Hey, just got back from my recent trip to Phoenix, As most of you know, it has been baffling to me for some time if F/As were permitted to open aircraft doors why the aircraft is on the ramp, while it is not deplaning/boarding (obviously, as small children etc... Could fall out!) and there is no Gate outside the door (which why gate agents open them I don't know, couldn't they be severely hurt if the cabin was pressurized?) but anyways, while In PHX
I saw a WN
733 at the gate and I was watching it for some time. After everyone deboarded, the F/A opened 1R and held it half way open as she talked to someone on the ramp, and then the catering truck "raised" up and she just pushed it the rest of the way open just before he was going to move the catering truck slightly up and forward. Prior to this, I noticed that those little cracks on the bottom and top of the 737 doors were pointing in, which means the door must have been "cracked" (it was still completely in it's socket, so I don't know if that follows the entire "cracked" definition)the door, insuring safety for someone that might open it from the outside. But the point is, F/As open these doors a lot while there is no platform of any kind outside of the door, so there must be no law that says "opening of cabin doors is prohibited while the aircraft is parked at the gate." THey should be able to open them anyways! They're Flight Attendants!!!!!!