When the plane leaves from JFK airport in New York City, passengers on the flight can expect to see a bright light from overhead, a flashing red warning light and a red sign saying “LOCAL LIGHT REQUIRED”.
The sign will stay in place for as long as it’s needed to get the lights on and the plane is airborne.
But the lights can be off for as little as 30 seconds if passengers need to get off the plane and return to their seats.
That could mean a missed flight or missed hotel stay.
To make sure you’re not inconvenienced by the lights, make sure your seatbelt is secured and the airline’s instructions are followed.
The United States Air Transport Association (ATA) advises that the airline needs to notify customers in advance if they need to change seats or take a break.
“A passenger can request to change or take off from the same seat or change or rest, or to change in another seat or seat area, but it is important to check with the airline,” says the airline in its guide to safety and security.
If you need to leave the plane with other passengers, be aware that some airlines may limit the number of seats a passenger can occupy.
“If a passenger requires additional seat access, airlines should check that their seats are designated for passengers who have been seated in that particular seat for a period of time,” says an airline spokesperson.
In addition, airlines need to ensure that passengers are given sufficient notice when they need a seat change, or are required to use the restroom.
The most common reason passengers might miss a flight is that the plane’s onboard light has gone out.
That means the plane will be dark, so passengers can’t see or hear the plane.
The next most common explanation is that an engine failure or engine fire.
The first is usually due to an electrical issue, such as a battery that has been disconnected, or the aircraft is on the ground.
A second reason is that a pilot is not using the emergency brakes, or they’re not using their emergency locator beacon.
A third is when the plane takes off from a landing runway and the landing lights are flashing.
The final reason is an engine malfunction or an engine fire, which can be caused by a fuel fire or a mechanical problem.
If the lights don’t come on, you should see a red warning and ask if the plane needs to be grounded.
If not, contact your airline and ask for help.
If your airline won’t send an emergency message, you may have to call a lawyer to file a lawsuit against the airline.
If a lawsuit is filed, you’ll have to pay the airline the amount you would have paid if you had the lights off and asked for help yourself.
How to avoid getting hit with the lights During an emergency, a passenger could be seriously injured or killed.
When the lights go out, the plane can be left in an unsafe position for hours.
That’s because the lights are supposed to be activated when the aircraft lands, but there is no requirement to do that.
A flight attendant needs to make sure the lights have been turned on before the plane lands, so that passengers can see the plane landing lights.
The lights should also be on at all times, and the lights should be turned off as soon as the plane has landed.
The airline may also need to activate the lights during takeoff or landing, and it could take several hours before the lights come on again.
That can make it difficult to identify a plane if you see it on a map.
But don’t worry, if your flight is delayed for a day or more, you can take your seat.
The flight attendant will give you instructions on how to get back on the plane safely.
You may be asked to pay extra if the lights aren’t turned on.
You should also wear a seatbelt.
You shouldn’t use your phone during a flight.
If passengers have a smartphone, they should use it in a way that won’t distract them from the flight.
And if you have a child on board, you shouldn’t put your phone in a pocket or on your lap.
Airlines will ask you to take a photo with your phone while you’re on the airplane, and if you want to show the photo to a flight attendant, they will ask if you’d like to be photographed with your child.
If there’s an emergency and the lighting goes out again, you might have to wait up to 30 minutes to get another seat.
Airlines are not required to provide you with a special seat for the night.
In the event of an emergency involving an aircraft that is being grounded, you will need to remain seated until the plane returns to JFK.