Canada's Jazz Airline removes Life Vests to Save Fuel on its Coastal Routes
Jazz Airlines which flies along the coastal routes of Newfoundland, has made an environmental decision to save fuel by removing all life jackets from its planes.
Jazz Airline, and off shoot of Air Canada one can assume where you are charged for every convenience, from pillows to peanut snacks, and by the way bring your own sandwich, cause ours cost $8.00 for a P&J, may even refuse passengers bringing their own life vest, as fuel savings and weight are the corporate mantra of environmentalism.
Certainly a reflection of cost saving measures over passenger safety when profit lines are razor thin to remain viable.
Since this airline offers nothing in the way of passenger service, why not just dump the stewardesses, after all a Stewardesses showing us all how to put on those life vests seems redundant now eh? Since they won't have any?
Times they are a changin, and it don't look good.
No word whether those $1.99 plastic WalMart water wings will be used as a replacement, if any?
August 25, 2008
N.L. mayor says airline decision to replace life vests unconscionable
By THE CANADIAN PRESS
ST. JOHN. N.L. - A Newfoundland politician who is pushing for an airline passenger bill of rights says airlines are taking a backwards step when it comes to passenger safety. Woody French, the mayor of Conception Bay South, says he finds it unconscionable that Jazz, an affiliate of Air Canada, is pulling life vests out of some of its planes to save on fuel.