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Old 7th Apr 2011, 12:02
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Trolley/cart Injuries

I was wondering if any cabin crew ever injured a passenger with the trolley/cart?

Do you hit the passenger in the elbow or arm by accident?

Is it hard to keep the trolley in a straight line whilst pushing it along the gangway?
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 15:42
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It's almost impossible NOT to hit the odd pax occasionally. Elbows occasionally, but it's the knees that are the easy targets and hurt the most...

There should be a track that the trolley wheels sit in to keep us on the straight and narrow and also keep the trolley from hitting the roof and falling on someone during turbulence...
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 16:14
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Was a flight tech. onboard a Tristar going west bound over the atlantic we hit turbulence the trolley and flight attendant went airborne unfortunately for her the trolley came down on her ankle and broke it.
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 21:36
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I agree with boardingpass...it is almost impossible not to hit someone with a trolley during a flight. I can never understand that many passengers have their feet out in the aisle, when they can see you are coming through with the drinks or food trollies
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 23:08
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I agree with boardingpass...it is almost impossible not to hit someone with a trolley during a flight. I can never understand that many passengers have their feet out in the aisle, when they can see you are coming through with the drinks or food trollies
DS, as SLF I sympathise but would like to make a couple of comments if I may. Some tall pax will have their feet in the aisle because they don't fit under the seat in front of them (not a problem I suffer from btw). If you start serving from the tail end they won't see you coming.
Let's hope the one's you do hit are the whingers, it'll make their day to have something to moan about.
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 05:02
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not trollies but hips

The wide body cabin crew, tend to hit pax with their hips not trollies, but having said that I leveled the score once when I reclined my seat, as the dolly was passing a hot meal (on the tray) to the nasty man ( the one with the knees in my back), as I slept, did not require the meal service, my seal went back to the max, and he received his meal, in his lap....

sorry bad boy..glf
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 07:10
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So is that the wide bodied crew or wide bodied aircraft crew?

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Old 8th Apr 2011, 10:22
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I think the cabin crew get more bruises on their hips than pax on thier knees or elbows! Pax tend to stick out their elbows just as crew pass down the aisle.
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 10:46
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Or a pax elbow right in the crotch as you're walking back up front!! Ouch! Damn them!
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 10:54
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Depending on the size of the cart (half/full) it can be annoying just like an annoying shopping cart that hurts your inner core muscles. Particularly the older style carts, the newer carbon-fibre carts I find are a lot easier to manoeuvre.
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 11:06
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@Shack37

Yes, I can understand that tall people often find the legroom tight and to feel more comfortable stretch their feet in the aircraft aisle.
I can also see your point when we are doing the service back to front, however it is usually when we are doing the service from the front of the cabin (meaning people can see the crew member!) . Somehow, they just ignore the fact we are wheeling the trolley and we still get the "you should be more careful" and the evil eye from a few pax...
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Old 10th Apr 2011, 14:37
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As SLF I had to fly once whilst on crutches and with my ankle still HEAVILY strapped up following a rugby injury. I was pre boarded and the cabin crew took great pains to ensure I was comfortable (seated right by the galley bulkhead for extra legroom) however I couldn't get my foot (left fyi) in properly as the rest of the passengers boarded. Approximately 60% managed to clout it resulting in increasing pain whilst only 4 people said sorry.

It meant that I had to sit with my leg out in the aisle for most of the flight and the wonderful cabin crew not only made sure I was OK but managed to avoid me with all the carts they were using that day.
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