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At your own risk.

English: At your own risk.

French: À vos risques.

Inflight, a passenger asks you if they can go to the washroom while the seat belt sign is on.

“J’peux-tu aller aux toilettes?’’

The captain has turned on the seat belt sign because of turbulence. However, one’s physiological needs sometimes cannot wait. At the same time, you don’t want to contradict the captain’s seat belt sign and tell them they can go and be held liable if they do end up getting hurt because of the turbulence. However, you’re also not going to physically stop people from going. Always follow your own airline’s safety procedures, but in this case, we tend to tell passengers that they can go “at your own risk” or in French, literally “at your risks”.




À vos risques.


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