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Cabin Crewing On The Lockheed Electra?  
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

Can any forum members offer any insight as to how the L-188 Electra was to work on as Cabin Crew?

The aircraft had a funny layout, with a single galley located at the rear left-hand door, and a small seating section at the front of the plane split up by the forward entry door. It was common for many airlines to operate the aircraft with just 2 Cabin Crew (Braniff comes to mind). How would the safety demo work? With one FA reading out the demo over the PA, that leaves just one to demonstrate. With the aircrafts cabin layout, I don't think there is any spot onboard where an FA can stand which can be seen by all passengers in all seats.

Also, where were the Cabin Crew stations for take/off landing? the rear lounge or the passenger seats next to the entry doors. As far as I know, the Electra had no Cabin Crew jumpseats

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User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

Great question but don't have the answer.

I remember seeing them in the early 70s flying out of WLG when i was a kid, I recall thinking how big they were,,that was until QF did a fly past of their new 747B in 1972.



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

Here is a link to the interior arrangement of the Braniff Electra and also a photograph of the interior. I don't see any cabin crew seats identified in the interior drawing.

http://www.wattsmedia.com/1968/1968.html

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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 2):
Here is a link to the interior arrangement of the Braniff Electra and also a photograph of the interior. I don't see any cabin crew seats identified in the interior drawing.

http://www.wattsmedia.com/1968/1968.html

Wow that took about 3 hours of my time! Very interesting read!



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User currently offlineTravelsUK From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Interesting to see from the pictures that the Electra had upward opening doors (a La L1011, DC10 & 767) which I never knew, it must have been one of the first aircraft to have such doors.

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