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Why height and not reach test??

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  Topic Started By:  Soniab10    On:  Mon 8th January, 2018 at 14:36
Soniab10
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#2  Why height and not reach test??  Posted 08/01/2018 at 14:36
Hi it really baffles me why most airlines companies are still doing a height test and not a reach test I know it's because you have to reach the over head locker and get the emergency equipment now but still! Everyone is different someone can be 5'2 and still not reach it because they may have short arms when someone who is 5'1 could actually reach it. I know it's about health and safety but if someone is 5'2 and can't reach it surely that in itself is health and safety. ??
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MD-11
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#3  Re: Why height and not reach test??  Posted 10/07/2018 at 17:25
I've seen people getting sent home for being an inch OVER the recommended height (6.1').
But I do agree with you, it is rather upsetting to see airlines relying on such old fashioned systems.
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FlyAway2018
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#4  Re: Why height and not reach test??  Posted 01/11/2018 at 11:57
In reply to post #2...
At BA it's height and reach. I work on E170s and E190s and being over the maximum height would mean I'd constantly banging my head on things.
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