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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

on Emirates airlines, we dont draw the curtains between the classes i/e between first and business or business and economy during taxi, takeoff, landing and descent, yet, we do draw them after the seat belts sign goes off after reaching the cruising altitude.

now i have been flying on AA - operated by TWA - three weeks ago from BWI to STL, and i have noticed that the curtains were not drawn at all. Is there is a reason for this? or is it a new security measure after september 11?

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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 943 times:

i thought

that at least some one knows!


User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 941 times:

There was a thread about this a few weeks ago.

Apparently the US airlines do not draw the curtains at all, including on long international flights. It is good for the economy passengers because they can now use the First Class toilets!


User currently offlineSunbird From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 936 times:

A new security measure would be my guess to Fly_emirates, but I havent flowen TWA either, or have I flowen since 9/11 not beacouse of that fact, just the oppertunity has come up yet

User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 933 times:

Bkkair --
That is not true that US airlines do not draw curtains on long int'l flights! I was on LAX-SYD-LAX a few weeks ago in First on United, and they had the curtains drawn both ways (and only the F pax were allowed in the F lavatories!)


User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 926 times:

Travelin Man- I flew AA J class NRT-SJC last month. Curtains open throughout the plane the whole flight. Maybe UA has a different policy that they closed the curtains to SYD.

But probably wouldn't matter much if they left them open because F class on UA 744 is separated from J class by the galley and door 1.

By the way Travelin Man, how was your UA F class to SYD and back?


User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 918 times:

I loved it. Honestly the service, the food, and of course the seat were all wonderful. Despite what some people on this site claim, United Trans-Pacific First Class ain't too shabby! (The flight attendants were some of the best I've had on any flight I've been on).

You're correct about the Galley between C and F on the 744, but it was still nice the curtains were closed, because the galley tends to be very noisy and bright (not good when you are trying to sleep!).


User currently offlineNeednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 908 times:

No offense to anyone here of course, but I think they need to close the curtains again, it is very annoying to have a line at my bathroom at the front of the plane. You paid for coach, stay back there.

User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 898 times:

Does anyone know what El Al's policy is on curtains?

As the world's leading expert on what works and what doesn't it would be interesting to know what their "curtain" policy is now and has been in the past.



User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 857 times:

i agree with the toilet usage thing!

User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 856 times:

Henry Kissinger restated the whole toilet thing this way:

"The only reason to sit in the back of the plane is because you either have diarrhea or want to meet people who do."

Southern Airlines (eventually became part of NW) used to have a great commercial in the 1970s involving the curtain...

It would start with a view of first class, and everyone would be laughing, drinking fine wine, eating cheese and having something of an airborne party. Then, the East German Female Olympic team member-esque f/a would open the curtain and walk into coach. People would be like chained up to the walls and it looked like a medieval torture chamber, she would then start barking orders at the poor slobs. It was funny.

kind regards,

RogueTrader


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 810 times:

i found the answer by my self when i met an American Airlines flight attendant online. and i wanted to inform you folks here... and thank you for the help

She told me that this is hapening after sept 11, and as an FAA regultaion. but if it really was an FAA regulation, then why does United still draw them?


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