Would you make a good ABP?

ABP means “Able-bodied person” or “Able-bodied passenger”. It’s airline lingo for passengers who are selected to assist an airline crew during an emergency. But what makes a good ABP, and above all, what does an ABP do?

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ABP means “Able-bodied person” or “Able-bodied passenger”. It’s airline lingo for passengers who are selected to assist an airline crew during an emergency, per the ICAO. But what makes a good ABP, and above all, what does an ABP do?
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Fly young, fly safe

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A few years ago, I saw a TV show about the crash landing of United Airlines flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa featuring an interview with the chief flight attendant, Jan Brown-Lohr. In preparation for the emergency landing, she had given airline-prescribed instructions to passengers with lap children. The consequences were terrible.

I couldn’t help but remember that story when I read a Jet with Kids blog entry regarding an NTSB recommendation to the FAA on the safety of young children: Continue reading “Fly young, fly safe”