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"Derogatory Remark" On US 737  
User currently offlineCre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8487 times:

Yesterday (Aug. 27) I was sitting in 13F of US Airways flight 998 from CLT-ORD. While still at the gate in CLT I noticed two maintenance-type trucks pull up along side the plane (737-300), and a few folks got out and were under the wing looking at something.

The guy in 13G was worried that we may have a mechanical delay of sometype. So were both peering out the window looking to see what's going on, when I see on of the workers take out a digital camera and take a few shots of something under the wing.

A few moments later the captain came on to apologize for the delay, but there was a derogratory remark found near the wing and he wanted it removed before leaving.

I've never heard of this type of thing occurring. I can't imagine this happens often? Does any US ground staff in CLT have access to that photo? BTW the flight to ORD was smooth and uneventful, but my connection on UA Express up to MKE was a different story.

cre

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8424 times:

Thats a new one for my book.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8406 times:

>>>Does any US ground staff in CLT have access to that photo?

I would imagine that certain management folks do, and that you're not very likely to see any descriptions nor images of it on the internet..,

In my experience, this kind of thing doesn't happen very often. The captain was correct in having it removed before departure...


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8391 times:

...those Airbus pilots getting loose on the ramp again. Damn sharpies.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineCre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8383 times:

Thanks for the quick replies. I would assume the remark was written by a US ground person - I guess every organization has a few bad apples.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8366 times:

>>>I would assume the remark was written by a US ground person - I guess every organization has a few bad apples.

It could have been almost anyone with AOA access, fuelers, caterers, MX personnel, etc. or even personnel from another airline. Impossible to say for sure, of course, but it appears that -someone- doesn't play well with others...  Big grin


User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8313 times:
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You find all kinds of crap written on and in airplanes. Usually on the outside, someone will draw something in the grease or dirt that is on the outside of the plane. The insides of the bin are a whole other story. At FL we have some ex TW 717's, and there is a lot of anti AA graffiti in them. One says "AA....TWA with half the pay." Others talk about the infamous "Pit Thugs" who were rampers in PIT. Many talk about a former FL employee who everyone in ATL hated. Almost every plane has your usual dick and fart jokes written in it, as well as the occasional dirty poem. I remember that on some of our ZW CRJ's the rampers wrote in the dirt on the outside of it that TLH is the greatest. Our people weren't too happy about that one.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8199 times:

Many talk about a former FL employee who everyone in ATL hated


I remember a lot of those back when I was working there five years back. Quite a few DC-9s had remarks about a former lead that became the ramp training instructor (He even told our class that if we saw any of the graffiti mentioning him to ignore it.), and I'm sure that the 717s have quite a few choice remarks about a few ATL leads as well.

I do remember quite a few "Mike B---- sucks d***!" and a number of "Mercado is an a$$hole!" in the bins

I admit that I once wrote in the bin in one of the DC-9s about one of our leads, mainly because he had started dating a gate agent that I had been trying to hook up with, so I was a bit pissed off at him at that time.

While working @ EV, I did my fair share of graffiti in the bins, mainly because the rats @ MLB and DAB thought they were better than ATL. They'd claim to be the hooligans and crap like that, so I'd write underneath, "The real Hooligan is @ ATL! Signed, RamperX2K (A take on the graffiti moniker of a former FL ramper, RamperX).


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8187 times:

Seat 13G on a 737-300?

User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7983 times:
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While working for Servisair i developed the callsign of "The Mad Shitter" I would tag EV, and OH bins quite often with that one. I also recall a mesage in one bin that said "AZO will trade Kandy K for three gallons of used lav juice, and a pair of torn rubber gloves." That one was a classic. In the FL bins, the rampers are quite fond of Ryan D. I wont give out the last name here, but if you work for FL, you know him.

[Edited 2004-08-28 18:50:07]


Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7913 times:

In the FL bins, the rampers are quite fond of Ryan D. I wont give out the last name here, but if you work for FL, you know him.

Ryan D. (AKA Chappy) is a major a-hole. I had a few run-ins with him while I worked there, thankfully my friends (including leads) on the ramp managed to keep the two of us from coming to blows on and off the job.


I always liked those (Insert City Code Here) will trade (Insert name here) for (insert items here). My favorites always included 2 buckets of FOD and a container of used Lav juice (they always have the used lav juice for some reason). The best ones have to include a supervisors' name as the person being offered in trade......


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7861 times:

Well some PSA employees have painted smiles on USAir aircraft over the years kind of in a way protesting the takeover. Not really derogatory...but funny none the less!

http://www.cactuswings.com/psa/ussmile.htm


User currently offlineScootertrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 569 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7736 times:

More than likely someone wrote something naughty about the company. There is allot of labor strife at U right now and plenty of graffiti to go along with it.

Scooter


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7728 times:

Thats funny Flyboyaz. I don't understand who would have a problem with a smiley. My favorite is on the inside of some CRJs and ERJs. The ol' Poop-a-saurus. It was a smiley eating a hot turd.

The other was "the man".



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User currently offlineORD2PHL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7493 times:

The guy in 13G was worried that we may have a mechanical delay of sometype.

How could you talk to the guy sitting on the wing?

Was the window open?

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Sorry....couldn't resist.

ORD2PHL


User currently offlineKlmyank From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7481 times:

The rampies in LCA opened a CY A310 fresh in from Germany and the kindly turkish guys working the ramp had put a huge Grey wolves logo inside the cargo door. Went over well in Cyprus...

(Nb Grey Wolves- Turkish thug/Militant group. Ultra nationalistic)


User currently offlineMoman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6950 times:

Sounds like the comments on the bathroom stall at Wal-Mart.


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User currently offlinePilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

If you guys want to see some good old fashioned Bin graffiti, check out Delta's birds. I admit I have put my fair share in the MD-88s here in TYS. Some times we ramp rats need to share our thoughts with each other lol Here is an 88 bin shot that I took. You can tell there is some graffiti to the left and on the bin webbing.





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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Anybody out there come up with some good phone numbers?


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User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6548 times:

ORD2PHL:How could you talk to the guy sitting on the wing?

HAHAHA LMAO!!
anyway, if it were in BWI or PHL i think i know who the fingers would be pointed at.................WN??? hmmmm...


User currently offlineCRJmx From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

My former airline required that all graffiti be cleaned off or painted over (if it couldn't be cleaned off) as soon as it is discovered. I've had to do it several times. Some type of manager always took pictures of it before we could clean it up.

It always seems to be in the cargo bin. Hmmmmm.......  Big grin




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User currently offlinePilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

CRJmx-

When I was in CHS, working on the ramp , the DL station manager bought some dirty word remover and requested us to remove the graffitti we saw. Do you think we did it? lol yeah right. That would have taken us a year and a half on those 72's,75's, and 88's lol



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User currently offlineCRJmx From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

PilotNtrng-

In some cases it would be easier to replace the cargo bin linings than to try to remove all of the "art"!!




When it hits your lips, it's so good!!
User currently offlineBubbinski From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

Seat 13G on a 733....isn't that the smoking section?  Smile

I've never seen any graffiti in planes, then again I've also never seen the insides of a cargo hold or looked too closely in the lavs. But I've seen a lot of stuff written in the men's rooms in airports, if repeated verbatim would probably get this post deleted.

Bubbinski



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6288 times:

A lot of planes have graffiti inside the cargo pits.

Once I saw a UA 757 taxi in with a derogatory remark towards management in the grime on the landing gear door.



Word
25 PilotNtrng : CRJmx- I know, I was just kidding around. The Airlines would never do that just because of graffitti. The only people who see it are the ramp rats and
26 Post contains images NW747400 : Keep this post going this is hilarious! I never knew people put graffiti in the cargo holds. NW747400
27 PilotNtrng : I got this joke out of an ASA CRJ-200 Cargo hold. How can you tell it's bed time at Michael Jackson's place? When the big hand is on the little hand..
28 BR715-A1-30 : When I was in ATL a while back, I took a picture of an ASA baggage tug that had a canadian flag sticker stuck to the front, and beside it, someone had
29 Post contains images Smcmac32msn : BR715-A1-30- I'd love to see that picture.
30 PilotNtrng : BR715-A1-30 Hey that would be awesome to see, post it!! lol Brad
31 Shortsfa : Several years ago remarks were written on cargo walls with NW in BOS. Big investigation and murder of a NW employee. Had a lot to due with harassment,
32 PilotNtrng : Shortsfa- That is horrible to hear. Obviously the dumbass that wrote that wasn't very smart and was very ruthless. 99% of graffiti is trash talking an
33 Cody : I don't know what that particular 737 said on the outside, but will try to find out. Many of USAir's ex-Eastern 757's have remarks about Lorenzo in th
34 PilotNtrng : Cody- Union talk, corporate talk, are the fundamentals of bin graffiti. We let out stresses out on the bin walls, which is our work place. There has a
35 Post contains images Wilcharl : SRBMOD and Airtran737 Brining back fond memories of those two gents whose names were well written in most of the FL fleet i too had the pleasure of ha
36 PilotNtrng : I meant Delta Airlines Global Services, not spices... crappy spell check lol
37 Ramerinianair : I bet it was WN having some fun with US. WN maybe trying to advertise on US A/C. SR
38 Daedalus : I've seen the term 'Pumpmaster Flash' being written on quite a few of the inner doors of fuel panels. I've tried to pick up a pattern but he or she ha
39 ZASpringboks : Yeah, ASA is bad when it comes to graffiti in the cargo bins. A lot of racist stuff, phone numbers, anti management, pro union garbage. We once got a
40 Flyer732 : Srbmod, I know both of the guys you are talking about, both are still employees. One is an ATL ramp sup, who I think is now married to the agent you a
41 AirTran737 : I'll be on the look out for any good bin art today, and post any pics that I might take.
42 Post contains images Pilotpip : I've seen PumpmasterFlash's signature on many a cargo aircraft. The fuel panels are usually tagged on cargo aircraft, I guess they don't really care w
43 Post contains images Dufo : Air Adriatic MD-82..
44 Cre : This is enlightening - sounds like graffiti and the such are more common than I thought. Also I stand corrected on my alphabet skills of 13G - lets mo
45 Ltbewr : While some of this grafetti may be a way to releive the stress of working for an airline or maybe giving notice of unhappiness to an airline or it's s
46 Smcmac32msn : Anybody ever seen "The Man" (standing figure with the "male" symbol from crotch to leg) or "Poop-a-saurs Rex" (Looks like a dinosaur head eating a tur
47 Cancidas : In some cases it would be easier to replace the cargo bin linings than to try to remove all of the "art"!! very true!! besides, the inside of the bin
48 Goose : Some of the graffiti I saw in the pits of CP planes before the AC takeover was just stellar. "Welcome to the Pits of Hell AC" was a common sight in th
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