DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3774 times:
What about Southwest? They have an all First Class configuration which stretches from the front of the aircraft to the back. So do the pax that sit at the back of the aircraft get mad? After all, they paid a lot for those First Class tickets.
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Superg From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
Back in the prop days (1950s), coach seating on mixed-class flights was in the front of the aircraft. However, the main boarding door was also in the rear. Oddly
enough, the first class section was larger than the coach section in those days.
F-UXU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3627 times:
Trust me, if there's some good turbulence..the front feels it, too. And, not all of those people in first are rich, a lot of them have tickets paid for by their company, "free" earned upgrades, and many are airline employees on stand-by! Like me, lookin at all you paying customers pass me by, while I'm livin' large up front for FREE!
Sxmarbury33 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3610 times:
I think it is tradition. Im not being rasict but at around the same time planes were being designed for real comercial use blacks were still sitting in the back of the bus. Even having nothing to do with race i think it is a status thing to be sitting in the front instead of the back. Now today it is not anyhting like that but since the interiors were designed back in those days it has just kind of stuck. Also this is a small detail but some passengers dont want to sit in back because they think it is "stuffy" and this is usually not true but the airline dosnt care about what is true and not it cares about what might intice first class passengers to pay money to sit up front.
Climbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3603 times:
Demoralizing? That's interesting that you would say that, however this may not be the case if the plane were to crash being that the back is the safest place to sit. I'm sure there are lots of people who might have survived a plane crashed if they had been sitting in the back, rather than first class. I guess my question instead would be why are they charging more for people to sit in the most dangerous section of the aircraft?
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3599 times:
I understand what you are saying... but look at it this way. Its the back. In the south in the 50's colored had to sit in the back of busses for example. it was demoralizing. The back of something is maily attributed as the poor or not as good part.
QantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1280 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3566 times:
If an aircraft went down nose first, wouldn't they technically die first?
On a more serious note, probably so they could be more superior than Economy passengers with less noise and turbulence.
The day of the Titanic still has not changed.
Climbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
Very good points. Sitting in the back of something has always been demoralizing for the very reasons that you mentioned. But regarding an airliner, it's just ironic that On one hand, people sitting in the first class are getting better treatment, food, ect...but on the other hand they have a greater chance of perishing in a crash than the folks sitting in the back.
This is a very good topic.
: I agree with B747-436B. So they die first in a nose dive. Just like the USAir accident where some people in the very back lived and all in the front D
: But a lot of people in first class survived while a lot of coach passengers died in that delta L1011 that encountered the microburst in DFW. I dont th
: Its because if and when an aircraft takes a nosedive, the First Class passengers get a quick and painless death, and are creamated for free.
: Would you like to pay all that money to sit all the way in the back? I wouldn't think so. First Class people also get their own boarding path so they
: At most airports FC don't get their own door...
: But they can disembark before other passengers
: It is mostly for noise. On jets the front of the aircraft it usually the quietest. On props the front of the airplane is being pummelled by the vibrat
: It may have to do with tradition but Aeroflot I think had its first class cabin in the rear during the Soviet days. In the event of a crash, no one se
: I believe the black box is located somewhere beneath the wings (correct me if I am wrong) because statistically that should be the safest place of the
: Nope all of the black boxes I have ever seen where in the tail.
: I think there are a few reasons why first class is in the front: 1. First of all, they want everybody to have to go by the 1st class cabin so that all