Family and Friends on Flights

KSUPILOT

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Has anyone ever had their family member or friends on a chrater flight. Today the Captain I am flying with brought his brother with him and let him sit in the jumpseat the entier flight with the paying charter customers in the back. I found it to be very unproffesional. I told him that and his response was, "He owes me one"

Tell me your thoughts!
 

Captain4242

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Paying charter customers didn't mind that someone they didn't know was on the flight with them??!!
 

HMR

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That's not good. I'm surprised the pax didn't flip out. I've never heard of a 135 company that allows friends or family on charters. I can't imagine the liability issues if there would've been a problem caused by the guy in the jumpseat.

At our company (PT91), friends and family are welcome anytime we have an open seat. I don't know how common this is.
 

pilothouston123

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I don't think there is a liabilty issue here unless the guy was not listed as a Passenger. Then the captian would be in world of crap if the was a problem. I use to fly single pilot 135 cargo and we coule bring whomever we wanted along with us. Wife GF or best bud
 

NoPax

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I'm flying cargo and we cant bring anyone along with us unless they are employee, crew, or handling hazardous material, FAA inspector etc. - world of hurt if you get ramped with your wife/friend/etc up front...

As for Pax charter - they should be listed on the load manifest as a passenger.
 

Dr Pokenhiemer

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I haven't even been able to bring my wife on a Part 91 flight yet. Don't know when she'll get to see me fly a jet!
 
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