Jumpseat on other airlines

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As a new pilot to the biz, I was just curious which airlines had the best policies for hitching a ride. Curious about UA, CAL, AA, DL mostly. I fly for US Airways Express. Just wanna know which airlines I have the best chance of actually getting on.
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Wankel7

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Uh, that is really a question you ask your jumpseat cord. And the airline you have the best chance of getting on depends on where you are going.
 

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I'm somewhat new too, but from what others have experienced, jumpseats shouldn't be a problem for most airlines. AAL only takes 1 non-AA jumper. I didn't have any problems on SWA or AWA. I haven't heard of any problems except for gate agents not having a clue.

Most of the regionals like to have you list beforehand (my understanding is that Horizon is a must for listing).

Best policy is to call the airline before hand (especially if you can get a non-rev number) or show up a little earlier than normal and go to the ticket counter before the gate.
 

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Jumpseat on other airlines
As a new pilot to the biz, I was just curious which airlines had the best policies for hitching a ride. Curious about UA, CAL, AA, DL mostly. I fly for US Airways Express. Just wanna know which airlines I have the best chance of actually getting on.
-Thanks!

I've been jumpseating for about a year now and have had pretty good luck. Best bet is to speak with your union jumpseat coordinator. Certain airlines have restrictions on the number of jumpseaters so check be fore you go. Good luck.
 

Wankel7

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I was under teh impression AA had unlimited agreements with certain airlines....
 

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JetBlue takes unlimited jumpseaters and you can ride in the fa jumpseat if the flight is full.
 

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Continental jumpseating

:angryfire Continental denied jumpseating yesterday. I flew DAY-CLE on Expressjet and then tried to jumpseat to EWR....but NO...these gate agents in CLE told me that ...I don't know if it's possible to jumpseat, because most of these planes nowdays don't have jumpseats anymore... OK...so at this point I knew that I was not gonna get anywhere...at least with this airline, because of their lack of training on this matter. Jumpseating with all the other airlines is easy...avoid Continental...at least in CLE.
 
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Wankel7

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Finnair said:
:angryfire Continental denied jumpseating yesterday. I flew DAY-CLE on Expressjet and then tried to jumpseat to EWR....but NO...these stupid gate agents in CLE told me that ...I don't know if it's possible to jumpseat, because most of these planes nowdays don't have jumpseats anymore...WTF. OK...so at this point I knew that I was not gonna get anywhere...at least with this airline, because of their lack of training on this matter. Jumpseating with all the other airlines is easy...avoid Continental...at least in CLE.

Being denied sucks bad man...sorry to hear that...and you guys were on their agreement list?

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Due to the fact there are bad people out there I will not elaborate on procedures, however I can recommend a couple of things, never lose your cool with the agents, remember this is a privilage, it only takes one guy in your airline to screw it up.
 

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Finnair said:
Jumpseating with all the other airlines is easy...avoid Continental...at least in CLE.
Word. (Although I'd change 'all' to 'many of'.)

Their one OAL jumpseater rule is total bs!!! :angryfire Their Int'l policy also rots unless you happen to work for an major international carrier such as Southwest.

My disclaimer: I have ridden CO many times and never had an issue with the pilots. In fact some of them have even bent their FOM regs to help me out. Many thanks, guys.

Having said that, I can't tell you how many times I've been left at the gate watching a half-empty 737 push back because someone else got there first. Additionally, CO always seems to be "weight critical" - the gate agent's way of telling you to kick rocks, since any decent captain will burn a little gas to get a jumpseater on board.
 

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I've been commuting from Florida to Colorado for about 3 years now, and my experiences have been as follows: provided there are seats available, Frontier has always been great. Next, America West (I haven't ridden them in a while since they merged with usair) has also been very accommodating. Equally as good is Southwest. All of these airlines have not had a limit on the number of jumpers. Next up is Airtran (they take a jumpseater, then charge a small fee for as many "nonrevers" that wanted to jumpseat but weren't first in line), Continental, American. I forgot to put Alaska up near my number 1 choice (they even feed you, which is almost unheard of these days), Northwest. And my last two choices are Delta and United. United, however, just started allowing unlimited jumpseaters, so I guess I could give them a little credit there. Basically, each person will probably come up with their own opinions depending on what their commute is like. Most important thing;
no matter how rude, discourteous, or unprofessional an agent, pilot or FA might be toward you (very rare), just do your best to smile back.
 

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Wankel7 said:
I was under teh impression AA had unlimited agreements with certain airlines....

The other poster gave you bad information.
We do have unlimited with many airlines now, also the jumpseat to OAL that are not the unlimited list are limited to the number of jumpseats. All 757s and 767s as well as the limited 777 domestic trips have 2 jumpseats. Our S80s have 1, and our 737s are a mix of 1 and 2.
 
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