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777 Y & C Class Bulkhead Window?  
User currently offlineKLM11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 182 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Hey everyone,

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...

Cheers,
Benjamin


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User currently offlinewncrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

I believe that it to meet the FAA requirement that the FA's have "direct view" of the cabin during critical phases of flight.


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Quoting KLM11 (Thread starter):

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.



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User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1525 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.

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