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Dumb Flight Attendants  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7768 times:

Does anyone have any "dumb flight attendant stories" like that one who gave a baby his milk with some sort ot sedative when asked to bring juice for the baby, a baby who had been crying for god knows how long?

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7712 times:

That F/A wasn't dumb, she was probably desperate for that annoying baby to shut up.

Harry



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7420 times:

She was a he and was fired. Criminal charges were discussed but its unknown if they were brought up.
safe



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User currently offlineNikv69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

I would hope so, though a crying baby needs to be made quiet somehow that is not the way. Very dumb move and opened the carrier to a horrible lawasuit. What are people thinking?

User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7035 times:


That story I just couldn't believe...

I was working the galley on the back of a 767-300 last December or November... I can't quite remember, but it was out of GLA enroute to YVR. The other F/A's were out in the cabin doing their first bar, so I was alone in the back rushing to stuff 150 casseroles and readying the trolleys for the meal service. A young father with a sceaming kid came to join me. The child didn't stop screaming since takeoff and he had moved to the back galley in a desperate move to leave the cabin so the pax around them wouldn't get annoyed. He was pale a a ghost and looked at me with pleading eyes...

Well, I spent the next 20-25 minutes with him conversing as I readied the meals. The kid did not stop. I can't believe some would get aggravated enough to do such things. Kids screaming in the cabin are a fact of life at Mach .8 and are caused by the fact that they cannot equalise their inner ears combined with the constant white noise and the fact that they cannot fall asleep.

...back to the dumb flight attendants thread, oh... they're out there. That sedative story is probably the most shining example.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6933 times:
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That was an NW FA, shame to say. He put Xanex in the apple juice that a mother asked for in her baby's bottle. It was on AMS-DTW flight. He was a 98-hire, who according to one of his classmates, was a total moron. Was on a level 2 disaplinary for chronic lateness. Most of us are not dumb, we're profesionals. Don't let a few knuckleheads pigeon-hole the rest of us


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User currently offline9844 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6850 times:

The other F/A's were out in the cabin doing their first bar, so I was alone in the back rushing to stuff 150 casseroles and readying the trolleys for the meal service.


Bwhahahahahaha LOL.........I'm sorry.


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6850 times:

It's not uncommon to slip a shot of whisky or something similar into a bottle in order to help make a restless child sleep - so I think it's a little harsh to start berating the FA.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9836 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6815 times:

Backfire, I hope you are joking (I don't always get humor on here), because if you aren't that is illegal in multiple ways. Dispensing alcohol to someone under 21/18/whatever, or possibly damaging their health if their liver cannot take the alcohol. I would definitely sue someone to an inch of their life if they served my baby alcohol because it was being to loud. It might be because I am an American and Americans love to sue, but doing something ludicrous like that is unacceptable and deserves a lawsuit.

Crying children is a fact of life. Some people can handle it, while others can't, but if you have a huge problem with it, then a level headed person would at least talk to the parent to see if there is anything that they could do to help the situation rather then just taking into their own hands.



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User currently offlinePiedmontbrat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6794 times:

Sometimes I wonder if the parents even think about what they are doing to their kids when they are brought on board with snotty noses, earaches and the rest of the maladies that make a child and an adult miserable. Parents today seem to believe it is their right to drag a child all over creation regardless of the health of the child itself.

Given the option of drugging a child or throwing some parents (not all) off a plane, I'd deplane a few mindless parents myself.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6408 times:

i was on a MEA flight on route to London Heathrow, we hit light turbulence. the lady next to me got scared and called the F/A. she asked her if everyhting is ok as she was scared of flying. the FA replied: We are all gonna die one day so dont be afraid, if this plane's future is to crash today it shall crash today i bet this made the woman safe LOL


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6143 times:

i was on a MEA flight on route to London Heathrow, we hit light turbulence. the lady next to me got scared and called the F/A. she asked her if everyhting is ok as she was scared of flying. the FA replied: We are all gonna die one day so dont be afraid, if this plane's future is to crash today it shall crash today i bet this made the woman safe LOL

Yow! Not that what the FA said isn't true but not something I'd want to hear from a FA where I was a revenue pax. The only thing worse I can think of is a PA:

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard flight ___ with non-stop service to ___. We hope to get you to your destination in one peice today, but if we don't just keep in mind you were going to die sooner or later anyways. Thank you for choosing to spend what may be your last moments on earth with ______ Airlines.

... Than again, that wouldn't have been any worse than the Comair flight from DTW-CVG where the guy next to me spent the entire flight screaming "Is the pilot on drugs or just drunk?!?" and "I just know we're all gonna die" -- and it wasn't even that bumpy (at least in my eyes... than again I'm used to a SF340s and EMB120s (and even the Metro III but it's been years) and while trying to calm him down* I learned that this was his first time on anything besides a 737/A320.

Lincoln
* - someone had to do it and the FA was paying absolutely no attention to him and other pax in the area were starting to look quite uncomfortable-- plus he was annoying the heck out of me



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6087 times:

I think some people think flight attendent are all saints. There are good and bad and not too many would make it as brain surgeons or rocket scientists.

Most are polite and pleasant but many are grumpy and vain and ill-mannered. Most, male and female, also wear far too much make-up.


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6002 times:

Too much makeup? My airline is always trying to get the females to wear more... and I (male), have never worn any...

Back to dumb flight attendants.... as much as I defend my colleagues, I have to admit that about once a week, I interact with someone, somewhere who is definitely on the "Darwin Awards" candidate list.

The winner this week went to the girl who began screaming at a passenger at 0600 in the morning that he ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, UNDER NO UNCERTAIN TERMS COULD TAKE PHOTOS ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT AT ANY TIME! "IT'S AGAINST THE LAW, AND WILL RESULT IN YOUR ARREST!" I then got to explain to her that she was WRONG, told her to quit making up shit that didn't exist, and went and apologized to the passenger.

Aaaah, the "sorry my co-worker is a dipshit" speech. Gotta love it.

Travis


User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5734 times:

To win a Darwin Award you actually have to die before reproducing (thus removing yourself from the gene pool) but nice story nonetheless.

User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2401 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5692 times:

There are dumb everything!

Dumb Lawyers
Dumb doctors
Dumb teachers
Dumb Fathers
etc..etc...

There is a dumb person in any area, I don't care what field you are in.

It's like if you are whore, you are going to be a whore at any job you are in. If you are a Doctor, you screw the whole hospital. I find that a thread that singles out one group is just plain silly. There are dumb people everywhere! And what some might find dumb, others find great.



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4968 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5585 times:

June last year I was flying from MAD to ZRH on IB and a male F/A went nuts because a passenger was using his cell phone (the flight was still boarding and the "turn off cell phone" announcement had not been made yet). The F/A started screaming things like "If you can't follow rules you'll get kicked out of the flight", "you have no respect for other pax", etc. Even if the F/A had been right, I don't think its proper to scream your lungs out to that poor guy.

in any casem this is nothing compared to the crying kid story, now that is just sick (and illegal).



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User currently offlineARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5513 times:

On a recent flight to Brazil, All i could listen to is how the flight attendant was eager to get her hair styled feet pedicured in RIO. I would not call her dumb, but definately indifferent to he real job duties.

On a seperate flight, I aksed to purchase something from the duty free selection only to be told that it was locked and she was unable to get to the items. She said i should have told them when they walked down the isle with the duty free items... funny thing is, duty free items were never offered on the flight (and i was awake and waiting the whole time)... Just another case of FA's lying to the passengers just to collect an easy paycheck.

PS. A FA once told me that unless your a great liar, you will never be considered as athe lead FA on any flight. I never give them more importance than they deserve. They are just flying waitresses in my eyes.



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User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5499 times:

I love DL and their FAs, but the one thing that really annoys me is they can never seem to work the video monitors correctly. They always are playing the wrong things, (FL100 announcement at pushback, playing the safety annoucement again after flying for 30 minutes, etc) and they often put in the wrong video, in other words, they'll play the east bound movie on a west bound flight, then stop 30 minutes later when someone realizes it. Or they'll start the video and forget that they haven't passed out headphones yet, then restart the video later. The worst is when they're playing the safety video and the sound cannot be heard or worse yet, it's so loud your eardrums almost burst.

Are DL's inflight entertainment systems that complicated??? They appear to be a video cassette player and some monitors, somewhat simple... Funny that when a Song Aircraft is operating a DL mainline flight, they have to have a Song FA on board just to work the Song entertainment system for the DL FAs working the flight. That's probably why DL will never have direct tv on mainline, not only is it too expensive, but the FAs could never get it to work right  Smile



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User currently offlineTcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5395 times:

IIRC, there was a F/A that tried to start a fire in the lavatory shortly after 9-11...in the stories following the incident, it was learned that he had been fired from another airline because they felt he posed a threat to the aircraft and passengers.

As far as FA's lying is concerned, I only have one story. Flying RNO-DEN-AUS, the inbound flight to RNO was delayed at its origin SFO. Arriving 2 hours late, they turned the a/c in like 15 minutes. There were no crew changes, etc, so it was obvious the flight crew had originated out of SFO with the a/c. As we neared DEN and everyone realized they really were going to miss their connections, the FA announced that they had been delayed by ATC and thus would not be providing any accomodations for passengers that were stranded in DEN...which was all except for the pax connecting to Chicago (for which they created a new flight) and O&D. When we arrived in DEN, we had 10 minutes before our flight left, but the gate agent said our seats had been given away because we failed to check-in 30 minutes prior...duh...and they instead put us up at a hotel on the WEST side of DEN...(about 1 1/2 hours away...) Needless to say when I checked on the computer, the reason for aircraft delay was "Cabin servicing." Talk about upset...I waited a few days, wrote a letter to UA and received a call a week later..."What would it take to get you to fly United again?" My answer? "Not even a free ticket anywhere in the world could get me to fly your airline again." (I did not say ever, because if they were to get their act together, they might again be a respectable carrier. Lying to your pax to save the company a dime...unacceptable.


User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2401 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5358 times:

ARGinMIA, Thanks for respecting someone's job. And your Flight Attendant friend lied to you because being a lead Flight Attendant is for the dogs. No Flight Attendant wants the job because when shit goes down, guess who everyone looks to. All the complaints, all the babysitting people. It is just not worth it at all, which is why it goes very junior.

So I am a flying waiter? What is the big deal? Why do people have to degrade the job just because they saw poor service on one airline. All of a sudden....all Flight Attendants are dumb waitresses? It is unjustified the reputation we have.

Most of the time people can't handle being told what to do on a aircraft by someone who serves them a drink. It's like a cop does not give you a drink, and tells you to move your car at the same time. It is a total contradiction! It is a big psychological thing for people to be told what to do, then........you Become rude in their eyes. You are no longer a smile with a drink in your hand, and then the classic words come out of their mouths (Waitress in the sky!).



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User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5187 times:

Dumb people are everywhere in every profession. Or you might just be witness to someone's brain fart, we have all had them from time to time. I will concede to the "Dumb flight attendant" stories. However I plan to write a book about bart fart passengers who outnumber dumb flight attendants 50:1.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

I've done a few flights with Iberia over the last few months and always find it funny that despite my name (see handle) I still get the FAs speaking incomprehensible Spanish to me! Does Davidson appear a Spanish-esque surname to anyone here? With only two other passengers in the business cabin it's not like they could get me mixed up! Then on the same flight after letting them know I was in fact English and upon asking for Cava (Spanish bubbly....champagne-ish stuff) I got brought.....coffee!

They weren't dumb just not thinking straight that second, it did leave to the purser coming out and teaching me a little Spanish which made a change. I felt confident ordering a Cava the following week.....only for them to run out because my friends got the only two bottle they had before me Big grin



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User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7817 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5144 times:


I seem to remember that in this country many years ago that it was common practice to dunk the babies dummy.

Obviously the FA had not realised that things had changed.


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5125 times:

NWA747 -

That's what I meant by saying some people are Darwin "candidates". The only reason they haven't actually won the award, is because they haven't managed to kill themselves through stupidy....yet.

Travis


25 M404 : I got a great idea. Why doesn't a flight attendant start a thread about totally ignorant smart a-- passengers they've been forced to deal with?
26 Aa767400 : M404, It's been done already many times, but people here enjoy bashing Flight Attendants more. As if they were the only employee at the airline to tar
27 Vikingair : Pacifiers work great on little kids ears while aircraft is climbing and during descent.
28 B4real : "Pacifiers work great on little kids ears while aircraft is climbing and during descent..." "...The kid did not stop. I can't believe some would get a
29 Post contains images Aa777jr : Pacifiers work great on little kids ears while aircraft is climbing and during descent. maybe AA should paint some silver and start handing them out o
30 Lufthansa : I've got one. My first and only ever to date Jetstar flight had 2 offduty FA's across the isle from me. There was a rather large greek man who was les
31 Blueairbureau : Normally I would have passed this thread up but............Even I have had a dumb moment, O.K. I have had a lot of dumb moments. However a fellow flig
32 A330fa : I have a great F/A story. I was flying Lead on a flight out of PIT on the 737. After serving first class, I went to the aft galley to collect inflight
33 Tu154 : This is an asinine thread......................anyone Have any dumb Canadian stories.......get a life people.............
34 Pr1268 : Part of the issue with crying children is how we humans are biologically predisposed to have the highest auditory sensitivity to the sound of a baby's
35 Ua777222 : A330fa, If the slide blew she probably deserved it..... I have never really had any issues other than a few angry f/a's. On an LH flight from FRA to L
36 Post contains images Goomba : Screaming children on transoceanic routes are the most annoying thing I can think of. There should be a separate section curtained off for families tr
37 Dc863 : For those who bash FA's as being flying waitresses or waiters, try and perform a job where you have to stand for hours on end knowing that statistical
38 PVG : I fly once a week on average, I don't remember running into many dumb FAs, just a few nasty ones. I don't see the need to point out dumb FA's. You run
39 FLY2LIM : I am not a flight attendant, don't work in the industry. I just FLY2LIM a lot to see my family and to a few other places with my family. After reading
40 IslipWN : One time, on a JFK-PBI flight on B6, I went to the aft galley to walk a little bit. While I was back there, I struck up a conversation with a F/A. She
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