Date: 22 Feb 99 03:30:20 From: Ralf.Sipple@t-online.de (Ralf Sipple) Organization: Sipple Aviation & Engineering References: 1 2
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Andrew Ayers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > phases. Be aware that each airline may have it's own policy. The first chime but it's interesting how different airlines do this and that. > after takeoff is at the end of the takeoff phase, typically just after > 1500ft. This is to let the cabin attendent know that the takeoff phase is > complete. we used to cycle the no smoking sign passing 5k (transition altitude in Germany), the FAs then made the no-smoking-reminder-announcement. One day one of our bosses had the idea to simply let them make this announcement 3 minutes after takeoff. That saved the first chime. >The next chime is passing through 10,000ft. We have another 10k seat belts off > passing back through 10,000ft on the way back down and finally one just leaving cruising altitude, at the latest passing 10k: saet belts on (they really give us so much freedom in the way of operating this airplane ;-) ) > prior to landing after the gear comes down. Like I said, each airline has we believe our FAs are capable of recognising the rumbling noise of the gear coming down and thus also omit this chime now. Viele Gruesse, Ralf -- Ralf Sipple | Fax +49-711-7777206 | email@example.com D-70794 Filderstadt| Anrufbeantw. +49-711-7777208| pgp key on request!