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Ryanair Jumpseat Policy

Old 18th Jun 2012, 21:04
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Ryanair Jumpseat Policy

Hi,
I am currently a 16 year old student who has a strong desire in becoming an airline pilot and am wondering how does one go about getting a jumpseat on a Ryanair flight?

Do you email Ryanair ?
Do you ask captain when board flight ?


How are you able to get a return jumpseat? (For the flight and flight that then goes back again in 25 minutes after the turn around.) My friend went on a return jumpseat to Palma from Shannon.

I am not sure on their policy or how you would go about it. Anyone with help or information please reply. Thank you very much.
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Old 19th Jun 2012, 01:51
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Due to planes being flown into buildings, I'm sorry to say, but it's just not gonna happen.
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Old 19th Jun 2012, 10:52
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Ryanair's policy is only to allow crew members on jump seats.
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Old 19th Jun 2012, 11:07
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Opportunities for riding jumpseat are really only possible outside the UK and USA, I've seen several passengers flying jumpseat with KLM, and have been on the jumpseat quite a few times in recent years when flying on LCC's in South East Asia.

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Old 19th Jun 2012, 14:30
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Unless you personally know crew it isn't going to happen I'm afraid. Your best bet would be to part with some cash as a 'gift' to a capt in the likes of Africa / South East Asia for a jump seat ride
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Old 19th Jun 2012, 15:05
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@750XL

Thank for your reply. I wasnt actually that sure about how to go about in trying to get a jumpseat ride but I actually know ryanair pilots based out of DUB & EDI. If I got in contact with them and tell them, would I be able to then go on jumpseat ride on one of their flights ?
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 19:50
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No. It is illegal, unless you are Ryanair crew.
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 20:00
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The only way you'll be allowed to jumpseat is with express written permission from FR ops / chief pilot, which is unlikely unless you have a legitimate reason to be in there. In other less regulated areas of the world (Africa, South East Asia etc) it's easier to get a flight in the flight deck, whether it be through sweet talking them or paying cash...
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