As I was boarding a recent Delta flight, I noticed that two of the first class seats in the premium cabin were blocked off. I thought that was strange, as the seats seemed to be working fine so wondered what was going on.
As we left the gate and started taxiing, the two flight attendants working the first class cabin took these two seats. It turns out that their cabin jumpseat was broken and that when this happens, they sit in closest seats to it, which in this case were seats 1C and 1D onboard this Boeing 737-900 aircraft.
I started talking to one of the flight attendants who shared that this is what happens, but that they are only supposed to be seated there during take off and landing, and during the flight they are to be up and about or in the galley, as it would “look bad” if they were seated in first class while service was going on.
On one hand I get that, however on our four hour flight, they didn’t sit down once and had their been a jumpseat, I’m sure they would have been seated.
Have you ever seen flight attendants seated in first class during a flight due to a broken jumpseat? Feel free to comment below with your thoughts.