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Jumpseat For Takeoff And Landing?  
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4327 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.



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User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

I find it very easy on Qantas. I was offered the landing on my last attempt.

I took this from one of the jumpseats onboard 767-336 ZXG on finals for 03 at Perth.


User currently offlineMrman_3k From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

After today, kiss that thought goodbye. The only time anybody will be in a jumpseat from here on foward will be if you are a pilot!

Rot in hell terrorists!

User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Is it possible to gain jumpseat access on a flight operated by a US airline if you are a commerical pilot from a foreign country?

User currently offlineHeavymetal From Ireland, joined May 2015, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3839 times:

After 9-11, I very much believe the FAA will mandate that airlines flying to and from the United States no longer allow non company personnel to jumpseat.

Sorry guys.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Yup, I think we've seen the end of jumpseating due to terrorists.


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3769 times:


User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

I still think that it's being over zealous banning jumpseating, simply because it really achieves next to nothing.

If a terrorist really wants to get into the cockpit, they will. They're not going to ask the flight attendant, "Excuse me, would I be able to visit the cockpit?"



User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

I hope during my life I will be able to jumpseat.
I'm only 13 and have wanted to do so for a long time.

Rot in hell terrorists Angry

War Eagle!
User currently onlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

I try to have one for Christmas on CX LHR_HKG, but I think now, i might as well forget it!

Pray to the dead and those who lost their loved once.

And those bastards to hell

Live life to max!!!
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3654 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.

User currently offlineVictor Alpha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

Well, unless the airline has specificially stated that you *cant* go in there, then I reckon you still have a chance... SQ has banned it saying its a restricted area.

But then again, I still managed to get a few visits even during the previous time when they banned it.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

I would say it is basically up to the captain. I guess most of the time the captain will agree provided the weather is good.. etc. But from now, I see little chance, after the attacks on the USA.

Rot in hell terrorists.


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3582 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...


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User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 3582 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!


User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (14 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3567 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...;-(!!!!

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

I'm going to be asking anyway...


User currently offlineJarek From Poland, joined May 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3533 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.


User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (14 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

hahahahahah.... Laugh out loud

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!

User currently offlineJarek From Poland, joined May 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3507 times:


on El Al there is not only the ban for the cockpit visit but special double door.
Hmm may be that's why El Al was lucky  Smile

Unfortunatelly I am not planning to fly any time soon so I will not be able to check how does it look like.

Anyway I will let you know if I try.


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (14 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

The FAA never allowed "visitors" in the cockpit. In a non US city-non US city it was easier, but now we won't be seeing that for some time.

"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (14 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 3461 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.

User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

I sat one one of these

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YYZ-MCI, June 28, 2001

It was nice.

The guy who pointed us to the gate was this old guy, and the co-pilot said to the pilot, "Wanna run him over?"

User currently offlineB737-200 From Austria, joined Oct 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3426 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 :-((

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3794 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3383 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 Post contains images 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
28 Post contains links and images Thom@s : It's very easy to get access...if you know the pilots. Click for large versionPhoto © Thomas Andre Hjelmen Click for large versionPhoto © Th
29 Post contains images Gunfighter 6 : I had Success, i visited the flightdeck on a LH flight to Boston less then a week ago. unfortunately I did not ask to stay for landing I really should
30 Give it a GO : Gunfighter, How did this happen, im really interested to know. I will be flying soon also, and wonder what my chances are. My flight is with Monarch t
31 Lewis : I only got a landing jumpseat along with a friend onboard Olympic 2 weeks ago ATH-LHR. I couldn't go during takeoff because a captain was going throug
32 Give it a GO : Again, the question to Lewis, isn't this banned now? How did it happen?
33 Lewis : If it is banned, Olympic crews possibly dont give a damn, so fly Olympic! I had a jumpseat during landing because my dad knew both captains. But the t
34 Saeta : As a Continental employee, I just found out the other day that we will start accepting, once again, jumpseaters from other airlines, at the Captains d
35 Fritzi : To get a jumpseat landing with SAS, you have to know somebody who works for them. My uncle got a jumpseat landing two weeks ago onboard a SAS MD 87. H
36 Bestwestern : Best Jump seat that I had was onboard a 146 into London City Airport. With steep approach through the business district of London... it was amazing...
37 Post contains images EGFF : Hello....I sat in the jumpseat aboard JMC whilst on a flight BRS-LCA and they were very happy to let me sit in the jumpseat for the landing vv This is
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