- LEAVE YOUR POSSESSIONS BEHIND.
- Stay low.
- Proceed to the nearest front or rear exit - count the rows between your seat and the exits.
- Follow floor lighting to exit.
- Jump feet first onto evacuation slide. Don't sit down to slide. Place arms across your chest, elbows in, and legs and feet together. Remove high-heeled shoes.
- Exit the aircraft and clear the area.
- Remain alert for emergency vehicles.
- NEVER RETURN TO A BURNING AIRCRAFT.
Electronics on Board
- The FCC and FAA ban cell phones for airborne use because its signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments. Radios and televisions are also prohibited.
- Laptops and other personal electronic devices (PEDs) such as hand-held computer games and tape or CD players are also restricted to use above 10,000 feet owing to concerns they could interfere with aircraft instrumentation
Exit Row Seating
- You must be physically capable and willing to perform emergency actions when seated in emergency or exit rows. If you are not, ask for another seat.
- Thoroughly familiarize yourself with the emergency evacuation techniques outlined on the written safety instructions. Ask questions if instructions are unclear.
Fire or Smoke
- Use a wet napkin or handkerchief over nose and mouth.
- Move away from fire and smoke.
- Stay low.
Passenger Safety Information
- Review the passenger safety card before takeoff and landing.
- Listen carefully to the safety briefing.
- Be able to locate emergency exits both in front and behind you. Count the rows between you and the nearest front and rear exits.
- Locate the flotation device.
- Make a mental plan of action in case of emergency.
Page last modified: October 27, 2009 9:54:40 AM EDT
This page was originally published at: https://www.faa.gov/passengers/fly_safe/information/