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Topic: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: Rw774477
Posted 2009-12-21 05:47:43 and read 2252 times.

How many , if any, cabin crew are on delivery flights - or do the pilots take care of themselves ?

Do they also haul back a full complement of LD3's etc

What other "stuff" would they pack for the ride ?

rw774477

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: SW733
Posted 2009-12-21 05:49:55 and read 2254 times.



Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
How many , if any, cabin crew are on delivery flights - or do the pilots take care of themselves ?

From my understanding, no cabin crew. There may be some extra airline employees besides the pilots, but no F/A. That was my understanding, at least.

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: RoseFlyer
Posted 2009-12-21 07:09:10 and read 2166 times.

It depends on the airline and type of plane. For a 737 delivery, often it is just the pilots that take the plane. The others that supported the delivery and customer flight, do not always stay the extra two days required to get the airplane ticketed and preped for delivery. For widebodies of international airlines, larger staffs often are onsite for delivery and then they can go on the plane.

I have never seen an FA. IIRC catering consists of the cold boxed lunches that Boeing provides on all its test flights. The galley is not equipped for food service or catered at Boeing.

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: LongHauler
Posted 2009-12-21 07:10:54 and read 2160 times.

Three years ago, I brought back two E190s from Brasil to Montreal.
(I miss the old EMJ days!)

It was just the F/O and me. In fact the AC team down there to officially accept the aircraft, returned home on an A340 nonstop from GRU!

We flew via ANU, spend the night, then flew ANU-YUL the next day.

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: Tdscanuck
Posted 2009-12-21 08:33:16 and read 2073 times.



Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
What other "stuff" would they pack for the ride ?

I've heard tales of crews loading up on goods from Costco (only ~15 minutes from Boeing Field) and filling the hold up before heading home.

Tom.

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: LongHauler
Posted 2009-12-21 08:53:43 and read 2047 times.



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 4):
I've heard tales of crews loading up on goods from Costco (only ~15 minutes from Boeing Field) and filling the hold up before heading home.

I am not so sure I'd try that.

When we arrived in YUL with the E190, both times Customs would not allow us to open any door until they were present. They then did a very thorough search of the aircraft. Not just for anything we may have brought, as we WERE allowed to bring in goods .... but for anything on the aircraft at all.

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: SW733
Posted 2009-12-21 11:03:47 and read 1955 times.



Quoting LongHauler (Reply 5):
Not just for anything we may have brought, as we WERE allowed to bring in goods

If you are allowed to bring in goods, what is the problem with stocking up at Costco? As long as you stick within the customs guidelines, or are willing to pay the fines (which, depending on where you are, may still be cheaper than buying the product there), what's the big deal? I can't imagine customs would put a fuss with $800 worth of toilet paper...fruits and veggies, sure, but...a twelve-pack of vacuums?  Smile

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: LongHauler
Posted 2009-12-21 11:13:07 and read 1930 times.



Quoting SW733 (Reply 6):
If you are allowed to bring in goods, what is the problem with stocking up at Costco?

As long as its within the guidelines, there is no problem at all.
Just don't "hide" it in the hold, keep it front row and centre!

But I find with the Boeing/Seatlle deliveries, you are usually not out of Canada for more than a few hours. Not enough time. The Canada Customs guidelines are very restrictive, and offer nothing duty free until 24 hours, and nothing of any great value till 48 hours.

With the Brasil deliveries, and with the necessary stop in the Caribbean, one is usually out of Canada for enough time for at least a good bottom of rum.

But ... watching Customs go over the aircraft when we arrived in YUL, opening maintenance panels, and looking in every bin, hold and storage unit, I wouldn't try anything illegal.

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: SW733
Posted 2009-12-21 11:26:17 and read 1911 times.



Quoting LongHauler (Reply 7):
Just don't "hide" it in the hold, keep it front row and centre!

I absolutely agree. I just didn't see where he was saying they tried to hide them from Customs folks, just put them in the hold for transport.

Quoting LongHauler (Reply 7):
rum.

That's how I roll in the Caribbean!

Topic: RE: Delivery Flight Questions
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2009-12-21 15:48:01 and read 1799 times.

Hope they have more than a box lunch on this delivery flight,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...D/history/20091221/2200Z/KBFI/ENGM


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