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patelam
10-09-2017, 06:09 AM
Hello,

First off, thank you for letting me Jumpseat this weekend, always treated wonderfully by you guys. Iíve been jumpseating on you guys for over a decade, and this past weekend the agents had a possible policy change that caught me unaware.

This past Friday out of SAN, one agent brought out some form for me to fill out, but another agent said I didnít. I did not fill it out and boarded with a Jumpseat boarding pass. Checked in with the captain and took a seat in the back.

On Sunday, out of SMF, I check in, get C4 boarding, but when I goto board, I get sent back to the gate counter to fill out that same form that I didnít have to on Friday. I board, check in, the gate, the Capt and I each keep a copy of this form.

My question is, was there a policy/procedure change recently/over the weekend that I missed? Is one station doing it incorrectly? Should I be asking to fill this thing out or declining it?


hilltopflyer
10-09-2017, 08:36 AM
I think it depends on station to station. I was wondering the same thing when I've jumpseated recently. One has it and one place doesnt

WhistleBlwr
10-09-2017, 10:03 AM
I was told it was a new policy for offline Jumpseater to have the paper form. Supposedly just temporary while they figure out some stuff with the new system.

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Ihateusernames
10-10-2017, 10:15 AM
It has to do with accountability of who is sitting in a seat vs on jumpseat form. People have been getting on via "getting a seat" vs signing up for the jumpseat and grabbing a seat if there is one open. The problem is nobody is coming up and asking for a ride. One doesn't have non-rev privilege like my family member so one needs to play the game. You need to fill it out and talk to pilots unless you are listed as a jumpseat rider which you will get normal form. I wouldn't just hop on your airline without asking for a ride even if given a seat like some do.


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e6bpilot
10-10-2017, 11:52 AM
It has to do with accountability of who is sitting in a seat vs on jumpseat form. People have been getting on via "getting a seat" vs signing up for the jumpseat and grabbing a seat if there is one open. The problem is nobody is coming up and asking for a ride. One doesn't have non-rev privilege like my family member so one needs to play the game. You need to fill it out and talk to pilots unless you are listed as a jumpseat rider which you will get normal form. I wouldn't just hop on your airline without asking for a ride even if given a seat like some do.


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If this is the case, it is the first I have heard of it. Why would the form make someone come up and introduce themselves?
Offline riders should be coming up and introducing themselves even if they have a boarding card with a seat in the back, but that isnít the procedure for all airlines, so I get the confusion.
When I am riding own company metal and I get a seat in the back, I absolutely say hi if it is convenient, but wonít slow boarding to make it happen. If I am jumpseating offline I will always say hi unless I get to do it up top.

Ihateusernames
10-11-2017, 06:14 AM
If this is the case, it is the first I have heard of it. Why would the form make someone come up and introduce themselves?
Offline riders should be coming up and introducing themselves even if they have a boarding card with a seat in the back, but that isnít the procedure for all airlines, so I get the confusion.
When I am riding own company metal and I get a seat in the back, I absolutely say hi if it is convenient, but wonít slow boarding to make it happen. If I am jumpseating offline I will always say hi unless I get to do it up top.



Pretty sure the form says to check in w the pilots and give them a piece of it. I believe there was an email or something about it.


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