Scott Stevens

By Scott Stevens

LifeBuzz User

Ever Wondered Why Airline Seats Must Be Upright During Takeoff?

#6. Times like these!

This evacuation effort would have been hampered and severely slowed down if all of the seats were not in the upright position. If you have to get off of a plane speed is usually an important factor.

Times like these!

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#7. All seats go through a tough testing period.

Before seats are put into an airplane they go through a very tough testing period. These tests have shown that the upright position is the safest.

All seats go through a tough testing period.

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#8. They test them just like cars.

The experts run the testing just like they do with cars. The testing process puts as much force on the seats as a crash would. This way they can get accurate results for your safety.

They test them just like cars.

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#9. The center of balance is important.

The center of balance is important for your back. When the plane is inclined your back is supported by the lower back while your seat is in the upright position. That's exactly how you want it.

The center of balance is important.

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#10. It's easier to protect yourself.

When your seat is in the upright position it's much easier to protect yourself in case of an emergency.

It's easier to protect yourself.

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