Airline puts money ahead of safetyMikey 6 comments
An Air Canada official says the airline is removing all life jackets from their fleets to save a little money on fuel. And apparently airline regulations allow it as long as the planes remain within 80 kilometres of shore.
Passengers will now be directed to use seat cushions as flotation devices.
Although only a small percentage of the 880 daily flights actually pass over water, this still doesn't sit right with me. And just how much fuel can they save? By eliminating all the life vests on a 50 seater aircraft, they save a whopping 25 kilograms.
I'm no mathematician but, to me saving 25 kilograms on an aircraft that weighs approximately 16700kg isn't going to lighten it enough to save much money.