Salina Chan From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2154 times:
i am glad that i finally found a place to read about aviation news after the usenet groups are not so great
Now my question, i'll be flying home to SIN from FRA via DXB and CMB next week on Emirates. Is there any chance (or has anyone experience with EK) that i could visit the flightdeck and maybe get a jumpseat place? (there will be a brief stop in CMB with a 777)
Any hints or suggestions will be very much appreciated.
Emirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
If i read your message correctly (A310 MNL-HKG), your jumpseat may have been about 2-3 years ago ?
Emirates have really tightened up on jumpseats for pax. The chances of getting a jumpseat, by asking as you get onboard are probably very slim now on EK. In the past the captain could allow/refuse jumpseats at his discretion. Now this needs to be authorised by fleet managers.
You can probably do it, but its a lot more hassle now. I managed to get a jumpseat due to my internal contacts. I am sure it is still possible, but it has to be arranged in advance with a valid reason.
Zizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Going into Colombo, will be very interesting, after all what has happened. Are on transit there or are you going to stay there for a few days? Please give us a report of Colombo Airport and the passenger load, as it will be interesting to see how bad this incident has affected travel to Sri Lanka, as I am keen on visiting there sometime in December 01.
Salina Chan From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Thank you everyone for the messages. Since there is not much to lose anyway, i will give it a try and since i will be flying on 4 different EK planes in the next few weeks, maybe i can make it once
Of course i will report anything i can find out about the situation in Colombo but i am afraid, since i will be going home, CNB was not my priority when i booked....I'll be on EK076 arriving there at 9:45 am local and leaving 65 minutes later. But it will be daylight and i hope to be able to take some pictures even when i can't manage to get a jumpseat...i will keep you posted, that's for sure.
Thank you again