Propilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 11 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2086 times:
I am flying on jetBlue later in August and I would like to ride in the jumpseat. So I was wondering what you do to ride on it. Do you ask a flight attendent or someone else. And do they usually let people ride in the jumpseat. Thanks.
777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
FAA regulations require the cockpit door to be locked while the aircraft is in motion. Or something like that. I know that in the US, on a commercial airliner, you are not allowed in the cockpit during flight.
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 509 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
This is why we need a FAQ section on this forum, with this question as #1!
No, you can't, unless you're a licensed pilot of a carrier with a jumpseat agreement with jetBlue, FAA inspector, Secret Service agent, FAA air traffic controller in some cases, and anyone else approved by both the airline and FAA, which isn't many.
Oflove13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
You cant even sit in the flight attendant Jumpseats unless you are a flight attendant. you cant even sit in them for a few mins to get off your feet, you can try it but u might get yelled at by a f/a. I am a flight attendant for another airline when i jumpseat on JB i usually sit in the regular pax seats unless there are no seats available then i sit in the pax seat.
I dont know why you would want to anyway they are not that comfortable.
Aloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
Well the reason you would want to sit in a jumpseat is to be closer to the action of course!
Unfortunately you cannot in the U.S. And I think the reason behind that regulation is because of the risks associated with it. While most requests by pax to sit in a jumpseat are usually made by an aviation enthusaist, there is always that risk of hijacking, hence why jumpseating is not allowed.
And it is for the same reason (hijacking) that the cockpit door is closed and locked during flight!
I know it may sound ridiculous but the risk is always there.