EXIT ROW SEAT ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA
- Passenger with reduced mobility (PRM), blind passengers, children under 12 years, passengers with infants, prisoners with escort and deportees are restricted from sitting in the exit row.
- Only passengers who can meet the following criteria can be seated in these rows:
Passengers sitting in exit row may be called upon to perform the following functions in the event of an emergency:
- Be willing to accept and carry out the responsibilities.
- Be at least 15 years of age and able to perform the listed activities without assistance.
- Do not have other responsibilities such as caring a small child.
- Have no pre-existing condition (Physical or psychological) that might cause harm or prevent the person from performing these functions.
- Read, hear and see well enough to understand instructions given for the opening of exits and perform the required functions.
- Speak well enough to give information and instruction to other passengers during an emergency.
- Be physically fit, strong and flexible enough to operate the exit and clear it of obstructions (may need to remove hatches that may weigh up to 35kgs/65lbs)
- Be able to stabilize the escape slide, help other passengers get out through the exit and off the escape slide.
- Locate the emergency exit
- Comprehend the instructions for operating the emergency exits.
- Operate the emergency exits.
- Assess whether opening the emergency exit will increase the hazards to which passengers may be exposed.
- Follow oral directions and hand signals given by a crew member.
- Stow or secure the emergency exit window so it will not impede use of the exit.
- Pass expeditiously through the emergency exit.
- Assess, select and follow a safe path away from the emergency exit.
NB: Please note that selected exit seat may be assigned on discretion of the airline crew based on the situation and may deny the exit seat