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747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:46 am

This is kind of a dumb question, but.. I was always wondering how caterers/FAs get catering up to the upper deck galley, if there's no service door on the upper deck. Does anyone know?
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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:48 am

There is a lift on the other side of the stairs to the upper deck. If you ever fly on an NZ 744 you will see it in the pursers office next to row 23.
 
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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:59 am

Yes the the 747-400's at NW, have a cart-lift in the cross-aisle at the area around Door 2. However the 747-200's do not. The caterers have to steel carriers loaded with meals and dry goods. The caterer's have to carry these up and down the spiral staircase..
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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:40 pm

And considering that most 747 upper deck seats only hold about 30 or so passengers, taking meals up from the main cabin dos not take w hole lot of time. Usually, the senior F/A's assigned to the upper deck cabin ensures that the upper deck galley is well stocked for the flight.
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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:48 pm

Usually, the senior F/A's assigned to the upper deck cabin ensures that the upper deck galley is well stocked for the flight.


Uhhh, not always. On NW, crew positions are bid for in seniorty order. Sometimes the the upper deck can go junior. On the 747-200, the upperdeck is almost always junior. I would assume that UA was/is the same. The 200 doesn't seem to have the same appeal as the 400.
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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:54 pm

How odd! I know on the SP there was a lift to the upper deck galley, I am very surprised that this was not added to the 200 series as soon as the lounges and dining rooms (Pan Am) were removed.

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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:03 am

Our generic whales may have had a cart-lift when they were originally built, but as long as i've worked them, they have not had them. We don't use carts on the upper deck, we have a 2, 2-tier trolley's uptsairs like the ones we use for the newspapers during boarding.
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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:01 am

TF-ARG, TFABA, TF-ABP have lifts large enough for carts to fit in.

TF-ARO has a lift large enough for canisters as no trollies go upstairs.

I'll try to take some pics this week of them.


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RE: 747 Upper Deck Galley Acess

Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:42 am

IIRC, all -100 and some -200 aircraft were built with dumbwaiters which went from just aft of the spiral staircase (or "L" staircase as well) to just where the stairs would pop up. Like Jamo said, not large enough for carts, but certainly for carrier boxes.

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