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Old 01-13-2010, 04:37 PM   #13  
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Originally Posted by Oldog View Post
A reciprocal jumpseat agreement is an agreement between airlines whereby each airline will allow the other airline's pilots -- and sometimes other personnel -- to travel free on a space available basis. Subject to some limitations, this can include cockpit jumpseats. Very convenient, but there are some risks: Chiefly, that you may get "bumped" off the jumpseat by someone with higher priority, such as one of the company's own pilots, an FAA inspector, etc.

It's important to remember that any jumpseat ride is a courtesy extended to the jumpseater by the airline providing the ride. A very fast way to poison the well (and maybe get the jumpseat agreement canceled) is to act rude, pushy, try to talk your way aboard after you've been denied, show up looking like a crud, etc.
You just answered a question that was asked 2 1/2 years ago. He probably googled it by now.
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