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752 footwell storage -- FA says not usable on TO/landing, correct?

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Old May 3, 18, 11:21 am
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752 footwell storage -- FA says not usable on TO/landing, correct?

Is my memory just bad or was this a policy that UA went lax on for a while?

Had an FA SFO-BOS this week insist that the footwell wasn't usable for bags during takeoff/landing -- I pointed out that the sign said the shelf and footrest were referenced by the signage, and she wasn't having it. Not worth an argument generally but an inconvenience / avoidable frustration.

I probably take 20 flights a year on these aircraft and can't remember the last time I was told my workbag couldn't go on the floor, but maybe I am just getting old. FA was not the greatest -- flight was a redeye and I raised my seat and put my belt over my blanket at the double chime. She still felt it necessary to wake me up and insist i put my already-up seat up. She also referenced that she thought direcTV was on the flight which lead me to believe perhaps she isn't as familiar with the A/C, but now I'm venting...
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Old May 3, 18, 11:27 am
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The Diamond seat is FAA approved for taxi, takeoff and landing stowage under the footwell. If your bag fits under (personal item size), it can stay there.

The IPTE F and J seats, on the other hand, are not approved for taxi/takeoff/landing stowage of any kind. Perhaps that was the confusion... was it a 28J 752?
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Old May 3, 18, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
The Diamond seat is FAA approved for taxi, takeoff and landing stowage under the footwell. If your bag fits under (personal item size), it can stay there.

The IPTE F and J seats, on the other hand, are not approved for taxi/takeoff/landing stowage of any kind. Perhaps that was the confusion... was it a 28J 752?
I believe it was a 28J; was in the forward cabin though so don't quite recall. And yes aware that the IPTE seats are no-nos for floor storage no matter how nicely it looks like it fits...

Edit: I was not singled out for this; entire cabin got the "must go in overhead bin" treatment.
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Old May 3, 18, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by aCavalierInCoach View Post
I believe it was a 28J; was in the forward cabin though so don't quite recall. And yes aware that the IPTE seats are no-nos for floor storage no matter how nicely it looks like it fits...

Edit: I was not singled out for this; entire cabin got the "must go in overhead bin" treatment.
Possibly a FA who didn’t realize the seats (design originally CO) are approved for such storage, as compared to the “native” UA seats.
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Old May 3, 18, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Possibly a FA who didn’t realize the seats (design originally CO) are approved for such storage, as compared to the “native” UA seats.
Correct. I had the same FA (or another with the same idea) a few months ago. I gently pushed back showing the placard, and mentioning that while the 777 eight-abreast seats did not allow underseat storage, the 752's did. But she would not change her mind and I quickly complied, not wanting to be kicked off for disobeying a crew member's instructions.
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Correct. I had the same FA (or another with the same idea) a few months ago. I gently pushed back showing the placard, and mentioning that while the 777 eight-abreast seats did not allow underseat storage, the 752's did. But she would not change her mind and I quickly complied, not wanting to be kicked off for disobeying a crew member's instructions.
yeah, deja vu. sad that this is what it has come to
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Agree.. sounds like it could arise from the confusion of flying the sCO seat on an sUA plane. Definitely approved for stowage below the footwell (on the floor). Reminds me of my recent 752 flight where the FA insisted I put up my seat when the captain announced "initial descent"
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Agree.. sounds like it could arise from the confusion of flying the sCO seat on an sUA plane. Definitely approved for stowage below the footwell (on the floor). Reminds me of my recent 752 flight where the FA insisted I put up my seat when the captain announced "initial descent"
I've had quite a few FAs do that over the years
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Exactly what @findark said. Happens to me far too frequently. sUA FAs aren't familiar enough with the sCO seats to know that it's ok. And generally when this "rush to close door" process is going on, I just don't have the guts/motivation/interest to call them out on it. So it continues to happen - a lot.
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