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What's The Deal With This Seat?

Fri May 28, 2010 6:18 am

I was bored and doing a "cabin view" quiz and came across this photo:
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I am wondering if someone has any ideas regarding the high-backed seat in the 4th row from the front. Does this aircraft's combi configuration have anything to do with it?

BTW I got 100% on the quiz. Yes, I am a nerd.  
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RE: What's The Deal With This Seat?

Fri May 28, 2010 6:58 am

Crew seat in the exit-row.
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RE: What's The Deal With This Seat?

Fri May 28, 2010 8:52 am

WOW! Learn something new everyday. Even as a 727 fan, I never knew there were combies! Thankx for sharing...
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RE: What's The Deal With This Seat?

Fri May 28, 2010 1:33 pm

Yes, its the forward F/A seat since the cabin bulkhead is right ahead of the overwing exits instead of where the fwd F/A seat would normally be up front near the fwd LH door. This is also the one and only 727-200 Combi converted by Pemco for First Air. Boeing factory built 727-100C's but not any -200's
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RE: What's The Deal With This Seat?

Sat May 29, 2010 10:36 am

Any reason why its higher is it because of the harness.
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RE: What's The Deal With This Seat?

Sat May 29, 2010 3:45 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Any reason why its higher is it because of the harness.
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Required to have a headrest, for head and neck support in an impact situation. I used to work on 727-100, where the FA assigned to 1R (midcabin galley) sat in a passenger seat in the row right across from the door. It looked exactly like what you see in the picture above.
 
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RE: What's The Deal With This Seat?

Sun May 30, 2010 8:44 am

Quoting 580FA (Reply 5):

Required to have a headrest, for head and neck support in an impact situation.

Why not for the Pax then......The location needing a headrest would be for Aft facing seats right.
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RE: What's The Deal With This Seat?

Sun May 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Why not for the Pax then......The location needing a headrest would be for Aft facing seats right.
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Crew seats have different design/restraint requirements than pax seats. Both fwd and aft facing F/A seats have headrests.

Excerpt from 14 CFR 25.785:

(h) Each seat located in the passenger compartment and designated for use during takeoff and landing by a flight attendant required by the operating rules of this chapter must be:
(5) Either forward or rearward facing with an energy absorbing rest that is designed to support the arms, shoulders, head, and spine.
(6) Equipped with a restraint system consisting of a combined safety belt and shoulder harness unit with a single point release. There must be means to secure each restraint system when not in use to prevent interference with rapid egress in an emergency.
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