Shouldn’t our Government’s advice lean towards safety? Here is CATSA’s advice about security screening,
“Dress comfortably with easy-to-remove outerwear, jackets, belts and slip-on shoes”. The source http://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/Page.aspx?ID=7&pname=Screening_Controle&lang=en
I guess CATSA security people don’t talk to the flight safety people? Would you wear “slip-on shoes” in an airliner? Like sandals, just to ease getting them off and on again at the security inspection station, really!
I hope not, when you consider that the vast majority of people survive aircraft accidents, many after sliding down the inflatable emergency exit slide on to a runway or unprepared rough areas of an airport, potentially covered in broken glass, plastic, metal, jet fuel, weeds, fire, you name it…
I’m sorry but I want good shoes tightly secured to my feet when I get to the bottom of the slide, not to mention as I hurry to the emergency exit closest to my seat.
Everyone made it off Air France, but look at the terrain they slid down the slides into--not barefoot country.