Cre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8131 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.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8010 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...
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3662 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7957 times:
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.
Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17294 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7843 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).
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3662 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7627 times:
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
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17294 posts, RR: 51 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7557 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......
PilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6486 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.
CRJmx From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6179 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.......
PilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6131 times:
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
Bubbinski From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5989 times:
Seat 13G on a 733....isn't that the smoking section?
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.