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Cabin Assistance Reminder

far fewer people want a stewardess than you'd imagine.
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A statistically unsound survey * shows that 3 out of every 4 calls to the cabin craft on an aircraft are in fact people shifting in their seats and not realising they've pressed the button.
with a slight modification, the inflight (seat in front of you) video systems (where installed) should have a little surtitle saying "you've pressed the cabin call button, if you didn't mean too, press it again to cancel" with an appropriate picture.

think of the minutes saved.



* mine, just now

neilp, Mar 01 2005

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       In every plane I've been on the button to call the steward(ess) was located above me on the ceiling next to the light switch. Easy to reach but damn hard to press accidentally while shifting in you seat.
zeno, Mar 01 2005
  

       [neilp] only flies business class, where the button is on the armrest. Or he shifts around in his seat very acrobatically.
hippo, Mar 01 2005
  

       Maybe he has a mohawk.
skinflaps, Mar 01 2005
  

       BA 777s have the button in the armrest in cattle class.
zen_tom, Mar 01 2005
  

       Good idea. + Follow the sequence with "Are you sure you want to cancel?"   

       Have her unstraddle before you shift in your seat.
bristolz, Mar 01 2005
  

       that's a very different level of stewardess service than the one I'm used to.
zen_tom, Mar 01 2005
  

       [neilp] is actually in the air just now on the second leg of his journey back home to Sydney. I'm pretty sure that he's neither in business class [hippo 2005] or has a mohawk [skinflaps].   

       However, not a dreadful idea this one - I'm sure that air stewards everywhere would vote for this.
jonthegeologist, Mar 01 2005
  
      
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