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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Are there any Cargo lines that will transport passengers (a limited number of pax since there are few seats) on a Cargo Jet? Or is it prohibited by law? Just wondering.

On a cargo 747 you could have seats in the upper deck with pallets on the main deck that would allow for a dozen or two people. And squeeze a little more revenue out of a loaded plane!

Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I always wondered about this, too... Yet no answers up to now.

User currently offlineBarney captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1473 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Yes, well, and no. You are correct that the hump on 74's can and quite often does contain regular pax seats, but not just anyone can ride. Those seats aren't sold, they are used by DH pilots, company employees and up until recently, jumpseaters.

Southeast Of Disorder
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Well cargo attendants sometimes have to accompany their goods in person.

If you know someone high up, your suitcase might be declared "cargo" for that flight and you become "cargo attendant".

Daniel Smile

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

The use of passenger seats is very restricted. Cargo carriers can only carry the people listed in 14 CFR 121.583 without complying with the the passenger carrying requirements of 14 CFR 121.309, 121.310, 121.391, 121.571, and 121.587. I'm not going type all of the stuff in but it limits it to company employees, FAA/NTSB inspectors, and people essential to the safety of the flight/cargo. The other regs cited are about seat belts, safety announcements etc;

Having said that, UPS used to fly passengers in the 727-100QCs for special charters.

User currently offlineLekky-Man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

It's been my experience so far that anyone working for that particular company can 'jumpseat' on cargo aircraft - they certainly can on ours.
We do most of our work for DHL and TNT at the moment an we can all ride as jumpseaters, but we do NEED to seek permission first, and gain captains permission and a ticket.

Hope this helps,

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