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Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pax)?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:58 am

Have you ever been a passenger on a plane and fixed anything on board? I flew from PHX-MSP on a NW A320 tonight. In the lav, I fixed two things that were broken. One, the toilet paper "pin" (or whatever it's called - axle?) was detached and the toilet paper roll was sitting on the counter. I put the roll back on and fixed the setup so it was like normal. Also in the lav, the hydraulic thing on the door was detached from the bracket on the wall. It was a small hydraulic thing, so it was easy for me to just push it and hook it back up to the bracket on the wall. This made the door close automatically like most hinged lav doors do - before this one would just open and close randomly depending on flight dynamics. And I was just a passenger with no other ties to NW.

Have you ever done any DIY repairs on a plane? (No flight crew/cabin crew or airline mechanics please - i.e. nobody that normally would fix something)
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RE: Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pa

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:43 am

Does a martini count?
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RE: Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pa

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:12 am

What about a sandwich?
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RE: Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pa

Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:51 pm

Or what about a stewardess?  Wink
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RE: Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pa

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:46 pm

i have, real little one, but that covering under the windows slid off, and i had to stick back on, not to hard.
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RE: Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pa

Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:29 pm



Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 4):
but that covering under the windows slid off, and i had to stick back on

Same here. Was on the BA flight to LAX on the 18th of December 2006.
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RE: Have You Ever Fixed Anything On A Plane (as Pa

Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:11 am

I've done the occasional "cosmetic" fix while riding as a pax with things like armrests and try tables. On a weekend family vacation my dad MEL'd a squawk on an NW DC-9 when we were trying to get out of IAD one night on the last flight out. AA mechanics came over and were working on it but needed some help and he was an NW mech at the time. It got us out of there! Now that was cool!
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