Reply To: Is there any need for a pre-flight safety briefing from cabin crew?

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I don’t think there is a perfect solution to this.

Firstly on a typical flight there will be people from many cultures and backgrounds, English not the first language and therefore comprehension an issue.

Secondly in an emergency situation peoples’ brains get scrambled and recollection of what was said in a relaxed environment may fade.

Thirdly if large wheeled bags are an issue why do airlines allow so much clobber on board to start with?

Fourthly it is no doubt the same people who lobbied for gate to gate use of tablets etc that now complain that others are not paying attention. The seed has been sown so cabin crew have no chance.

Finally to be honest having heard the same SAA safety briefing video 6 times in a week what would you suggest is to be gained from a compulsory 7th hearing?

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