Pdt Cass?

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Apparently, Usairways should be CASS approved in the next few days. Is PDT currently CASS approved? If not, will they? Thanks. Trying to plan my holiday commute.
 

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not yet... I am told that we will be CASS approved when US Airways is. Anyone know different? It has been very quiet on that front.
 

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Supposedly, the negotiating committee got the company to spring for cass. Those of us on the j/s committee are in the dark about what is going on with as far as that's concerned. Mainline is going to have cass in place on the 17th, and is pushing to have us added on as well.

When we know something, you'll know something. Wish I could tell you more.
 

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Not to sound stupid, but what exactly is cass?
 

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Air Wisconsin is already active so when U goes online you will be able to ride on us. On the united side you already can.
 

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It's pretty crazy that on one of our Air Wisconsin UAL flights, an AAL pilot can sit up front with us. However, the same pilot on a US Airways flight would need a seat in the back since US Airways is not currently CASS approved.

CASS is a great assest to pilots and others who use it to help with the commute. Simply said, CASS allows offline pilots to occupy the flight deck jumpseat on an offline airplane. EX- NWA pilot sitting up from on a UAL flight.

I hope that more airlines take advantage of this program such as US Airways! It's a good program that has already helped many of us!

-Night_Flight-
 

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Does anybody know is Airways got CASS yesterday?
 

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we are working on getting CASS approved probable in a month or 2 max!
 

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Purdue Pilot,

Any pilot that is authorized to ride in the actual cockpit jumpseat must have their information validated at the time of check for the flight they wish to jumpseat on. Most airlines have some form of computer system which can verify employment etc. for anyone in that system. UAL can verify info for UAL and their express carriers, but not for AA, within their own computer system. CASS is an independent database which verifies employment for any company participating in the database. It apparently costs a bit of money to join which is why some companies may not be too eager to sign up. Also the TSA was dragging their feet to get it all approved, which just happened officially this summer some time. Most of the majors participated in a test phase and are CASS approved now. Some regionals are as well. Hope this helps.
 

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I hate to keep beating this topic to death, but whats going on with pdt, airways and CASS?? I'm looking at oversold flights going home and if the jumpseat was an option that would make life better
 

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PDT update

skychicken said:
I hate to keep beating this topic to death, but whats going on with pdt, airways and CASS?? I'm looking at oversold flights going home and if the jumpseat was an option that would make life better
They have new JS Coordinator and he is working on it.
 

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When US Airways turned on their CASS system on Nov 17th PSA were not included. We are waiting on our IT department to put together the computer system with the database of our pilots and hook it up to the cass system. Then it has to be submitted to our POI for approval.

My guess is that PDT are experiencing similar delays. Talk to your J/S coordinator.
 

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Yeah nice of them to get it done in time for the holiday travel season :angryfire . Thanks guys for making my commute that much more fun.
 

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yeah. was at NWA yesterday and they were laughing at airways since when NWA did it they had everything in place for XJ and 9E so they all did it together. At least we are closer to having it though
 
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