Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Do we really need to listen to the aircraft evacuation drill?

On planes poised for takeoff on tarmacs around the world today, everybody's going to be listening for a change when the flight attendants rehearse the evacuation procedures.

By next week, though, Toronto will be forgotten and passengers will be leafing through the SkyMall instead.

And that's probably OK. How many people on that Air France flight listened before takeoff? I suspect anyone who has flown more than a few times has subliminally absorbed the necessary information, and all that's needed is a trained crew to put it into action.