Airline Dispatchers Federation.
Representing the professional interests of the Aircraft Dispatcher.


General information:  

Cockpit Access Security System (CASS) participation by the jumpseater is assumed in the procedures, but if a jumpseater is not in CASS (typically someone whose passport is out for renewal), or if the system is down, one can still occupy an empty seat in the cabin.  This is an unusual situation, so if you are not in CASS, it is best to advise the Gate Agent upon check-in, as some may not be familiar with the process for boarding non-participants, and may need extra time and assistance to complete the procedure.

Aircraft Dispatchers have always been included in the program, which was developed after 9/11 to allow offline jumpseaters to again occupy the cockpit jumpseat.

If your employer participates in CASS, in order for you to ride in the actual jumpseat on another participating airline, you must be in the database (your employer takes care of this), and you must have (and travel with) a valid passport.  Some airlines do not require the passport, but it's best to carry it with you at all times.

For international travel, you cannot occupy the actual jumpseat except on your employing airline.  Outbound from the U.S., you will generally not pay any fees.  Returning, you need to show up at the airline’s Ticket Office (or Ticket Counter if there is no Ticket Office) two hours before departure, and request the jumpseat.  You will pay all departure and arrival taxes for the route at that time.

Airline specific information:

To list for a Frontier Airlines flight, go to:

You must establish an account if you don't already have one.

After login, select "Flights" from the top of the page, then "listing".  In "Reason for Travel", select "Dispatch".  

Frontier does not operate daily in some markets.

There is no provision to add your Known Traveler Number to the listing.