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Riding In The Jumpseat?

Fri Aug 10, 2001 9:32 am

I am flying on jetBlue later in August and I would like to ride in the jumpseat. So I was wondering what you do to ride on it. Do you ask a flight attendent or someone else. And do they usually let people ride in the jumpseat. Thanks.
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RE: Riding In The Jumpseat?

Fri Aug 10, 2001 9:45 am

FAA regulations require the cockpit door to be locked while the aircraft is in motion. Or something like that. I know that in the US, on a commercial airliner, you are not allowed in the cockpit during flight.

Sorry to spoil your day.

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RE: Riding In The Jumpseat?

Fri Aug 10, 2001 10:28 am

This is why we need a FAQ section on this forum, with this question as #1!

No, you can't, unless you're a licensed pilot of a carrier with a jumpseat agreement with jetBlue, FAA inspector, Secret Service agent, FAA air traffic controller in some cases, and anyone else approved by both the airline and FAA, which isn't many.
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RE: Riding In The Jumpseat?

Fri Aug 10, 2001 12:10 pm

You cant even sit in the flight attendant Jumpseats unless you are a flight attendant. you cant even sit in them for a few mins to get off your feet, you can try it but u might get yelled at by a f/a. I am a flight attendant for another airline when i jumpseat on JB i usually sit in the regular pax seats unless there are no seats available then i sit in the pax seat.
I dont know why you would want to anyway they are not that comfortable.

RE: Riding In The Jumpseat?

Fri Aug 10, 2001 2:07 pm

Well the reason you would want to sit in a jumpseat is to be closer to the action of course! Big grin

Unfortunately you cannot in the U.S. And I think the reason behind that regulation is because of the risks associated with it. While most requests by pax to sit in a jumpseat are usually made by an aviation enthusaist, there is always that risk of hijacking, hence why jumpseating is not allowed.

And it is for the same reason (hijacking) that the cockpit door is closed and locked during flight! Big grin

I know it may sound ridiculous but the risk is always there.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


RE: Riding In The Jumpseat?

Fri Aug 10, 2001 3:11 pm

It is against the law in the U.S. for any non-crew member to sit in the cockpit whilst the engines are on. Not to mention that the cockpit door must remained locked at all time.  Sad

B757-223  Big thumbs up