SolarWind From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3279 times:
Hows this for the way things have changed ?..About 15 years ago..my wife and I are on Vac....Trying to Non Rev.(both long time Airline employees) from LHR to MUC..on Lufthansa...Every thing packed...Couldnt get on any thing...Many hours after our 1st attempt a Lufthansa Capt....sees us at the gate..and says In English.."what ..are you guys still Here!..He was doing Turns to MUC..and he had seen us earlier..."we cant get on anything ..I respond..."oh we will have to do something about that he says...Youll ride with me !!..Oh !! I say to my self..Come with me The Capt says...the gate agent says.."Sir you shouldnt do that " "Am I the Capt. or are you he Responds".( This all in German... .he Told me later in English What he said). we .get on the 737...walk to the Cockpit seeing the Surprised look on the F.A.s faces..."You sit on this Jump behind me Sir and you wife will sit on this Jump behind my excellent 1st Officer...Here are a set of Headsets..for you both...and just Enjoy the Ride . and shuts the door ...I say to myself..I cant believe this is Happening!!!.. a few mins later..we are Rocketing out of LHR on our way to Germany.The most fun I have had on a Flight in 25 years. The F.As. even gave us lunch with the Crew on the Way....I didnt really know what to say to the 2 Pilots after we got to MUC..so I just said "You guys are Fantastic and THANKS "!!
JuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3191 times:
The exact same thing happened to me and my brother in -88, flying with Spanair from PMI to ARN, with a quick stop at BCN. We got a jumpseat on an MD80, and as some of you might know, there's only ONE spare seat in there. The other one had to sit behind the F/O. Well, no probs with that...being 10 and 13 years old.
Man, did I enjoy that ride. I remember while taxiing out at BCN, the flight controller sneezed really loud over the mike, and the four of us had a good laugh in there. I also remember the look on everybody's faces...got some jealous looks. Haha. The only bad thing was that I was served some disgusting fish, or whatever it was. But overall it was the best flight of my life.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
As I remember....
The only people allowed to ride in the jumpseat on AS and QX, are AS and QX employees. And even then, they are only allowed if the flight is completely full in coach. They have to also have jumpseat approval from the airline. So no UA, DL, AA, etc. flight crews can fly jumpseat on any AS/QX flight. And I believe that is the same for any airline in the US
EDIT: I should have said AS/QX PILOTS. My bad. Employees can't jump seat.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3011 times:
lol. It's not stupid if you don't know the answer!
"Non-Revenue" basically, an airline employee traveling for free with the airline they work for...or at a deeply discounted rate...You'll also hear the term "ID90", or "ID95" associated with non-rev. As well as other discounts. All "ID" means is "Industry Discount"
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
how many times I've been bumped off as a non-rev and never a single nice captain willing to let me sit in the front office
Well..as this has been discussed a before, unless you meet the requirements of the FAR's, you are not allowed in the cockpit while in flight.
Actually on many an occasion I was asked by the Captain to jumpseat back when I worked for an airline that flew Saab 340's. By adding me in the cockpit we could take on more bags as it shifted or weight moment forward. But I guess I don't see what the big thrill is..?? The seat is rock hard, it has no back support and you have little to no F/A service... I'd much rather sit out back in one of our nice leather seats.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"