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All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!  
User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6025 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

Don't know if this has been posted before.....but saw this great article about a CO flight from IAH-El Paso is going to be crewed by an entire family...the captain and first officer are father and son and the cabin crew are also all family members....

CO claims ..first time it has ever been done....

Don't know what the copyright issues are with regards to the story so here is the link http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/3940637.html

This has got to be the coolest story in a long time. Good luck to them all!!!!


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
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User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

I wonder if there's any significance to the flight being bound for ELP. As I understand it, ELP used to be a pilot base for CO (or at least a lot of CO pilots lived in ELP back in the day.) I wonder if this pilot started in ELP?

User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6025 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

I think the article mentioned that they have family there and that they would also be doing the return ELP-IAH run.....maybe they are bringing some family members back with them....


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

I noticed that too, that's why I think it wasn't a randomly picked route. What a fun story!

User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6025 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

It is nice to hear a REAL positive story about aviation and (it seems) like the love of it for a change.

none of that "rude flight attendant" or "late flight stuff".. just pure love of flying

And I am sure CO won't miss this marketing chance!



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Yeah that's very cool!

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 1):
I wonder if there's any significance to the flight being bound for ELP. As I understand it, ELP used to be a pilot base for CO (or at least a lot of CO pilots lived in ELP back in the day.) I wonder if this pilot started in ELP?

I believe the captain is a former PE (PeoplExpress) pilot. So he would have been based in EWR, he is IAH based now, although his training prior to PE might have very well have been in ELP. CO at one time did have an ELP base for pilots and FAs.

I think it is a great thing that CO was able to get this family/crew together for a retirement flight. CO does admirable things like this for employees from time to time, in good times and sad (CO has chartered its own aircraft on a few occassions to help employees get to a destination to attend funerals for fallen co-workers).

Yet a few more reasons why I love to work for CO.

Cheers



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

Just a little off-topic, but before ELP was renovated, there was a plaque in the round area of the concourse where CO is that commemotated the first ever CO flight from ELP to Pueblo. I wonder what happened to that plaque, as it was removed during removation  Sad

User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

This reminded me of a brother(captain) and sister(first officer) that fly for Aloha Airlines. I think that would be a great experience to fly alongside one of your family members.

User currently offlineContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Hope they get along well. I saw this on CO's website, pretty cool story. I wonder how this happened.


Sic'em Bears
User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Reminds me of a SAS B767 flight I read about in the paper.

Father and son on the flightdeck, and mother and daughter in the cabin. Since it was a 76, there would off course be additional crew members, but still one family with a big influence on that flight.


tg 747-300



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 6):
CO does admirable things like this for employees from time to time, in good times and sad

CO also has a terse writeup in this month's inflight mag about a pilot and CSR who were married...in a CO 777 engine.

Very cool photo accompanied the story, and I never realized how huge that engine is until I saw two people standing in it...with plenty of room to spare.

I've always gotten the vibe that Continental (at least the post-Bethune Continental) knows that it's employees are their most valuable resource...and treats them like family.

Lincoln



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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

This is such a cool story. Absolutely love it


Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Great news! I'm sure that flight's gonna sell well, if they market it. Would be great to be on the flight and be a part of history.

Olly


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4798 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

thats pretty cool..
just as well there wasn't any family fewd!



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