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A380 Pursers "Office"  
User currently offlinekazim786 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7113 times:

I was just looking through some images of Emirates' brand spanking new Airbus A380, after some sifting through Google images I stumbled upon this image which shows a secret room below the stairs which lead to the upper deck of the aircraft. Does anyone know what it is, what its used for or whats in there?



(Image is not mine, taken off Google Images)

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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7109 times:

The MD-11 also has a pursers office.

There's quite a bit to coordinate on a plane the size of the A380.

NS


User currently offlinehorstroad From Germany, joined Apr 2010, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 7069 times:

all bigger aircraft have something like this... but mostly it´s just a niche in the gally. have never seen a lockable room like this

User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

The 747-400 also has the pursers office bellow the stairs (BA's at least). I believe it is where IFE is controlled, important flight documentation is held, and where certain other cabin formalities are dealt with.

Speedbird741



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User currently offlineshufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6834 times:

I would love to get a fake yoke, put on a leather flying helmet with the stiff scarf over the shoulder and sit there in full view of passengers and pretend I was flying the thing. It'd be your last flight for your company, but the story would be worth it.

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2225 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

Here are some picture of the "purser station" in (KL) 747-400 and MD11 aircraft, installed since the early nineties, so nothing new on the A380.


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User currently offlinekazim786 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6641 times:

Oh I see, odd thing is I never actually noticed this on the A380 before, I did notice a small door but I assumed it was just a closet where the crew kept there belongings, see you learn something new on this website every day  

User currently offlinelimaniner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5809 times:

It's the Flight Engineer's seat -- you didn't actually believe in the "2-man cockpit" myth, did you? 

User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1992 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

Yes I have seen it on Boeing 747-400 as well... I thought it's a place for the flight attendant to use computer to fix the PTV or reboot the PTV.


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User currently offlinehamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 8):

the flight documentations and other important sensitive document are locked away in a different location other than this one, which i cannot reveal, however this is refered to as a crew work station, its nothing more than just organizing PA's, videos, resolving problems with the IFE system when they exist. some times you might want to send a message to ops regarding minor maintenance issues such as lighting, controlling shower spas, fixing things like ovens... it can be done from there alternitavely, or if you have a sick passengers and you need to contact ground medical services to get advise ...... finally sometimes a purser need a quiet place to write reports, and this space is ideal for that. all the aircraft documentations and ideal documents are stowed away in the flight deck.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

So, can you pistol whip Leonardo DiCaprio's character in it when he acts up and steals from other passengers?   Referring to the movie Titanic, of course...  


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

QF have theirs upstairs LHS of the aircraft beside the stairs on the A380. On the 744 it is underneath the stairs in the galley... likewise NZ and most airlines with 744s have a workstation located there.


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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1992 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4971 times:

Quoting hamad (Reply 9):
finally sometimes a purser need a quiet place to write reports

I'm curious about writing report. What do the pursers write report about?



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17180 posts, RR: 66
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4966 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 12):
Quoting hamad (Reply 9):
finally sometimes a purser need a quiet place to write reports

I'm curious about writing report. What do the pursers write report about?

I know some airlines have consumables reports, for example for beverage bottles and the first/biz class bars.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1992 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

I see...do they write report about pax behaviour as well?


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User currently offlinespeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

There is a fair amount of paperwork for the Senior Cabin Crew Member to complete.

Catering/equipment reports and issues including quantity and quality
Crew performance paperwork
Customs paperwork for destination
Drinks and Duty free importation paperwork
General Declarations (gen decs) with details of crew names and passenger numbers for destination
Reports on passenger complaints/praise
Passenger satisfaction questionaires
Collation of duty free sales figures
Cabin Defect Reporting

The "office" is very handy for getting away from it all to get this done. On BAs 777s it is just forward of Door 1 Left behind the flight deck and on the 744 it is "under the stairs" with access just behind door 2R.

[Edited 2011-09-04 13:08:57]

[Edited 2011-09-04 13:10:02]

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