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FA Safety brief

Discussion in 'Flight Attendants' started by MikeD, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    On newer planes where the safety brief is given by video with no actual FAs presenting it physically, are FAs still required to maintain any kind of currency in doing a "manual" safety brief every so often?
     
  2. MQAAord

    MQAAord Scheherazade Staff Member

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    There's no currency as far as the safety briefing. Those PAs are written in their PA books (if they have them) or in their manuals to read if they have 'forgotten' them (if you don't say them every day you may forget, but they're written in the manual). Recurrent training covers a wide variety of things; medical, evacuations, security, etc. but making PAs isn't hard and isn't a part of recurrent or any sort of currency training. On every flight it's required to make sure the equipment is onboard so the PA can be done manually if necessary (make sure there's a seatbelt extender available and there's a demo mask). Checking the presence of these items is a part of checking the airplane's required equipment for every flight, regardless of presences of video equipment as the video may fail and the safety demo must be done, with or without the video.
     
  3. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    On planes without the audio/visual, think MD88, take a look at the back of the plane. You'll see the aft FA reading the PA off the sky pro while the other two do the aisle dance. At least at SJI
     
  4. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    "If you don't know how to close and open your seatbelt, you should probably not be in public unsupervised"
     
  5. MQAAord

    MQAAord Scheherazade Staff Member

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    At AA the #1 (in the front) does the PA while the #2 & #4 (there is no #3 on the -80) are in the aisle.
     
  6. poser765

    poser765 Well-Known Member

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    uhh, what happened to #3?
     
  7. Jordan93

    Jordan93 Well-Known Member

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    My favorite is on the 200 when our automated PA system is deferred.

    FA: "I will now demonstrate the use of the seat belt"

    *Awkwardly clicks seat belt in silence while people stare*

    "I will demonstrate the use of the oxygen mask"

    *Awkwardly places mask just above face and tightens the straps*
     
  8. MQAAord

    MQAAord Scheherazade Staff Member

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    For usual staffing levels, there is no #3 on the -80. The #3 is the "extra" staffing on the -80, which used to be staffed when there was a full load & meals in coach.
     
  9. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    So many different ways to do the same thing. Delta uses letters instead of numbers, position A, B, C, etc. What AA calls #3, Delta calls X, or the load factor position. Same thing though, extra staffing for full flights, with caveats. Usually it's for a flight with full meal service, so, no very common!

    It'd be interesting to hear how United does the same thing.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks.
     

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