DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7719 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8702 times:
Good question, but I think the rule of thumb is one for every 50 or so.
On a recent AA 757 flight there were 4 or 5 FA's on board. One in FC, and the remainder in steerage, I mean coach. On the smaller 737s (300/500/700) I have seen 3-4. I am sure there is someone out there who knows what the FAA/ JAA/CAA require.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Delta Fly Boy From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 242 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8675 times:
how ya doin... ILUV is correct.. however, in my Airline Employee handbook, the F.A.A minimum staffing requirements for the B-757-200 is 4, and the max jumpseats are 6/5. On the B-767-300 says 6 with the maxjumpseats of 8, and the 767-300ER domestic is 5, with the max # of jumpseats being 11. Hope that helps. And just as somepersonal input, don't ask me why the minimum staffing is less on the ER. Take it easy!
Airnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2538 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8666 times:
Here in NZ and Australia, There has to be 5-7 Cabin Crew members on Board a 733 aircraft,
744: 18-21 FA's
732: 6 FA's
735: 3 and upwards
738: 6 Cabin Crew members
742: 17 Cabin Crew
752: 5-6 Bain Crew members
762: 10 Cabin Crew members
763: 11 FA's
772: 15-17 FA's
BAe146: 3-4 FA's
Concorde: 6 Cabin Crew
A320: 5-6 Cabin Crew members
A319: 4 FA's
A332: 9 FA's
A333: 14 FA's
A343: 14 Cabin Crew
MD-11: 11 Cabin Crew
Saab340: 1-2 Cabin Crew
This is reference to how many Jumpseats are on board. The flight can only depart with the least number of FA's on the right.
i.e If oi wrote 9-12, There has to be 9 flight attendants on board in order for the plane to take off.
Hope this helps.
Ny the way i got my info from My sister who works for AirNewZealand.
Delta Fly Boy From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 242 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8657 times:
the above info is not correct for US carriers. A 732 MAY have 6 jumpseats, but no way is that the minimum f/a required. I don't think I've ever seen a US domstic 733 with more than 4 f/a. And a 762 does not have a minimum of 10 f/a. sorry.
Woxof From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8636 times:
Sec. 121.391 Flight attendants.
(a) Each certificate holder shall provide at least the following flight attendants on each passenger- carrying airplane used:
(1) For airplanes having a maximum payload capacity of more than 7,500 pounds and having a seating capacity of more than 9 but less than 51 passengers--one flight attendant.
(2) For airplanes having a maximum payload capacity of 7,500 pounds or less and having a seating capacity of more than 19 but less than 51 passengers-- one flight attendant.
(3) For airplanes having a seating capacity of more than 50 but less than 101 passengers--two flight attendants.
(4) For airplanes having a seating capacity of more than 100 passengers-- two flight attendants plus one additional flight attendant for each unit (or part of a unit) of 50 passenger seats above a seating capacity of 100 passengers.
(b) If, in conducting the emergency evacuation demonstration required under Sec. 121.291 (a) or (b), the certificate holder used more flight attendants than is required under paragraph (a) of this section for the maximum seating capacity of the airplane used in the demonstration, he may not, thereafter, take off that airplane--
(1) In its maximum seating capacity configuration with fewer flight attendants than the number used during the emergency evacuation demonstration; or
(2) In any reduced seating capacity configuration with fewer flight attendants than the number required by paragraph (a) of this section for that seating capacity plus the number of flight attendants used during the emergency evacuation demonstration that were in excess of those required under paragraph (a) of this section.
(c) The number of flight attendants approved under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section are set forth in the certificate holder's operations specifications.
(d) During takeoff and landing, flight attendants required by this section shall be located as near as practicable to required floor level exists and shall be uniformly distributed throughout the airplane in order to provide the most effective egress of passengers in event of an emergency evacuation. During taxi, flight attendants required by this section must remain at their duty stations with safety belts and shoulder harnesses fastened except to perform duties related to the safety of the airplane and its occupants.
BostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 462 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8608 times:
What amazes me sometimes is the mismatch between the number of flight attendants and the number of passengers. I mean I have been on flights with 150 passengers and the minimum number of flight attendants, and the flights were awful because the poor FAs couldn't keep up with that number of people (Eastern's Air Shuttle on the A300, right after the Pan Am Shuttle had started, and they had to deliver snacks and drinks AND collect fares both during flight.). And also on flights with 10 passengers and 14 flight attendants (a TWA B747 between LAX and BOS, that somehow had made it to the printed timetables, but not into the rez computers, so there were almost no passengers; that was a funny situation, cause I went to the ticket office to buy the ticket..and the sales agent said "no such flight" and I showed it to her in the printed timetable. She said "OK...I will write a ticket...but don't expect there to be a plane at the airport when you get there" LOL).