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edited 27 November 2012 at 4:58PM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • spirospiro Forumite
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    If they have to be taken off for seating comfort and ease in mobility then they are luggage.
    Most people take of jackets and coats when they board a plane especially if they have a bulky/heavy winter coat on because its very cold/snowing so whats the difference?


    I thought you weren't allowed to stow luggage under the seats? If you stuff it under the seat in front you could it not hinder the person in that seat getting their life jacket free if such a situation did arise where they were instructed to?
    Stowing under the seat in front if perfectly legal, thats were you are supposed to put glass bottles etc which should be there rather than in the overhead locker.
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  • spirospiro Forumite
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    Also Stowing of luggage under seats is not legal.
    So the CAA are lying:
    Exits and aisles of the aircraft must be kept clear, so airlines will only allow you to take on board items that fit into the approved luggage spaces. These are usually the overhead luggage bins and beneath the seat in front of you provided it is fitted with a restraint bar.
    See http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1767&pagetype=90&pageid=9847 if you think I made that up.
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    They are right when they say A little Knowledge is a dangerous thing.


    It is illegal to store luggage on your person or under the seat of 24 seats on a Boeing plane used by many budget airlines and possibly more on the airlines.

    I suggest you do some more Googling
    You said storing luggage under the seat was' not legal', I provided a quote showing it was. It also states that the seat must have a restraining bar. There are lots of additional rules about exit/front row seats but as a general rule 'not legal' is the wrong answer. :wall:
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    it is not reasonable to store up to 10kg of luggage in a rufus jacket under ANY seat.
    Why? I can store a 10kg bag under the seat so why not a 10kg jacket?

    Bet you'd love Easyjet were a single piece of hand luggage placed in the overhead locker can weight 10/10/30/40/50/60/70/80 even 90kg or more.
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  • sPUNjsPUNj Forumite
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    Erm????

    I'm 6' 6" tall and my wife is 6 foot tall and neither of us is skinny. If some doofus wearing one of these things filled with cr*p sat next to us on a flight and impacted our already minimal comfort, then I'm afraid that there's only one place where that stoopid vest would be going. Out the door.
    As long as the vests are put away in the overhead lockers or beneath the seat, I have no problem. But if airlines began preventing people from putting them in storage, then all hell would break loose.

    I'd be the first to assist the cabin crew in escorting someone to a less comfortable environment, on the runway, if they attempted to sit next to me with one of these idiotic vests on.
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    Mimi_Arc_en_cielMimi_Arc_en_ciel Forumite
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    edited 7 July 2011 at 11:54AM
    I can now add further to this ridiculous thread and item of clothing.
    being mistakenly promoted on MSE.

    After speaking to colleagues family and friends and gauging similar views of disgust at those who wish to place their safety and more importantly safety of other at risk, we have taken a pledge.

    In the god forbidden situation of an airline emergency, Any person wearing one of these will be told to remain seated or step aside and clear the emergency route and exit, until they remove this item ridiculous item of clothing/luggage storage .

    We will not see the safety of our children and wives and others put at risk by these people who see its more important to save a checked baggage fee than ensure their own and others maximum safety.

    It is illegal to wear such an item in the over wing seats and front and rear exits. It is therfore by definition luggage, and must form part of such and meet the airlines allowance regulations There is not one rule for one passenger and different for another.

    :mad:

    oh do shut up

    It ISNT illegal for someone to wear a jacket over the wing. They have a "PINCODE" rule. NOWHERE in the PINCODE does it state that you can not wear a jacket

    Your arguement about it holding people up in an emergency could also be applied to diabled people, elderly and children - They dont move very fast in emergancies either - Lets ban them too shall we (!)

    Sheesh!!
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  • Mimi_Arc_en_cielMimi_Arc_en_ciel Forumite
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    They are right when they say A little Knowledge is a dangerous thing.


    It is illegal to store luggage on your person or under the seat of 24 seats on a Boeing plane used by many budget airlines and possibly more on the airlines.

    I suggest you do some more Googling

    Lets see the google quote then - because i have NEVER EVER had to inform ANYONE they cant store luggage under the seat :D
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  • spirospiro Forumite
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    sPUNj wrote: »
    Erm????

    I'm 6' 6" tall and my wife is 6 foot tall and neither of us is skinny. If some doofus wearing one of these things filled with cr*p sat next to us on a flight and impacted our already minimal comfort, then I'm afraid that there's only one place where that stoopid vest would be going. Out the door.
    So what would happen if a 25/30st plus person sat next to you who needed to use one the of seatbelt extensions?
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  • Mimi_Arc_en_cielMimi_Arc_en_ciel Forumite
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    We Already had this discussion.

    Disabled people, elderly and children rightly deserve help, a cheapskate wearing their luggage in a jacket deserves no help whatsover.

    I think you will find that in an emergency parents/carers are told to sort themselves out first before helping their children J so it wouldnt matter because the gentleman/lady with the jacket will be down the shoot and out the door before you need to help them

    Out of curiosity – Where would your judgement lie if it was an 80 year old disabled person wearing a jacket?

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    It seems Some Money savers can be very nasty people indeed.

    that's a bit hypercritical do you not think?

    your ASSUMING that someone wearing a jacket will prevent you from escaping if there is an emergency.

    Maybe if your that bothered you shouldnt be flying on a budget airline and should fly business class? You wouldnt have to worry about one of these jackets then
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