Re: Cabin Depressurization

Date:         08 Jan 2000 13:39:12 
From:         Hugh Dickson <>
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> If you are on an aircraft when the overhead masks deploy, go ahead and
> quickly pull the mask fully down (this starts the oxygen flow) and place
> the mask over your nose and mouth. If this occurs at high altitude, just
> plan on waking up with a slight headache after the crew has completed
> the emergency descent.

Aloha,   Pax should yank on the oxygen hose to start the flow of
oxygen as stated on the safety cards.  Bayonet pins are attached to
the hoses by lanyards.  A firm yank on the hose will insure that the
pin is removed from the supply valve to start the flow.  It is not
unusual for pax to don masks and not start the flow of oxygen.