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Number Of Passengers Per Trolley  
User currently offlinePaco1980 From Belgium, joined Jan 2009, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Hi all,

Just wondering what is the average value within the airlines of passengers per trolley depending on the routes?

I would say for long routes (3 meals), about 1 trolley for 12/14 passengers....
For short ones (2 meals), about 1 trolley for 30 passengers...

Any idea?
I know it of course depends on the class, higher ratio for First and Business classes.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Paco

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User currently offlineCallBell From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Remember aswell that different services during the long flight will use different size trays.

Some airlines dont use trays at all in F and C class.

In Y class if the trays fit 3 across there will be 42 in a standard double sized cart. 24 trays if they are 2 across. For some services 1/4 size trays can be used , so 56 trays will be loaded in each cart.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2797 times:



Quoting CallBell (Reply 1):
Some airlines dont use trays at all in F and C class.

We use trays for some services in Business/First. We never use the trolley/cart in Business/First. We so use, however a three tiered cart for our services.

Quoting CallBell (Reply 1):
In Y class if the trays fit 3 across there will be 42 in a standard double sized cart. 24 trays if they are 2 across. For some services 1/4 size trays can be used , so 56 trays will be loaded in each cart.

Our carts fit 39 meals, 3 per row of 13.



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User currently offlinePaco1980 From Belgium, joined Jan 2009, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Thanks all for your answer.

Quoting CallBell (Reply 1):
In Y class if the trays fit 3 across there will be 42 in a standard double sized cart. 24 trays if they are 2 across. For some services 1/4 size trays can be used , so 56 trays will be loaded in each cart.

This means that:
- If the trays fit 3 across, for 3 meals we can say that: 1 Cart <=> 14 passengers
- If the trays fit 2 across, for 3 meals, we can say that: 1 Cart <=> 8 passengers
- If the trays fit 4 across, for 3 meals, we can say that: 1 Cart <=> 18 passengers

What do you means by Standard double ? For me, there is Standard Cart and Half Cart, I assume me Standard one is your Standard double !?  Wink

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 2):
Our carts fit 39 meals, 3 per row of 13.

Which means if I am correct:
1 Cart <=> 13 passengers

As a conclusion: 1 Cart for 8 Passengers seems to me quite useless for the airlines.... so the average would be from 13/14 ????

Thanks very much to all !
If you have any comment, please let me know...

Cheers,

Paco


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2425 times:



Quoting Paco1980 (Reply 3):
Which means if I am correct:
1 Cart <=> 13 passengers

I should have elaborated. Each cart has 13 rows available for meal trays. The max each cart can hold for 1/3 trays (3 trays per row) is 39 trays per cart, total. One cart for 39 people. We also have 1/6 trays (6 trays per row for a total of 78 snacks or one cart for 78 people). Lastly, for other flights, we have baskets (the small black plastic holders for meals) and they fot 4 on a tray, 2 trays per row, 13 rows per cart for a total of 104 meals. One cart for 104 people.

I hope this helps.



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User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1690 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 2338 times:

When I worked for TEA Switzerland we had trolleys for 4 trays per level, with a total of 56 Y class meals per trolley and trolleys with 2 trays per level and a total of 28 trays.

User currently offlinePaco1980 From Belgium, joined Jan 2009, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Thanks all for the answers.
It does answer my question.

Cheers,

Paco


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4773 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Depends on how the meals and the carts are set up....
A lot of airlines have the top 3 racks setup as "hots" stowage (ie the hot portion of the meal). The rest of the economy cart then holds 36 meal trays.

These days I doubt there are very many flights that have 3 meal services!!! Most aircraft physically don't have the galley space for that many carts.
On a long flight (say 12-15hours) it is still usually to have 2 meal services plus perhaps a snack cart (each cart holds about 100 lots of snacks as opposed to 36 meals).



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