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What The Southwest Flight Can Teach Us About Oxygen Masks

moncler factory outlet Photos and video footage fromSouthwest Airlines Flight 1380indicate that many passengers were not wearing their oxygen masks properly a problem that suggests a real lack of airplane safety knowledge among cheap moncler jackets fliers. moncler factory outlet

On Tuesday, the Southwest plane had to make an emergency landing after an engine explosion caused a window to break. One passenger, later identified asJennifer Riordan, was reportedly sucked toward the broken window. She was hospitalized after landing and later confirmed dead.

cheap moncler jackets sale Following the emergency landing, a passenger named Marty Martinez postedphotos and videos of the ordeal on Facebook. Former flight attendant and travel talk show host Bobby Laurie tweeted one of Martinez’s photos to share an important message about oxygen masks. Put down the phone, stop with the selfies. and LISTEN. Cover your NOSE moncler outlet sale MOUTH,” he tweeted. cheap moncler jackets sale

Other flight attendants made similar comments on Martinez’s Facebook post. cheap moncler sale Indeed, the instruction of cover your nose and mouth is part of Southwest’s safety demonstration script.

moncler outlet jackets Laurie told HuffPost it’s important that passengers follow this instruction to maintain consciousness in the event that an aircraft cabin loses pressure. moncler outlet jackets

moncler outlet “The oxygen mask is meant to cover your nose and your mouth so that during a decompression either rapid or explosive, which is what it sounds like happened on Southwest you’re getting enough oxygen while the airplane dives down to a level in which you can breathe without the oxygen mask,” Laurie said. moncler outlet

moncler outlet online An oxygen mask helps plane passengers get the oxygen they need in a low cabin pressure situation. moncler outlet online

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Passengers who don’t get the oxygen they need are at risk of passing moncler outlet store out from hypoxia. This cheap moncler outlet is cheap moncler a condition in which low amounts of oxygen in the body’s tissues can rapidly lead to symptoms like dizziness, vision buy moncler jackets problems, mental confusion, and even unconsciousness, brain damage and death.

moncler jackets outlet If you don’t use your oxygen mask properly by not covering your nose, for instance you increase your risk of moncler sale hypoxia, Laurie explained. “Having it only cover your mouth is kind of like scuba diving in the air,” he added. “You have to remind yourself to breathe through your mouth in order to get enough oxygen until the plane gets down to that level at which you don’t need the mask.” moncler jackets outlet

moncler sale Having it only cover your mouth is kind of like scuba diving in the air. moncler sale

moncler outlet store Southwest declined HuffPost’s request for comment, but in the case of Tuesday’s incident, reports indicate that the broken window caused the cabin to violently depressurize. moncler outlet store

moncler sale outlet “We’ve heard about the passenger being sucked toward the window. All the air gets sucked out of the airplane. So if you have your mouth or nose open, the air is being sucked out, and you won’t be able to breathe because all the air is going away from you,” Laurie told HuffPost.”That’s why you need to wear the mask over your nose and mouth.” moncler sale outlet

cheap moncler The risk of hypoxia is also why safety demonstrations instruct passengers to secure their own oxygen masks before helping others. “You can pass out from a deprivation of oxygen. Your vision becomes blurry and your judgment becomes cloudy,” he added. “So you won’t be able or conscious to help someone else if you don’t put your Moncler Outlet mask on first.” cheap moncler

Misconceptions About Oxygen Masks

After tweeting his oxygen mask PSA, Laurie noticed people commenting that the masks moncler sale outlet don’t look big enough to actually cover a passenger’s nose and mouth.

moncler outlet uk “People don’t realize the mask isn’t stiff or solid. It’s not like a solid cup. It’s actually made out of a flexible plastic material,” he said. “Think of it like a stress ball if moncler outlet you were to squeeze the mask, it would elongate to cover your nose and mouth. It doesn’t look like people did that. It looks like they covered their chin and mouth.” moncler outlet uk

The former flight attendant said he can understand why two people sitting next to each other might secure their masks incorrectly because they’d likely look at each other for confirmation or guidance. But the photo he tweeted told a different story.

cheap moncler jackets “When I saw that picture, what really blew me away is that not only were the two people next to each other doing it wrong, but people behind them did it too,” said Laurie. “It’s like: ‘Where were you during the safety demo? Where’s your safety information card?'” cheap moncler jackets

moncler outlet sale “Also, if you look you’ll see the instructions are also printed ON the oxygen mask. You get it in all three places,” he added. moncler outlet sale

Another Way Passengers Are Getting It Wrong

cheap moncler outlet Laurie said oxygen masks aren’t the only thing passengers are getting wrong in emergency situations. cheap moncler outlet

“Another thing that I think gets lost a lot is that when it comes to the evacuation of monlcer down jackets an airplane and moncler outlet online you have to use the emergency slide, a lot of folks straight away go and grab their luggage. Something is wrong with the plane and you need to get off and everyone is like, ‘oh let me grab my bag!'” he said.”What people don’t realize is your bag could puncture the slide. The slide is like a balloon, and if you puncture the slide, you’re trapped on the plane.”

This lack of understanding around airplane safety is, according to Laurie, part of a larger problem in commercial air travel today: People aren’t paying attention to safety demos.

“It’s very hard to get passengers’ attention,” he said. “A lot of airlines have even recognized that and started doing upbeat safety demos and videos. Virgin America has that dance video. Delta did that one with Deltalina. Southwest is known for flight attendants moncler mens jackets that do jokes and standup comedy and sing and dance during their demos.”.

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