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Stowaway Ports On Heavies?  
User currently offlineC172 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1280 times:

Since long-distance airliners seem to be the aircraft of choice for stowaways, Boeing and Airbus should install on all new widebodies, a hatch or door of some kind on the bottom of the fuse that stays open during taxi and takeoff and closes when the main gear go up. Inside the hatch would be a pressurized safe-haven for stowaways. Maybe no IFE. But maybe a Singapore Airlines first class cabin/seat/whatever they call it? Why not also have a chute through which the flight attendants deliver the leftover first class meals?

Obviously, it would save lives. Good publicity too. Think of it... BlahBlahBlah Airlines, the compassionate carrier.

Sure, it'd cost the airlines some money... but it'd save some poor guy from having to clean body parts off the main gear leg. It's probably bad publicity to pull up to the gate with the landing gear looking like that.


Last thing, all of the equipped airliners would have a decal on both sides of the plane... "Safe Haven".

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

You're kidding, right?


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User currently offlineC172 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Yes. But is it funny?

User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Not really. Sorry.



User currently offlineRicci767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

I'm sure Airbus and Boeing will be happy to pay a lot of money to redesign their products to encourage stowaways.

(Sarcastic)


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 888 times:

Quoting C172 (Thread starter):
a hatch or door of some kind on the bottom of the fuse that stays open during taxi and takeoff and closes when the main gear go up

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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6028 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 883 times:

The most junior FA is assigned to this new XR4Ti class and meal service shall consist of a small Quiznos meatball sub with a complimentary Vodka and Tang.

IHAP



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User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2383 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 6):
The most junior FA is assigned to this new XR4Ti class and meal service shall consist of a small Quiznos meatball sub with a complimentary Vodka and Tang.

Except that the FA will screw up every time and forget to include the vodka, forcing the passenger to lick Tang dust off the walls.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 874 times:

Ooh good idea, I think I'll equip all the Cloud 9 aircraft with this compartment!

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 874 times:

Ooh good idea, I think I'll equip all the Cloud 9 aircraft with this compartment!

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 850 times:

You know, I’m a humanitarian type of guy, but if you’re dumb enough to stow away in landing gear, you deserved to be removed from the gene pool.

User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1011 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 6):
The most junior FA is assigned to this new XR4Ti class

Loving the name for this new 'class' of seating. Does the hatch go to hell after 14,000 miles though? Out.


User currently offlineC172 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 791 times:

You know some guy did survive stowing away in a DC-8 wheelwell on a flight from Havana to Lisbon. His partner, however, died.

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