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Old 09-04-2008, 03:58 PM   #1  
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Default NetJets crews in the back question.

I was wondering if you guys want us to check in at the cockpit. I had one Capt confront me and tell me I was "rude" because I walked by. Others ask me why I check in with them.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #2  
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I was wondering if you guys want us to check in at the cockpit. I had one Capt confront me and tell me I was "rude" because I walked by. Others ask me why I check in with them.
Not if you are traveling on a paid ticket.
If you are a jumpseater it is common courtesy to check in at the cockpit
unless you already met the Captain at the gate area.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:03 PM   #3  
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he may have thought u were jumpseating....otherwise tell him to go scratch!
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:20 PM   #4  
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some confusion comes when you see a uniform running to the back. i usually look for the gold tie. if i'm on a paid ticket i don't check in and wouldn't expect you to either
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:41 PM   #5  
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I don't expect it because you've paid for a ticket
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:38 PM   #6  
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You're not jumpseating, so it is certainly not required. On the other hand, assuming the cockpit crew isn't busy, I think a quick "Hello" would be a nice gesture of professional courtesy.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:53 PM   #7  
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They are full revenue passengers, not non-revs or jumpseaters. Saying 'hi' is nice, but by no means needed.

Frankly, we should be happy they are riding on us because it means someone is actually probably paying full-fare for a ticket on us.

I have talked with many Netjets pilots and found them to be very polite and professional. I am happy they are on board when they are on board.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:56 PM   #8  
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Ditto to the above posts. He most likely thought you were jumpseating and didn't check in.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:30 AM   #9  
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I've had the same issue as I work for UPS. It never occurred to me that I should acknowledge the flight crew by approaching their "office." I've had a few say things as I've deplaned.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:08 AM   #10  
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Guys, we're paying passengers. We're on real (expensive) tickets, went through security (probably with SSSS!), and have seat assignments. We're just part of the herd.

If it's that important for us to "check in," then we should be pre-boarded. Besides, we're only going to hold up your boarding if we insist on stopping the flow to come up and say hi! What would I do with my bags in the meantime -- leave them in the aisle while the FAs have to retreat into the galley? Or leave them in the jetway, and have to push my way back out to get it after I've "checked in"? It just isn't practical unless you're standing at the cockpit door greeting passengers. If you are, of course I'll say "hi!" But I'm not going through all of the above, or waiting 'til the end and losing all hope of an overhead bin. If you really want to talk, come on out and have me pre-boarded into first class. I'll be happy to oblige!

We wear a vaguely airline-looking uniform because our company requires us to do so on the way to an assignment, but we're not jumpseaters.
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