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Accident In Cabin

Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:57 pm

How can you avoid meal service cart hitting you?
 
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:01 pm

Keep your legs out of the way....
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:26 pm

I always sit by the window. So I can look out it, because I don't get up as much as other people, and also so I don't have the cart and people hitting me.  Smile
 
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:57 pm

Quoting Kaniksu (Reply 2):
I always sit by the window.

Goin with the window seat!! To top it off having control of the window shade is a plus, not to mention the veiw.
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:19 pm

Quoting Goodday (Thread starter):
How can you avoid meal service cart hitting you?

Sitteing in an aisle seat most like not possible - however you could choose to push it back with equal force, that might teach a lesson to the offender - of course provided you sit with your elbow/shoulder inside of your own seat.
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:30 pm

Do you realise how hard it is to actually control one of those Carts, not easy with the weight of them plus the fact its always being used on a slight incline which gives momentum to the cart. Its not easy in a narrow body where everyone thinks they paid for the ailse as well as the seat.
 
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:54 pm

Quoting Goodday (Thread starter):
How can you avoid meal service cart hitting you?

Don't drink so much booze that you fall from your seat into the aisle...  

Seriously, I usually fly medium- or long-range nightflights, so I prefer aisle to window seat, as I won't see much anyway, and can then get up in the night to visit the loo without having to climb over someone sleeping next to me.

So I know what you're talking about. My tactics:
- Keep your shoes on (with laces open) to avoid the mean pinky-toe hits   .
- Sleep with your head towards the aisle, as this will keep your elbow from leaning too far over your armrest (you would probably fall over then). This reduces the chance of elbow hits, however for the price of increased head bumps. Still, your head is usually more visible than a hidden elbow in the aisle, so the F/A has a better chance avoiding you.
- Bring a bolster (neck-cushion) along. It helps me to more or less keep my position when sleeping.
- Seduce the F/A, so that she lets you sleep in the crew-rest area. Okay, never worked for me so far, but maybe you have better luck than me.

Bonne chance!

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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:22 pm

Anyone offered crew rest bunk during long haul flights?
 
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:26 pm

Fly a really cheap airline.
 
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:33 pm

Or place bungie cords across the aisle both ahead and behind your row.  Wink
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:38 pm

Quoting Goodday (Reply 7):
Anyone offered crew rest bunk during long haul flights?

Does this EVER happen? I highly doubt it -- if they offer it to you don't they have to offer it to others too?
 
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:49 pm

Quoting Goodday (Thread starter):
How can you avoid meal service cart hitting you?

Take the bus?
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:35 pm

Them carts are pretty heavy when they're full of tax free stuff lol, I always have a window seat to be safe  Wink
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:23 pm

Keep the Outboard foot streched Fwd.
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RE: Accident In Cabin

Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:26 pm

Uh, sure. Just fly any US carrier.  smile 

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