OUR FAVORITE PARTNER CARDS

New 60,000 points offer. Terms apply.

50,000 bonus points

Put your oxygen mask on correctlyHopefully, you’ll never have to don an airplane’s oxygen mask. But god forbid you do, make sure you do it right. That means placing it over your mouth and nose. I bring this up because the photos of Southwest flight 1380—which pilot Tammie Jo Shults brought to safety after an engine exploded and one passenger died—show a number of passengers incorrectly using their oxygen masks. Here’s more on how to do it right from the Washington Post.

Related: Video: Awesome Turkish Airlines Safety Video with Zach King

 

____________________________________________________________

Have your own tip? Email it to whitney@johnnyjet.com!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 1,181!

Want even more travel tips? Sign up here for the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! Just fill in your email address and check the Daily Travel Tip box—and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day!

If you already subscribe to our weekly newsletter, you can sign up on the same page. Just fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box on the same page and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile

Johnny Jet

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Rate this post

4 Comments On "Put Your Oxygen Mask on Correctly"
  1. David Miller|

    DUH!

  2. Greg Chinn|

    What isn’t emphasized that is SOMETIMES required is sharply pulling the mask towards you to release a clip that allows the oxygen to flow. This apparently is not needed on some airplanes (eg. L-1011). A friend who is a behavioral psychologist saw videos where the passengers had problems with the air flow in testing.

    1. John Hallgren|

      I have heard that also re pulling mask to trigger flow. I also recall that in some cases (if not most), the oxygen is created by chemical reaction instead of a air tank so starting that process would require some action.

  3. Ben Lawson|

    wow thanks for this info. really love your work.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *