luisca
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Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:22 pm

I am considering taking a Job with Copa Airlines in the near future and have not been able to determine whether or not I would be able to jumpseat on US airlines like the regionals here in the US.

Copa is very secretive about the benefits untill you actually start working for them, so I havent been able to find out through them.
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:25 pm

No.... one must work for a certificated US air carrier or some of the Canadian ones like Air Canada.
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:12 pm

I have to admit that jump seating, as much as I enjoy it, would be pretty far down the list of benefits I would worry about before joining an airline. If you can it is a bonus, if not, I hope the pay is good!
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:33 pm

If you are worried about riding for free it shouldn't be a problem. Many carriers have reciporical agreements with their foriegn codeshares. You just can't ride in the cockpit because you're not part of the CASS system.
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:39 pm



Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 3):



If you are worried about riding for free it shouldn't be a problem. Many carriers have reciporical agreements with their foriegn codeshares. You just can't ride in the cockpit because you're not part of the CASS system.

Cool, thats basically what I want to do, I want to live in the US but my base will be PTY.
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:26 pm



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
No.... one must work for a certificated US air carrier or some of the Canadian ones like Air Canada.

Agreed. Airlines have specific jumpseat agreements with other carriers. As far as I know, these are limited to U.S. airlines and Air Canada. There may be a few other exceptions...for example, I've had friends jumpseat on Eva Air between EWR and SEA.
 
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:53 pm

No

There is an interpretation somewhere that in order to ride as af flight deck jumpseater, your airline must be a certificate holder under FAR 121.

FAR 129 air carriers, by definition, are not certificate holders under 121; so I would say no, as a 129 air carrier employee, even if you hold an FAA airman's certificate, you would be unable to travel in the flight deck jumpseat.

Plus, non-121 air carriers arent CASS;
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:00 am

Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 6):
Plus, non-121 air carriers arent CASS

Not exactly true...there are plenty of 135 carriers in CASS. Air Cargo Carriers is a good example. Also, numerous "small time" 135 operators in Alaska are in CASS as well.

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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:11 am

I was on the j/s committee at my regional, and there were a few foreign airlines on the reciprocal list. KLM and Cathay were two that I remember seeing.
 
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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:35 am

Amazing to hear this.
Currently out here,there is no such facility for crew of another airline to jump seat in the country.Jumpseat is limited to only the company crew.
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On freighters it can include licenced personnell like Engineers,Crew,FDOs,Mgrs travelling on official duty if their names are included in the Company's permitted to fly official list.

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RE: Can Pilots Of Foreign Airlines Jumpseat In USA

Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:50 am

Yeah, I do stand corrected on the 135 CASS carrier part. I was typing fast...

I also have seen foreign carriers on the recip list, but I would bet that they are cabin seat required; and now with CASS being the rule, I doubt that those carriers are CASS. My guess is that those air carriers crewmembers can still travel like a jumpseater, but in a cabin seat.

I remember, probably 8-10 years ago, that an interpretation of 121.547 was issued, and it said that a crewmember of a FAR 129 air carrier (foreign air carriers) is ineligible for jumpseat travel (in the actual JS), since a 129 air carrier isnt a "certificate holder" as defined by the regs, even if that pilot holds an FAA-issued airman's certificate. Now I cant find that interpretation on the FAA website.

This was way prior to 9/11, and back then, jumpseating meant in the actual seat; not as a cabin rider.

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