cuban8 wrote:Funny thing is, even the flight engineers gets refused in the UK these days.
I’ve been flying out of the UAE to the UK for the last 10 years with flight engineers onboard without any issues. We are operating a private Airbus CJ and we always carry an engineer in case of a maintenance problem.
Beginning of this year, our flight engineer got detained for 4 hours since they didn’t consider him as a part of the crew. Obviously, the Airbus only requires two pilots, but our engineer has been on average 3-4 weeks in the UK for the last 10 years with no issues from UK border control.
Something has definitely changed!!
Well, one thing that has changed would be the government - and guess who gives the border control people their orders....