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Riding In The Jumpseat?  
User currently offlinePropilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2099 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.

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User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2071 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.

Sorry to spoil your day.


User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2060 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.

User currently offlineOflove13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2043 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.

User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Well the reason you would want to sit in a jumpseat is to be closer to the action of course! Big grin

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! Big grin

I know it may sound ridiculous but the risk is always there.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineB757-223 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

It is against the law in the U.S. for any non-crew member to sit in the cockpit whilst the engines are on. Not to mention that the cockpit door must remained locked at all time.  Sad

B757-223  Big thumbs up

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