Thursday, August 28, 2008
Jazz Airlines removes life vests to save weight, fuel
I don't know about anyone else, but it's bad enough to have to need the life vests and then find out you're going to use the seat cushion. The life vests don't weigh so much that you are going to save tons of money by keeping it off the aircraft. As an airline, you want to make your customers feel at ease about their safety. This is just plain wrong and one of the many things that demonstrates to passengers that profits come before safety. The Canadian government may say its OK to not have it, but removing it is just one more thing to worry about when you're flying. At the rate we are going, they'll pull the life raft off as well to save weight and fuel while telling you that your seat cushion will be enough.
The full story is here http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26440567