svtdriver
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:58 pm

UAL Cabin Chimes

Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:00 pm

Can anyone explain what the cabin chimes mean on a UAL flight?

I fly this airline frequently and seem to THINK I know, but would like to hear it from someone in the know.

After take-off, there are 2 chimes. I assume this signals to the flight attendants it is safe to get up, etc.

Sometimes during a flight you hear a high-low chime, and sometimes 2 high-low chimes. Is this simply paging the other flight attendants?

Thanks
 
tekelberry
Posts: 1309
Joined: Tue May 13, 2003 6:37 am

RE: UAL Cabin Chimes

Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:05 pm

Just guessing...

After take off, that is the 10,000 ft chime singnaling the FAs to begin their service.

The 1 chime during flight is when someone calls for an FA. The 2 chimes during flight means that the seat belt sign has either just been turned on or off.
 
svtdriver
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:58 pm

RE: UAL Cabin Chimes

Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:17 pm

Ahh, thanks.

Additionally, I noticed that the no smoking sign gets turned off briefly, then back on again. I believe I read at one time that this was actually caused by some other action other than deliberately meaning to turn it off/on.

Ideas?

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos