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Is Southwest As Funny As I Heard They Were?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3504 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

Some of my family members who has flown on Southwest, said there pilots has a great since of humor. I was told they crack jokes like, I did not think we would make ( after the landing of course) and there's other joke. Is Southwest still a fun airline to fly? Past Southwest passengers please tell about your tip, and some of the jokes told on your flight?  laughing 

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User currently offlineMohavewolfpup From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

you can hear some of the humor they use if you search youtube for southwest videos  Smile

User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

I used to hear the F/A's crack jokes all the time ("Last one of the plane gets to clean it," "We'd like to welcome you to Honolulu...but we're in Phoenix," etc.), but have heard hardly any in recent years.


Every flight counts.
User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

I've been flying WN since summer of 1975. I'm CO gold and darn happy when I get to do a WN flight. I've had plenty of Captains and Flight Attendants that made me laugh and make me crack a smile. They have a good operation and I've been a happy customer.


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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

Every time I flew them, the F/A's always made jokes before/after takeoff. It was funny at first but then got downright annoying. It is especially annoying when you are traveling on business and are trying to get work dont. I avoid Southwest whenever possible.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2497 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

They're almost as funny as they think they are  Wink

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4264 times:
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From my experience, Southwest employees simply tend to be in better moods more of the time than employees of other airlines.

Jumpseat on many airlines, and as soon as you reach FL100 (and the sterile cockpit rules become inapplicable), the whining and complaining will start, and won't let up until reaching FL100 during the descent.

Jumpseat on Southwest, and as soon as you reach FL100, you'll be more apt to hear the pilots rave about their airline, and reflect upon their good fortune to be employed there.

When I was working in Flight Ops, my favorite Chief Pilot referred to the interns as "Scallywags", and brought smiles to our faces all the time with his jokes and good-natured banter.

During my time at Flight Ops and the Training Center, I only encountered two or three individuals who had unpleasant attitudes. Each and every other employee was someone whose company I'd genuinely enjoy.

That's what happens when a company treats their employees with respect and dignity. It amazes me that so few airlines are able to comprehend (or willing to admit) this.


2H4





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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4244 times:

Yea, they still are.
Back over Thanksgiving, I was flying Southwest MCO-RDU and the weather in RDU was God-awful that day. As we were exiting the runway, the pilot came on the PA and went "Phhhheeeeewwwwww.....Welcome to Raleigh."
Though the best comment on the flight was from the guy across the aisle. Because of the open seating, all the old people board first. Well, for a flight originating in Florida, that means a lot of pre-boards. The old people must have taken up the first seven rows, so during the safety demo, the F/A's were demonstrating how to use the mask in the event of a cabin depressurization, and the guy across the aisle goes "They don't need oxygen tanks in the first seven rows. All the old people up there have their own oxygen tanks."
A few weeks before that, my mom was flying WN BWI-RDU and upon the landing her pilot came on the PA with a "Whooa There Horsee (or 'Big Fella'...something to that effect)".

But yes, they are still funny.  biggrin 


User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

The classic one i heard one day.. "IN THE EVENT THAT WE LIKE CRASH"
then rattled on through her spill.. Im thinking ive never heard an airline say crash...



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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 8):
"IN THE EVENT THAT WE LIKE CRASH"

Are you sure it was not "in the UNlikely even that we crash"?



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

I once had a WN FA tell everyone that all alcoholic drinks would cost 200 or 300 dollars, instead of 2 or 3. After a few looks, he laughed and said he was glad someone was listening to him!


Sic'em Bears
User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 748 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 7):
upon the landing her pilot came on the PA with a "Whooa There Horsee

Haha, the FA that was workin my MCO-ALB flight made noises of a horse galloping and slowing down. Very humorous.

WN has very funny FA's. It is probably because they enjoy working with the passengers and for their company. This is a bright spot that is shown to the passengers.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

The first time I ever heard the "Whoa, big fella..." bit (one of the most famous pilot jokes) was on a WN flight, when we'd just landed at PDX. It made my day, and the crew up front performed flawlessly  laughing 


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 700 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

The last time I flew WN (which, granted, was a few years ago), the BWI-PHX flight was uneventful, but the PHX-CMH-BWI return was gosh-awful. The F/As spent almost the entire flight on the PA, getting people to play trivia games for rolls of toilet paper and pretzels and organizing sing-alongs. Some pax thought it was great but others, including me, were like "make them shut up!" Haven't flown with them since.


"We hope you've enjoyed flying with us as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."
User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 848 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

Its all in the delivery.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Well I think they are hilarious and me wanting to be a f/a makes me want to work for them instead of CO.

MCOflyer



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineSWAFA27 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 49 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

I USED to crack jokes on the PA, but some people are TOO PC to get the jokes, thats why I dont do them anymore.


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Jumpseat on many airlines, and as soon as you reach FL100 (and the sterile cockpit rules become inapplicable), the whining and complaining will start, and won't let up until reaching FL100 during the descent.

Which led to yet another permutation of that old joke, "What's the difference between a JT8D and a ______(fill-in with person of your choice)_________? When you block-in at the gate, the JT8D quits whining...  Wink


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 9):
Are you sure it was not "in the UNlikely even that we crash"?

I think the use of "Like" was used in the preppy cheerleader tense, you know, the one's who throw in "likes" at random. "Like, I totally like didn't see that coming."
^My bad impression of a preppy cheerleader, but it gets the point across.
But I do believe the original intent of the post was refering to the use of the word "crash" in the safety demo.

[Edited 2007-01-05 03:34:44]

User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1427 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

They also sing.....They did when I flew em back in mid december comin home for christmas. Somethin about Southwest bein a lonely airline to the other big Airlines, but when people started flyin they realized Southwest was better than the ohter ones, to the tuneof Rudolph the Red nose raindeer


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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 18):

Thats what I thought at first, but at the time it did not make sense to me.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

This wasn't on WN, but my mom was on a US flight recently and the flight attendants were doing the safety demo, and said "In the event of a water landing, your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device. Feel free to keep the seat cushion as our complimentary gift to you."

User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
When I was working in Flight Ops, my favorite Chief Pilot referred to the interns as "Scallywags", and brought smiles to our faces all the time with his jokes and good-natured banter.

Was that Crummy, Bubba or the other guy with no nickname (don't wanna use his real name, but he kind looks like alec baldwin)?  Smile

Yes, the vast majority of southwest folks are all very pleasant. Myself and one of the other interns got to know one of the DAL gater's pretty well (we non-reved often and our flights always seemed to originate at the gate she was working) and she was always the nicest! Many flight attendants were also very pleasant to chat with on the longer flights, and not just to the interns.

Many good memories of working for that airline, and I definitely felt like a valuable employee, especially when ole herbee himself gave me a kiss and told me that he'd kill me if I tried to take his job  Wink



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5001 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Some of my family members who has flown on Southwest, said there pilots has a great since of humor. I was told they crack jokes like, I did not think we would make ( after the landing of course) and there's other joke. Is Southwest still a fun airline to fly? Past Southwest passengers please tell about your tip, and some of the jokes told on your flight? laughing

WN flight crews make the best out of their jobs. Most do tell jokes, and they seem to work extra hard to get a chuckle.

I don't care what anyone says about WN. They have a great team of employees, and they ROCK!



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21476 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Humor, unprofessionalism, you make the call.

I agree that at first it's cute, but it gets old after a while.

It's like flying with Bob Sagget all the time. The "cleaned up" Full House version, not the raunchy nightclub version...  Wink



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
25 Post contains images ATCme : I found on my one roundtrip flight with them (the SAN experiment over spring break) that they were such a fun airline, as I had known from the show Ai
26 Monorail : I enjoy the variation of the floatation device segment: "Should our flight turn into a cruise..."
27 ChinaClipper40 : I fly Southwest a lot, and like them a lot. The banter from the flight attendants can be amusing or not, depending on specific circumstances. I usuall
28 Ikramerica : No, the most important thing is that the customer is happy. And it seems that their core clientele responds most of the time, so it's win/win. But I
29 Post contains images 2H4 : Of the three, it was the most boisterous, cowboy-like one. 2H4
30 Laddb : I think you can be professional and still funny at the same time. Not only do they crack jokes, but they also play practical jokes. I was flying Sout
31 Corsair1107 : I had a WN flight from BWI to CLE that was apparently going on to LAS. The captain came over the PA right after we touched down with the "wheeeeeeeeew
32 Post contains images Ikramerica : Practical jokes are unprofessional and have been shown in the courts to create a hostile work environment. WN better watch out, as multi-million doll
33 ASFlyer : This is actually a FA joke, not a pilot joke. Landing is one of the most crucial parts of flight and the pilots would never be found telling jokes ov
34 AirWillie6475 : Oddly enough for me Southwest has been the least humorous one, the only time I've heard humor from WN was from a gate agent who made a pretty funny an
35 2H4 : In addition to a seat and cheap fares, what more do you think they should offer? 2H4
36 Jerald01 : Basically, revenue passengers are the main reason WN is still in business. Their aircrews treat the passengers like they would want to be treated them
37 PanAm747 : Having flown with Southwest several times as well as many other airlines many times, I can tell you that it has been my experience that the crews are
38 ThirtyEcho : Been flying WN since the seventies; best one yet: "In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will deploy from above you...after y'all sto
39 BoeingPride800 : Here's a joke I heard on Southwest... "Thanks for choosing Southwest, and we look forward to seeing you again."
40 Post contains images ATCme : To be fair the seats are leather and the fares are cheap to some places. Not to mention the FREE food/snack rather than "you can purchase a snack bag
41 Laddb : I try to fly WN when I can just because they are usually on time and have quick turnarounds. Plus, they fly direct to smaller airports that are more c
42 ArcrftLvr : My suspicion is that it wasn't the pilot, rather one of the F/As... That's unfortunate...It's a sad commentary on our society... Have you ever heard
43 Wjcandee : What a great Office Space reference!
44 Navairjax : My favorite was on a SAN-MHT flight some years back after a rough touchdown...."Ladies and Gentlemen, that wasn't the Captain's fault, or the co pilot
45 Post contains images Dufo : On a recent flight from MUC to SFO on LH A346, a male flight attendant assisting the drinks service whispered 'marijuana, cocaine..' It didn't bother
46 DC10rules : Favorite WN quotes... If there is a loss in cabin pressure, a mask will drop, insert 25 cents and breathe normally. Welcome to MDW...thanks for flying
47 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Sounds like something Ryanair or the US Legacies would do in another cost cutting effort.
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