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|Quoting Cblikestofly (Thread starter):|
My sister was a F/A in the 1960's and she laughingly recalls having to manually crank the gear when it got stuck
|Quoting Cblikestofly (Reply 7):|
Give me some more info about the dish and I'll ask her.
|Quoting DIA (Reply 6):|
It looks like a serving dish, but I haven't been able to verify that, let alone find another that exists. It has a picture of the Caravelle in the center of the dish. I don't know much else. . .without looking at it (I'm at work right now). Does she recall the serving glassware?
|Quoting FlySSC (Reply 9):|
DIA, this very possible : United used to fly some Caravelle in a single First Class configuration, between New-York and Chicago ... so they were for sure using "real" plates, glasses etc...
|Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 10):|
I'm sure the less senior flight attendants that are currently flying with UA could answer your questions...
|Quoting DIA (Reply 12):|
. .they look like the French Quarter "forks" as far as I can describe. . .The
|Quoting Lemurs (Reply 13):|
Do you mean fleur-de-lis? Like these?
|Quoting Cblikestofly (Reply 14):|
I talked to my sister and to the best of her knowledge it was used in First Class as a serving plate for food and then offered to passengers. The description and design of the plate and especially the "Executive" inscription lead her to believe this. She never worked First Class so it's a guess but an educated one.
Sorry, but this is all the info I have. Maybe someone at UA can offer more on this topic. Sure is interesting, though.