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Business Class Pilots Take Priority Deadheading

Business Class Pilots Take Priority Deadheading

Old Mar 11, 18, 3:48 pm
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Business Class Pilots Take Priority Deadheading

Air Canada here is an example.

Rather than making revenue off of those willing to pay to upgrade, states that their cabin is full. It is not full. 3-4 seats have crew members in them. Why would they do that. It is truly odd. Why would they not want to make revenue??

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Old Mar 11, 18, 3:59 pm
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Because if those pilots don't get where they need to go AC will have to cancel the flight(s) they're operating, and that loss dwarfs whatever your paid upgrade would cost. Their contract guarantees them J.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 4:05 pm
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And it is pretty much SOP for other airline pilots around the globe. Nothing novel here.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 4:10 pm
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It's in the pilots contract that when they are positioning they do so in J.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 4:13 pm
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As on all threads on this topic, crew travelling for duty have positive space in business.
This is not the same as crew commuting in their own time.
No one knows the reason these crew on your flight were travelling.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 4:15 pm
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You should not take photo of crew without consent.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 5:11 pm
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Not sure why this is bothering you so much. Its quite normal
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Old Mar 11, 18, 5:13 pm
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Whats wrong with that? No need to be salty over a failed e-up.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by johnchai View Post
You should not take photo of crew without consent.
Their faces are blurred.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Jagboi View Post
It's in the pilots contract that when they are positioning they do so in J.
Used to be captains only, and AC only, not regionals. Has that changed?
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Old Mar 11, 18, 6:25 pm
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I've sat next to a couple of FA in J (domestic) as well, so I assume all employees, not only pilots, have relatively easy access to J.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by ACYYZ/SD View Post
And it is pretty much SOP for other airline pilots around the globe. Nothing novel here.
I've seen Delta pilots sit middle seat economy on some flights.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by GateGuardian View Post
I've seen Delta pilots sit middle seat economy on some flights.
"pilots" is a pretty open ended term.

On AC, Captain's are contractually guarented seats in J when deadheading. First Officers (F/O's) and Reserve Pilots (RP's) are not.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 7:34 pm
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FAs are also entitled to J, but after upgrades clear.

Deadheading pilots will get J before any gate upgrades are processed.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
FAs are also entitled to J, but after upgrades clear.

Deadheading pilots will get J before any gate upgrades are processed.
Do they (FA or pilots) appear in the wait list in the app?
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