Was the seat belt sign off? WAS THE GODDAMN SEAT BELT SIGN OFF? If it was, and no one tampered with those fucking bathroom smoke detectors, I see no foul play here. Unless I'm mistaken, nothing in the FAA rulebook says if the seat belt sign goes off the entire plane, at once, can't get up to stretch their legs and roam about that sweet, sweet cabin.
According to Catalyst News Paper:
Al Yurman, a former investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board and now a consultant with AYA Aviation, also doesn’t see anything wrong with what went on.
“As long as the seatbelt sign wasn’t on they are free to move around,” Yurman said from his home in New Jersey. “It’s just like a boat – if you walk to one side it will tip a bit.”
In the video, the entire fuselage does appear to be moving. But despite claims by aviation experts that erratic movement in flight cannot disrupt controls or stability, investigators saw something in that short video that made them suspicious.
Molinaro couldn’t say specifically what investigators saw in the video that made them want to look into the flight, only that they would be doing so.
“We will talk to the crew and things like that,” Molinaro said. “The key issue was whether or not the seatbelt sign was on.”
Frontier Airlines declined to comment in-depth as it their policy to “not comment on things that are under FAA investigation.”
“All safety measures were followed and the seat belt sign was off,” said Kate O’Malley, a spokeswoman for Frontier.
HOOOO! Case closed.
But let's hear how it all went down.
The students had decided long before getting to the airport that they wanted to try and make one of the best Harlem Shake videos ever.
“We had come up with the idea, just a few of us just talking, a couple days before we got on the plane,” Zelin said. “When we got to the airport we were kind of ready and had brought costumes and stuff.”
Zelin and his teammates wondered whether the crew would allow them to complete and film the dance on-board. Having written a mini speech on a notepad, Zelin spoke to one of the flight attendants and briefed her on the topic.
“I told her how there was this popular YouTube thing called the Harlem Shake,” he said, “and her face kind of lit up. She said Frontier Airlines had already done one like that and that flight attendants had as well. She liked the idea of us doing it on the plane and that it was a real possibility. She just told me ‘to wait until the seatbelt sign was off and then go for it.”
I tell ya, there is a lot of weight put on the seat belt sign. Turn that thing off and lawlessness ensues.