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Old August 5th, 2017, 01:03 PM   #1
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Kids can manage overwing emergency exit?

I've never understood why the requirements are so low for people sitting at emergency exits. Never mind the fact that kids won't generally have long enough legs to warrant sitting there, but I would think that there is a safety issue in the event of an emergency. Using Southwest's guidelines, a passenger seated in an exit seat must:

"Have the capacity to perform the applicable functions without the assistance of an adult companion, parent, or other relative."

How exactly do they determine if a kid has the capacity to perform the "applicable functions?" I think the weight of the doors is in the region of 25-30 Kg's. Well what kid can handle this weight, not to mention the weight of an awkward, unbalanced door at an awkward angle? This is not like picking up a 25 kg bag. Also, do kids really have the psychological capacity to perform in a traumatic emergency situation, after a crash? I wouldn't think so. To put a kid at overwing exits is f*cking stupid and irresponsible!
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Old August 12th, 2017, 10:44 AM   #2
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Using Southwest's guidelines, a passenger seated in an exit seat must:

"Have the capacity to perform the applicable functions without the assistance of an adult companion, parent, or other relative."
If you read the line above what you quoted, would have also read that they have to be at least 15.

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Never mind the fact that kids won't generally have long enough legs to warrant sitting there
How many 15 year olds have you met that couldn't touch the floor sitting?

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How exactly do they determine if a kid has the capacity to perform the "applicable functions?"
How exactly do you determine an adult can perform those functions?

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do kids really have the psychological capacity to perform in a traumatic emergency situation, after a crash?
Would most adults?
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Old November 7th, 2017, 06:40 PM   #3
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If you read the line above what you quoted, would have also read that they have to be at least 15.
Yeah, a kid. Where did I mention that it is younger than 15?

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How many 15 year olds have you met that couldn't touch the floor sitting?
Sure, but a 15 year old can sit in a standard seat alot easier than some adults.


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How exactly do you determine an adult can perform those functions?
Well if they are not disabled in any way I think that it is a safe assumption.

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Would most adults?
You seem to see absolutely zero difference between an adult and a child. Why?
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