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Is It Still Possible .... To Visit BA Cockpits?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1603 times:


Hi!

Dear friends, I'll be flying in December with BA from LIS to LHR and then from LHR to SFO. I have my kids that will fly with us, so my question is it still possible to visit BA airliners cockpits now?
I wait your feedback.
regards

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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1595 times:

Sorry, 'locked door' policy now in operation since a maniac sent a BA 744 into a nosedive over Sudan 2 years ago...even though he invited himself into the cockpit.

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1575 times:

A lot of airlines have done this now (can't fault them though.)
I recently flew MyTravel from Manchester to Orlando Sanford and I asked one of the F/A's if I could have a look round the cockpit. She asked the pilot and he said no.  Sad

I understand why they have done this and i'm glad they have increased their security.

DC-10


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I am not sure about Capt. Picard's reasoning for the BA policy; in August of last year, I got an en route flight deck visit of a BA 777 flight from LHR to IAD. Post 9/11, I have not even tried.

We airliner gooney-birds should really drop the idea about sitting in jump seats, getting in-flight visits to the deck, etc. The flight crews have enought to do without entertaining us geeks. Ask for a tour once you arrive at your destination.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Absolutely no cockpit visits now, BA are doing a rolling programme of temporary-standard strengthened doors, to a definitive standard able to withstand close range firearm attack, with close circuit TV and enhanced locking systems, these are being fitted now.


User currently offlinePshifrin From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

In April 2001 I had a visit on BA LGW-JFK on a 763. It was awesome. I'm sure it won't ever happen again....

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Everybody's right.

They refused me when I asked on Sunday, and quoted September 11th. Same goes for Virgin.

However, some airlines still allow the visits (eg Augsburg Airways, a commuter for Lufthansa)


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1504 times:


Hi!

Thanks a lot friends, I guess I'll try in another airline one day!
regards


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

How about Aer Lingus?

Kris



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1478 times:


Hi!

Yeah! Why not? I have some friends that did a tour to Eire in August and they had a great time, the irish are very nice and great people, the only problem they had when they arrived was the unique way irish speak english, and you know we the portuguese have always some problems to tune our english to local english ( I think this is because our english teachers in Portugal teach english with portuguese pronunciation..... ), so during the first hours they had an hard time but after a few days they where ok!
Yes I will no doubt try Aer Lingus one day!
regards and thanks for your advice!!!


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

I believe it's still possible though not in-flight. After 9/11 I got vists on SQ and QF. After flight, give it a try!


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