KLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3760 times:
Quick question... in a couple week's time, I'm flying Southwest from Tampa to Lauderdale (holly cheap!)... anyway, it happens to be the morning of my 32nd B-day, and I was wondering if staff at Southwest would look at me funny if I asked to be seated in the jumpseat, or see the cockpit (post 9/11 attitudes.. just not sure)... what do you guys think? I've never had a jumpseat ride.. would just LOVE one. Opinions are greatly appreciated.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3750 times:
Quoting KLMA330 (Thread starter): and I was wondering if staff at Southwest would look at me funny if I asked to be seated in the jumpseat, or see the cockpit
See the cockpit whilst on the ground? Probably not a problem, just ask a F/A or pilot.
Be seated in the cockpit jumpseat? Not a chance unless you are covered under FAR 121.547 as one of the select airline/industry/government entities that are authorized to ride up there, and unfortunately, birthdays don't qualify you. (But have a Happy Birthday anyways, OK? )
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3559 times:
Well it's a good thing you asked here.
The problem is that it is not a post 9/11 attitude...it's a post 9/11 rule. Had you asked it, and they called the cops, just say your from canada and its your first time flyiyng in the US post 9/11 and you didn't know...although knowing the TSA, I don't know what would happen.
But do not ask! DO NOT ASK!! DO NOT ASK!!!
Sad what has happened, but Hillary '08 will save us!
FutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3436 times:
You will be able to see the flight deck on the ground, however WN is the king of the 20 minute turn so you may not even get a glimpse. There is only a couple of ways to sit up front be a WN pilot, be a crewmember in the CASS system, be an employee of the FAA or a Boeing representative.