A320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 582 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
Just a quick question that has had me thinking. On one flight how many passenger lists are produced with seat numbers? I assume 3 - 1 for ground staff, 1 for in the cockpit and 1 for in the cabin. I could be wrong all together. My thought behind this was if ATC wanted to pass an important message to/about a passenger then the pilots can check it. Similarly the cabin crew may want to check passenger numbers etc without having to disturb the pilots.
Thank you in advance for your response.
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TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4129 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2729 times:
It really depends on the airline. All the pax names and seat numbers are in the DCS . The airline will have a SOP about how these are printed. We print out one full list which is stored in the flight file with the loadsheet, and one list (in triplicate) for the crew. This only lists passengers with comments like special meals and wheelchairs. I work on another airline that has reams of paper for the crew.
Now this list is secret. The crew are told to guard it, and shred it at the end of the flight. No-one is allowed to give out information about passengers, whether they are on board or not, so I can't see how ATC could ask. There is a lot of Data Protection involved.
113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2719 times:
Numerous copies of name lists are common on charter flights but not on scheduled ones. Generally, there is a list, by seat number of the first class cabin only for use by cabin staff.
Buy why would you care? Be carefull what you ask about, it could be considered a security threat.