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Subject:  Re: Every time I'm on a plane Date:  11/7/2012  3:21 PM
Author:  Globetraveler Number:  19054 of 20733

I have always thought that too. I've always imagined that too. When emergency strikes, you slide out a floor that flips open.

Not sure I'd want to be trying to wrestle with a parachute in that situation. At 35,000ft, it's -50F or colder. The change in pressure would force all the air out of your lungs and there is no breathable air, so you have about 30 seconds of consciousness.
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