Elevated From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 293 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
A 'thumbs up" signal by the FA (though the window during jetbridge movement) means that the door is unarmed and ready for opening. It's a must.
The Gate Agent/Caters must knock on the door and look through the window when they want to open the door and a subsequent "thumbs up" is given in order for the door(s) to be opened and be unarmed. Procedure can vary by airline.
mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6409 posts, RR: 74 Reply 5, posted (2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1363 times:
Quoting Mats (Reply 4): So I wonder if the sideways thumb means "armed," and thumbs up means "disarmed." That would make some sense.
Thumbs up means "disarmed, safe for you to open door"... or, "unarmed, I'm opening the door for you" (depending on the policy)
Thumbs sideways or down, means the opposite... "armed. Unsafe. Do not open!" Again depends on the policy at the airline.
The thumbs up is the universal one.
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ecbomberman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2011, 73 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 months 19 hours ago) and read 1233 times:
In any case, just to add my 2 pence worth... Most and I say MOST modern airline doors, when open from the outside, will automatically disable the slide feature.... That is not true for the 737/737NG however, if I remember correctly.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31457 posts, RR: 57 Reply 7, posted (1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1155 times:
Quoting ecbomberman (Reply 6): In any case, just to add my 2 pence worth... Most and I say MOST modern airline doors, when open from the outside, will automatically disable the slide feature.... That is not true for the 737/737NG however, if I remember correctly.