Ryanair Cabin Crew Issue New Warning in Safety Briefing
New Warning in Ryanair Cabin Crew Safety Briefing
Inform Cabin Crew immediately
Ryanair safety briefings delivered by Cabin Crew will soon have to include warnings about passengers’ tech products.
Travellers will be told to immediately alert Cabin Crew if any of their tech devices begin to overheat.
Previous safety briefing
The standard Ryanair safety briefing included instructions on correct use of oxygen masks, life jackets and what to do in case of emergency. But the new warning on overheating devices is being touted as making more of an impact on safety than a life jacket.
Passengers have always been instructed to switch their devices to ‘flight mode’ but this new warning is even more explicit.
Fire risk and thermal runway
The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are present in all personal electronic devices so on every flight there are hundreds of these on-board. Take into account that many people will also bring iPads or laptops, and for every flier there may be multiple devices.
When travelling, people often buy cheaper chargers or batteries which are not always covered by safety standards.
This increases the risk of devices overheating and catching fire. This process is called ‘thermal runway’.