10 minutes on and off in a 747 years ago over Europe only made me glad I do. It was bad enough that the wife, who normally doesn't drink alcohol, always had a stiff drink prior to boarding for years after that.

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A large percentage of passengers ignore the warning.

I am a commercial pilot, while flying as a passenger, buckle my belt upon arriving at my seat and unbuckle it after the aircraft has docked at the arrival date. The only time I unbuckle it during flight is to go the rest/wash room.

It’s just common sense.

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It's rare for severe turbulence to hit without any warning, but it does happen. I wear my seat belt except when I'm queueing for the toilet, which is about every 30 mins (one of the many joys of being older). Turbulence is unpleasant - I suggest watching fast Kpop or heavy metal MVs and bopping along to them in your seat. It takes the edge off.

I have some suspicions that some pilots decline to avoid turbulence by altering altitude until the cabin crew complain about stuff getting spilled and passengers getting stressed. An element of professional machismo, forcing passengers to tough it out. I hope that is incorrect.

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Nobody listens to them telling you to keep your seatbelt on while seated until something like this happens and someone breaks their neck from being thrown around like a twig, then, they want to BLAME someone ELSE, of course.

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