Exit Row Requirements

Emergency exit seating qualifications

A passenger seated in an exit seat must:

  • Be 15 years of age or older
  • Have the capacity to perform the applicable functions without the assistance of an adult companion, parent, or other relative
  • Read and understand instructions related to emergency evacuation provided by Avelo in printed or graphic form
  • Understand oral crew commands
  • Have sufficient visual capacity to perform applicable functions without the assistance of visual aids beyond contact lenses or eyeglasses
  • Be able to hear and understand instructions in English by Flight Attendants without assistance beyond a hearing aid
  • Adequately impart information orally in English to other passengers

Emergency exit seating disqualifications

A passenger seated in an exit seat must not:

  • Be traveling with a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) or mobility device
  • Require a seat belt extension to fasten their seat belt
  • Have a condition or responsibilities, such as caring for small children or pets, that might prevent them from performing the applicable functions
  • Have a condition that might cause the person harm if they perform one or more of the applicable functions

Resource: FAA AC 120-32A – Section 9.2 Exit Row Seating.
Per § 382.87, an airline must not exclude any qualified individual with a disability from any seat in an exit row or other location if the individual can perform the necessary functions of sitting in the seat in accordance with FAA regulations.