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Origin Of Term "jump Seat"?  
User currently offlineart From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3639 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

How did the jump seat become known as such? When was the expression first used?

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17654 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5137 times:

The term is much older than aircraft; older than cars even.

I'm pretty sure it has to do with attendants being able to jump up and down on exterior seats after handling passenger embarkation and debarkation in carriages.

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

Because after 6 hours in the 757 hanging chair you'll jump at the opportunity to get out of the cockpit!


Trikes are for kids!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

Is it because the seat base is retractable......in stowed position.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 3394 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

Yes. Jump seat is a term for any stowable seat (e.g. London taxis). According to the Oxford dictionary, the term originated in the U.S. in the 1860s to describe folding seats in carriages.

Empty vessels make the most noise.
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