Knowing which seats on a plane are the most dangerous in a crash – i.e. the seats you’re most likely to die – is a morbid, yet perhaps useful piece of information to have filed away somewhere in your brain.
However! No one really wants an airline that they may use to travel to tweet out such a fact out, basically saying, “Come fly with us! But just know, if you book one of these seats, your chances of survival go down considerably in a crash.”
This is a lesson Dutch airline KLM in India is learning the hard way this week after they tweeted as a part of their “Trivia Tuesday” program, “According to Time, the fatality rate for the seats in the middle of the plane is the highest. However, the fatality rate for the seats in the front is marginally lesser and is least for seats at the rear third of a plane.”
Soooo… DON’T book a seat on one of your planes if all that’s available is a seat near the front? Is that what they are trying to tell potential customers?
As if things weren’t bad enough for KLM, their main Twitter account is currently getting absolutely destroyed for a completely different tweet they made this week about breastfeeding.
Check out that ratio.
Shockingly, the death seat tweet by KLM India has since been deleted. But, you know… internet…
The airline has since apologized for… something…
I always thought it was obvious the seats at the back were safest, I’ve never heard of a plane reversing into a mountain.— Chach Vader (@Chach_Vader) July 18, 2019
The planes crashing thank fuck im at the back, those cunts 10 rows ahead are fucked— Jamie Barr (@JamieBarr1888) July 17, 2019
That's what happens when you give the new intern the keys to Twitter!— Roger Dooley (@rogerdooley) July 17, 2019
Can you just confirm though, which seat might I not die in if I fly with you? pic.twitter.com/A9fPRyaXSs— LED London (@LED_London) July 17, 2019
Can you tell what kinds of fatal injuries we can expect from each position? Like decapitation, or just boring old blunt injuries to the chest and abdomen?— Dave Bowers (@LikelyStoryDave) July 17, 2019
If I’m gonna die it’s going to be in first class lol— DeafNatural (@DeafNatural) July 18, 2019
Not the best tweet on the fifth anniversary of crash of #MH17 and KL4103 - as it was also a KLM flight.— 🙂 (@DutchieLondon) July 18, 2019
Never change, Internet. Never change.