COTPARES From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 30 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
I'll never understand the general public I work for CO but I get calls from people on other airlines looking for info. My assumption is that we anzwer so
quickly with an actual human they refuse to call someone else.
cases in point:
1 a woman booked from PITAUA on Pan am ? Isn't Panam out of business?
she booked it through AAA. could it be a charter flight?
2a woman thought she was booked on CO to OGG thought the word Aloha on her tkt meant Hello I explained that Aloha was another Carrier and that "aloha"
means both "hello" and "goodbye".
3.A nonrev who wanted me to "give him a call" when the pax boarding totals
closed up so he could then buy a tkt. Oh yeah like I live for that kind of thing!!!!
FFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
There is still a Pan Am flying around the East Coast. I don't think they fly to AUA. They are flying from Portsmith, NH; Gary, IN; and Orlando, FL... They may also do some charters. They are flying 727's
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3098 times:
You want dumb pax? How's this?
The guy who goes to pick someone up at the airport and only knows where they are coming from but neglects to find out what airline/flight number.
"When's the flight from Minneapolis come in?"
"What airline sir?"
"What airline are they on"?
"Oh, I don't know".
What, they think this is Greyhound or something????
Or how about the guy who doesn't read his ticket and goes to leave out of MDW instead of ORD where he is supposed to be leaving from and demands a $50 cab voucher to get him there even though HE'S THE ONE WHO SCREWED UP!
Or the countless people who think AmericaWest is somehow associated with American.
"Excuse me, is AmericaWest sisters with American"?
Sisters??? What the hell?
Or the one time I was spotting with a friend of mine at TPA and this old, scraggy looking guy in a beat up van parks next to us and asks where Eastern Airlines is. This is 1999 mind you! We told him to go to the other side of the airport cuz we just didn't feel like breaking the news to the poor guy.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4360 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
Listen, those questions seem ignorant for us airline buffs but do WE know everything about public transport tickets, hairdryers, microwaves, computer software, European history, whatever. And would WE like to be treated as S**T is we ask an ignorant question about it to someone who we pay to serve us? For 95% of the people, flying is just a way of getting from A to B hasslefree, why WOULD they care about Eastern going out of business or America West being different from American AL ???
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
JRodriguez136 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
Pan Am still flies but only from Miami to certain places. Their former huge hangar located in JFK in NY is now owned by UAL and they do maintenance there with their planes. Their Terminal which is now owned by Tower Air used to belong to Pan Am, a great airline in the good old days...
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
I think you're stuck back in 1997. That iteration of Pan Am (PA II) is long gone. The current Pan Am (PAIII) flies from Portsmouth, NH, and does not serve MIA (except, perhaps, for charters...no knowledge of whether they have served MIA for this purpose or not).
The only major relationship between PA II, PA III and the original great airline is the name, color scheme, and logo.
Aaer 777 From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
once had a worried mother whose unfortunate son was to fly the following day asking if she could give hin coke to go on the flight... asked her politely to repeat and she dissipated my fears of seing a drugged 12 year-old pax boarding an international flight: she asked me if she could pack a can of coke in his carry-on, if there was no risk of it exploding at take-off due to the pressure...
I could not really bring myself to laugh... felt quite sad after the call actually... poor kid...