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Re-fuelling while boarding

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So, just recently on another Easyjet flight, departing Basel, we were informed not to fasten our seatbelts upon boarding as the aircraft was being re-fuelled (refuelled?) ..
I was under the impression that this type of thing was done away with or illegal ,, seems not.
Back in the day i remember airlines in North Africa doing it, but i have not come across it in the past decades.
Turn around times starting to erode safety measures ?
 

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KARFA

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So, just recently on another Easyjet flight, departing Basel, we were informed not to fasten our seatbelts upon boarding as the aircraft was being re-fuelled (refuelled?) ..
I was under the impression that this type of thing was done away with or illegal ,, seems not.
Back in the day i remember airlines in North Africa doing it, but i have not come across it in the past decades.
Turn around times starting to erode safety measures ?
No, refueling whilst passengers are boarding is perfectly fine and allowed by EASA/FAA and most other regulatory bodies around the world. Often happens and accompanied by the PA to not fasten seat belts until it is finished.
 

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It happened when i was boarding my flight from EDI-CWL in April and the flight attendant said to stay unbuckled. Pretty sure Delta have done it on one of my US flights as well.
 

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Similar to what has already been said, as I understand it, refuelling is permitted so long as no other service vehicles are attending the aircraft. This is to enable a quick exit should it be required.
 

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