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User currently offlineAlotoairlines From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

I was just on a BA flight and saw this safety video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgpie...on_id=annotation_716306&feature=iv

It says " In some areas you release the mask by pulling on this coloured streamer if your in a Club World Sleeper Seat (what is the difference between normal Club World and a Sleeper Seat) you may need to reach through the dividing screen to retrieve your mask".

Is this not dangerous as the divider is operated electrically and if there is a short circuit you can not retrieve your mask quickly? Anyone please comment!

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User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5108 times:

You can press down the divider easly should the situation require it. Have seen a post some time ago regarding the design of BA's exellent Club World seat and the situation was tested before the seat was approved for commercial use. So no safety issue with this.

User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5074 times:

Hi

In a decompression all dividers automatically lower to enable pax to grab a mask.

Cheers


User currently offlineOffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4948 times:



Quoting Alotoairlines (Thread starter):
what is the difference between normal Club World and a Sleeper Seat

None. It is a CW Sleeper Seat.

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 2):
In a decompression all dividers automatically lower to enable pax to grab a mask

I honestly didn't know they were motorised. They go up and down very smoothly by hand though.

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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4942 times:



Quoting Offloaded (Reply 3):
They go up and down very smoothly by hand though.

By Hand? You have to press a button for it to go up and down.


User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4854 times:



Quoting Offloaded (Reply 3):
I honestly didn't know they were motorised. They go up and down very smoothly by hand though.

Dont do it by hand you will only break them. There is a button at the top. The divider is a mix between a motor for raising it and magnets which hold it at the top. When the button is pressed to lower it the magnets are released and the screen falls. If there is a decompression or a total cabin power failure these magnets will lose their power and thescreen should fall. The safety demo is more for the benefit of those in old Club World or in the off chance the screen has not lowered as it should.

Also dont press the button repeatedly until the screen has raised. Just press it once. If you press it twice the magnets will have been switched off meaning when the screen gets to the top it will just fall down again!



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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4649 times:



Quoting Tonystan (Reply 5):
Also dont press the button repeatedly until the screen has raised. Just press it once. If you press it twice the magnets will have been switched off meaning when the screen gets to the top it will just fall down again!

Now that sounds like the voice of EXPERIENCE.  Wink



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User currently offlineOffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4431 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 4):



Quoting Tonystan (Reply 5):

Ooops. Sorry about that. There might be a slightly dodgy screen in between 15 J/K on a 777 that was operating BA296 in mid-November.  embarrassed 



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User currently offlineScipio From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 849 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4340 times:



Quoting Offloaded (Reply 7):
Ooops. Sorry about that. There might be a slightly dodgy screen in between 15 J/K on a 777 that was operating BA296 in mid-November.

Perhaps you were in a plane that still had the old Club World seats? Those had a manually-operated screen.


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