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Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pax)?  
User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4937 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)

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User currently offlineZuluLima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 448 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4927 times:

Does a martini count?

I didn't get a 'Harumph' outta that guy!
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4921 times:

What about a sandwich?

"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12166 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

Or what about a stewardess?  Wink

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

i have, real little one, but that covering under the windows slid off, and i had to stick back on, not to hard.

The sky is no longer the limit, but the mere minimum
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17738 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4883 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 4):
but that covering under the windows slid off, and i had to stick back on

Same here. Was on the BA flight to LAX on the 18th of December 2006.

Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2064 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4852 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!

Too lazy to work, too scared to steal!
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