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Old August 28th, 2008, 05:51 PM
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Airline removes life vests to save weight, fuel

Canadian carrier to use seat cushions as flotation devices, spokesman says

updated 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
TORONTO - Air Canada's regional carrier Jazz is removing life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel.

Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said Thursday that government regulations set by Transport Canada allow airlines to use floatation devices instead of life vests provided the planes remain within 50 nautical miles of shore.

Safety cards in the seat pockets of Jazz aircraft now direct passengers to use the seat cushions as floatation devices.

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