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See Thru Curtain Or Velvet Rope?  
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Hey everyone,
As a post 9/11 security measure, US Airlines must remove any curtains that block the view down the aisle and block the view of the cockpit door. Northwest and Continental have both experimented with ropes, and Continental has ditched the ropes in favor of a see thru mesh curtain.

I want to know about the logistics of having a rope vs a see thru curtain. On all of my NWA flights (mainly short DC9 segments) they have not used the rope. They did not use it on SFO-MSP which was on a 757 nor did they on a short flight on an A320. I've seen some photos where they do use it, and have heard tales about it. Does it make things a lot harder for the crew? Do people dip under the rope to pass between the cabins?

Continental has a see thru curtain which they now use. I imagine that they use this just like they did with the old curtains. Is this new curtain effective at stopping passenger traffic between the cabins? It would seem to me that the rope would be better for that, but the rope gets more in the way of the crew. Does the new curtain look tacky? Also, if they had multiple sets of these curtains could you see all of the way to the front of the aircraft?

Thanks

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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Also what are your opinions of either one?

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User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

I was on a CO flight with the rope in Febuary. It was interesting. It seemed to convey a slightly elistist image...

I prefer the see-through curtain. One of the things I liked about the old curtains is they dimmed the interiors and added a bit of colour to the drab bulkheads. Without the curtains, the interiors are overbright...I am hoping to see a full return of opaque curtains soon...

The see through interior I think is rendered unneccessary by the installation of CCTV in the cabins.

-WGW2707


User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1983 times:


Can anyone provide pictures of both versions? I would luv to see it...


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Here is the NWA rope (hard to see; helps if you open it as a large picture)

MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Timothy Hannan



Here is the Continental curtain. In this shot it is opened, but you can still see thru part of it. Jetphotos has a better shot, but I cant link that one.

MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Mary Brainard



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