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Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 12:12 pm

At the beginning of a flight and arrival the pilot says over the intercom
"Cabin Crew arm all doors and crosscheck"
"Cabin Crew disarm all doors and crosscheck"

Can someone explain the crosscheck part
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 12:17 pm

When you hear the Captain or Purser say "Prepare the cabin for departure and crosscheck", what they are saying is to arm your door(put it dparture mode) and check the door across from you to see if the F/A on the other side of the plane from you has done the same thing. That way if one of the doors is giving someone difficulty two people have a chance to make it work before calling the cockpit.
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 4:47 pm

on Emirates airlines, the pilot dont say the cross check.. but they would say

"cabin crew, please Arm all exits"


"Cabin Crew, Set all doors to Automatic"


"Cabin crew, prepare doors for departure"
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:10 pm

At AirMalta it is the Purser's job to announce. It used to be the Flight Engineer's but with the advent of two man cockpit it never rubbed on to the pilots. I wonder why.
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:16 pm

On KLM flights you can hear : "Cabin crew, yellow doorselectors in automatic"

Something that is also always heard on most flights :
" cabin crew, please be seated for take off"


"Cabin crew please be seated for landing"

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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:50 pm

At Corsair it is the purser job:
"Cabin door on automatic and check cross" then he/she call all the doors and the cabin crew on the left hand door confirmes :
"door 5 left and 5 right are on automatic" and it is the same when we disarmed.
Though on the A330 the purper can check if all the doors mode we still do it that way...just to be sure
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 7:19 pm

I am surprised that this isnt fairly standard, but seems to be different on most airlines. On CO its 'flight attendants please arm doors, cross check and stand by for all call.'

On BA... recently the flight attendant called out please stand by for BLAST OFF, it was halarious, maybe this is normal for some carriers, but first I heard it, normally for us it is

"Flight attendants, please be seated for departure"

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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 7:28 pm

On SQ, it is the captain or first officer who announces to the crew:

"Cabin Crew please select doors to automatic" just at the beginning of pushback.
"Cabin Crew please disarm doors" just as the aircraft is taxiing to the terminal.

Cabin crew will always cross check with each other by giving the thumbs up.

Before take off and landing, the Captain or First officer will also make this announcement:

"Cabin crew to take off stations please" just minutes before the aircraft arrives at the take off holding area.
"Cabin crew to your landing stations"... usually about a min or so after wheels down.

I have sort of memorized their announcements by heart.  Big grin

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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 7:33 pm

I dont think it should be something standart.
To my opinion it could all been doen by each crew member himself.

It is a kind of show all this thing ....
This is what I think.

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RE: Cabin Briefing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 8:51 pm

It is a kind of show all this thing ....
This is what I think.
It is an essential check for take off and landing to ensure that all doors are locked for take off and in the unlocked (ready to open in an emergency) for landing.
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Thu Jan 24, 2002 12:11 am


Yup you're spot on with the announcments. They give the thumbs up to the door opposite and I also noticed they look down the aisle of the plane to give the thumbs up to the other crew members at the other doors.

A show? It may look like it but it is very important!

People. They make an airline.
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Thu Jan 24, 2002 1:32 am

I have been on some flights where the flight attendants will say "1L, 1R" and "2L, 2R" over the intercom after the cross check announcement. I guess this means the two front doors and the two back doors?
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RE: Cabin Briefing

Thu Jan 24, 2002 2:30 am

At SkyService you get the CSM to say Flight attendants prepare for Departure and Cross Check please. and on arrival. Just before Take off Roll the captain comes on and says Flight attendants Please be seated.
When this is said Flight attendants should have armed their doors and waited for a confrence call from the CSM indicating that all doors should be armed.

Safety is Everyones Responsibility.

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