From: email@example.com (Jonathan E. Hardis) Organization: National Institute of Standards & Technology Date: 04 Jan 94 22:52:32 PST References: 1 2 3 4
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In <airliners.1993.795@ohare.Chicago.COM> kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes: >>(which doesn't make a whole lot of sense... how would the flight attendants >>communicate with the pilots---anyone remember these things??) >For simple communications they can just use the intercom, as they do >often on all-passenger configurations. >Such configs still do exist -- OAG shows both Air Canada and Alaska >Airlines as having mixed-config 737-200s with the cargo area ahead of >the passengers. A couple of summers ago, I was on such an Alaska Airlines flight (from Anchorage to Juneau, contininuing down the coast). Just to add what has already been said, there *is* a passageway that the crew can use to walk between the cockpit and the passenger section. It didn't seem too strange, except that the passengers were a special case of cargo. The seats were on pallets which could be added or removed to change the proportions, as required.