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Questions about seats in aircraft for passengers and crew.

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Are the current seat belts used in commercial airlines safe enough?

I find myself thinking often, if the seatbelts in airlines are designed just to keep the passengers in seat or to really act as a safety belt like in cars, because in cars which go at 300kmph speed, ...
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Why did my business class seat have a three point shoulder harness?

I recently rode a short haul international flight on Asiana Airlines AAR111 from KIX to ICN. I was surprised that my business class seat had a three-point shoulder harness given that we’ve discussed ...
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Where should I sit to experience the least turbulence?

Following on from Why are first/business class seats at the front?, in which part of a large commercial jet cabin would I experience the least turbulence? On the one hand I would have said that ...
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Can a paying passenger ride in one of the cabin jumpseats?

Is there any regulation that prohibits passengers from using a cabin jumpseat (normally used by cabin crew) if there is no passenger seat available? Like the two shown below. In other words, can any ...
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Do flight regulations prohibit sleeping on the floor of an airliner?

During a recent trip in a Finnair A350, a couple traveling together was occupying 1 row of three Economy Comfort seats. During the 12 hour flight, one of the couple stretched out on the seats, the ...
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Is it ok to lift locked armrests on aisle or window seats?

While reading this question, I came across a little trick, of how to lift up the locked arm-rests in window and aisle seats. Though I always wondered why they were locked, knowing that little trick ...
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What do pilots do to prevent DVT?

I was reading an article on deep vein thrombosis in air travel. It seems that the problem is more prevalent than one would think. A great deal of effort goes into preventing planes from crashing but ...
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Why can't armrests be raised on window and aisle seats?

I noticed that armrests on all the flight's I've taken recently can't be lifted on aisle and window seats (the edges of a row). Last time I flew, I got lucky: I was alone on my row and as such I was ...