Jumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9651 times:
This is an accurate account of a recent flight a friend of mine had taken on American Airlines. This is his letter to AA
Before taking off on flight 1798 from POP to JFK on Jan.25, 2004 , There was a disturbing anouncement made by a female flight attendant. In substance, The anoucement over the PA system was for all passengers sitting in the coach class cabin not to use the lavatory in the 1st class section because of security reasons. The flight attendant then went on to say that if any passengers from coach class go to use the lavatory in the 1st class cabin that there is a video camera inside the bathroom and that the camera will be turned on and you will be displayed on all the monitors for passengers to see. I understand that this was meant to be a joke but I did not find it very amusing, rather, I was quite offended by it.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9282 times:
Based on your profile, I'm thinking maybe you were offended because you're a police officer and think you're entitled to use the first class lav (and shoud get complimentary upgrades), and if it were you instead of your friend on that flight, you would have been pissed??
ConcordeBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9204 times:
Sorry to get serious on this pretty funny thread, now i'm not trying to slag you off or anything but I notice from your profile you are a serving police officer, now as the son of a pretty high-ranking police officer in the UK, and someone who has has their application to join the police accepted (when Nottinghamshire Police pull their fingers out and give me a date, people from round here will know what I mean) I know full well how much it takes for a copper to be offended. If this got to you then god help you at work. that wasn't personal, just an observation.
Qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2322 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8970 times:
People want service to be more like Southwest, and the second you give it to them, they wine and cry. Let me guess... this pax is next to file a lawsuit, only to be held with the high esteem of the "Eenie, minie, moe" variety.
The views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect my employer’s views.
Ordpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8824 times:
Have you ever been to a Chillis restaurant? They have a sign in there handicap parking area that states that if you are not handicapped, your car will be crushed and melted. People are just to serious these days! Lighten up!
Freshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8793 times:
Come on people, have a sense of humor, why do we all have to be so highstrung when we get on a plane...RELAX!!! there is not going to be a camera in the lav....invasion of privacy.......they can't deny you the use of a lav just cause your in coach and the lav is in first.....they just dont want 20 people around it....look at the big picture.....and the cop shouldn't be offended,considering that when they put on the badge in the morning they believe they can harass anyone they want for any purpose....maybe ill use your cop car for a lav next time, or would I have to upgrade!!!!
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 937 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8730 times:
Since I wasn't there I can't tell exactly what happened nor can evaluate it accurately, but I have to admit the idea of it makes me grin. I like when flight crews are into humour a bit, makes the flight more enjoyable. But as I said, I don't know all the circumstances, maybe it wasn't that funny at all.
AApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 582 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8597 times:
Grow up people! Every time I turn around there is someone getting offended over something. Its just plane stupid! Have a sense of humor and learn to laugh a little now and then. It will shave years of stress off your life.
I was on an Alaska Airlines flight where the flight attendant gave the most humorous and best safety announcement I had ever heard. She mentioned that, when the oxygen masks drop from the ceiling, please stop screaming and place them over your nose and mouth...." She also mentioned that "smoking was prohibited on the airplane and in the airport facilities and that once you have exited these premises and are calmly sucking on your cancer stick, you might want to consider purchasing life insurance...." These were just a few things she said on the flight and every time she spoke, she was humorous and had everyone's attention. It was great, but I am sure someone got offended in some way, shape or form.