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Most Annoying Answers You've Been Given  
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

There's a thread going on about the "Most Annoying Questions You've Been Asked", so I'm going to start a thread about the most annoying answers you've RECIEVED from people. Here's mine:

A few months ago I was chatting with one of my friends at school who had just returned from Christmas break. He had flown out of Houston on Continental and flew to Louisville, Kentucky. Continental had lost his luggage, and I asked him what kind of plane he was on. His immediate reply was "747". He argued until he was blue in the face that he was on a 747. I told him "I seriously doubt that; in fact, that's not possible." Then I asked him to tell me a little about the 747, like about how many people can fit in a 747. He didn't have a clue. He didn't even know how many engines a 747 had. The annoying thing wasn't that he didn't know jack about planes, but that he was so sure of himself that he was right when he was dead wrong.


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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

I've been there.

Best thing to do is just let it go. I know it hurts to do that, but when you're dealing with people like your friend who "must be right about anything that comes out of his mouth" . . .you're just wasting time.

I have a similar friend who pointed out to me that the. . . "DC-10 is larger than the 777 because it has to be. . .it has three engines!" So I took out my scale models in 1/200th scale and proceeded to show him the size difference, which is immense. After the "show-and-tell". . .he stuck to his words because the 1/200th scale models are "obviously out of scale."

So, beware who you dare discuss airliners/airlines/aviation with, you might just find that you are always wrong! Wink/being sarcastic

DIA



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User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

I've noticed that when people fly on any Boeing plane, which of course all have 7's in their names, they always think its a 747. I guess just because its the most famous airplane and they hear a 7 over the PA they assume its a 747. I've had similar discussions with PAX on our flights who insist that they've just X-fered from a AA 747. I even had a guy once who was insisting he had just flown DFW-LGA on a 74. I'm like, "Sir, we don't even have any of those anymore!"

Most annoying answer:

Me: (As PAX hurriedly pushes past me at the boarding door) "Hi, do you know where your seat is?"

PAX: (in the most rude, annoyed, leave-me-alone tone) "YES!!!" And then they head down A/C left of a wide-body when I can clearly see the "F" seat on the boarding card in their hand.

I try to give them a friendly, helpful greeting and it's like I asked to slaughter their first-born.



"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5018 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

DIA,

You might want to take your friend to the airport someday, and show him a Bae146 / Avro RJ, and then a 777. Then tell him how the Avro is obviously bigger than the 777, as it has four engines, whereas the 777 only has two. Works especially well if the 2 planes are sitting side by side. See if he gets the hint  Big grin


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Good suggestion Scorpio, I might try that approach someday. It's just that. . .this is the type of person who can get caught with their hand in the cookie jar and still deny they were getting a cookie out to eat. Of course, they were just making sure there cookies in there for later . . .right.

LOL, DIA



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13518 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
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Funniest moment overheard on a plane:

December, 1995. AA 762, POP to JFK.

I'm flying non-rev and I'm in First Class. I'm doing the second of the non-rev prayers, which is "please close the door...please close the door..." (the first is "please let me get on...please let me get on..."), and a little old Dominican man gets on.

He's about 75 or so, wearing a guyabera, brown slacks, a brown coat, and the seemingly traditional "Dominican Traveling Hat" which looks like a bowler (my 1/2 Dominican grandfather and all his friends wore 'em!).

So on he comes, and heads back the aisle, eyeing his boarding pass. He pauses at the curtain separating First Class and coach, sees an open First Class seat, and sits down.

Now, the purser is doing his headcount and sees this man, realizing he's doesn't have anyone on his list as occupying that seat. Here's where the hilarity ensues.

Purser: "Sir, could I see your boarding pass, please?"

Man: "Que?"

The purser takes the pass, and sees the seat assignment in the main cabin.

Purser: "Sir, you're seated back this way. Why don't you follow me, and I'll help you to your seat?"

Man (in VERY broken English): Joo no wha happen? I tell yoo wha happen. I get on plen, I see seet all da way back.. I just seet here. I no bother noobody.

Purser (attempting not to laugh): "I'll be happy to help you to your seat. Follow me, ok?"

Man (again, in VERY broken English): Eees ok. I just seet here, no problem, ok?

Purser (still being friendly): "No, I really do need you to come with me."

Man (getting up): "Ok, I say I seet here no problem but yoo wan me to come wit you? Eees fine, I no problem to nobody. Ok..."

And the amused purser was finally able to convince him that he couldn't just take any open seat.

I could barely contain myself. That little old man was so funny!




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User currently onlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I don't think that little old man meant any harm. Probably he is too used to taking buses where one can have any seat on the bus and he thought that that was the case on the airplane as well. From the conversation, he does seem like a nice little man.

User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 3136 times:

That's a funny story. I love Dominicans, they're such nice people. I just did a SDQ turn yesterday and I felt really bad for our PAX (Domincans are nortoriously fearful flyers). We were just about to start the breakfast service when we hit the turbulence from hell. The plane was shaking violently and it kept dropping sharply. Everyone was sreaming, crying, and praying. I finally made it to my jumpseat at door 3L and had to keep shouting to them that we were going to be OK. It didn't help that this was flight 699 which replaced flight 587. And it's still an A300.

My favorite part about flying down there is when we're landing. As soon as the main gear hits the runway they all start cheering and applauding. It gives me goosebumps.



"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13518 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 3124 times:
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From the conversation, he does seem like a nice little man.

Absolutely! It was just really funny, that's all. I suppose I probably put this in the wrong topic, since it wasn't annoying to anyone except possibly the AA purser, but even HE seemed to find it pretty amusing.



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

For all those of you who get irritated about other people's inexperience in recognising aircraft types (and tell me why anyone SHOULD actually know - they don't all have time to stand around airports swapping registration numbers), you might consider the value of keeping your mouth shut.

It's the hardest thing in the world - knowing how to do something and then watching someone else doing it incorrectly, without commenting. But it's an extremely valuable discipline. Not least because it teaches you how to be tactful.

So someone can't recognise a 767? Big deal. Perhaps that person possesses skills or knowledge in other areas which would make you look a complete dickhead in comparison. Maybe they're an authority on nuclear power. Or an expert in the English language - after all, this forum sometimes makes me wonder whether 'Qantas' is the only word that aviation enthusiasts can write correctly.

You might technically chalk up a brownie point for winning the argument. But you'd gain a lot more by not bothering. Not least because it shows that you have a degree of self-control and a fair amount of respect for the other person's feelings. No-one likes a smart-arse.

"Every man is, in some way, my superior. And in that, I learn from him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.


User currently offlineShamrock1Heavy From Ireland, joined Nov 2002, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

Backfire, I complement you!

My little brother is starting to recognise airplanes by shape and he is only 7. When he gets one wrong, I dont laugh at him, I say "try again" I teach him, not ridicule him for not knowing the diffrence between a diffrent type of plane

But sometimes it is fun to laugh at people who call every plane they see a 747!

-D



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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

My most annoying answer came from an FA on an AA MD-80 from AUS-DFW, in October of 2000.

I was seated in the exit row near the wing, as is my custom due to my 6'7" heigth. Well, the hydraulic pumps (or something) were making a high pitched whining noise that was much louder and higher pitched than what I had heard on other MD-80's. Finally I complained to the FA. He went and talked to the flight deck and came back when we were taxiing to 17R for takeoff.

His answer...on this plane, the engines are at the back of the plane and you may hear more noise from them. GAH! ANNOYING! I know where the engines are on an MD-80, you morons. Plus, the noise was there before engine startup.

The funny thing was, is that other passengers agreed with me that the noise was NOT the engines, we all had been on jets enough to know what engines sounded like. They all told me the FA didn't have a clue and couldn't believe that he couldn't hear it, as it was bugging the shit out of all of us.

Finally once we took off, the noise stopped, as pilots will often turn the hydraulic pumps on the MD-80 to LOW while in cruise flight. Unfortunately, they turned the pumps back on when we were approaching DFW. (have to have them on high pressure to work the flaps and the gear, as I have read since then).

Fortunately, the MD-80 on my connecting flight to DIA did not have this problem, and on the way back I got a 757.



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User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

That is how my ex-girlfriend and I met. She was telling me about her trip to SMF, and insisted she flew a 747 from SMF-MSP on NWA. We argued that one for months. Now that I think about it, I don't think she could fit into any plane smaller than a 747.  Big thumbs up

Kris
SOME PEOPLE JUST KNOW HOW TO FLY



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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2938 times:
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Couple of weeks ago, Im non-reving LAX-JFK. We were sitting in the gate area when the gate agent comes on and says that the flight will be delayed due to the aircraft still not clean.

So I walk to the window and look out to see the engine all apart. Later on the plane the pilot says sorry for the delay, the engine had oil leaks.

It really bothers me when they just cant tell the damn truth

AA 777
Matt



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

I love it when all of my friends act like aviation know it alls (i rarely talk aviation with them so they don't know that i know 100x more than they do) and tell how on their ski vacation they flew on a 747.

I also like it when people think of a certain seat and think only certain airlines have them. Today in one of my classes we got on the random topic of seats and a guy was describing a seat he sat in and a really annoying kid responds saying how its like on British Airways and how they are "cooler" than every other airline in the world because they have "little tvs for every seat."

British Airways is a great airline from my personal experiences, but we all know that BA is one of many airlines with PTV's.

blink




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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

I always get a good kick out of people at the observation area acting like they are hot shots and say they know what they are talking about. Most of them don't. (JCS17)


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
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Here is my story this just happened a few minutes ago. It didn't happen to me but it was on TV.

I was watching Who Wants to be a Milloionaire and the question was about when Boeing relocated it's HQ's to which Midwestern city in 2001 and they had St Louis, Denver, Cleveland, and Chicago and the guy said St. Louis and got it wrong. I was laughing hard when he got it wrong.

Another that happened to me when I was talking to my mom and I was showing her this DC-10 model I bought and she would allways ask me "Is this the plane that has the three seats on each side and some in the middle?". It just gets annoying that she says that every time and I told her dozens of times and she still didn't get it and whenever I talk about any airplane she allways uses that. It would be easier if she said how is the seat layout on this?




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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

I don't know how I forgot this one. I was watching jeopardy. The final jeopardy question was "Which airline has Marco Polo Class, for the name of their coach class." Answer is CX, one said QF, one said UA and one said SQ. It's a shame, I could have won a lot of money.


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User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 738 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Maybe slightly off-topic but I couldn't help laughing when I saw this on a Cruiseline forum:

Planes can last for a very long time, ValueJet still has a number of 30+ year old 747's, but, in general, ships are designed to outlast planes.

...correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe ValueJet is now Trans Air and they have never (before the name change nor after) flown 747's but rather DC9's.


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

Value Jet= Air Tran
and poeple do have serious problems admiting there wrong even if you do show them figures on how many seats each plane has, AND you show them that the airline operates no flights with a 747 on whatever route they are talking about. Those folks are crazy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

I have learned to hold my tongue when other people mis-identify aircraft, unless they specifically ask me what kind it is. In addition to the reasons that DIA and Backfire mentioned, I also dread the follow-up question which usually comes-"How can you tell?" Now, the way to tell planes apart are often obvious, but elucidating them to another is never so easy. I feel that answering "Because it looks like one" is not passing on any useful information. Maybe I should post that question on the "Most Annoying Question" thread.


"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

One time the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" MILLION DOLLAR question was "What is the first letter of any U.S. registered aircraft's registration number?"


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

This past summer, I called CO on behalf of a friend. He held a round trip IAH-LAS. There was a schedule change. It was a change in departure, several weeks in advance. My friend was unhappy with the new departure time and wanted a refund on this $200 ticket. Now, in 2001, AA offered full refund to original FOP in the event of a sked change or irregularity. (No questions asked)

I asked CO for a refund. They denied the request. I asked for a supervisor. I get some lady with a foul attitude that only identifies herself as Ms. Johnson (or whatever). I ask for a refund in lieu of CO’s schedule change. She denies the request and says ‘Because we told the government the ticket is non-refundable.’

OH Bullshit! Yea, it was originally a non-refundable ticket - they can waive that rule. C’mon a few hours difference in departure time?

She just did not want to refund cuz ‘Of what we told the government’

Please, they could have waived it! Oh well, it all worked out fine in the end.

JR FlyingTexan


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

At least you were allowed to speak to a supervisor. Last time I asked for one, they just said "No."


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

I remember seeing that episode of "Millionaire", Jhooper. And the contestant got the answer right. I think that was first time that I saw someone win the big prize.


"So many planes; so little time..."
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