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User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

in this picture, i see the door handle sticking up from outside, so i was wondering, was this door opened from inside? or when you open the door from inside does the handle crack open from outside?


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User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3434 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 986 times:
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The most likely answer in this case is that the door was opened from the outside by the catering crew. However, while not designed to do so, I have, on occasion, seen the exterior handle extend when the door has been opened from the inside. A little WD40 (or the aircraft equivalent) on the mechanism would take care of that problem.


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User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 959 times:

The door handle most likely was opened slightly from inside. This would be to let the caterers know that it was safe to open the door and re-supply the aircraft.

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 921 times:

we flight attendants usually dont open the door from inside. the gate agents will knock the door, so does the caterers, now if we gave them an ok sign upon arrival after disarming the door, they will crack the door open and we will push the door.

Caterers usually knock on the door upon arrival and the same thing applies. but if the plane was parked at the gate, they will knock and open it by themselves.

On airbus planes and from b747 and upward, the door will indicate that it is armed. but usually, its ok to open the door for a parked plane without passengers, the door on most planes (with the exception of the 717,727,737 and the DC9's,) will automatically disarm if opened from outside.

i think that door was cracked open from outside. since the handle is up


User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 902 times:

how will the gate agent crack the door? I always thought that the Jetway was narrow enough that It will block the door by not being wide enough to accomodate both the opening AND the door resting againt the side of the fuselage. Could you explain the process of opening the door (L1, or whatever is being hooked up to the Jetway on that particular plane) while moving the Jetway in? Thanks

Aaron


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 893 times:

concorde1518,

the jetway is usually that wide so that it will allow the gate agent to open teh door, because the doors will be disarmed while the jetway is being pushed to the door of the plane, then the gate agent will knock on the door so that it opens.

jetways are wide, and the flight attendants are not permitted to open the doors by themselves except in emergencies. it differs from airport to another, but thats at least in the airports we fly to


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 868 times:


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this door was opened after the stairs was plugged into the door.


User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 834 times:

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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 789 times:

On A320 the exterior handle does not move when the door is opened from the outside. When closing the door from the inside with the exterior handle extended, this is retracted automatically.
Hope this helps.


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