Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
777 Y & C Class Bulkhead Window?  
User currently offlineKLM11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 193 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1951 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...


BENAIRE - The Refined Airline
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinewncrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1549 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1905 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.

ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16737 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1818 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.

Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1496 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1800 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.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Rumour: UA 777 Y Class To Change To Avod & 3-3-3? posted Thu Jan 8 2009 07:11:20 by BananaBoY
Austrian 777´s. J - Class Refit? posted Tue Nov 15 2005 17:01:49 by Paul
Continental AMS-EWR 777 Y Class Service posted Sat Jun 19 2004 03:17:13 by Ams
3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?! posted Fri Jan 30 2004 11:36:56 by Motorhussy
BA 777 Y-class--world's Best posted Sat Jun 10 2000 21:20:54 by Ahem
BA 3 Class 777 Question posted Sat Nov 13 2010 08:15:20 by speedmarque
BA 3 Class 777 LHR Utilization Summer 11 posted Wed Oct 6 2010 08:27:42 by FLYYUL
United New Business Class On 777/No Room! posted Tue Jul 27 2010 19:40:21 by ATLflyer
New Business Class On Older EK 777 posted Mon Nov 23 2009 05:50:14 by Sandyb123
AA 777 Biz Class Seats 8H/J Always Blocked posted Mon Feb 16 2009 18:03:31 by N62NA