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orka
05-19-2018, 09:51 AM
Hello, my company's reciprocal jumpseat agreement says we are approved on Jet Blue. I need to get from Bermuda to JFK first week of June. I assume that after listing on myIDTravel I would go to the check in counter, perhaps pay a tax. Anything else I need to know or do? Thanks!


Pilot417
05-19-2018, 10:11 AM
I believe you pay the tax on myidtravel. Not sure you can pay at the counter. You definitely need to list prior and when you do you will have to add a CC to the record.

Toonces
05-19-2018, 10:15 AM
Hello, my company's reciprocal jumpseat agreement says we are approved on Jet Blue. I need to get from Bermuda to JFK first week of June. I assume that after listing on myIDTravel I would go to the check in counter, perhaps pay a tax. Anything else I need to know or do? Thanks!

Not sure about the tax. List on myIDtravel, check in at the counter and fill out a jumpseat request, make sure you have your company ID, airman certificate, and medical. Easy peasy.


DontCallMeCindy
05-19-2018, 10:28 AM
Hello, my company's reciprocal jumpseat agreement says we are approved on Jet Blue. I need to get from Bermuda to JFK first week of June. I assume that after listing on myIDTravel I would go to the check in counter, perhaps pay a tax. Anything else I need to know or do? Thanks!

Also just to make sure you understand, like every other US passenger airline, you can't cockpit jumpseat internationally offline. It's cabin-only so there has to be an empty seat in the back.

You'll want to clarify to the gate agents that you are a cabin-only jumpseater (due to it being an international flight), and that your airline has a reciprocal Jumpseat agreement with us. This is slightly different than listing as an offline non-rev standby (which would require you to purchase a ZED fare).

A lot of gate agents abroad are unfamiliar with the very concept of offline jumpseating, and get further confused when it's an international flight and you're only able to occupy a cabin seat. Many will think that you have to list as a non-rev standby (on a ZED fare), but if you have a reciprocal Jumpseat agreement with us that's not restricted otherwise, you can cabin-only Jumpseat (which is much cheaper and minimizes fees/taxes vs. listing as a ZED non-rev).

Hope I didn't muddy that up too badly--just don't want you to run into problems and end up stuck somewhere.

IrishNJ
05-19-2018, 11:26 AM
Also just to make sure you understand, like every other US passenger airline, you can't cockpit jumpseat internationally offline. It's cabin-only so there has to be an empty seat in the back.

You'll want to clarify to the gate agents that you are a cabin-only jumpseater (due to it being an international flight), and that your airline has a reciprocal Jumpseat agreement with us. This is slightly different than listing as an offline non-rev standby (which would require you to purchase a ZED fare).

A lot of gate agents abroad are unfamiliar with the very concept of offline jumpseating, and get further confused when it's an international flight and you're only able to occupy a cabin seat. Many will think that you have to list as a non-rev standby (on a ZED fare), but if you have a reciprocal Jumpseat agreement with us that's not restricted otherwise, you can cabin-only Jumpseat (which is much cheaper and minimizes fees/taxes vs. listing as a ZED non-rev).

Hope I didn't muddy that up too badly--just don't want you to run into problems and end up stuck somewhere.

I jumpseat a lot internationally and I might not be understanding your point but I’ve never gotten directly to the gate like this coming back to the US. I’ve always gone to the check-in desk outside security and talked to them there.

Some places charge tax, some don’t. Most need to check your passport and do a security interview before they let you pass security to get to the gate.

orka
05-19-2018, 02:43 PM
Thanks everyone,

Orka