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Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit  
User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

I was just surfing the website when i came across this pic......


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I've never seen one of these exits open in person. I think that this pic makes the already spectacular 744 even more gorgeous.

My real question is why is it open anyway?? Are they just airing out the cabin??

Regards

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
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prob to keep the cabin cool. I saw several planes at LAS with all the doors open during the day and night.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

You could sometimes see this at Kai Tak.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6639 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

It is not abnormal to have the APU inoperative. Ground air carts don't normally do a very good job of keeping the entire cabin cool, especially on a warm day, so opening the doors allows the cabin to air a little.

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

A good view of the Upper Deck emergency exit. You should see the length of the slide when they deploy!

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User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

That's a hell of a drop when you stand at the edge though! Once I had to dump some water over the side (on a UPS 74F no less) and instead to lugging it down to the main deck, they had that door open and out it went. Not a real pleasant feeling standing that far up with nothing between you and the ground...

regards,
Tom



is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Aj, u mention that slide--i'd love to ride one of those--(not in an emergency situation ofcourse--i hope no one ever has to ride one in an emergency situation)--but it seems like it would be fun in a twisted sort of way--like a ride at an amusement park.

Regards


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

When UA flew there 744's to AKL this was a common sight in the summer while the aircraft sat in the hot afternoon sun for a few hours.

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

Bigmo747, the friction that a ride down the slide creates can burn through skin and melt clothes. The recommended way to 'ride the slide' is to sit upright and hold your knees. This increases wind resistance to slow the descent and prevents you from using your hands as brakes, which would result in a nasty burn. At the bottom is a deceleration pad that slows you and urges you onto your feet.

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User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Thats the real reason it costs so much to fly first class I think. You get to ride the more fun slide if you ride in the bubble  Wink/being sarcastic

--dragogoalie-#88-- aka Screaming Emu



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