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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

I commuted home and on my WN flight, the flight attendants for the entire 1.5 flight never put the PA down. The flight was about half full, and there were about 50 well dressed business men that asked a couple of times to the F/A's if they would mind not talking so much on the PA as they wanted to get some work done. This flippen FA snapped back to this gentlemen and said

"If you don't like the jokes then fly someone else because we are all about joking around".

This guy then said to the FA "no your just a joke of an airline"...I laughed so hard almost peed my pants!

Yikes.


THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

LMAO, that is so funny, I too think WN is a joke of an airline.

[Edited 2004-03-18 03:03:12]


Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

CO,

Yea I laughed so hard. I have to agree with you on that one. But I feel its because of WN that we have the loss of the wonderful industry it was. When they took off the airlines were forced to compete with them which ment loosing one ramper...then one agent..a flight attendant. Pull down meals and such. Every one want to come out and say how great WN and LCC are, but look what they have created, transportation..thats it.



THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4868 times:

I think they should use AirTran or some other airline for the show "Airline"


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User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

LOL great comeback.

I would hate to be a businessman traveling all over the US on WN. Sure the jokes and games are great for leisure travelers but after the 20th time enough is enough!

Cheers

VS346




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User currently offlineJoerock7415 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

The first time I flew on WN I thought they were funny but I can see how they could take it too far. The sad thing is that most people probably eat that stuff up.

User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

If they were not so great they would not be making money. People would not be paying Southwest to take them from point A to point B if they did not like them. It is not Southwest airlines fault that the legacy carriers are not doing so great right now. I know some legacy carriers are doing better then others. However, in my opinion, airlines such as Southwest are proving that it is possible to turn a profit, and for the most part keep passengers happy in this difficult times. Despite that angry passengers response, I have to believe that people keep going back to Southwest because of there good customer service.


God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineBobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

No, people keep going back to southwest because of there low fares. THATS IT. Ive only flow one other airline once in my life other then American and that was Southwest about 2 weeks ago (GEG (Spokan, WA)-SLC) i think the jokes would have been cool for me as a regular passanger but the business guy would hate it. Good thing the PA didnt work on this trip for the Business mans sake. However, most business people dont fly WN anyways, who likes to make 2-3 stops before there final destination as a business person?

BTW: I only flew southwest because AA doesnt service GEG.


User currently offlineScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

Exactly Jeffrey, obviously some people enjoy all that. If nobody liked it, they wouldn't be doing it and they wouldn't have been profitable for the past 20 years. They must be doing something right.


Scott Kiel - Buffalo, NY - Mmmm, L Glass
User currently offlineJoerock7415 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

I think the point is that they are making money from acting like clowns because Billy Bob thinks it's funny and it's not doing anything for the name of the airline industry. Yes, they are making money, but at what price?

User currently offlineBobb From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

WN uses humour to their advantage, so they don't have to deal with unhappy employees, so they don't have to intall IFEs, to tame most passengers if you will, and there's nothing wrong with that. But lets be honest, WN's success is its expertise in the low cost arena.

I don't fly WN on business account, but will on my own wallet and just take my usual noise-cancelling earphones with me, at times when I had enough jokes and just want to Zzzzzz.



User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Bobs89irocz,

I must respectfully disagree. In Baltimore Southwest has not always offered the lowest fare. When Usairways had a much bigger presence at BWI there were many times when Usairways offered better fares. However Usairways is a skeleton of what they once were at BWI. I still believe that for many people, the good fares on Southwest may draw them in at first, but it is the good service that keeps them comming. That is just my opinion.

ScottKBUF,

Thank you very much. I agree with you.



God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

I don't think I've ever put in my two cents in a topic like this, but might as well. I'll try to keep my comments short and sweet. Southwest should not be blamed for this grand demise of the airline industry. They simply gave consumers another choice. They offered the travelling public frequent flights, convenience, usually a low fare, and great customer service. I'm not an aviation professional, but I am a consumer, and that's exactly what I want. Southwest gives people a choice. When I had to book a trip for next week, I had 8 different choices for PHX-MCI (CO, AA, UA, DL, WN, HP, F9, NW) Southwest gave me a flight and a fare that fitted what I wanted, so they got my money.

As consumers, we all have a choice. If we don't like company A, we use company B. There is always company c and so on. NWAFA, I mean you no disrespect. But you have a choice too. If you don't care for Southwest's service and blame them for the state of air travel as it is, why do you give them your money? I know Northwest flies to Phoenix, I've taken them before...



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Low fares my ass!!!!!!!
I just booked some travel for my aunt's friends to go from Seattle - Los Angeles there grand total was $1737.60 for 4 people, what a gyp.



Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
User currently offlineScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

COAB767, last minute?


Scott Kiel - Buffalo, NY - Mmmm, L Glass
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

COAB767

How much was AS, UA, etc?




You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

UA was about 465.00 roundtrip, per passenger
AS was about 378.24 roundtrip, per passenger, and yes these were last minute fares. They're leaving March 21st and I purchased the tickets March 12th



Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

I don't want to be argumentative... just trying to figure this out...

Ok... so lets say you booked AS..

4 tickets at 378.24 is 1512.96... more than $200 less than your Southwest tickets. Why did you not book AS instead of what you call a joke of an airline? (reply #1)



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

well i just made up the a 378.24 price. I couldnt remember it and i didnt feel like searching AS.com for the fares.


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User currently offlineJuanchie From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

You have to keep in mind that WN gives people who couldn't previously fly the ability to do so. Personally, I can afford to fly delta and don't mind shelling out the 65-125 dollars it costs me to fly home with them. Eventually I think the bigger airlines will eventually realize that they cant compete with WN on their terms. AA, Delta and the others will NEVER be WN. They will never get their costs down that low. But they sure could become more efficient, save costs and improve their airline. I believe once the economy strengthens and the airlines lower their costs, traffic will shift back to the conventional airline. If the bigger airlines like Delta emphasize their strengths like International travel, smaller cities served and more conveniences and lower their prices, not down to WN but lower than now, people will throw down a little more money for better service and they wont need to listen to 2 hours of jokes.
Someone made a good point earlier when they said that WN made flying just transportation. Sometimes we get all caught up in our love for this industry and forget that for many people its just that. People really don't enjoy flying like they did in the days of Pan Am and deregulation and how could they. Flying is not as much fun for the average person as it is for many of us.


Just my two cents on the subject and what do I know, im only in college.

Juan Carlos



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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

NWAFA with yet another anti-Southwest post...will wonders never cease?  Insane


Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlineTLIMA From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

I do not think there is anything wrong with the way the WN crew act. It's always fun to board one of their planes and listen to the F/A's comments as it seems that they have something clever and funny to say every time.
I always laugh when I see those (business) pax that just role their eyes when they hear the cheesy announcements and you can tell they are so miserable! Come on, have a little fun and enjoy the trip, or take your own private jet if the announcements bother you that much...
I agree with a lot of the posts on here and that if they (the unhappy travelers) don't like WN or their service, then don't fly them, it's as simple as that.
I keep going back to Southwest because of many reasons, low priced tickets usually, good service, friendly F/A's, the fact that they don't charge me over $100 to change my flight schedule, even with the low discounted fare, and so on.

As a consumer, I think we get what we pay for. If I walk into a KIA dealership and see $9000 automobile but I want it to have the features of a BMW, then I may be a little disappointed...I will just have to accept what the KIA has to offer or dish up the additional $30G or so. Not to knock KIA down or anything but it's just the example...

Those are my 2 Pesos...
cheers,
TLIMA



- Meden Agan -
User currently offlineSwacle From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 372 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

In Baltimore Southwest has not always offered the lowest fare

No anywhere else in our system. This is discussed weekly at least. EVERY major tries to undercut WN in the advance purchase area, but try walking up and buying a ticket...$299 max on WN...what would US charge?

Low fares my ass!!!!!!!

See above =)

Don



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4260 times:

>>>NWAFA with yet another anti-Southwest post...will wonders never cease?

...and with a COA person who said, when queried about something they said, said, "well i just made up the a 378.24 price.."

Folks are certainly free to have their own personal opinions about SWA, but that said, the bias inherent in being an employee from a competing airline and/or making stuff up (to support a position) tends to drive the ol' credibility meter towards negative values...



User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

File a complaint:

Mailing Address:
Southwest Airlines
Customer Relations
P.O. Box 36647 - 1CR
Dallas, Texas 75235-1647

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
25 Dadoftyler : NWFA, Thanks for the info. There can't be that many NW Flight Attendants that flew WN on a pass as class "E" either 3/17 or 3/16 (just in case you wer
26 Post contains images Flyguyclt : My personal opinion is. If we are online putting out "who" we work for. We should have common courtesy for our competitors. We should also only stick
27 Pilatusguy : Hi guys, sittin' far away in Switzerland, never flown on Southwest - can someone tell me what this humour on board is all about? Are the FA's like jok
28 Vikkyvik : I'm sorry, I just have to post (and to be fair, I haven't yet read all the posts in this thread). But this statement I have to disagree with: "Every o
29 OPNLguy : >>>My personal opinion is. If we are online putting out "who" we work for. We should have common courtesy for our competitors. We should also only sti
30 Ual777contrail : You WN fans are slamming NWAFA because he posted yet another anti-WN post? There are lot of ANTI-WN folks on this forum, I for one. You WN people are
31 Tom in NO : The sad thing is that most people probably eat that stuff up. Precisely why they continue to do it. Livens up the flight, and loosens up the passenger
32 Post contains images 737doctor : There are lot of ANTI-WN folks on this forum, I for one Wow, I would have never guessed. You could have knocked me over with a feather...
33 SWAbubba : NWA, You've complained about SWA several times in the past. Why do you keep flying us? I would think that someone who dislikes us that much would avoi
34 VectorVictor : I don't believe this "incident" - if you want to call it that - ever took place. "If you don't like the jokes then fly someone else because we are all
35 Post contains images Learpilot : "If you don't like the jokes then fly someone else because we are all about joking around". I call Bull&hit. I don't believe a SWA FA would tell one o
36 737doctor : Thank you Victor and Lear, As a SWA employee, I didn't want to be the first one to sound the BS alarm...but I was thinking the same exact thing.
37 Johnboy : Could this be several variations of the same person posting this supposed story and follow up? The curious choice of words seems highly suspect at tim
38 Post contains images Learpilot : No prob, 737Doc. Now I'll expect a letter of recommendation from you when I have 1000 hours of turbine PIC and my 737 type rating. Folks are certainly
39 S12PPL : Jumping on the bandwaggon late here.... I, too, refuse to fly WN at any time. Even though they have lots of PDX-OAK non-stops, which I fly alot, I'll
40 NWAFA : SWABubba Im stuck flying you guys for a few reasons: you always have space as your flights are not full your price - I don't non-rev on you guys as it
41 Concorde1518 : WN's RapidRewards works great for my family. My dad (Union Pacific RR Exec) has a whole lot of territory he shuttles thru, and he ALWAYS tries to fly
42 Post contains images Sprxflyswa : Just curious how much $$ UA,AA, and all made with their 70% + load factors in Jan.? I'm sure COAB767 has an accurate figure! At that rate , I would t
43 COAB767 : Well Sprxflyswa, I'm not so sure about the load factors for AS, WN & UA as I don't work for them and don't care to know there load factors, All's I kn
44 Steveswa737 : NWAFA, Just curious. I think I might know the crew. What was the date, flight number and city pair? Steve
45 Bruce : the funny thing is, i have flown several flights on WN and i never have had a "crazy" crew like described here or what you see sometimes on "airline".
46 Steveswa737 : NWAFA, If I had to guess, I would say that you worked a flight from HNL-LAX and then took Southwest Airlines flight #2747 from LAX-PHX at 6:00am. Am I
47 NWAFA : Bruce, Talk about violating Saftey rules! I have been on flights where the crew did that. SCARRY that they care more about the fun and joke with the p
48 Steveswa737 : NWAFA, If it wasnt that flight, then what was the date, flight number and city pair? I just wanted to see if I know the crew. Its not that I doubt you
49 Spoon04 : I last flew Southwest to Chicago in order to present a business proposal to a new client. I had hoped to use the time in the air to refine my present
50 NWAFA : Hi SteveSWA, The reason why I do not want to share the FLIFO with you, I want to make sure there are NO Management reading this that could use informa
51 NIKV69 : First of all any business traveler on WN needs his head examined. Though I believe WN to be the top LCC that doesn't change the fact that WN can be ve
52 Spoon04 : NIKV69, I wasn't aware that I was to perform a research study on WN prior to my purchasing my ticket to MDW for business purposes. I HAD flown Southw
53 Theiler : Suggestion: Spend a few hundred bucks on the Bose headphones if you are traveling on business. Especially if you want to "work" or sleep. Point: It's
54 Post contains images NIKV69 : OK! The award for totally mis-understanding my post goes to Spoon04! My post didn't say that every flight was like the one NWAFA described in this thr
55 Ozzie : Oh Come On! If you don't like Southwest that is fine. JUST DON'T FLY THEM THEN!
56 JTNWAFSD : Maybe I am off topic but why do all the airlines think that the way to do buisness, to make yourself stand out from the rest to strive to be your best
57 NIKV69 : Ozzie, It's more of a question of taking what you get when you fly them, for the business men who complained about the FAs on their flight going overb
58 Spoon04 : NIKV69, thanks for the award. Receiving it made my day. I've flown WN many times before for both business AND pleasure, and in all candor, I've been q
59 Post contains images NIKV69 : Spoon04, Those WN FAs are qualified to examine your head. Hopefully this will get them off that microphone! I look at it this way, if WN FAs can enter
60 Spoon04 : Theiler, you're right-on.... I think now I have a VERY valid reason to purchase those Bose phones. And NICV69, ANY WN FA can examine my head anytime i
61 NWAFA : Spoon, Or that damn Flintstones song! Or the knock knock jokes on the PA!
62 Spoon04 : NWAFA, aaggghhhhhhh, the "Flintstones" song.... I was watching one of my very favorite movies of all time the other night, "Planes, Trains and Automob
63 NIKV69 : Yes if they started doing that on the PA I would probably jump out of the plane! I pray the few times I fly WN this never happens to me!
64 Cactus739 : Like I said in my post when this topic first started (reply 12), all Southwest does is give you another option for your travel. I don't know of any tw
65 Kevin752 : I love everyone and everthing about WN and I hope to fly one of their 737-300's very soon.
66 Freshlove1 : The only thing good about WN is that they serve honey roasted peanuts. Those be da sh*t!!!. I think American used to serve them but it has been along
67 Fly_emirates : i think NWAfa was trying to tell us about a funny incident that happend. now i don't understand if that business man thought that he own the plane by
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