FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2122 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4571 times:
Here in the UK easyJet has starred in the show of the same name for a few years now. The original series followed Britannia, but then switched to easyJet - guess more drama in missed flights, overbookings, etc than from a charter carrier!
At the end of the day it is free publicity - the positive more than outweighs the negative, otherwise easyJet wouldn't still allow filming!
NWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4525 times:
As a Professional Flight Attendant, the trailer park trash "show" that Southwest does is so degrading...I once had a passenger say to me that when they see WN FA's in the airport they think they are "camp counselors"
THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
MoodyBlues From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4502 times:
The show from MDW-LAS was pretty hilarious IMHO. I have had some funny flight attendants, but that group was great. I think they went a bit over the top 'cause of the cameras on board, but still showed Southwest attitude & spirit.
Bear in mind these couple of things. The show depicts problems that happen and how far WN employees go out of there way to help there customers. Take the guy in LAX who was denied boarding because he "smelled bad." That lady went way over the top to help him out and get him flying.. and that is the Southwest Spirit. Period.
If you want to know how I feel about WN and my personal experiences, do a search under my name... I'm new here so there won't be too many to go through.
Nycfuturepilot, why did this make you not want to fly WN. Bear in mind, that what you saw was a bunch of problems packed into 40mins of air time. What you didn't see was the 114 flights that left LAX that day, or the 134 that left MDW (or would have if it wasn't for that bad ass rain storm).
And those flights on a normal day would have been mostly on time, with few boarding mishaps, and everyone getting their baggage, and getting where they wanted to go.
I watch WN whenever I fly them, and am still amazed at what they do.
MoodyBlues From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4441 times:
I have a lot of respect for Delta, they a great mainline carrier, and I wish them all the best in the next few years.
But I will never fly them domestic. I have, and it was OK, but WN has a lot more love and caring for me, and they have never been late on any flight I have ever taken, and I always feel safe.
Delta has got me stuck in ATL, and I felt like a number, a little number in a big airport. That being said though, the flight attendants were very nice on my last flight. but there were about 75 of us on a shiny new 767.
That being said, lets try to not make this thread about carrier vs carrier... We can start a new one for that... But face it, they all have their pros and cons.
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4418 times:
I went to a "premiere" of the first two shows today at DAL HDQ. We had the red carpets rolled out and popcorn and everything.
To answer the original question, we didn't volunteer. The producers came to us with the idea. At first, our people didn't think it such a great idea, but finally agreed to do it, in large part to Colleen Barrett.
Also, as mentioned before, it's great publicity and it's FREE.
Tcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4390 times:
I too wonder how much input WN has into what is aired...although I did notice there were multiple delays shown, and only some were due to wx...I thought the MDW-LAS FA's were pretty funny, and I am sure they weren't 'acting up' as some here call it, the entire flight...and the guy with his eye shades in place seemed to be resting comfortably...
I think it's an interesting show...won't say great just yet, but definitely worth watching again.
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4233 times:
Well, at least "their nasty world" is in North America and not Europe. Somewhat on your line of thinking, no one could give me a trip to Europe, especially the UK. Holland and Ireland, perhaps.
Also, it should be ALL airlines are crap, not is, as airlines is plural!
: SprxflySWA Welcome to my respected users list... I'm glad a WN employee came to my aid. The UK is a beautiful country however, and I am proud to call
: NWAFA- if you had your choice, would get laid off or look like you're at camp again? I guess I already know the answer to my question. Never mind.
: Is it true you can only fly Virgin once? As was mentioned at work today, I bet they do not highlight the ramp workers too much. We thought most of di
: Moodyblues- If you look at the people that knock SWA on this subject and the other thread that is going on about SWA right now, you will see that they
: Since the pax had to sign waivers (after the filming I assume) I'm sure that with the big red light glaring at them they behaved a little better than
: I watched the two initial episodes last night on A & E. It confirms my impression that Southwest is the airline of choice for white trash. Well, actua
31 DL Widget Head
: I enjoyed the show but I thought the WN manager at MDW was extremely inflexible when it came to charging that family for a seat for their toddler. Eve
: The problem with this type of show is that it is never going to give a fair or representative view. It is all about sensationalism and "entertainment"
: Moody Blues, Ual777contrail is no more a British subject than I am the flight engineer from the movie Airplane!. He's a product of a bankrupt airline
: Southwest is no longer "The company plane", something they pushed before they entered long-haul. Business travelers normally use WN for their popular
: Watched it last night myself. While i was surprised at the numerous " Delays and Cancellations " everywhere, but other than that, i thought it looked
: Warszawa: I agree with you. The entire flight is a bit much. But people seem to love them. While they can be a little expensive around $300 US. The BO
: Greyhound of the Sky...What great and accurate analogy! I once defended that flying was not getting too casual...I was wrong. I can over look the Vaud
38 DL Widget Head
: Upgradeplease, I don't recall seeing any "rude or prejudicial" staff on that show. What incident if any are you referring to?
: How many of you would enjoy the little "show" that the F/As put together on the flight to LAS? I'd enjoy it for 5 min then would go crazy. You saw 2 m
: DLwidget, I believe that when the GA would not allow for the family with the toddler to board was rude. She could have erred on the side of the custom
: Flyguyclt, People tell me they can actually hear the 'canceling tone' in those Bose headphones. I've been using Shure E2c earphones ($99) since July a
: Apparently the customer thought so as well since the woman said this was the first and last time they would fly WN. A couple of things - the customers
: This show is a JOKE to the rank and file...Almost never at my station do our sups go the extra mile 90% of the time you call for a sups they don't sho
: I don't know what negative impact it could have on WN. The show featured a bunch of people acting their worse, while the WN employees exhibited a grea
: What's wrong with being the "Greyhound of the Sky"? Sincerely, PEOPLExpress
: What struck me as odd was the agent who met the plane with the Chinese couple on it who were trying to connect to a China Airlines flight. She stayed
: ...I guess thoses F/A's on the LAS flight Luv that they STILL DON'T have a new contract I guess thats why one male F/A at the age of 30something still
: WN? Whose WN I'm trying to figure out what airline is this?