Cabin staff share why you must wear seatbelt at all time – even when sign is off

Flight attendants have an important job of keeping passengers safe at all times.

And on all planes, there are a lot of rules that flyers must stick to during the flight.

When the pilot switches the seatbelt sign on, it means travellers have to buckle up.

But now a cabin crew member has revealed why you should keep yourself strapped up at all times.

One flight attendant took to Reddit to explain why a seatbelt won't help you in the case of an emergency.

However, the reason to remain in your seat is much more common than a plane crash.

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The cabin member said: "They are not meant for a 'crash'. They retain to your seat in turbulence which occur rather often.

"Every week a dozen people have head and back injuries first the ceiling and then the floor while it encounters turbulence.

"Wouldn't happen wearing a seatbelt and because of that you should wear the belt during the whole flight when you're on your seat."

Another reason to keep the belt on is because flyers tend to fall asleep so it's easier for the staff to see if it's strapped up.

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Turbulence is very common on flights and pilots claim the disruption is harmless.

Previously, a pilot spoke about the common "nuisance" and assured people don't need to worry.

Pilot Patrick Smith and host of AskThePilot.com explained the issues behind turbulence.

He said: "From a pilot's perspective it is ordinary seen as a convenience issue, not a safety issue."

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In the best circumstance, the pilot can often forecast and predict where turbulence is to steer clear of it.

But sometimes it's not possible for pilots to avoid turbulence so the passenger can expect to feel a sudden lifting force.

Either way it's still something that people onboard do not need to worry about.

And passengers should see it as a positive thing because it shows the plane performing how it should be.

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