ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8 Posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2334 times:
On the CRJ, the flight attendant jump seat slides out of the a housing built for it infront of the entry door. It slides out and latches into place blocking the cockpit door.
Is there a safftey issue with this? First thing, the pilots have their hatch to escape out of, but the truth of the matter is that the flight attendant is blocking the aisle, making it very difficult for a pilot to pass to get into the cabin if an evac happens.
Also, what is the risk of the latch failing on the CRJ making a lose jumpseat? Something about it doesnt seem that safe.
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
Yes, but if you have an aisle seat it's weird and uncomfortable to have to look at the FA with a forced smile on her/his face looking at you looking at him/her looking at ..... etc ....
On a larger plane it's not a problem, but on a little CRJ even when you pretend to read they know you're only pretending to read because no-one really reads during take-off or landing.
Also did I tell you CRJs are bloody freezing brrrrr
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
As Southern said, the Dash8 jumpseat is like that, but also the cockpit door is the backrest! If the f/a forgets you are there and opens it without knocking, you fall over backwards! Not to mention those crappy little latches on the door. Don't lean heavily against that door on takeoff, or you might end up in the aisle!
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
The CRJ actually has 2 jump seats, one on either side of the door. I have been on flights where either a check pilot or non-rev passenger has taken the jumpseat in the cockpit and the FA is seated in his/her seat on the cabin side of the door. In such a scenario, you have two seats in the way of the crew shoul they need to get out of the cabin quickly.