Rsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2676 times:
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 . 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.
TCX757330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2351 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!
Rsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2116 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,