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User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

How do you know that you are no longer flying under US regulations? When you are on a flight where a pax on a ERJ-135 gets up and offers all other 10-15 people on the plane candy. Even offers it to the FA. After offering it to the FA, he asks if he could offer it to the Flight Crew and she says yes. She opens the unlocked door and lets the pax offer the candy and the Flight Crew takes some also.

Now, it that wasn't enough, as a "Thank You" from the Flight Crew, they offer the pax the chance to jump seat for the landing.

I'm not kinding and this isn't made up. On my recent flight from JNB to NLA on South African Airlink, this happened. I'm not sure anyone on the plane thought it was odd, except for me. Considering at least that I was the only American on the plane. The others were either from Europe or South Africa. All I know is that they preferred to speak something other than English, but could speak English.

Anyway, just figured that I would share that little story. I must say, I was wishing that I had offered the candy!!

KhenleyDIA


Why sit at home and do nothing when you can travel the world.
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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2358 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

On lots of regional aircraft in Europe, cockpit doors are still open during the entire flight as well, it is rarely seen on bigger aircraft now but a lot of regionals still have open cockpit doors for at least part of the flights.


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User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 1):
On lots of regional aircraft in Europe, cockpit doors are still open during the entire flight as well, it is rarely seen on bigger aircraft now but a lot of regionals still have open cockpit doors for at least part of the flights.

How often do pax get to get into the flight deck though? Maybe this isn't new to some people, but certainly not something I have seen happen for a LONG time!

KhenleyDIA



Why sit at home and do nothing when you can travel the world.
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Thread starter):
All I know is that they preferred to speak something other than English

Might this language have been Afrikaans, basically a South African dialect of the Dutch language ?
Just for characterization, no harm intended: This language would have included a lot of "chhhrr"-sounds coming from the throat.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 3):
Might this language have been Afrikaans, basically a South African dialect of the Dutch language ?

I don't believe so, but then again I can't say for sure.

KhenleyDIA



Why sit at home and do nothing when you can travel the world.
User currently offlineShenzhen From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 1706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Thread starter):
How do you know that you are no longer flying under US regulations?

When you look at the registration number and it doesn't start with an "N" and you are outside US airspace.

Cheers


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Thread starter):
She opens the unlocked door and lets the pax offer the candy and the Flight Crew takes some also.

Isn't that a bit risky? What if the person had poisoned the sweets?

Geoff M.


User currently offlineSalso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

I'm an FA for Adria Airways and often, even on our A320's, passengers (if the flight isn't too full) are still let into the cockpit to take a picture or two. Of course, escorted by an FA and only one at a time. Compared to A LOT of other carriers, this is still a unike feature.

User currently offlinePilatusguy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 3):
This language would have included a lot of "chhhrr"-sounds coming from the throat

you're not referring to swiss german?  Big grin


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7869 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 2):
How often do pax get to get into the flight deck though?

On European regional carriers? Everytime I ask. All you have to do is ask.

[Edited 2005-09-07 17:37:28]

User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 9):
On European regional carriers? Everytime I ask. All you have to do is ask.

How about getting to fly in the jump seat for landing? If asking is all it takes, I am ALL over that! Hey, I would even pay them something to do that!!  Smile

KhenleyDIA



Why sit at home and do nothing when you can travel the world.
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Quoting Pilatusguy (Reply 8):
Quoting HT (Reply 3):
This language would have included a lot of "chhhrr"-sounds coming from the throat

you're not referring to swiss german?

Naah, "Schwietzerduetsch" really does sound different from the Dutch language , with Dutch being much more demanding on the (untrained) throat ...
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5551 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Quoting Shenzhen (Reply 5):
When you look at the registration number and it doesn't start with an "N" and you are outside US airspace.

Don't need the last bit "and outside US airspace". If its not an "N" your not under US regulations as soon as you are on board.

Gemuser



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