Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3456 times:
When you hear the Captain or Purser say "Prepare the cabin for departure and crosscheck", what they are saying is to arm your door(put it dparture mode) and check the door across from you to see if the F/A on the other side of the plane from you has done the same thing. That way if one of the doors is giving someone difficulty two people have a chance to make it work before calling the cockpit.
Corsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3372 times:
At Corsair it is the purser job:
"Cabin door on automatic and check cross" then he/she call all the doors and the cabin crew on the left hand door confirmes :
"door 5 left and 5 right are on automatic" and it is the same when we disarmed.
Though on the A330 the purper can check if all the doors mode we still do it that way...just to be sure
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3325 times:
It is a kind of show all this thing ....
This is what I think.
It is an essential check for take off and landing to ensure that all doors are locked for take off and in the unlocked (ready to open in an emergency) for landing.
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Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3308 times:
Yup you're spot on with the announcments. They give the thumbs up to the door opposite and I also noticed they look down the aisle of the plane to give the thumbs up to the other crew members at the other doors.
A show? It may look like it but it is very important!
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USAirways_757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3288 times:
I have been on some flights where the flight attendants will say "1L, 1R" and "2L, 2R" over the intercom after the cross check announcement. I guess this means the two front doors and the two back doors?
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3269 times:
At SkyService you get the CSM to say Flight attendants prepare for Departure and Cross Check please. and on arrival. Just before Take off Roll the captain comes on and says Flight attendants Please be seated.
When this is said Flight attendants should have armed their doors and waited for a confrence call from the CSM indicating that all doors should be armed.