August 29, 2008

Planes With No Life Vests

AN OFFICIAL with Air Canada's regional carrier Jazz says the airline is removing life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel.

Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said last night that Transport Canada regulations allow airlines to use floatation devices instead of life vests provided planes remain within 50 miles of shore.

Safety cards in the seat pockets of Jazz aircraft tell passengers to use seat cushions as floatation devices.

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