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Topic: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: Vasu
Posted 2005-04-21 22:18:06 and read 2089 times.

Hey,

Just saw this picture on another website:

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=325305&count=false

One thing strikes me - that there is no kind of class divider, and the economy seats are actually right behind the business class ones. Maybe its just going crazy, but is this normal? Any other airlines have this lack of divider?

Thanks...

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: Fbgdavidson
Posted 2005-04-22 01:04:03 and read 2013 times.

I noticed that is Euro Atlantic, a pretty downmarket charter outfit.

I have flown on shorthaul flights where the divider wasn't onboard and the only difference between business and economy was the seats further back had no doilys and the middle seat was used (767)

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: Boeing7E7
Posted 2005-04-22 01:56:19 and read 1973 times.

Thanks to new TSA guidelines and complaints from SkyMarshalls those are coming down on US birds as well. I'm thinking plexiglass doors are in order soon.

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: UAalltheway
Posted 2005-04-22 02:10:12 and read 1958 times.

In the picture you linked to there is clearly a bulkhead.

???
 spin 

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: Boeing73G
Posted 2005-04-22 02:23:46 and read 1943 times.

I also noticed this on another pic here on a.net:


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This clearly has a lack of curtains, but I'm sure it's only temporary

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: 727EMflyer
Posted 2005-04-22 04:27:53 and read 1894 times.

The Bulkhead on the 767 is probably the galley. I saw an interesting configuration on the one charter flight I have been on: Omni Air International HNL-LAS. They offer a three class cabin on a DC-10-30 with the First and "premium" cabins melded together. Actually the premium passengers sit in the same seats as the main cabin but get the better food and service offered to the FC folks, who just have wider seats. (BTW, 3-4-3 seating in main cabin is torture!). The airplane is an ex-Lufthasa bird... I wonder if it is a configuration Omni just inherited?

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: TACAA320
Posted 2005-04-22 04:55:41 and read 1857 times.

Quoting Boeing73G (Reply 4):
I also noticed this on another pic here on a.net:

Quite similar to AA upholstery. Don't you think?

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: Codasco
Posted 2005-04-22 06:44:12 and read 1806 times.

At first I thought it was an AA bird. Are they identical??

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: Lincoln
Posted 2005-04-22 09:03:22 and read 1770 times.

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 2):
I'm thinking plexiglass doors are in order soon.

ISTR (but am too lazy to look for it now) that doors of any kind between cabins are specifically prohibited by the FARs (at least for US airlines)... that's why we have the (now returning in translucent form) curtains between cabins.

Also I would think it would have to be "similar to plexiglass" if it were allowed, since plexiglass presumably is fairly nasty when burnt/subjected to extremely high temps.

Lincoln

Topic: RE: Lack Of Class Dividers
Username: Miami1
Posted 2005-04-22 10:26:50 and read 1738 times.

QF 737 classics and 146s have no divider between J and Y. As did the 738s when first delivered.


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