LOT POLISH From Poland, joined Jul 2000, 70 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
I think, that now it will be impossible to visit cockpit during flight and maybe also after landing!
Maybe some of you visit the flight deck after 11th september?
Tell me, what do you think, is it still possible to go there?
AviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
I will fly LH again this week and I think that I will not be allowed to visit the cockpit altough I had some jumpseat tours on LH jets in the past. Give them all some time and they will open the door again. We all know that this is not a solution for this problem.
So don´t worry, you´ll probably be able to visit the cockpit in a few weeks or months.
Dee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
I think it will be impossible for the next months to visit the cockpit in flight, unless you know personally the flight crew or can identify yourself as aviation photographer, and even then it surely only works if you apply for it in advance.
Lets wait and hope everything gets into its normal place in some time.
In any case, as somebody already said, it will be easier to make some photos on the ground.
Wingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2421 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
Someone above said that "this is not a solution for this problem". Uh, how do you figure? I mean, these assholes got into the cockpit and flew the planes into the WTC. If there hadn't been anyway of entering the cockpit, this would not have happened. I don't understand your logic. I hope the FAA makes new requirements for stronger doors with external cameras to check the immediate entrance area for unapproved people trying to get in. I assume the FAs will still have to enter to deliver food and drink but outside of that I see no reason for pax to enter the cockpit. My personal feeling is that your viewing entertainment should take a permanent backseat to flight safety and disaster prevention. I know this sucks dor people like us but it's a small sacrifice. At a minimum, this practice should be banned on ALL inbound/outbound flights to/from the US, regardless of carrier. It seems perfectly obvious to me.
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2233 times:
all you guys are lacking common sense,
Wingman you are totally correct and i agreee with you all the way....all u guys forget about getting in cockpits or anything...this affects all the airlines across the globe, not just the United states.
they will ban it like they already do in the USA. its a huge safety precaution.
YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
I belive Canadian and European carriers will continue to allow flightdeck visits. If someone wants to hijack a plane, a flimsy door isin't going to stop them and their not gonna ask the F/A for a flight deck visit. What may happen is the FA's might be told to evaluate the person requsting a visit before asking the captain whether or not he minds.
As for your question regarding whether LOT will continue to allow vists, I belive they will. There have not been any terrorists attacks or air rage incidents on their aircraft so they have not real reason to stop them. Besides why would any terroris want to attack any Polish aircraft? Poland does not have any forgein enemys and terrorists strike only those towords whom they feel hate.
Ohh yeah, LOT POLISH, welcome to the forums.....its always nice to see another countryman here.
p.s. Hows WAW these day? Any heavies at the airport(besides LOTS 767's)?
AviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
"If someone wants to hijack a plane, a flimsy door isin't going to stop them..."
"This is not a solution for this problem..." Thats what I wrote. And I didn´t change my mind.
A solution would be to have much better preflight checks where all those damned terrorists could not carry any weapons into a plane. If someone hijacks a plane he would kill one pax after an other until the pilot opens the door or he would bomb the aircraft into thousand parts in the air maybe somewhere over a big city like NY and we would have the same...
There is only ONE solution: to protect pax, crew etc. by having much, much, much better security checks at the airport!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
YKA, KLM has already stopped visits effective immediately (as of the 12th that is).
Other airlines are certain to follow. For now the door is locked and bolted and the flightcrew will have to find different entertainment on long flights
There is talk in the US about armouring the cockpit doors as well as locking them. The materials under discussion are strong enough to stop a pistolround.
b.t.w., Dutch equivalent of the NTSB has announced it is opposed to locked cabindoors as it prevents cockpitcrew from investigating technical problems elsewhere in the aircraft (maybe they forgot to check on which side of the door the lock is, but they have a point ).
LOT POLISH From Poland, joined Jul 2000, 70 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
Yes... Now at WAW we've for example Air Transat A310 or sometimes El Al 747-200. I heard that also Il-76 visited us some time ago.
Are you from Poland? I'm from WAW.
I hope, that i can stay in cockpit for landing in my next flight (maybe LOT maybe other carrier).