Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3276 times:
How easy is it to get to sit there at "pole position" for takeoff and/or landing?? Wich airlines are the easiest with these kind of requests?
I would like to hear from people at A.net who have posted photos from the jumpseat how you got to sit there in the first place.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2897 posts, RR: 24 Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
I once had the chance to fly Stuttgart-Agadir-Stuttgart on jumpseat. Both flights the same day on the same plane with the same crew. They call it "Streckenerfahrungsflug" (not sure how to translate that, maybe trip-experience flight???), for motivation of us ramp agents who always wanted to become pilot but didn't succeed. Not sure if they still offer it.
Airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 649 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
I talk to pilots all the time before flights and I asked them that question on a flight from EWR-AMS. They said that it is against FAA regs. for anyone but airline pilots (such as extra pilots) to use the jumpseats at any time. Fun approach over the English Channel, i was a little disappointed...
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1587 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
I have got a jump seat many times! once on Cathay Pacific. from Hong Kong Kai Tak to Tokyo Narita. Then this past january I got it ALOT in New Zealand. 737 from Auckland to Queenstown! by far the best approach besides Kai Tak's! A few days later on the 737 from Queenstown to Christchurch the same captain was doing the route and actually had a F/A come to my seat and said "the captain has requested your presence in the flight deck" you can imagine how cool that was! so got to be on that entire flight. Next was on the big one! Christchurch to Auckland on the Air New Zealand 747-400!! just amazing seeing those guys handle such a big bird with the greatest of ease! I must say Air New Zealand pilots are great! all very friendly! I hope we all can still take advantage of jumpseating in the future! sure does make the whole passenger flying aspect that much better! if you dont like your seat... just ask to be upgraded to the flight deck!
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
what many of you guys dont understand is that you will never be able to get in the cockpit anymore.....airlines will ban it left and right, just like it is here in the USA.
someone who said if someone wanted to get in then they could, well ya thats true but they will do whatever they can to minimize that chance.
sorry, but forget about sitting in the cockpit from now on...;-(!!!!
Jarek From Poland, joined May 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
In replying to what Elal 106 mentioned above - the cockpit visits during the flight were banned on US airlines, it didn't help. Why other airlines should implement the procedure which doesn't work?
I think that in some future the things will "get to normal" and people will treat flying like way to commute, not the potential for the act of terror.
At that time we will be again able to take a jumpseat.
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2473 times:
hmm when was the last time someone got into the cockpit of an ELAL plane?
pilots (not all!) will be scared to let people in, and you never know what could happen with crazy people on this earth that would get in if they allowed anyone to get in the cockpit especially after what happend....
anyways if they let people back it that would be great, but have you noticed how many airlines around the world already started banning it?
good luck and very cool if you get in again!
ROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 635 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
I remember when I was on a Qantas 767 from Auckland to Brisbane, the captain told the flight attendant to ask the kids in my group a math problem that involved converting km-miles. (We're American) The prize for the correct answer was to sit in the jumpseat on approach and landing into Brisbance. Unfortunately I got the question wrong but another kid was lucky enough to get up there.
B737-200 From Austria, joined Oct 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
I'm also afraid that it's impossible from now on to have a jumpseat flight, but I'm happy about the cockpit flights on following airplanes: Austrian Airlines MD80, A340-300, Lauda Air B767-300ER, Tyrolean Dash8/300, Rheintalflug Dash8/300, Finnair MD82, Air Mauritius B767-200ER, ATR 42-300, TAP A321, Aerocondor Shorts 360, SAS MD87, B737-600, Braathens B737-400 and Slovak Government Flying Service Yak 40. But that's history :-((
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3561 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
I think I will be able to jumpseat because I fly Olympic all the time and my dad was an OA pilot and he knows all of the captains. The only chance I have not to jumpseat will be if other passengers compain because they are afraid...
25 D-AQUI: Well, over a month has passed since the terrorist perversion of using airliners as a living bomb; and I am afraid that for a very long time jump-seat-
26 Salim: I ve flown many jump seat landings on air liberté F100 (twice), Airfrance A320 (twice), Mea 310 (once) and Mea 320 (once). The crew was very kind . I
27 ChrisEMA: Has anyone been successful since September 11th in even managing to visit th flight deck? On a 'round the world ticket' last year, I found that only A