goodday
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Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:32 am

I just wonder if there is any airline having vinyl like material, just like for galley, for entire cabin floor for easier cleaning and lighter weight of the aircraft?
 
LawnDart
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:50 am

Carpet is lighter than vinyl, and although vinyl may be easier to clean, carpet hides dirt better and is therefore cleaned less ($$$).

Interesting idea, though...
 
FA4B6
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:08 am

Quoting LawnDart (Reply 1):
Carpet is lighter than vinyl, and although vinyl may be easier to clean, carpet hides dirt better and is therefore cleaned less ($$$).

how well would it dampen noise though compared to carpets?
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GuitrThree
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:09 am

It would be awfully noisy in that plane to have anything but sound absorbing materials. Not sure vinyl would work....
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B4REAL
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:17 am

I think I'd like to outfit an aircraft interior with astro-turf  Smile
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Lono
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:13 pm

Quoting B4real (Reply 4):
I think I'd like to outfit an aircraft interior with astro-turf

In coach of course... first class would have real grass
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AR385
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:12 pm

I flew once in the 80's on a AR 707-387C in First, and all the section was fitted for cargo (no carpet) I'm not sure if the material was vynil but it was black rubber with parallel grooves.
 
BCAL
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:00 pm

Do not FR aircraft have sawdust instead of carpets on their cabin floors?!?

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Doona
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:12 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 7):
Do not FR aircraft have sawdust instead of carpets on their cabin floors?!?

Actually, FR uses ground-up bones from old passengers. They get it from their complaints department...

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geoffm
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RE: Cabin Interior,@any Airline Without Carpet?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:20 pm

I was on a KLM flight from GLA to LCY some years ago that had a vinyl kind of flooring. What with the engines being at head level as well, this made for a quite noisy flight!

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