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Cathay And Cockpit Visit?  
User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Folks I am to fly LAX-HKG on CP next week, and wonder about their Cockpit visit policy. Anybody knows what it is? Possible to witness a t/o or landing?... Whom to contact?...

Any information would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Because regulations introduced by the US, I reckon highly unlikely, even on Canadian CP, or Cathay CX.


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User currently offlineJetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Cathay Pacific was one of the airlines which offered cockpit visits most of the time. One one trip alone back in 2000 I not only spent hours in the cockpits of A330s, A340 and B744 but was also invited to remain on the jumseat for landing at HKG. Great crews on most flights...

Unfortunately these days are gone...but there's still Air France.  Wink


Regards,
JM


User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3296 times:

After 9/11, CX has changed the policy and will not allow pax to visit cockpit before take off, after landing, when park in the terminal. No more invitation. I have tried to ask them many times and they shouted "NO" in cantonese.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3294 times:

CX? Forget it! Damn fine airline, but not for cockpit visits and jumpseat flights.

Patrick

Edit:

Quoting JetMaster (Reply 2):
but there's still Air France.

God bless them!!! The friggin best airline in the world, be it for Eco, Biz, or Cockpit Jump! Big grin  Wink

[Edited 2005-10-15 03:31:34]

User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3283 times:

I think after landing is possible. Inflight, not a chance in hell unless you're crew or family already in the jumpseat.

My CX cockpit vists in the past are something I will always remeber, the 742 back from Sapporro to Hong Kong was by far the best  Smile


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3260 times:

Quoting JetMaster (Reply 2):
but there's still Air France

Air France allows cockpit visits?? In flight??  Wow!


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3256 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Air France allows cockpit visits?? In flight??

As do several other airlines, which is a good thing.



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9029 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3249 times:

I put a reply in your other thread in tech ops


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 8):
I put a reply in your other thread in tech ops

Me too.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2794 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

When I flew CX SFO-HKG in September of 2004, I spoke with one of the pilots prior to boarding to request a cockpit visit. Unfortunately, he said that company policy prohibits cockpit visits, even while on the ground.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Air France allows cockpit visits?? In flight??

Yes! I have flown three times on the cockpit jumpseat on AF in the last two years.

Patrick


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 10):
When I flew CX SFO-HKG in September of 2004, I spoke with one of the pilots prior to boarding to request a cockpit visit. Unfortunately, he said that company policy prohibits cockpit visits, even while on the ground.

Actually, this is incorrect. Visitors are not allowed in the cockpit in flight. There is no restriction on the ground although we are normally very busy during preflight preparation, and desperate to leave after a flight!


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6417 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3007 times:

Yeah, probably depends on the pilots.. I was able to get into the cockpit before the flight and he told me to come back after the flight. If 9/11 didn't happen they would have allowed me to sit in the jumpseat for the landing but the new regulations gives them the power to shoot/kill anyone who trespasses in the cockpit (according to the 3rd officer). One great visit in the A340.. Such nice pilots.. I was probably there for 15 mins talking to them afterwards! I sat in the co-pilots seat (damn.. wish I had got the other side..) but that was great!


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

I will probably get flamed for this, being an aircraft lovers web site and all, but I would be rather nervous if, as a passenger, I knew that the pilot of my flight had let someone he just met onto the flight deck during flight. I wouldn't have a problem with someone the pilot knew being inside, but a stranger, no way. If I managed an airline I probably would have a long talk with a pilot that let a stranger on deck during flight.

User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Looks like I do not stand a chance.. Thanks for your thoughts anyways Folks


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