bigmo747
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Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:28 pm

I was just surfing the website when i came across this pic......


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I've never seen one of these exits open in person. I think that this pic makes the already spectacular 744 even more gorgeous.

My real question is why is it open anyway?? Are they just airing out the cabin??

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clickhappy
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:30 pm

prob to keep the cabin cool. I saw several planes at LAS with all the doors open during the day and night.
 
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:10 pm

You could sometimes see this at Kai Tak.
 
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:17 pm

It is not abnormal to have the APU inoperative. Ground air carts don't normally do a very good job of keeping the entire cabin cool, especially on a warm day, so opening the doors allows the cabin to air a little.
 
AJ
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:26 pm

A good view of the Upper Deck emergency exit. You should see the length of the slide when they deploy!

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KAL_LM
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:13 pm

That's a hell of a drop when you stand at the edge though! Once I had to dump some water over the side (on a UPS 74F no less) and instead to lugging it down to the main deck, they had that door open and out it went. Not a real pleasant feeling standing that far up with nothing between you and the ground...

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Tom
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bigmo747
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:19 pm

Aj, u mention that slide--i'd love to ride one of those--(not in an emergency situation ofcourse--i hope no one ever has to ride one in an emergency situation)--but it seems like it would be fun in a twisted sort of way--like a ride at an amusement park.

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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 3:22 pm

When UA flew there 744's to AKL this was a common sight in the summer while the aircraft sat in the hot afternoon sun for a few hours.
 
AJ
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 3:55 pm

Bigmo747, the friction that a ride down the slide creates can burn through skin and melt clothes. The recommended way to 'ride the slide' is to sit upright and hold your knees. This increases wind resistance to slow the descent and prevents you from using your hands as brakes, which would result in a nasty burn. At the bottom is a deceleration pad that slows you and urges you onto your feet.

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dragogoalie
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RE: Pic--744 With An Open Upper Deck Emergency Exit

Tue Nov 05, 2002 5:20 pm

Thats the real reason it costs so much to fly first class I think. You get to ride the more fun slide if you ride in the bubble  Wink/being sarcastic

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