daron4000
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Curtains On US Airlines

Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:38 am

I know that curtains are not on board UA planes anymore.
My question is, is this a law for all US airlines or just a UA policy?
If it is a law, then why do international carriers on the same route have the ability to use curtains? Wouldn't it destroy the purpose of the law?
 
srbmod
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RE: Curtains On US Airlines

Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:41 am

Quoting Daron4000 (Thread starter):
I know that curtains are not on board UA planes anymore.
My question is, is this a law for all US airlines or just a UA policy?
If it is a law, then why do international carriers on the same route have the ability to use curtains? Wouldn't it destroy the purpose of the law?

Is mandated by the FAA on all US airlines. Some airlines are experimenting using a mesh curtain divider which allows there to be a physical divider between cabins, but allows air marshalls to be able to see throughout the cabin.
 
PRAirbus
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RE: Curtains On US Airlines

Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:14 am

AA is currently testing a "mesh curtain divider" on (2) of its MD80s. Based on the feedback after the test its very likely these dividers will be installed on its entire fleet. I guess it is about time in order to avoid unpleasant traffic from other cabins and provide some privacy. According to AA reports, other US majors (such as AS, NW, CO) are considering a similar product. This product has been certified by the FAA and TSA.

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