Airplane airbags

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Airplane airbag on a Cathay Pacific A330

Airplane airbags are air bags that are located in the seat belts on some airplanes. They are designed to lessen the impact of crashes with minor injuries. Dependent on an airline's choice of installation, airplane airbags are most often installed in First class, Business class, Premium Economy, and Economy bulkhead/exit row seats. The seat belt-located mechanism can preclude concomitant use with seat belt extenders; i.e., the use of seat belt extenders deactivates the airbag mechanism. As a result, some airlines may require seat belt extender users to be reassigned to seats without airbags.

Airlines which use airplane airbags include, but are not limited to:

Air Astana B767-300
Air Canada A319-112/114, A320-214, A321-211, 767-300ER, A330-300, 777-233LR, 777-333ER
Air France A330-200, 777-300ER
Air New Zealand 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200ER (Business Class), A320-232SL
Alaska Airlines 737-900 (First class)
Alitalia A330
Avianca A319, A320-200, 787-8 (all in Business Class)
American Airlines 737-800 (First Class and bulkhead row seats), 777-200ER (Business Class), 777-300ER (Business Class), A319 (First Class, Main Cabin: Exit and bulkhead row seats), A321T (First Class)
British Airways A321-200 (Club World)
Cathay Pacific 777-300ER, A330-300, A340, A350, 777-300
China Airlines 777-300ER
Delta Air Lines 767-300ER, 767-400ER, 777-200ER, 777-200LR (BusinessElite Only), 717-200 (Comfort Plus only)
Emirates A340-500
Finnair A330-300 (Business Class Only), A350-900 (Business Class Only)
Iberia A340-600
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines B787-9, B787-10, B777-200, B777-300ER
Singapore Airlines A340-500, A350-900, A380-800, B777-300ER
South African Airways A340-600
Spirit Airlines A320
Swiss Air A330-300 (Business and First Class only)
Thai Airways 787-9 (Business Class)
United Airlines 737-9MAX, 767-400ER (Business and First Class only)
Virgin Atlantic Airways 747-400, A340-600, A340-300
Virgin Australia A330-200, 777-300ER[1]

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