Travel How Pilots Use the Seat Belt Sign to Send Secret Messages to Cabin Crew
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Airport security can be a real hassle; not knowing which piece of your jewellery will set off the metal detector, forgetting about that loose change in your pocket, or awkwardly removing your belt in front of everyone.But out of all the things that set off the alarm, there's one little thing most of us wear that airport security officers would love to see less of.
Every flight is an opportunity to crack secret aviation codes.
Astute passengers will noticein the cabin. Others may question during takeoff and landing. And there’s
Amidst all these arcane codes, lingo, and procedures, passengers may believe the “fasten seat belt sign” is fairly straightforward. When it’s on, you remain in your seat with your seatbelt on. When it’s off, you’re free to move about the cabin. But pilots can also use the sign to communicate with cabin crew without having to make a call or announcement.
How Pilots Use the Seat Belt Sign to Send Secret Messages to Cabin Crew
Every flight is an opportunity to crack secret aviation codes. Astute passengers will notice black triangle stickers located over select seats in the cabin. Others may question why tray tables and seats need to be in an upright and locked position during takeoff and landing. And there’s the age-old question of why pilots call each other “Roger.”Amidst all these arcane codes, lingo, and procedures, passengers may believe the “fasten seat belt sign” is fairly straightforward. When it’s on, you remain in your seat with your seatbelt on. When it’s off, you’re free to move about the cabin.
“A double chime and flash of the seat belt sign means that takeoff or landing is imminent, and it is the final sign from the captain for the crew to take their seats,” Laura Hutcheson,.
Different numbers of flashes and chimes can be code for different signals, according to the airline. They can signal changes in altitude, turbulence, or if the pilot has a non-emergency message for flight crew (even something as mundane as “please bring coffee,”).
Three dings generally signal
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