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CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?  
User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3142 posts, RR: 7
Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3047 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.

Opinions? Comments? Answers?  Smile

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User currently offlineSouthern From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Don't worry, so many other planes make their jumpseats like that... and plus its better there is a jump seat for us than none.

other planes ive flown on that have a seat like this are the
BAe 146
Dash 8

The B737 has an emergency pull handle on the door to realease the panels on the door

and all the others have the cockpit service windows to jump out of with a rope

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3727 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2981 times:
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If it was unsafe the airworthiness authorities woundn't have certified it

User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2975 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

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3794 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

The 737-400 has also a jumpseat right in front of the cockpit door.

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2948 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!

User currently offlineHerbie99 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

The CRJ has an escape hatch for the cockpit crew to escape in an emergency if the jumpseat blocks the door.

User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 681 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2934 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.

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Many aircraft have flight attendent seats that "look at you." And what's wrong with that? Weird and uncomforatable? Where are your social skills? Many 757s, 747 upper deck on many airlines, etc.

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