Inflatable cushions designed to ensure extra space that children sleep comfortably between the passenger seats are not accepted aboard by most of the airline companies for they can obstruct evacuation in case of emergency situation. In my opinion, there is no safety risk for these accessories in case they are permitted to be used on a level flight(cruise phase). Is there any additional reason why airline companies do not accept similar products on board? What else can be the reason not accepting inflatable cushion like accessories on a flight. Does it really pose a safety risk and compromise flight safety in a level flight?
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"they can obstruct evacuation in case of emergency situation."
Thats the reason.
"In my opinion, there is no safety risk"
Please describe your qualifications and level of expertise to have a valid opinion.
"Does it really pose a safety risk and compromise flight safety in a level flight?"
If an emergency occurs at cruising altitude, and the plane begins an emergency descent, emergency landing and emergency evacuation while the plane is on fire, is your first thought really going to be "I better be sure to deflate my kid's inflatable cushion"?
I think you are more likely be pre-occupied with oxygen masks, seat-belts, smoke inhalation, holding your child, and running for the emergency exits. You will forget all about the inflatable cushion. It might well trap and kill people behind you during the emergency evacuation.