AA jumpseat = Pain in the Butt!

Kroll

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Can someone plz explain this listing jumpseat thing? What a pain in the a$$.

Running to catch a flight from Ord to Phx to head to a funeral. I ask for the jumpseat and the gate agent looks at my badge for like 5 mins then says are you listed? Huh? dail 1-800-%&^$^, what? 1-800-I can't believe you don't know this, huh? Can you write it down for me I just ran to the end of the darn concourse. 1-800- blow it out your A$$. Got it thx.

Sooooooooooooo I call it.

.....prompt.......wait.........prompt........wait........10 mins later someone picks up. Oh you have the wrong number. Call 1888-your screwed, what? 1-888- this is BS.

Sooooooooooo I call it.
.........Wait .....................wait.............prompt.........wait........................wait..........15 mins later disconnected!

So I ran to United and dropped 10 pounds and lowered my cholesteral by 50 point.

AA guys what happened to filling out a slip of paper. Is this the reason I'm riding in the FA jumpseat all the time for your guys?

Who is the bonehead that came up with this?
 

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Put 888-933-5922 in your Contact List on your cell. Sucks that you had to do the ORD race around. The AA/AE gate agents were pretty mellow about it when it came out (1.5 yrs ago?). I imagine they aren't so understanding now.
 

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I have found it pretty easy really and have never had any problems with AA agents (eagle mostly) in ord
 

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I use AA once a month at least from AUS-DFW-JFK. They have always been great. Never a problem. Thanks AA.

(but I am also always listed)

That number in the first reply will save you all the heartache
 

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I'm thinking about using them to Jumpseat internationally from DEL to ORD. Any advice guys?! Show up early to list? So you must use that number to cabin jumpseat internationally?
 

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Put 888-933-5922 in your Contact List on your cell. Sucks that you had to do the ORD race around. The AA/AE gate agents were pretty mellow about it when it came out (1.5 yrs ago?). I imagine they aren't so understanding now.

My favorite part: the number isn't open 24 hours a day. I learned that the hard way.

A couple weeks ago I was jumpseating on a 6am (eastern time) flight. As I was walking to the gate I called the number, and got a recording saying to call back later when they were open (I think 6 or 7am central time). What kind of AIRLINE reservations number isn't open when flights are departing???

I was fortunate enough to have a (somewhat) understanding gate agent who listed me at the gate.
 

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Can someone plz explain this listing jumpseat thing? What a pain in the a$$.

Running to catch a flight from Ord to Phx to head to a funeral. I ask for the jumpseat and the gate agent looks at my badge for like 5 mins then says are you listed? Huh? dail 1-800-%&^$^, what? 1-800-I can't believe you don't know this, huh? Can you write it down for me I just ran to the end of the darn concourse. 1-800- blow it out your A$$. Got it thx.

Sooooooooooooo I call it.

.....prompt.......wait.........prompt........wait........10 mins later someone picks up. Oh you have the wrong number. Call 1888-your screwed, what? 1-888- this is BS.

Sooooooooooo I call it.
.........Wait .....................wait.............prompt.........wait........................wait..........15 mins later disconnected!

So I ran to United and dropped 10 pounds and lowered my cholesteral by 50 point.

AA guys what happened to filling out a slip of paper. Is this the reason I'm riding in the FA jumpseat all the time for your guys?

Who is the bonehead that came up with this?
So you are complaining about a free ride? WTF is wrong with you? The rules of each carrier are sometimes inconvenient but in the end you are asking for a favor.
 

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So you are complaining about a free ride? WTF is wrong with you? The rules of each carrier are sometimes inconvenient but in the end you are asking for a favor.
A favor that his carrier, i'm sure, reciprocates to AA pilots. Everyone who has ever commuted has, at one time, found themselves in a time sensitive situation. I think that it isn't out of line, in a situation when time is of the essence, to hope to be accomodated in a reasonable fashion.

If every other carrier does it easier, then this is an issue that AA pilots, for their own best interests, should rectify with the company.
 

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A favor that his carrier, i'm sure, reciprocates to AA pilots. Everyone who has ever commuted has, at one time, found themselves in a time sensitive situation. I think that it isn't out of line, in a situation when time is of the essence, to hope to be accomodated in a reasonable fashion.

If every other carrier does it easier, then this is an issue that AA pilots, for their own best interests, should rectify with the company.
I agree it sucks when you are in a time crunch and you come up against unforeseen circumstances. However in the end jump seating is a PRIVILEGE not a right. I have jump seated on AA before and its a very painless process provided you list first. I am a commuter and I carry the numbers for pretty much all the carries that are CASS. I always call first and ask what their policy is if I haven't flown with them yet.
 

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Guys, I am currently flying for TAM airlines and is there a way to jumpseat from GRU-MIA and back on AA?? My wife and I want to move back to MIA and riding on TAM is expensive even for employees. Any suggestions??

Thanks in advance,
VF
 

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My favorite part: the number isn't open 24 hours a day. I learned that the hard way.

A couple weeks ago I was jumpseating on a 6am (eastern time) flight. As I was walking to the gate I called the number, and got a recording saying to call back later when they were open (I think 6 or 7am central time). What kind of AIRLINE reservations number isn't open when flights are departing???

I was fortunate enough to have a (somewhat) understanding gate agent who listed me at the gate.
Is it a res. number or a non rev number?
 

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So you are complaining about a free ride? WTF is wrong with you? The rules of each carrier are sometimes inconvenient but in the end you are asking for a favor.
Whats wrong with you jumpseat police?.......maybe you can't tell that I'm making fun of the situation. I haven't jumped on AA for long time. In the past you could walk up to a gate and catch a ride by filing out a slip. No one is complaining just saying this is a pain in the butt in comparision to the way things used to be at AA and most other carriers. I can't remember ever doing this type of proceedure with any other carrier..........and I've jump on most in the past.
 
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Not directed at AA but I have a little heartburn with this. It takes about 15 seconds for the person at the gate to list you. Most agents are pretty understanding about long hold times, last minute itinerary changes (didn't make the other flight). I always try to list but when the hold time (or expected hold time) exceeds 7 minutes, I figured I've made sufficient effort.

One time This agent told me I should have waited the 30 minutes (expected hold time) to list. I said my cel. phone battery wouldn't last that long. He gave me this really crappy seat (the airplane was empty) and then told the crew this jumpseater was giving him attitude. Turns out I knew the entire crew (I ride on these guys way too often - they're fabulous) so they knew it was BS.

Had an on line nonrev mention to me the other day that a JS was inside trying to get a ride. When I got the paperwork there was no jumpseater. When the ramper call inside, they said there was no one listed. We took a delay but the JS got on.

Is it a request that we list or, is it a requirement and cause for DENIAL by someone other than the captain. Can our JSCs do anything about this?
 

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Guys, I am currently flying for TAM airlines and is there a way to jumpseat from GRU-MIA and back on AA?? My wife and I want to move back to MIA and riding on TAM is expensive even for employees. Any suggestions??

Thanks in advance,
VF



You might want to look into ID90, ID75's and ZED Fares......I don't think a Foreign Pilot can ride the Jumpseat Intl or Domestic. ....now if your wife (who is Brazilian) came along....THROW OUT ALL THE RULES! :}


..I'm just saying!
 

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Guys, I am currently flying for TAM airlines and is there a way to jumpseat from GRU-MIA and back on AA?? My wife and I want to move back to MIA and riding on TAM is expensive even for employees. Any suggestions??

Thanks in advance,
VF
AA has a rather limited list of US carriers that are approved to be "jumpseat" riders. Since it's international, even these riders must have an empty seat in back, no cockpit jumpseaters other than AA guys.

Sorry
(former GRU flier)
 

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Sometimes it can be a long hold, but i have never had a problem listing with them. That number works great, and as soon as you hear a voice press 3 and it takes you to the non-rev listing agents(not sure if they are open 24hrs). American has always been really good to me, i reide them more to work than my own carrier...better schedules for my same day commutes. I also have only run into a couple gate agents who will give you crap for not listing, most of the time you just look at them and smile and they will do it for you without a problem.
 

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AA has a rather limited list of US carriers that are approved to be "jumpseat" riders. Since it's international, even these riders must have an empty seat in back, no cockpit jumpseaters other than AA guys.

Sorry
(former GRU flier)
I'd be happy with a seat in the back. Unfortunately we don't get ID90s or ID75s. So I guess there is no way around it.
 

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I'd be happy with a seat in the back. Unfortunately we don't get ID90s or ID75s. So I guess there is no way around it.

Unfortunately, there is none, even for my sometimes shifty, rather fluid interpretation of company guidelines. (I guess they're really rules ;))

The "old school", "c'mon' boy, grab yerself a seat' in back" will get immediate attention from the company executioners as well as a few Federal agencies as well.
 
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