On board – seat on board, child seat can save lives in an emergency! Only the adults? Although children need up to two years in a so-called loop belt from the year 2008, a be strapped aboard spare loop belt, on the lap of an adult, but experts are skeptical. “The Internet portal fluege.de refers in his report to various expert opinions: incident can this loop belt” the child not only do not help, but even harm. What can be done about it? One seat would be the best alternative. But unlike as in the car traffic no such provision for the flight safety of children. As the fluege.de news report further criticizes in particular, that own seats with customized and secure restraint systems for infants and infants so far do not exist. These solutions are known.
So, the Development Department of the airline Lufthansa has developed the following mechanism: the young passengers are in a backward facing seat secured with a five-point system. However, so far no airline has transitioned to the use of this system. The airline can rely thereby on regulations of the EU. They say that infants receive loop straps or but have an own space in a child seat. This seat parents must aboard but specially place and also approve.
For example, Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, offers this option since 2005. For parents, but also the costs play an important role: in young children held on the lap, only a small fee will be charged in most cases, a separate place for the child costs significantly more. More information: news.fluege.de/…/ mini passengers on board sure-in the seat /… Contact: Tilo summer Unister Media barefoot Gasschen 11 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59