c172
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Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:02 am

Since long-distance airliners seem to be the aircraft of choice for stowaways, Boeing and Airbus should install on all new widebodies, a hatch or door of some kind on the bottom of the fuse that stays open during taxi and takeoff and closes when the main gear go up. Inside the hatch would be a pressurized safe-haven for stowaways. Maybe no IFE. But maybe a Singapore Airlines first class cabin/seat/whatever they call it? Why not also have a chute through which the flight attendants deliver the leftover first class meals?

Obviously, it would save lives. Good publicity too. Think of it... BlahBlahBlah Airlines, the compassionate carrier.

Sure, it'd cost the airlines some money... but it'd save some poor guy from having to clean body parts off the main gear leg. It's probably bad publicity to pull up to the gate with the landing gear looking like that.


Last thing, all of the equipped airliners would have a decal on both sides of the plane... "Safe Haven".
 
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:37 am

You're kidding, right?
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c172
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:28 pm

Yes. But is it funny?
 
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:55 pm

Not really. Sorry.

 
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:13 pm

I'm sure Airbus and Boeing will be happy to pay a lot of money to redesign their products to encourage stowaways.

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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:19 am

Quoting C172 (Thread starter):
a hatch or door of some kind on the bottom of the fuse that stays open during taxi and takeoff and closes when the main gear go up

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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:26 am

The most junior FA is assigned to this new XR4Ti class and meal service shall consist of a small Quiznos meatball sub with a complimentary Vodka and Tang.

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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:57 am

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 6):
The most junior FA is assigned to this new XR4Ti class and meal service shall consist of a small Quiznos meatball sub with a complimentary Vodka and Tang.

Except that the FA will screw up every time and forget to include the vodka, forcing the passenger to lick Tang dust off the walls.
 
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:00 am

Ooh good idea, I think I'll equip all the Cloud 9 aircraft with this compartment!
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:01 am

Ooh good idea, I think I'll equip all the Cloud 9 aircraft with this compartment!
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:54 pm

You know, I’m a humanitarian type of guy, but if you’re dumb enough to stow away in landing gear, you deserved to be removed from the gene pool.
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:12 pm

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 6):
The most junior FA is assigned to this new XR4Ti class

Loving the name for this new 'class' of seating. Does the hatch go to hell after 14,000 miles though? Out.
 
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RE: Stowaway Ports On Heavies?

Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:35 pm

You know some guy did survive stowing away in a DC-8 wheelwell on a flight from Havana to Lisbon. His partner, however, died.

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