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User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Which transatlantic airlines are most likely to allow a cockpit visit?
Im flying to the US in a few weeks with Virgin and want to know how to go about arranging a visit. Do I ask when I board/during the flight? or contact their customer services beforehand!?!

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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

It is more to do with fleet. The 744 are pretty hard to get up front on, but 777, 767 and others generally are much easier.
Iain


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Lufthansa Has never turned me down on a cockpit visit yet.


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

But If you go up there after the flight it is better that way you can sit in the captains seat and pull the yoke and press buttons!!!  Smile


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User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Why is it more difficult to get a visit on a 744 than a 767?

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Why is it more difficult to get a visit on a 744 than a 767?

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

If an a/c had to land on water, is there a specific way of landing? If say a 744 had to land, then im sure 4 engines would cause a lot of drag, and therefore a lot of damage, whereas an MD80 hasnt got any engines under the wings, so it would probably land smoothly compared to the 744. Does the a/c sink or float?

Oh, and has there been any incidents where large a/c have had to land on water? have the passengers survived?


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

On the question about flight deck visits: I suggest you wait until after takeoff, and well into the flight (following the first meal service). Hunt down the senior F/A or Purser, and ask nicely (provide a business card if you have one).

This approach has worked for me on recent flights on Lufthansa and BA. On the latter, the 777 captain and first officer were very friendly, and answered all of my questions. Also, get in and get out. Don't plan on more than 10 minutes or so while in flight. Good luck!



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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1554 times:


Lufthansa is always worth a try.
I don't see the point why it should be any harder to get in the 744 cockpit than any other.
I've been on the 744 cockpit and no probs at all as far as I remember.

 Big thumbs up
B737-700


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

I sat jump seat for the ENTIRE flight on a KLM 744. IAH-AMS.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

>>Why is it more difficult to get a visit on a 744 than a 767?<<

The 747 generally have older crews who would rather only crew members up there for critical stages of flight, but generally they will let you come up during cruise to ask some question, have a look, ect.
The 767 crews are generally younger and can relate more too your enthusiasm (as it was them not that long ago), and aslong as you seem nice, and will be quite when it gets busy do not mind your company.
But at the end of the day it depends on that specific crew, what I stated up there is a generalisation I have noticed.
Iain


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