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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#26 Post by digits_ » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:47 pm

Devil's advocate here: why do captains find it so important to meet jumpseaters before the flight? It looks like it gives you the illusion that you have the power to turn people away, but yet, if you were to do so regularly (for no good reason), the jumpseat privileges of your company would probably be more at risk than the jumpseat priviliges of the non-greeting jumpseater, would it not?

Just a thought...

I personally have no issue with taking jumpseaters who don't come to the cockpit or introduce themselves. As long as the gate agents know and our load is ok, it's fine by me. Maybe I am not as power hungry as some :mrgreen:

You could even argue that informing the gate agents satisfies the requirement to inform the pic. Just like the PIC is responsible for all aspects of the flight but delegates loading, fuelling, filing flight plans etc, one could argue that the "meeting the jumpseaters" is delegated to the gate agents.

If the gate agent gives me a boarding pass and they tell me there is no need to talk to the captain, why would I do so?
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#27 Post by TFTMB heavy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:05 pm

digits_ wrote:Devil's advocate here: why do captains find it so important to meet jumpseaters before the flight? It looks like it gives you the illusion that you have the power to turn people away, but yet, if you were to do so regularly (for no good reason), the jumpseat privileges of your company would probably be more at risk than the jumpseat priviliges of the non-greeting jumpseater, would it not?

Just a thought...

I personally have no issue with taking jumpseaters who don't come to the cockpit or introduce themselves. As long as the gate agents know and our load is ok, it's fine by me. Maybe I am not as power hungry as some :mrgreen:

You could even argue that informing the gate agents satisfies the requirement to inform the pic. Just like the PIC is responsible for all aspects of the flight but delegates loading, fuelling, filing flight plans etc, one could argue that the "meeting the jumpseaters" is delegated to the gate agents.

If the gate agent gives me a boarding pass and they tell me there is no need to talk to the captain, why would I do so?
Air Transat requires that a form be filled and signed and that the JS pax have his ID and pilots license. I don't expect the gate agent to do it if I have time and it's my pleasure to help out a fellow pilot and say hi to them in the process. At other airlines, the procedure is to introduce yourself to the crew. Non the less it is a simple courtesy to go in and say thanks for the ride.
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#28 Post by co-joe » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:31 pm

Maybe the Jazzers are afraid the WS crew will put them to work folding seatbelts?
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#29 Post by av8ts » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:42 am

co-joe wrote:Maybe the Jazzers are afraid the WS crew will put them to work folding seatbelts?
There are quite a few Jazz pilots that already do fold seat belts and help clean the cabin on quick turns so it wouldn't be anything new
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#30 Post by mbav8r » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:56 pm

av8ts wrote:
co-joe wrote:Maybe the Jazzers are afraid the WS crew will put them to work folding seatbelts?
There are quite a few Jazz pilots that already do fold seat belts and help clean the cabin on quick turns so it wouldn't be anything new
Are you talking about on their own flights?
Because I was told a long time ago, not to cross belts when leaving a WJ flight, I was happily folding a few seatbelts and was asked to stop. This is a liability issue, if I was stuck by a needle or anything sharp, I know extreme but anyhow I would not be covered under WCB, I'm not an employee and therefore not my job.
I have never been asked to do it, before or after that, if you ever are I would ask that person who will cover your lost income if something did happen.
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#31 Post by av8ts » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:46 am

Yes talking about on their own flights
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#32 Post by co-joe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 pm

av8ts wrote:Yes talking about on their own flights
I was joking that Westjet might make them work for their seat.
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#33 Post by garfield » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:45 pm

Can you go directly to the gate for a jumpseat or you have to go register at the check-in counter?

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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#34 Post by ahramin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:30 pm

Have to go to the check in counter. Go to the Option Plus line or grab any greeter and ask them which desk to register at for jumpseats. Gate agents cannot create jumpseat tickets.
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Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

#35 Post by 1000tolevel » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 am

I've been a TS commuter for over 13 years on AC & WS. Not once did I not pop into the cockpit to say "HI and thanks for the ride", usually while boarding but if unable, then on the way out.
What seems to be missing from this post though is that a JS should also introduce themselves to and thank the FD (or In Charge) as they board the plane. After all, he or she will be the one dealing with you.
And yeah, when on WS, I DO fold the seatbelts in the row I'm sitting in before leaving.. just a little token of appreciation.
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