Inflatable Footrest OK on AA?

Old Nov 20, 18, 12:50 pm
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Inflatable Footrest OK on AA?

Has anyone ever brought/used one on board? I am doing the LAX/SYD flight at the begining of Jan and have Row 24 which is an exit row but without a row in front. (LAV/Galley Area) Do you think I would be allowed to have it or are their requirements to have the area clear at all times, not just Takeoff and Landing?
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Old Nov 20, 18, 1:06 pm
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I'm gonna have to see a picture of this...
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Old Nov 20, 18, 1:20 pm
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Old Nov 20, 18, 1:21 pm
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Sorry about the massive size, I no do this computer wizardry.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 1:49 pm
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Call it an "emotional support support" and no one will dare question it.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 3:16 pm
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The area only has to be kept clear for takeoff and landing, so you could use it in flight.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 3:30 pm
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I have this!

Regular seats - OK
Exit row - 4/6 OK. The other two, FAs insisted on keeping the area clear.
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I would think OK. Much easier to move in an emergency than the massive food/bev carts they park in front of the exits.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 5:47 pm
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I regularly carry either a small inflatable foot rest or a beach ball. I've never gotten anything but surprised looks followed by a "thumbs up" from FAs when I use them.

The beach ball gets fully inflated if there is a bulkhead to rest against; if there isn't, it gets partially inflated so it doesn't roll away.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 6:18 pm
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I feel like you could do something similar with a wheeled carry on...I've often thought about an inflatable lie flat seat and never posted about it for some reason.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 6:28 pm
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I've seen some people use a roller bag as a footrest when seated in some exit rows. I think it was an old version of the 777, about 3 years ago, when I was flying DFW-NRT.

If you're going to do it, I'd just get it out and set it up, then act as if it is normal. Much easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission. As long as it doesn't interfere with crew seats. On those long flights, the crew mostly disappears during the flight after the meal anyway.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 7:19 pm
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If you mean overnight long haul flights, FAs disappear to let you sleep. We are available when you may be sleeping. We tend to stomp through the cabin at intermittent intervals.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 10:17 pm
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Originally Posted by hawkfan7314 View Post
Has anyone ever brought/used one on board? I am doing the LAX/SYD flight at the begining of Jan and have Row 24 which is an exit row but without a row in front. (LAV/Galley Area) Do you think I would be allowed to have it or are their requirements to have the area clear at all times, not just Takeoff and Landing?
In case you get rebooked on Qantas, do note that they specifically ban these items and have forced people to deflate them

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Old Nov 21, 18, 8:54 am
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Oh wow, a device to decrease the amount of room allotted to a passenger? Get this in front of the executive team ASAP. Before you know it the planes will come with these pre-installed in the floor; they will inflate upon takeoff to compress the passenger into the "loaded position".

The person in that photo must be three feet tall.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Oh wow, a device to decrease the amount of room allotted to a passenger? Get this in front of the executive team ASAP. Before you know it the planes will come with these pre-installed in the floor; they will inflate upon takeoff to compress the passenger into the "loaded position".

The person in that photo must be three feet tall.
I'm only considering it because I won't have the seat in front of me so I would be able to put my legs up on it. I agree that I don't know how comfortable it would be if used how it is in the picture.
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