kazim786 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7679 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?
Speedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7604 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.
Boa noite Faro, Air Portugal 257 climbing flight level 340
shufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7400 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.
kazim786 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7207 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
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.
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4943 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5917 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.
speedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5245 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.