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A350 CWS - Storage area must be empty for T/O and Landing?

A350 CWS - Storage area must be empty for T/O and Landing?

Old Yesterday, 11:30 am
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A350 CWS - Storage area must be empty for T/O and Landing?

Rather surprised that the small storage bin low down by your leg in the CWS must be empty for take-off and landing. Seems a bit OTT to me.

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Old Yesterday, 11:47 am
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I think every airline I've been on with that style of seat has the same notice... I usually leave light items in there like the amenity kit and have never had it questioned by CC.
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Old Yesterday, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by YYCCL3 View Post
I think every airline I've been on with that style of seat has the same notice... I usually leave light items in there like the amenity kit and have never had it questioned by CC.
e.g., AA wants the "floor-area" clear (but doesn't check very hard) but has never said anything about the storage bin.
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Old Yesterday, 12:24 pm
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That's correct. The holder is not certified for items to be stowed therefore must not have anything in it for take-off and landing. This is highlighted in the seat instruction guide located in the magazine rack. You can however place items under the ottoman for take-off and landing.
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Old Yesterday, 12:34 pm
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I was asked to move my headphones from there recently
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Old Yesterday, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by BABenchley View Post
That's correct. The holder is not certified for items to be stowed therefore must not have anything in it for take-off and landing. This is highlighted in the seat instruction guide located in the magazine rack. You can however place items under the ottoman for take-off and landing.
curious as to what this means exactly? Is there a risk items would fall out in case of a sudden jolt (as in an emergency).
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Are those rain trousers?
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Originally Posted by dodgeflyer View Post
Are those rain trousers?
chinos

I was asked to remove the amenities kit and told it had to be completely empty. Seemed a bit OTT to me.
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Blame the CAA.
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I agree - have seen this on various airlines [even spaces like that but with a lid] and it always seems overzealous. Can't recall ever having been asked to move stuff, but it's not the crew's fault.

I'd be interested to hear what the certification regime is for that though.
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We need a new acronym I am becoming increasingly confused with CWS and corporate-wage-slave
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Originally Posted by cgtechuk View Post
We need a new acronym I am becoming increasingly confused with CWS and corporate-wage-slave
CS is the preferred abbreviation for the new Club Suite and any case of CWS, with and without hyphens, is reserved for their gracious majesty, corporate-wage-slave!

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