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Severe Turbulence on Jet Blue Flight injures 24

Old 13th Aug 2016, 13:06
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Originally Posted by megan
Carry on is heavy????? I know, I know, but in the bin above me it ain't.
British Airways carry on baggage allowance:

The maximum size of the handbag/laptop bag is now 40cm x 30cm x 15cm (16in x 12in x 6in). The size of the additional cabin bag remains unchanged and should be no larger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in). Both bags can weigh up to 23kgs (51lb) each.
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 13:16
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I once had a heavy tell me he was in "severe to extreme turbulence". My response was "speed, flight level and heading at your discretion". Not much else I could have done really. He reported clear roughly 2 mins later, but from what he told me that was due fortune more than his own actions. Needless to say the area he flew through was sterilised for a few hours....
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 13:44
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The 60's and Viscounts to Spain at night with no radar. I'd like to use the phrase, 'good character-building stuff' but after one storm I had to give myself a severe talking-to, to carry on flying.

Time and again the horizon bar disappeared behind the scale. 1,000' feet below safety, and then slung out of the tops. No, not a chance of staying there.

It wasn't until we'd cleared the CBs on the way back that the biggest bang of all occurred. The skipper flicked his Zippo at the exact instant the 4" hole was cut through the wing. (around the fuel and out in line with the other hole)

Even on arrival at Barcelona, the ceiling was dripping in blood and sick. Our wonderful young lady Number One, said People had been unstrapping themselves to kneel and pray. Yet, we headed back with me having pestered to take a more easterly route. No difference, it had all drifted in that direction by the time we were there.

Battered while trying to get to passengers, she didn't fly for 6 weeks. The Steward said he was never going to fly again.
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Old 14th Aug 2016, 15:37
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Be a bit hard to fit 51 lb into a hand or laptop bag, unless smuggling gold bricks. Don't fancy a pile of 51 lb bags sitting above my skull. Need to be a weight lifter to get them up there in any case.
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Old 16th Aug 2016, 12:28
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Originally Posted by enola-gay
And still the health and well being advice from British Airways is to walk up and down and aisle for gentle exercise during the flight. So people take that advice, see the belt sign is off and walk the aisle.

Apart from a nuisance to fellow passengers they also get no sympathy on this forum when they are injured in turbulence.

Either you are supposed to be strapped in or you are not. Encouraging walkabout as official guidance helps no one at all.
Peter H has already mentioned the problem with DVT on 4+ hour flights. I don't know what the risk trade-off is. I do know that at 200 pounds, a 4+ hour flight in coach painfully reveals that the seat cushions are designed for 140 pound pax.

If you Google "sitting too long", you'll discover that there are many potential problems - many related only to chronic sitting - but many others applicable to air travel. It's not just an issue of comfort.
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