Survey results - worst plane habits

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NM

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Lonely Flyer said:
Actually my baguette was being used as a shim to try to stop the seat reclining so all I had was my poor grade 10 french.

This was a timely reminder about the French as I am planning a trip to Europe next year and an option was to use Air France on a leg of the trip. Scratch that idea!!!!!!
Moral of the story: When flying on a French airline, always carry two baguetts :mrgreen: .
 

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Don't waste a perfectly good baguette!

Get some cheese to go with the baguette, have a glass of strong red wine, and your troubles will go away.
 

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NM said:
Moral of the story: When flying on a French airline, always carry two baguetts :mrgreen: .

I will keep my thoughts on what to do with the second baguette to myself:shock:
 

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Evan said:
Yep, no 744, 76x, 73x or A330 i have been on has that option, and i have forward isle preference, would be nice though.

i think there is a little catch/switch towards the back of the aisle armrest that i have felt around for and activated to lift the aisle seat armrest. i could be remembering Dash 8's though.

i think the aisle armrest would be able to come up. i am wondering how a disabled person (wheelchair bound quadraplegic etc) would get into the seat. my though is that they would need to slide across from the wheelchair to their seat rather than be lifted over the armrest.
 

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JohnK said:
If I remember correctly the aisle seat armrest does not lift on any of the QF aircraft flying long haul international.
:confused: AFAIK, Except for some Exit and bulkhead rows, ALL aisle seat armrests raise in WHY on ANY Qantas 747, 767, A330 & 737.

As bigjobs posted there is a "little catch/switch towards the back of the aisle armrest". It is underneath the armrest, about 5cm from the base/hinge. It is normally a blunt alloy hook protruding about 1cm. You hold the armrest steady, slide the hook forward and lift the armrest up. (This can be fiddly as the hook is held by a strong spring. Don't try to lift the armrest before sliding the hook forward at least 1.5 cm).

I have often used this to slide out from underneath my tray table.
 
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I will report in on Wednesday once i check it out , i think i fly a 76x on MEL-SYD and i do fly an A333 SYD-NRT so we shall find out :)

Evan
 

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serfty said:
:confused: AFAIK, Except for some Exit and bulkhead rows, ALL aisle seat armrests raise in WHY on ANY Qantas 747, 767, A330 & 737.

As bigjobs posted there is a "little catch/switch towards the back of the aisle armrest". It is underneath the armrest, about 5cm from the base/hinge. It is normally a blunt alloy hook protruding about 1cm. You hold the armrest steady, slide the hook forward and lift the armrest up. (This can be fiddly as the hook is held by a strong spring. Don't try to lift the armrest before sliding the hook forward at least 1.5 cm).

I have often used this to slide out from underneath my tray table.

And IIRC, JQ A320s have it as well (in all classes :p )

It would be interesting to know if (and it's beginning to sound this way) it's pretty much stock standard on all passenger aircraft. As bigjobs noted, it would be much easier to assist wheelchair bound pax into their seats this way.
 
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