Apparently there is (finally) a door mod that will clear the aisle for the closet. The bun warmers have been deactivated to allow for more storage--and it has seemed to help a little bit.
After the FC pre-dept galley is set we generally we try to get as much set up (for Y) on the ground during boarding--which is tough if they don't cater until boarding--but the caddys set up, the cart tops lined, M2's programmed, toppers (ice, lemon/lime, napkins, etc) prepped. This goes on in initial greeting as F boards. Then when they're mostly on and we're doing coats the Y person is finishing his/her set up.
Then coats are finished and the two FA
's do the drinks, the Y helper cuts to the back and does bins/bags/exits, the FC FA
cleans up, stows galley and does announcements.
During flight only 2 FA
's are in FC galley for service set up...the A line and the Y helper. Once the cart is ready (on the M90) the other two FA
's come up and take it back. If you're on the M88, the same Y helper comes up, sets the cart and calls the 3rd FA
fwd and they take the one cart. On the M90 the Y helper finishes his/her cart and goes out.
During all that, many A line FA
's are swapping a trash cart (1/2 size) from AC
L to AC
R with one of the 1/2 cart FC bev carts and they work out of the AC
L FWD galley...they we swap it all back again for landing.
It's crazy amounts of switching and moving and jigging-jagging around; but it gets done. I feel like it's one of those tile games where you have to put the numbers in order but you can only move one tile at a time...lot's of extra moves to get the "four" over to "there" but it's what it takes.
Of course, none of that is "official" it's just how most of us make it work. There are as many ways to work that plane as there are FA
's working it. It's not actually about us, it's about the pax and our revenue; without either we're out of work. Do I wish it were easier to work those a/c? Sure...but if wishes were horses beggers would ride.
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