@acalkins10 wrote: There was no turbulence. The "policy" was stated while we were at the gate. 1) The FAA requires passengers to be seated BEFORE the aircraft can be moved even one inch - no exceptions. No one can be walking about. If it is near departure time, the airline doesn't want people milling about and potentially delaying departure (which could cause a flight to miss it's departure "slot" and be delayed further). 2) Just because there was "no turbulence" doesn't mean that other pilots did not report it and therefor that is was anticipated.
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