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It is a gray area. The TSA does not care/regulate anything about outbound flights or ops out of the USA, such as Tokyo-Hong Kong flights that Delta and United operate for instance.

However, you must be on your own metal to come inbound to the USA, as well as be on the crew GenDec, and named as an additional crew member on the flight release 75 minutes prior to departure.

As for outbound and inter-country ops, check with the carrier you wish to ride. I know a certain red-tail carrier that died in 2008 had no problem with this, as I did it many times. The new successor airline says only it's own pilots in jumpseats for ANY Intl ops. Company policy vs. TSA regs...

Good luck...

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