Deaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1432 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3140 times:
Ok so hi:
I am flying to AMS from DEL on the 12th of Jan, on KL 872 which is listed as a Boeing 747. I have a few questions and hope someone can help me out.
1. Can someone confirm that its a 747 and not a 747M?
2. Is there anyway of getting an exact registration number on the girl who will take me to AMS?
3. There is no personal IFE on the 747's right?
4. I am in the process of making a short movie, something on the lines of the justplanes dvd's, how does one go around getting permission for that?
5. Who should i write to in KLM asking for cockpit permission?
6. Would they grant this access for such a reason? I can submit my information for any security checks if required.
I hope someone can help me.
[Edited 2008-01-03 05:28:37]
I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
PHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
1: It's scheduled as a 747-400, so not the combi (74M).
2: Look outside the gate, ask the cabin crew; seems quite obvious to me. There are only 5 full-pax 747's at KLM, so it will be one of those. There's really no way of telling which one it will be unless you have access to a source within KLM. I doubt it you will find one here on A.net willing to share that info with you.
3: There is no PTV in Y, there is in World Business Class.
4: Just ask the cabin crew for permission, it should be fine to use your equipment after take-off. When you want to do so illegally it is pretty easy I reckon, however I discourage you to ignore the cabin crews recommendations.
5: The captain (or flight manager / purser). You won't be allowed in the cockpit during flight, but you will always have a chance when you are at the gate before departure or after arrival. Even this is officially not allowed, but there's a big chance it happens anyway. Asking so during flight is truly pointless.
6: I don't think you are going to get access, not during flight at least. On the ground you're chances aren't that bad.
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4650 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
Quoting PHKLM (Reply 1): There are only 5 full-pax 747's at KLM, so it will be one of those.
Actually there are 6, although one of them, PH-BFH is currently operating as a combi. PH-BFG is currently undergoing a D-check, so there are only 4 that could operate the flight (PH-BFA/B/L/N) unless PH-BFG returns from its D-check between now and January 12.
Qslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2846 times:
I think 9/11 pretty much put a seal on flight deck access to unauthorized personnel. I have heard even the captains own relatives/friends don't get to enter the flight deck when the engines are running.
Although, you can try the 3rd world countries airliners, they would probably will let you in without a problem. Or you could always try a training flight. Good luck and let me know how it goes!