AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
Have you ever been a passenger on a plane and fixed anything on board? I flew from PHX-MSP on a NW A320 tonight. In the lav, I fixed two things that were broken. One, the toilet paper "pin" (or whatever it's called - axle?) was detached and the toilet paper roll was sitting on the counter. I put the roll back on and fixed the setup so it was like normal. Also in the lav, the hydraulic thing on the door was detached from the bracket on the wall. It was a small hydraulic thing, so it was easy for me to just push it and hook it back up to the bracket on the wall. This made the door close automatically like most hinged lav doors do - before this one would just open and close randomly depending on flight dynamics. And I was just a passenger with no other ties to NW.
Have you ever done any DIY repairs on a plane? (No flight crew/cabin crew or airline mechanics please - i.e. nobody that normally would fix something)
Tb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1671 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3945 times:
I've done the occasional "cosmetic" fix while riding as a pax with things like armrests and try tables. On a weekend family vacation my dad MEL'd a squawk on an NW DC-9 when we were trying to get out of IAD one night on the last flight out. AA mechanics came over and were working on it but needed some help and he was an NW mech at the time. It got us out of there! Now that was cool!