That’s right – nobody is wearing a lifejacket.
I’ve always been amused at the traditional picture of a plane floating gently in the water on the safety briefing cards.
Now that we finally have one after billions of flights we can see that the safety policies based on flying 50 years ago are completely useless today.
The pilot landed safely, which is astounding, but more importantly the passengers had no time, nor need, to don the lifejackets.
If all big planes abandoned the extra weight of the lifejackets under every seat then the amount of dollars and CO2 emissions saved each year will be substantial.
I hope the FAA in particular takes this accident into account and really has a good hard look at the existing safety policies.