VHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5387 times:
Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 3): Damn!!! We're grateful for what we have. We have 8 on our 762s and 10 on our 764s.
Oh yeah!!!! Imagine 4 crew in Y class for 224 pax. Sounds ridiculous, but it's the realitly at QF. I've been on flights where not everyone gets served; also been on flights where we've been securing carts in the galley as the landing gear is extended for landing!!!
CO does have a good amount of F/A's. I think it works best on the 757's that have 6 F/A 's. I just came back from europe on a CO 757 and was expecting the worst from all I've read. I think the service can actually be better with one aisle. In Y there are bathrroms on both ends of the cabin so the cart is not usually in the way. The F/A's have acces to all passengers when walking down the single aisle, for example when they are passing out water midflight one F/A can do this alone. In other words that single aisle is always being serviced even during breaks and busy times. I also had a spectacular crew that went above and beyond, I literally don't think there was a minute that some sort of service was not being offered in a very polite but also effecient manner. Sorry if I went a little OT