dfwjim1
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All call before taxing and on arrival at gate

Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:34 pm

Before departing and upon arriving at a gate I hear the announcement "roll call". What exactly does "roll call" mean?
Last edited by SQ22 on Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Title was misleading
 
Zeke2517
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Re: Roll call before taxing and on arrival at gate

Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:42 pm

I thought it was “all call,” but I don’t know what that means either.
 
BravoOne
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Re: Roll call before taxing and on arrival at gate

Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:41 pm

Pretty sure it means confirm doors are armed or disarmed. I think you are hearing "all call" not roll call.
 
Redbellyguppy
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Re: Roll call before taxing and on arrival at gate

Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:04 pm

At the airlines that do it, all call means all the FA get on the inter phone and confirm doors armed, disarmed. Other airlines do it by PA and you’ll head “1L/1R” or some such.
 
B6JFKH81
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Re: Roll call before taxing and on arrival at gate

Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:31 pm

It's "all call", which is one of the options on the interphone to ring all FA locations with a phone. When you depart the regular doors (not overwing exits/hatches) need to be armed so the slide deploys in an emergency and this has to be verified between cabin crew before pushback. Upon arrival, the doors need to be disarmed to avoid inadvertently deploying slides at the gate. Since some FAs need to verify more than 1 door, and varying FA positions in the. cabin, the #1 presses the "all call" button and each section picks up to confirm they are armed/disarmed.
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dfwjim1
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Re: Roll call before taxing and on arrival at gate

Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:53 am

B6JFKH81 wrote:
It's "all call", which is one of the options on the interphone to ring all FA locations with a phone. When you depart the regular doors (not overwing exits/hatches) need to be armed so the slide deploys in an emergency and this has to be verified between cabin crew before pushback. Upon arrival, the doors need to be disarmed to avoid inadvertently deploying slides at the gate. Since some FAs need to verify more than 1 door, and varying FA positions in the. cabin, the #1 presses the "all call" button and each section picks up to confirm they are armed/disarmed.


Thank you for the explanation.

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