“Some FAA rules don’t make sense to us either. Like the fact that when we’re at 39,000 feet going 400 miles an hour, in a plane that could hit turbulence at any minute, [flight attendants] can walk around and serve hot coffee and Chateaubriand. But when we’re on the ground on a flat piece of asphalt going five to ten miles an hour, they’ve got to be buckled in like they’re at NASCAR.”

-Jack Stephan, US Airways captain based in Annapolis, Maryland, who has been flying since 1984


  1. After watching the video of the A-380 flipping that CRJ almost 90 degrees in the blink of an eye, this regulation doesn’t sound that funny anymore. I’ll stay buckled up, thankyou very much.
    Stewardesses have tasks to perform inflight, so until they make steward-robots, there will always be that exposure to risk. At least they are trained and fully aware of the risks and probabilities of CAT events.


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