Many times...AFTER the flight landed.
I flew in May, 2004, choosing a routing of SAN
to connect to a 747-400 (before they're all gone domestically). Made friendly contact with the FA
's, and I got a tour from end to end of that beauty during flight!
After landing and de-boarding, I was the last passenger on the flight. My now good friend FA
took me up to let me take a picture. I figured it would just be a quick open-the-cockpit-door-and-snap-a-picture, but no, I got to sit in the jumpseat!! I was ecstatic.
My last trip to Hawai'i was SAN
(777), and HNL
-ITO (737-200). First class SAN
, and cockpit visits to both. The 757 had the pilot give me a quick tour (short turn-around time), but the 777 had both pilots in the cockpit, and I told them all about the joy of airliners.net, and how much I enjoyed civil aviation. We talked for a long time, as I had a LONG connection time and the pilots weren't flying anywhere else that day.
Coming back, I completed my Boeing tour by visiting the cockpit of a 767-300. I very much wanted to compare the modern cockpits with Aloha's 737-200's, but quick turn-around times did not allow for that.
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