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CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 3:42 pm

On the CRJ, the flight attendant jump seat slides out of the a housing built for it infront of the entry door. It slides out and latches into place blocking the cockpit door.

Is there a safftey issue with this? First thing, the pilots have their hatch to escape out of, but the truth of the matter is that the flight attendant is blocking the aisle, making it very difficult for a pilot to pass to get into the cabin if an evac happens.

Also, what is the risk of the latch failing on the CRJ making a lose jumpseat? Something about it doesnt seem that safe.

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Southern
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 10:16 pm

Don't worry, so many other planes make their jumpseats like that... and plus its better there is a jump seat for us than none.

other planes ive flown on that have a seat like this are the
BAe 146
Dash 8
B737

The B737 has an emergency pull handle on the door to realease the panels on the door

and all the others have the cockpit service windows to jump out of with a rope
 
VC-10
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 10:25 pm

If it was unsafe the airworthiness authorities woundn't have certified it
 
PerthGloryFan
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Mon Sep 10, 2001 10:45 pm

Yes, but if you have an aisle seat it's weird and uncomfortable to have to look at the FA with a forced smile on her/his face looking at you looking at him/her looking at ..... etc ....
On a larger plane it's not a problem, but on a little CRJ even when you pretend to read they know you're only pretending to read because no-one really reads during take-off or landing.
Also did I tell you CRJs are bloody freezing brrrrr
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lewis
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 12:20 am

The 737-400 has also a jumpseat right in front of the cockpit door.
 
avt007
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 12:50 am

As Southern said, the Dash8 jumpseat is like that, but also the cockpit door is the backrest! If the f/a forgets you are there and opens it without knocking, you fall over backwards! Not to mention those crappy little latches on the door. Don't lean heavily against that door on takeoff, or you might end up in the aisle!
 
herbie99
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 3:15 am

The CRJ has an escape hatch for the cockpit crew to escape in an emergency if the jumpseat blocks the door.
 
wannabe
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 4:02 am

The CRJ actually has 2 jump seats, one on either side of the door. I have been on flights where either a check pilot or non-rev passenger has taken the jumpseat in the cockpit and the FA is seated in his/her seat on the cabin side of the door. In such a scenario, you have two seats in the way of the crew shoul they need to get out of the cabin quickly.
 
Bicoastal
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RE: CRJ F/a Jumpseat---Unsafe?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 10:04 am

Many aircraft have flight attendent seats that "look at you." And what's wrong with that? Weird and uncomforatable? Where are your social skills? Many 757s, 747 upper deck on many airlines, etc.
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