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  1. Glad to see they plan to upgrade equipment, but long term, this will be a moot point, unless the tunnel and Portal Bridge issues are corrected. The tunnel itself is a few short years away from needing a complete overhaul, which will limit the number of trains into Penn Station to maybe less than 10 an hour?
  2. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    Thanks Devils Advocate!
  3. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    More than likely, the crew just wanted you back in your seat, hence the comment about landing in 15 minutes. Glad you got to fly on it! I never was fortunate enough to do so, but then again, did routinely fly faster than she could, while in the Air Force.
  4. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    I wonder if possibly you were over the Chesapeake Bay, and not Long Island at this time? It would be an odd arrival into IAD, as most international flights are routed into IAD a different way, but certainly possible. Do you recall your altitude at the time? It's also quite possible the flight crew told you that, simply to get you back to your seat sooner.
  5. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    The rules are different for foreign carriers, but I do not know what they are. As for the AE jump seat ride, if it was post 9/11, consider yourself very lucky, and the crew should consider themselves even luckier that they did not get caught.
  6. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    I can only comment on US based airlines, as that is who I fly for. Yes, an FA will be on the flight deck during a bathroom break as I mentioned, but that is it. Once we push back from the gate, only authorized individuals are allowed. US based airlines will not even allow jump seat privileges to a flight attendant, as a passenger, which is something we use to do regularly prior to 9/11.
  7. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    Nope, you are correct! 15 minutes did seem like a stretch... Oh, and it's not unusual for a very heavy 747 to fly above 250kts below 10,000 on take-off. This is done for safety reasons. Most military aircraft also have a wavier below 10,000, and often when I was a pilot in the Air Force, I would have my speed around 300kts below this.
  8. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    No, they can not be overridden by a PIC. The rules are very explicit. Unless you are authorized, once any US based airliner pushes from the gate, any non-authorized individuals must not be on the flight deck. Even a flight attendant is prohibited from sitting in the jump seat as a passenger. Having said that, on an aircraft with just two pilots, and no authorized jump seaters, the FA is required to stand behind the CA or FO while the other is using the bathroom. While at the gate, with the parking break engaged, we are happy to have a visitor pop in, provided our work load is light.
  9. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    SHORTS 360!!! I have about 200 hours in one. Loved every minute of it!One of the neat things, both the CA and FO had their own door to the flight deck.
  10. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    The Concorde flew subsonic at a higher speed - roughly mach .90, and also did not have the same sped restrictions below 10,000 feet that most other aircraft have, so it is possible, depending on where over Long Island they were, that they could cover that distance quickly, but probably not 15 minutes, given the various things needed to slow her down for landing config.
  11. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    Lol, this may sound funny, but I actually have very limited knowledge of the seats! I can tell you all matter of technical details on the airplane itself, but I actually have limited knowledge of the seat configurations for the cabins. The only thing we typically concern ourselves with is souls on board, and final weight, when it comes to the cabins.
  12. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    Hi, this flight was the 777-300ER (77W)
  13. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    We do tend to bring books and movies to watch, and our bunk area has IFE, too. It can be hard at times to rest, but you usually do at some point, which along with caffeine keeps us going. As to the fuel question, I'm going to pass on an answer, as I don't fly short haul routes any longer, and can't speak fully to the practice. It is however costly for an airline to follow this policy, and obviously not ideal for passengers either. Personally, as a captain, I would decline the aircraft if our operations folks put one of my flights into a situation like that.
  14. B757Guy

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    It is, and we often flip a coin to see who goes first. I try to be a good captain to the crew, but sometimes "fudge" it, so I catch a later break! However, for take-off and landing, it's all hands on deck, and all 4 of us are on the flight deck.
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