You Can't Make This Shtick Up – Parachutes


As told by a Customer:

I was just wondering why parachutes aren’t used on planes in case of an emergency. The way I see it is if anything were to happen to the plane couldn’t people put on their parachutes and then someone open the door and then people take turns jumping out?

It just seems to me it would be a more effective safety tool. When people go sky diving and things like that they are just as high up and the flight attendants could simply give a brief simulation of how to use it at the beginning of the flight. I would appreciate it if you could write back on why parachutes aren’t used on planes. Thank you.