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Vasu
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Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:18 am

Hey,

Just saw this picture on another website:

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=325305&count=false

One thing strikes me - that there is no kind of class divider, and the economy seats are actually right behind the business class ones. Maybe its just going crazy, but is this normal? Any other airlines have this lack of divider?

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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:04 am

I noticed that is Euro Atlantic, a pretty downmarket charter outfit.

I have flown on shorthaul flights where the divider wasn't onboard and the only difference between business and economy was the seats further back had no doilys and the middle seat was used (767)
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:56 am

Thanks to new TSA guidelines and complaints from SkyMarshalls those are coming down on US birds as well. I'm thinking plexiglass doors are in order soon.
 
UAalltheway
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:10 am

In the picture you linked to there is clearly a bulkhead.

???
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Boeing73G
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:23 am

I also noticed this on another pic here on a.net:


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This clearly has a lack of curtains, but I'm sure it's only temporary
 
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:27 am

The Bulkhead on the 767 is probably the galley. I saw an interesting configuration on the one charter flight I have been on: Omni Air International HNL-LAS. They offer a three class cabin on a DC-10-30 with the First and "premium" cabins melded together. Actually the premium passengers sit in the same seats as the main cabin but get the better food and service offered to the FC folks, who just have wider seats. (BTW, 3-4-3 seating in main cabin is torture!). The airplane is an ex-Lufthasa bird... I wonder if it is a configuration Omni just inherited?
 
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:55 am

Quoting Boeing73G (Reply 4):
I also noticed this on another pic here on a.net:

Quite similar to AA upholstery. Don't you think?
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Codasco
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:44 pm

At first I thought it was an AA bird. Are they identical??
 
lincoln
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:03 pm

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 2):
I'm thinking plexiglass doors are in order soon.

ISTR (but am too lazy to look for it now) that doors of any kind between cabins are specifically prohibited by the FARs (at least for US airlines)... that's why we have the (now returning in translucent form) curtains between cabins.

Also I would think it would have to be "similar to plexiglass" if it were allowed, since plexiglass presumably is fairly nasty when burnt/subjected to extremely high temps.

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miami1
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RE: Lack Of Class Dividers

Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:26 pm

QF 737 classics and 146s have no divider between J and Y. As did the 738s when first delivered.

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