DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 8771 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
I'm pretty sure it is one FA for every 50 passengers, as that is why Southwest operates only the 73S, 733, 735, and 73G (all have 122/137 pax). The 734, 738, and 739 would all have passenger settings over 150, which would require the fourth FA. That is why we don't see the stretch Southwest 737s.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
If the airplane has more than 19 passenger seats, your are required to have a flight attendant; then the 1 F/A for each group of 50 (or part of 50) seats rule applies. Airlines, who try to have good cabin service (rare organizations nowadays), generally have to have more F/A's than required for the 50 seat rule.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2572 posts, RR: 59 Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2963 times:
I think the JAR/UK CAA rules are slightly more complex. The same basic rule applies that for aircraft with more than 19 seats, 1 cabin crew member is required for every 50 passenger seats, but there are type-specific rules over and above that, generally for larger aircraft.
For example, the British Airways B767-300ER SEP manual states;
The ANO requires 1 cabin crew member per 50 passenger seats, but in the case of the 767-300 a special requirement has been imposed which specifies a minimum of 8 cabin crew regardless of the number of seats or passengers carried.
So while a US carrier may be able to operate a B767-300 with 5 cabin crew, the legal minimum for a UK-registered B767-300 is 8 cabin crew. UK airlines normal crew complemets are as follows;
Britannia - 8
MyTravel - 8
Air 2000 - 9
British Airways - 9-11
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2572 posts, RR: 59 Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2873 times:
----- Aren't the flight time and work hours a factor here also?
No, not for the minimum numbers as they are set from a safety/evacuation point of view. There are separate cabin crew duty regulations, and airlines usually have agreements within those rules on crew rest entitlements.
Heisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
In Europe there is 1 FA if there are more than 19 seats, and if there are over 50 seats 2 FA, over 100 seats 3FA and over 150 seats 4FA.
Many airlines do use more FA in order to provide good service. Braathens airline have a 150 seat configuration on ther B737-400, which allows the use of "only" 3 FA, but very often they use 4 FA. 150 seats in a B737-400 give a nice pitch....
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2119 posts, RR: 33 Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2792 times:
I know that with Air France, there is, at the very least, one flight attendant for every emergency exit. At BOS, the A340 goes out with 11 or 12 flight attendants, the A330 with 10 or 11, the 763 with 8.