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Old Jun 4, 01, 11:45 am
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: GSP (Greenville, SC)
Programs: DL Gold Medallion; UA Premier Executive; WN sub-CP; AA sub-Gold
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Sounds like a deadheading pilot. That means the pilot is needed to fly a flight from your destination to somewhere else (as opposed to a pilot who lives there or is there on layover).

Space will be made available, or a flight delayed, no matter what, because the other flight will be cancelled if the deadheading pilot doesn't get there!

The name "deadhead" comes from the railroad, where a extra locomotive is added to a train, not to pull that train (the engine's off, or dead), but to pull another train at the destination, which apparently needs a locomotive.
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