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Stewardess Storms Off Plane Via Chute At NCL  
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10344 times:

Read the story here

Simply amazing...


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10231 times:

Its funny but then again it's not. I bet she was embarrased. No wonder she walked away. I would probably do the same thing.

User currently offline4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10193 times:

LOL Fabulous !!! I always taught my rampers that if they blew the slide during cabin service to enjoy the ride down and then turn in their badge and go home. Glad to see that this FA felt the same way !!!

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10137 times:

I wonder what set her up like that. There must have been somethin really bad if she does a thing like that.
Man that stuff costs a fortune... But It was good that the passengers got refreshments for 3£ each Big grin


User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10138 times:

"Stewardess"???
"Cabin girl"???
"Air hostess"???

No wonder she stormed off the plane!


User currently offlineRB211LTN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9962 times:

The story didn't really tell you what happened. If she stormed off the aircreft and blew the slide on purpose, I say Good For Her. If you are going, go in style. I once blew a slide, completely by accident, on the 733. It makes an enormous noise and looks quite spectacular. Even though we were always told we would lose our job if we did it, I survived unblemished!


The customer is always right.....unless he is a passenger!
User currently offline*HighFlyah* From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9647 times:

Funny how in the States, we're almost "socially required" to use the term "flight attendant" ... and "stewardess" or "air hostess" is not only not used often, but frowned upon.

Upon reading this article, I see them being referred to as :

Stewardess
Air Hostess
Cabin Girl (??)


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9383 times:

She made a Cabin Woman out of her for that stunt. It takes a big...err.. It takes a Big __________ to pull that stunt. Me, I'd stand there thinking about the severe yelling at I was going to get. Sorry Captain, I broke the airplane.

User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9349 times:

The article left out the most interesting part of the story: the reason the flight attendant was fed-up enough to quit the plane - and her job - in such a dramatic manner!

I nominate that "cabin girl" for an honorable mention in the Flight Attendant Hall of Fame - along with a Pan Am stewardess I knew some 30 years ago who announced to passengers and crew during a particularly hellish First Class dinner service "I QUIT !!!", plopped down in a seat, yanked off her wings, and with a snap of her fingers demanded a Scotch-on-the-rocks!


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9220 times:

Kind of related, but I seem to recall an incident perhaps 15 years ago where an EA pilot got so fed up with the delays, etc at ATL, that one day, while in the middle of a lineup for takeoff at ATL, he got out line, taxiied back to the terminal, and quit his job.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8944 times:

HighFlyah, I concur with you it is funny and weird "stewardess" and "air hostess" are frowned upon in the US... They are very classy (and classic) words... Stewardess is etymologically someone "in charge of a sty", coming from old English "stigweard", literally, "guardian or keeper of the hall" - being a hall a place where high-level nobility affaires took place.

As for "hostess", the word denotes "hospitality for newcomers", rooting back to Indo-European, Greek and Latin roots.

What could possibly be wrong with these words that makes them incorrect? Isn't it perhaps not the words themselves, but "politically-correct-paranoid ears" instead?

As for what she did, I've always wondered how would that feel. I've witnessed accidental chute blowups twice; one in MAD, back in 1978, while unboarding an IB B747; somehow a mechanic working in a starboard door (I believe 4R) managed to violently swung it wide open and the chute inflated. Pretty noisy and impresssive when you see it for the first time. In another occasion, I witnessed the same inside MX's maintenance base in Mexico City. This was the late 80's, and it happened with a DC 10-15 undergoing maintenance, from door 1R. On that occasion, all the personnel in the hangar rushed to the scene, clapped, booed and made photographs with the apparently soon-to-be-fired guy. He was not.

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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8696 times:

"We thought it was strange. Then we saw her walking across the Tarmac. The captain told us she was very upset."

Bloody understatement, I'd say!
So, where's the report on what caused the unusal emotional outburst of this F/A? What on earth could posses an airline employee to pull such a stunt??? Would have to be something major. I'm vvvvvery curious...


User currently offlineTartan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8497 times:

This is so frustrating. It is only half a story Smile Is there anyone around from the Newcastle area who has more information?

User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8298 times:

I always said that when I quit, I was going to blow the tail cone off a DC9, and roll it out to the employee parking lot....

Travis


User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8185 times:

Strangely, no one seems to care that she grounded the aircraft, (possibly intentionally) pissed off and seriously inconvenienced all the passengers, cost the airline thousands, if not more, and everyone cheers for her?
Without knowing the whole story, it's hard to say, but at the very least she deserves to be fired. She could be subject to legal action from the airline for the costs she incurred. Obviously none of the posters were on this flight!


User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8098 times:

LOL....how hilarious. Going out with a bang. I used to work for an awful charter airline and I vowed that I would get some fish, and place it in various hard to find places in the cabin and leave. This would have been allowed to ferment while the 727 sat in the FL sun waiting to go out on a charter.
"cabin girl" was a quote from a witness, so its ok for the author to use it. Although I think its a bit derogatory. Steward or Stewardess don't bother me. I am not sure how I feel about cabin crew, although my airline uses it in a few annoucements.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5163 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7926 times:

According to a post on another forum, the aircraft involved was an A321. Steps were brought up to allow boarding from the rear door, but when it was opened the chute inflated. The stewardess then left as she was so embarrased.

Hardly a "steward storming off plane", but hey, why let facts get in the way of a good story?  Sad



That'll teach you
User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1185 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

Well, this is the country of the "hip" and the "holier than thou". So, we currently know a "hostess" to be a person who greets you at a restaurant and sits you down. There is also an inference with hostess and stewardess that these are "female" dominated jobs. Hence, "flight attendant" is unisex and more politically correct. Now that I'm done, hey missy, get me a drink. (he he he he)


Faucett. La primera linea aerea del Peru.
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7299 times:

I always said that when I quit, I was going to blow the tail cone off a DC9, and roll it out to the employee parking lot....

Unless a cabin cleaner beat you to it..........


User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7287 times:
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Actually, I think we are a country where the fear of being "politically correct" is enforced by every opportunistic lawyer within earshot.


Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

Im from NCL, and not heard anyting on the news. The only reason i knew abt it is my friend gave me the link to that web page.

Well, I not too bothered how those people who work in the cabins of airliners are called, but one things for sure 'Air Hostess' by Busted is a cracking tune!!!! Maybe some of you guyys would like to look up the lyrics, which iclude 'I like the way you dress', 'my coke has got no ice in', 'i want you to feel me here' ....


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6499 times:

It was in the Sunday Sun the other day, and was on BBC news ceefax and ITV teletext local news.

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

well, sunday sun i hardly the news, but its not been anything major

User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

Hey Sevenair,

I know what you mean about the lyrics!

Apparently if you have ever seen the video to it, it was filmed at the Duxford Museum if you have ever been there?

Anyway, here they are:

Busted Lyrics

Air Hostess

(Let's go!)
(Yeah! Alright!)

Walking through the terminal
I saw something beautiful
You left, for your duty call
Next I'm getting on the plane
That's when I see you again
I can't get you off my brain

(Let's go)
That uniform you're wearing
So hot I can't stop staring
You're putting on an awesome show
The cabin pressure's rising
My coke has got no ice in there

[Chorus:]

Air hostess
I like the way you dress
You know I hate to fly
But I feel much better
I can fly in my mind
And you will look better
I messed my pants
When we flew over France
Will I see you soon
In my hotel room
For a holiday romance?
Air hostess

Throwing peanuts down the aisle
Stupid but it made you smile
You came over for a while
Then you whispered in my ear
The words that I longed to hear
"I want you to feel me here"

You can't because you're working
The paparazzo's lurking
You didn't know I'm in a band
In England people know me
One photo's worth a hundred grand

[Chorus:]

Air hostess
I like the way you dress
You know I hate to fly
But I feel much better
I can fly in my mind
And you will look better
I messed my pants
When we flew over France
Will I see you soon
In my hotel room
For a holiday romance?
Air hostess

Na, na na-na
Na, na na-na
Na, na na-na
Na, na na-na
Na, na na-na
Na, na na-na
Na, na na-na

That uniform you're wearing
So hot I can't stop staring
You're putting on an awesome show
The plane has almost landed
So tell me where I'm standing now

[Chorus:]

Air hostess
I like the way you dress
You know I hate to fly
But I feel much better
I can fly in my mind
And you will look better
I messed my pants
When we flew over France
Will I see you soon
In my hotel room
For a holiday romance?
Air hostess

Cos' you're my air hostess
I love the way you dress
Air hostess
My air hostess
I love the way you dress
Air hostess


Cheers,

Jamie.



Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no!
User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

I hope she has to pay for it. That is just stupid.

25 PA110 : What an exit! If you're going to break regs, do it big!!! Yeah, though break for the pax, but as someone already mentioned, don't let that get in the
26 Prebennorholm : If I had been a flight attendant, aeh, air hostess, aeh, cabin boy on a MyTravel plane with 200 average British charter pax, then I would probably hav
27 GKirk : T'was an A320 so no more than 180 pax on.
28 Tbear815 : Just an FYI - in the dinosaur years (of which I proudly knew and enjoyed), TW ALWAYS referred to their flight attendants as "hostesses." The term "ste
29 Pilot727aa : I don't understand how she broke the seal to the slide?? Can anyone clear up what happened? -Brady
30 Blueairbureau : This story is missing something? Hmmm, I thinks it's called credible information. I wish I new more. I had the priveledge of watching a friend of mine
31 777ualsfo : Did this happen because the flight attendant failed to prepare the door properly for arrival and disarm the chute?
32 Schweizair : Avt007, I somewhat disagree. The problem is that the writer of the story the first poster hotlinked to didn't give us all the facts. What if she had b
33 Nwfltattendant : Every time somebody blows a slide at Northwest, we receive a company email detailing the incident. Included in this email are all the details, aircraf
34 Post contains images UA2162 : If you are going, go in style. LOL! I believe that says it all. Who knows, this may not have been an "accident."
35 Ua777222 : Nwfltattendant, Uhhh it's called insurance. Yes they do cover stupidity. I put a dent in the side of my mothers Mercedes. WELL, with that said the cos
36 Post contains images Sevenair : £3 in NCL will not get you much! The cafe sells a really small (like i think 150mls) of orange juice, which costs £1.80-I was shocked when i got to
37 Ua777222 : It's probably people like us that post and speak openly about it, mocking and hoping to hell that she gets fired that will get her fired...........(Ju
38 Sevenair : Just been talking to my Da's mate, who works for Groundstar @ NCl, and he said the slide did not deploy. She opened the door, and then then the stairs
39 MD11Engineer : Back at LH at TXL F/As, who blew a slide accidentaly, normaly were "fined" a case of beer for the maintenance crew, who had to change that slide. Chan
40 Ua777222 : Holy crap thats funny. Again if your going to go out go out in style. Now if I was on of the pax I would have smacked the lights out of this guy but t
41 Post contains images LHRman : She must of been very upset to do that, has she been fired for it?! Thanks Dave
42 Sevenair : i think by doing that it meant she has resigned!!! I cant imagine someone pulling a stunnt like that and then expecting to come back, or wanting to co
43 Post contains images Bd1959 : "The health and safety of our passengers is paramount and we cannot operate an aircraft without the necessary equipment." OK - you have a problem wit
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