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Monitoring Flight Cabin During Flight  
User currently offlineRsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 176 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

All,
I flew from SFO-HNL this weekend. I was on DL/NW. Nearly three-quarters into the flight, I went to the backward section of the plane (753, for your reference) to stretch. For the 20 odd minutes that I stood there, there was no flight attendant anywhere closer by. And I saw about 3 of them in the forwardmost section, engaged in a conversation. Which, in my mind, is well and good. One can only watch 'Nights in Rodanthe' that many times  Smile. However, it struck me that with two doors (which we all know cannot be easily opened in cruising altitude), so many galley equipment and controls, the back area of the plane was not monitored for that long.
Do airlines require flight attendants to 'man' certain areas of the cabin throughout the flight? Not trying to bash the airline, just wondering what is the norm.
Thanks !!

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2498 times:



Quoting Rsrik (Thread starter):
Do airlines require flight attendants to 'man' certain areas of the cabin throughout the flight

Sounds like the FAs were having a chat time break  Smile
Depends on the airlines concerned,it would be correct for FAs stationed in the allotted galley to monitor it.At least one FA could.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineTCX757330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

In my opinion a galley should not be left this long without no FA in attendance, if they are out on services etc then it cannot be helped but you find their is always somebody going in and out of the galley to get more stock, fill up hot pots etc but just to leave a galley this long unattended i find unacceptable, i mean if a fire had broken out in the galley in the time it takes it to be discovered and a FA to come from the Forward of a 757-300 (its a long way!) the fire could quiet easily be out of control. Also i am not sure what equipment DL/NW have in the back of their 757-300's but alls it takes is some crazy person to dispense a BCF, or get hold of somthing worse and its goodnight!

Regards

TCX757330


User currently offlineEmbajador3 From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

I would not allow this onboard. We could still have a chat, but making sure that at least one FA is in the other galley. That's company's SOP.


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User currently offlineRsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2177 times:



Quoting TCX757330 (Reply 3):
Also i am not sure what equipment DL/NW have in the back of their 757-300's

It seemed like they mostly had food supplies stowed away. They also had coffee pots on the warmer. That also seemed like trouble waiting to happen. The coffee pots had clamps to prevent them from sliding away. If a passenger sets out to unclamp and help themselves to coffee, and fumbles/spills coffee on themselves that may be a lawsuit. Of course, one has to be really silly to manage something like that.

Quoting TCX757330 (Reply 3):
In my opinion a galley should not be left this long without no FA in attendance,



Quoting Embajador3 (Reply 4):
I would not allow this onboard.

Thanks to both of your for your replies!


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