Using The F Visitor Seat For Take-Off / Landing?

Old Aug 8, 06, 4:08 pm
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Question Using The F Visitor Seat For Take-Off / Landing?

Never seen anyone doing it, but is this possible? I'm travelling with a terrified flyer soon and it might help if I were allowed to take her visitor seat for T/O. I know they have seatbelts.
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Old Aug 8, 06, 4:12 pm
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Hi,

I do not think so. I thought that there was a sign on them not to be used for take off landing. In addition there would be the danger of the two people facing each other crashing into each other in the event of a crash/aborted take off.

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Old Aug 8, 06, 4:16 pm
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You're right, TBS, I remember seeing that now. Thanks for the quick reply.

Just have to get her smashed in the Concorde Room instead!
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Originally Posted by Dakota
You're right, TBS, I remember seeing that now. Thanks for the quick reply.

Just have to get her smashed in the Concorde Room instead!

Hi,

!! Good idea!

Alternatively try to get 1A & 1K and you might be able to hold her hand during takeoff.

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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot
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!! Good idea!

Alternatively try to get 1A & 1K and you might be able to hold her hand during takeoff.

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You mean 1E/1F ?
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I would have thought any of the centre seats on either the 747, or the 777 would be the best idea for you both. Gives you the best proximity next to each other (including at a little stretch, the ability to hold her hand), but also is the furthest away from the windows. Mrs Efin isn't too hot with the whole window seat thing, as she's still a little nervous with take-offs, so we went for the centre seats during our trip in F to JFK last November.

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Old Aug 9, 06, 4:47 am
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Efin, TBS - 1 A/K would be ideal, but are assigned for both our (full) flights. I'll see if they're available at OLCI. Can't stand the centre seats and both of us prefer windows.

Strangely, her discomfort is solely with the take-off and landing flight phases, otherwise she loves the view. No, I can't work it out either... Rohypnol, anyone?
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Originally Posted by Dakota
Strangely, her discomfort is solely with the take-off and landing flight phases, otherwise she loves the view. No, I can't work it out either...
Maybe she's heard the old advice: "When flying, try to stay near the centre of the air. The edges are the dangerous places where things happen."
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Try putting your friend on one of the fear of flying courses, they have a very high success rate.
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Originally Posted by spotwelder
Try putting your friend on one of the fear of flying courses, they have a very high success rate.
I probably wasn't clear enough in my first post but this what I was saying - I did all the Fear of flying courses - this one in my opinion was the best and MOST effective - you can do online, if you are travelling soon then it is still extrememly helpful- you obviously don't have to heed my recommendation but it is better than drugging her!

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Sorry, pachamama, remiss of me not to respond, but I didn't look properly at that and assumed it was one of those courses which requires pre-booking and a day's attendance, etc., which is not an immediate option. Will look into that and other permanent solutions. Thanks.

Not sure I agree about the drugging!

Originally Posted by pachamama
I probably wasn't clear enough in my first post but this what I was saying - I did all the Fear of flying courses - this one in my opinion was the best and MOST effective - you can do online, if you are travelling soon then it is still extrememly helpful- you obviously don't have to heed my recommendation but it is better than drugging her!

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