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Where Is Seat 1X? (It's a Cabin Jumpseat)

Where Is Seat 1X? (It's a Cabin Jumpseat)

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Old Jul 9, 18, 11:59 am
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Where Is Seat 1X? (It's a Cabin Jumpseat)

Saw a seat number 1X on my flight's waitlist today, wondering where it is, it's a A320, flight 1740.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 12:02 pm
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Cockpit jumpseat, I believe. 2X is the galley jumpseat.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 12:03 pm
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I'd love to upgrade from 1A to 1X
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Old Jul 9, 18, 12:14 pm
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Cockpit jumpseat, I believe. 2X is the galley jumpseat.
So they are basically employee only seats?
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Old Jul 9, 18, 12:17 pm
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So they are basically employee only seats?
Yes - really any approved airline employee and certain government people (i.e. FAA inspectors).
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Old Jul 9, 18, 5:09 pm
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I believe AS is still on Sabre. On AA Sabre, the "row" X seats are unused FA (cabin) jumpseats and the W seats are the cockpit jumpseats.
To date myself, AA's 727-200 had 2 cockpit and 5 cabin jumpseats. The FAA minimum cabin crew was 3. Depending on flight load and/or if a meal was served in coach (I'm really dating myself now), the FA Union contract could call for a cabin crew of 4 or 5.

The cabin jumpseats are actual crewed positions, even when not required by FAA/Union. You must be trained as an FA to be assigned one as your seat. Commuting FA's flying on a non-rev pass will be assigned these seats if the cabin is full. Uniform not required, but many don't change clothes when going to/from work. If you've ever seen an FA literally sit in the jumpseat the entire trip, it could've been an off duty pass rider.

The cockpit jumpseats are "spare" seats. They have no operational need beyond somebody (airline's Check Airman/Instructor or FAA) wanting to monitor the pilot(s). In my airline days, the FAA rule was that any airline employee could ride there, but AA's (and I'd assume most airline's) policy restricted the seats to pilots or employees who had (either long term or "one time") authority. As a DFW Operations and later SOC (System Operations Control .. the system wide "nerve center" near HDQ) employee, I've ridden "W" on 4 flights (what a difference between the 727 and 757 !!!).
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Old Jul 9, 18, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by steve64 View Post
I believe AS is still on Sabre. On AA Sabre, the "row" X seats are unused FA (cabin) jumpseats and the W seats are the cockpit jumpseats.
This is correct. 1W, 2W are flight deck jumpseats. 1X, 2X are cabin jumpseats.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by steve64 View Post
I believe AS is still on Sabre. On AA Sabre, the "row" X seats are unused FA (cabin) jumpseats and the W seats are the cockpit jumpseats.
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This is correct. 1W, 2W are flight deck jumpseats. 1X, 2X are cabin jumpseats.
Thanks to both of you for correcting me!
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Old Jul 10, 18, 7:53 am
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Air traffic control specialists used to have fam(iliarization) trip privileges wherein they rode the jump seat and observed air traffic control from the customer perspective. My FAA career was not in Air Traffic but I did do a year-long detail in the program and got to take a fam trip (ANC-SEA-ANC). Fascinating experience.
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