CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
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.
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2546 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.
I understand why they have done this and i'm glad they have increased their security.
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2530 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.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13591 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2495 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.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
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!!!