Airline Dispatchers Federation.
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Jet Blue

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:

The link for listing has changed effective 17 January 2022.  It is company-specific, so contact your employer.  You are required to list yourself.  It can be done by Gate Agents, but do not count on them having time to do it.  

Fill out all fields, and change “Travel Status” to “Pilot Commuting Listing”, since there is no Dispatcher option.  List in Economy Class.  Make sure and use the exact name that is shown on your passport.  You can only list seven days in advance.

On the Flight Schedule Display page, you can click on a flight number to see how many seats are still being sold in each fare class.  Y7 (the maximum number that shows in Economy Class) generally means your chances are good; lower numbers are actual seats authorized for sale, and likely indicate a fairly full flight.  There is also a “face” that indicates general chances of having an open seat in the cabin.  

You can enter your TSA PreCheck Known Traveler number if you have one.