mirrodie
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Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 7:40 am

Is is against the rules to have a passenger in the cockpit during the flight? I am talking about in australia.

This is in regards to a pre Sept. 11 flight.

Thanks.
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Southern
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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 7:07 pm

Qantas stated in an article in the Herald Sun that ALL cockpit visits were prohibited inflight
 
Skystar
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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 8:20 pm

CASA, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has banned all cockpit visits - so it should apply to all Australian airlines.

I probably shouldn't engage in the debate, but just remember that the US has had cockpit bans for years, and it didn't prevent the tragedies of Sep 11.

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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 8:36 pm

I remember in 1996 once, on a flight from Coolangatta to Melbourne, the flight was almost empty, and a flight attendant invited my brother and I to come and visit the cockpit which we did. This was a QANTAS flight, however, I do not know of the current policy in regards to cockpit visitation.
 
rushed
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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 8:40 pm

i have been on several flights from BNE-MEL and back and athough there wasnt cockpit visits as such, the cockpit door was wide open for the entire flight on a few occasions... is this allowed?
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mirrodie
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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 10:15 pm

Skystar, is the ban NEW or OLD? In other words, I wanted to write to Qantas in order to acknowledge and thank the crew for the excellent flight and the jumpseat visit.

But I don't want to incriminate the crew for having us in the cockpit. So do I include that tiny tidbit in the letter??

Therefore I'm asking whether or not the ban on inflight cockpit visits is NEW or OLD.




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Skystar
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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Fri Nov 16, 2001 11:15 pm

According to an Ansett pilot, CASA introduced the ban in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Justin
 
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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Sat Nov 17, 2001 6:24 am

Flight deck visits on Australian registered airliners, prior to Sept. 11th, were at pilot's discretion.
A blanket ban has been in place from that date.
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mirrodie
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RE: Qantas Or Australian Pilots.

Sat Nov 17, 2001 6:33 am

thanks.
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