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User currently offlineUNITED777300 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 131 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

This is kind of a dumb question, but.. I was always wondering how caterers/FAs get catering up to the upper deck galley, if there's no service door on the upper deck. Does anyone know?


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User currently offlineRupesNZ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

There is a lift on the other side of the stairs to the upper deck. If you ever fly on an NZ 744 you will see it in the pursers office next to row 23.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4112 times:
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Yes the the 747-400's at NW, have a cart-lift in the cross-aisle at the area around Door 2. However the 747-200's do not. The caterers have to steel carriers loaded with meals and dry goods. The caterer's have to carry these up and down the spiral staircase..


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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

And considering that most 747 upper deck seats only hold about 30 or so passengers, taking meals up from the main cabin dos not take w hole lot of time. Usually, the senior F/A's assigned to the upper deck cabin ensures that the upper deck galley is well stocked for the flight.


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3887 times:
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Usually, the senior F/A's assigned to the upper deck cabin ensures that the upper deck galley is well stocked for the flight.


Uhhh, not always. On NW, crew positions are bid for in seniorty order. Sometimes the the upper deck can go junior. On the 747-200, the upperdeck is almost always junior. I would assume that UA was/is the same. The 200 doesn't seem to have the same appeal as the 400.



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

How odd! I know on the SP there was a lift to the upper deck galley, I am very surprised that this was not added to the 200 series as soon as the lounges and dining rooms (Pan Am) were removed.



User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3707 times:
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Our generic whales may have had a cart-lift when they were originally built, but as long as i've worked them, they have not had them. We don't use carts on the upper deck, we have a 2, 2-tier trolley's uptsairs like the ones we use for the newspapers during boarding.


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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

TF-ARG, TFABA, TF-ABP have lifts large enough for carts to fit in.

TF-ARO has a lift large enough for canisters as no trollies go upstairs.

I'll try to take some pics this week of them.


Jamo

[Edited 2004-09-08 22:12:21]

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

IIRC, all -100 and some -200 aircraft were built with dumbwaiters which went from just aft of the spiral staircase (or "L" staircase as well) to just where the stairs would pop up. Like Jamo said, not large enough for carts, but certainly for carrier boxes.

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