Sport is an important part of Australia’s culture, and athletes are an important part of the economy. Ensuring that athletes are kept safe ensures that sport remains a popular pastime for Australians. We know that sport is an essential pastime for Australians, and we take athlete safety seriously.
The world needs seating for athletes. We need to ensure we are keeping athletes safe, and ensuring their seat belts operate efficiently. This blog is about the importance of keeping athletes safe and ensuring their seat belts operate efficiently.
The world needs seating for athletes. The world needs it because athletes are fragile, they break easily and they need protection.
Athletes are people too. Sometimes they travel on airliners, like normal human beings. But they are not normal human beings! Athletes are fragile, they break easily. They need protection. I will now explain why the world needs seating for athletes:
Airliners are dangerous places for athletes.
It is a fact that airliners contain sharp objects, such as knives and forks and spoons and scissors and other sharp objects which could injure an athlete quite badly.
Cabin pressure changes could also cause physical damage to athletes. If an athlete were to travel on an airliner without protection from these things, the result would be injury and possibly death.
Athletes have a right to fly in safety too! How would you feel if your favourite sportsperson died because of a tragic accident involving airline cutlery? I know how you would feel: sad.
But it doesn’t have to happen! With appropriate seating for athletes, these tragedies can be prevented! Take for example the case of David Beckham’s horrific broken leg in April 1998: Had he been travelling in aircraft seating designed specifically with his safety in mind at the time of
For decades, a topic that has been debated by leading thinkers in the airline industry is the relevance of being able to seat athletes in commercial aircraft. The following blog post will explore this question in depth and provide a clear rationale for ensuring airlines have seating designed for athletes.
Let me start by saying that I’m not just an athlete and an airline industry leader. I’m also an airplane passenger — one who prefers to travel economy class, because it’s more comfortable. In fact, I prefer to fly in the very last row of the plane on international flights. It’s quiet back there, and there are no kids.
When I was flying back from Europe recently, I found that my preferred aisle seat in economy class wasn’t quite wide enough to accommodate my broad shoulders. As a result, my arm hung over into the aisle — which made it hard for me to move around comfortably or sleep during the long flight. Fortunately, one of my fellow travelers noticed my predicament and offered to swap seats with me.
I accepted his offer gratefully and took his window seat, which had slightly more space for my elbow. But then a problem arose: because I was sitting next to the window, I couldn’t get up
Airliners are often criticized for their lack of ability to accommodate passengers that are taller than the average height. While the average passenger height may be a good benchmark for seat pitch and width on most aircraft, it is not an acceptable measurement when it comes to providing seating that is large enough to comfortably fit athletes.
Athletes have often been subjected to painful, even dangerous travel experiences due to the lack of space in airline seats. The seats are simply not big enough for their frames, and they often find themselves with bruises, cuts and other injuries caused by being squeezed into such small spaces for long periods of time.
Other passengers also suffer from being seated near athletes on smaller aircraft. When a large passenger is unable to fit into their allotted space, they will inevitably spill over into the next seat. This can cause discomfort for both parties involved.
Airliners are designed and built to the highest standards of safety. So are their seats and seat belts.
Some people think that seats on airliners are designed for average-sized people. They’re not. Airlines need to carry a range of passengers from the very small to the very big. To accomplish this, seats have been designed to accommodate the needs of individuals who are much larger than average.
The average male passenger in the United States is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 194 pounds. Many seats can accommodate those who are much larger than this “average” passenger. Seat belts can be extended up to 82 inches, which should fit virtually every passenger on board.
So what happens when an airline passenger is bigger than 82 inches? The passenger’s safety is ensured in several ways:
In addition to the seatbelt, passengers can use the armrests as handholds during turbulence or an emergency landing. Passengers who need more room may request a seat belt extension at no cost from a flight attendant or gate agent prior to takeoff.
In addition, some airlines have installed bariatric (or “extra wide”) seats on some aircraft that provide additional space for passengers weighing up to 600 pounds.
We are so glad to have an opportunity to educate the public about the benefits of safe travel. We believe all passengers should be able to sit comfortably in the seats provided on commercial airliners and that those seats should safely restrain them during turbulence. Airline seats are a critical component of aviation safety and we take their importance seriously.
The recent incident on Southwest flight 1380 is a reminder that even with the best intentions and proper training, things can go wrong when you’re 30,000 feet in the air. Seat belts save lives and we want to make sure everyone has a seat belt that fits properly. We want all passengers to arrive at their destinations safely and comfortably.
In addition to safety, comfort is also important. Our goal is to provide seats that accommodate passengers of all sizes. As a result, we offer a variety of sizes, including extra-extended economy seats and extra-wide first-class seats. Our business class seats offer more leg room than other airlines and our leather chairs swivel 360 degrees for maximum comfort!
We appreciate this opportunity to speak with you about our company’s commitment to safe travel for everyone.