- Jan 31, 2009
Did my first leg of FDT on friday, it was very cool. Had a little hiccup with TSA at ord, but after that no issues. Talked to the american gate agent as soon as she got there and had no issues at all. She took my paper ticket and printed me out a boarding pass for the jump seat. At boarding the stewardess just checked my badge to make sure I had credentials to be up there and that was it. The cockpit itself was pretty much the same. The captain wanted to double check my W1 ticket and id, but said it was pretty much just a formality. He was curious to see the paper work because neither him or the FO had been on a flight with someone doing FDT. They originally thought I was an FAA inspector, but after I explained that I was an air traffic controller the mood seemed to relax. Apparently there has been some regular oversight since they declared bankruptcy.