Matt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3635 times:
yup, i remember first seeing them on my first visit to the hangar, we were all trying to figure out these aerodynamic reasons for it, an when we asked we felt like right idiots!
As stated before, just so the hosties dont get wet when opening the door on rainy mornings!
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3371 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3429 times:
They are a little strip of metal stuck onto the fuselage above the door and all they do is keep water from dripping on anyone using the door while its raining, thats all. They are simple, cheap, and effective; and can be found on almost any airliner these days.