Jackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 652 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 4660 times:
I have read that, at least at one time, Air Koryo did not provide jumpseats for Cabin Crew, and that they would literally stand up and hold onto some sort of bar during take off and landing - Can anyone confirm this? Are there/have there been any other airlines where the FA's have not had seats provided?
m11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1205 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4463 times:
I was recently on an OO flight from ORD-MKE and apparently the F/A didn't realize that we were landing or something and she was standing in the galley as we touched down AND the curtain covering up the CRJ stairs was still out. Major safety hazard!
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Elevated From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 288 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4155 times:
Quoting m11stephen (Reply 1): I was recently on an OO flight from ORD-MKE and apparently the F/A didn't realize that we were landing or something and she was standing in the galley as we touched down AND the curtain covering up the CRJ stairs was still out. Major safety hazard!
I find that extremely hard to believe she could be that clueless, being a flight attendant myself. I am not going to get into all the safety related issues that equates to. From what you wrote, there were no obvious "justified" reasons for it. A CSI would have a field day with her.
There are numerous cues to when landing is imminent (FSB and PED signs--below 10,000 ft. mark for PED, seats for landing PA and finally the noise of the gear down) all of those indications and she was still out of her jumpseat with the curtain not secure. Not sure what a/c you were on, but I hope she wasn't the only F/A on board for numerous reasons.
Super80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1637 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3860 times:
I flew WN on LBB-DAL in August of 2009, and one of the flight attendants was standing up as we turned on to the runway and began our roll. Seconds before becoming airborne, she sat down on the galley floor; not a jumpseat.
Right now there is an AA MD-80 flying over my house.
WNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3614 times:
..... it happens to all of us at least once. I know for me it was because we got no indication of landing in IFR conditions after coming out of a holding pattern. We really had no idea where we were and had not received any indications from the FD because they got busy with the diversion. It is incredibly unsafe but it happens.
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rrobards2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 16 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
I was on a COEX ERJ flight from IAH-MSY a couple years ago, I was in seat 3A/4A....can't remember... BUT I did have a clear view into the galley. As we were coming in to land, the FD did all the normal announcements indicating that a lading was imminent, and she just stayed in the galley doing her thing. She must have been looking out the window because seconds before we touched down, she braced herself against carts and counter while we slowed down. Then during the turn off she went back to doing whatever she was doing.
When I saw it happen I couldn't believe it. It's definitely not safe, especially being on an ERJ with only her on board.
gingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 853 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3357 times:
I was on an LH 733 from GVA-FRA. We began our takeoff roll whilst the every flight attendant was standing in the aisle.
I distinctly remember the look of terror on the face of the nearest member of crew. I don't know how the flight crew found out, but the takeoff roll was stopped after about 7-8 seconds. We pulled off the runway, headed back to the threshold and began our second takeoff roll (this time with all crew members seated).