June 26, 2008

THEY'D ALL BE SAFER...:

Airline safety can depend on aisle seat (Lee Glendinning, June 26, 2008, guardian.co.uk)

The safest place to sit on a plane is an aisle seat close to the emergency exit row, a study of 105 accidents and accounts of 2,000 survivors has found.

The seats with the best survival rate were in the exit row and the rows in front or behind, says the study carried out by Greenwich University for the Civil Aviation Authority.


...if they faced back instead of front, as you can do with many train seats.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 26, 2008 7:43 AM

The front-most row on Southwest faces backwards, or at least used to on some planes. It was a very strange experience looking at (and being looked at by) the entire rest of the passengers for the duration of the flight.

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at June 26, 2008 10:21 AM

The Thurston Howell row.

Posted by: oj at June 26, 2008 11:13 AM
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