KLM11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 182 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
I've been on a few too many 777 flights in Y where there is a small long movable window (probably 5'' in height, across center bulkhead between Y+ and C) that appears to be controlled by the F/As. It opens and closes during various parts of the flight, but I just would like to know why. I typically fly UA 777 bulkhead, so using them as an example. Is it due to 9/11? Just curious...
I've seen the same on BA with the bulkhead separating Club World from Y+. I am pretty sure that the reason is to allow the flight attendants a better view, since there are no jumpseats particularly close to this area.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
atcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1246 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
As wncrew said, the cabin crew are required to have direct view into the next cabin on taxi, takeoff, and landing since there is no FA jumpseat in that first Y (or on UA, Y+) cabin. Therefore, the "window" in the bulkhead must be open for those phases of flight. It is closed during cruise for privacy in J. It's the same reason curtains must be stowed for taxi, takeoff, and landing, although those also play a different role as curtains would also block the aisle during evacuation.