Jumpseat Committee Message - 9/23/16
Jumpseat Committee Message - 9/23/16


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If you are planning to JS on American, please be familiar with this message. And, as always, please remember to thank the captain and crew for accommodation.


Rich Odbert and Tom Fullerton

Jumpseat Alert from our counterparts at AA:

On October 1, 2016, American Airlines will implement a new flight operating system. This should have no effect on jumpseat travel on American Airlines. However, as we have seen in the past, anytime there is major change of this type, one of the first things to fail is jumpseat travel.

We strongly suggest that other airline pilots avoid jumpseat travel on American Airlines on October 1, 2016. That may not be possible for everyone so we have issued proactive guidance to all American Airlines pilots.

We have requested they look for other airline pilots in our terminals and to approach them and offer assistance. Also we have asked them to check their flights stand-by list minutes before departure to ensure there are no other airline pilots attempting travel who have not been issued a seat. And most importantly, we have asked them to not leave a fellow professional aviator behind.

For those who do have to jumpseat travel on American Airlines on October 1, please ensure you have a listing made via myIDTravel in advance of your flight. Do not hesitate to reach out to any AA pilot in the terminal if you need help. We will do our best to get you on your flight.

Please let us know of any issues you encounter with jumpseat travel on American Airlines.

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