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A380 Pursers "Office"

Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:32 am

I was just looking through some images of Emirates' brand spanking new Airbus A380, after some sifting through Google images I stumbled upon this image which shows a secret room below the stairs which lead to the upper deck of the aircraft. Does anyone know what it is, what its used for or whats in there?



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gigneil
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:37 am

The MD-11 also has a pursers office.

There's quite a bit to coordinate on a plane the size of the A380.

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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:17 am

all bigger aircraft have something like this... but mostly it´s just a niche in the gally. have never seen a lockable room like this
 
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:21 am

The 747-400 also has the pursers office bellow the stairs (BA's at least). I believe it is where IFE is controlled, important flight documentation is held, and where certain other cabin formalities are dealt with.

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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:03 am

I would love to get a fake yoke, put on a leather flying helmet with the stiff scarf over the shoulder and sit there in full view of passengers and pretend I was flying the thing. It'd be your last flight for your company, but the story would be worth it.
 
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:51 am

Here are some picture of the "purser station" in (KL) 747-400 and MD11 aircraft, installed since the early nineties, so nothing new on the A380.


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kazim786
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:49 pm

Oh I see, odd thing is I never actually noticed this on the A380 before, I did notice a small door but I assumed it was just a closet where the crew kept there belongings, see you learn something new on this website every day  
 
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:12 am

It's the Flight Engineer's seat -- you didn't actually believe in the "2-man cockpit" myth, did you? 
 
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:40 am

Yes I have seen it on Boeing 747-400 as well... I thought it's a place for the flight attendant to use computer to fix the PTV or reboot the PTV.
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:20 pm

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 8):

the flight documentations and other important sensitive document are locked away in a different location other than this one, which i cannot reveal, however this is refered to as a crew work station, its nothing more than just organizing PA's, videos, resolving problems with the IFE system when they exist. some times you might want to send a message to ops regarding minor maintenance issues such as lighting, controlling shower spas, fixing things like ovens... it can be done from there alternitavely, or if you have a sick passengers and you need to contact ground medical services to get advise ...... finally sometimes a purser need a quiet place to write reports, and this space is ideal for that. all the aircraft documentations and ideal documents are stowed away in the flight deck.
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:49 pm

So, can you pistol whip Leonardo DiCaprio's character in it when he acts up and steals from other passengers?   Referring to the movie Titanic, of course...  
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:06 pm

QF have theirs upstairs LHS of the aircraft beside the stairs on the A380. On the 744 it is underneath the stairs in the galley... likewise NZ and most airlines with 744s have a workstation located there.
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:11 am

Quoting hamad (Reply 9):
finally sometimes a purser need a quiet place to write reports

I'm curious about writing report. What do the pursers write report about?
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:25 am

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 12):
Quoting hamad (Reply 9):
finally sometimes a purser need a quiet place to write reports

I'm curious about writing report. What do the pursers write report about?

I know some airlines have consumables reports, for example for beverage bottles and the first/biz class bars.
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:17 pm

I see...do they write report about pax behaviour as well?
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RE: A380 Pursers "Office"

Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:57 pm

There is a fair amount of paperwork for the Senior Cabin Crew Member to complete.

Catering/equipment reports and issues including quantity and quality
Crew performance paperwork
Customs paperwork for destination
Drinks and Duty free importation paperwork
General Declarations (gen decs) with details of crew names and passenger numbers for destination
Reports on passenger complaints/praise
Passenger satisfaction questionaires
Collation of duty free sales figures
Cabin Defect Reporting

The "office" is very handy for getting away from it all to get this done. On BAs 777s it is just forward of Door 1 Left behind the flight deck and on the 744 it is "under the stairs" with access just behind door 2R.

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