Lan1981 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7012 times:
In these days of endless security measures, cuts to working conditions, disruptive pax and delayed flights, being airline crew can still be fun; I'd just like to share this video of BA crew, past & present enjoying their job
AlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6272 times:
That captain video is almost shamefull. It's only a shuttle to Manchester for crying out loud. I bet you business class passengers would get very fed up with this kind of "charter show" taking place onboard!
Bwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6166 times:
Quoting AlanUK (Reply 2): That captain video is almost shamefull. It's only a shuttle to Manchester for crying out loud. I bet you business class passengers would get very fed up with this kind of "charter show" taking place onboard!
Although he does quite clearly mention that they are flying on GB Airways, who operate leisure routes to Manchester with no Club Europe cabin, so it sounds like the cabin full of leisure passengers thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the floor show
E195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6146 times:
Being a dispatcher we hear the crew's welcome messages to the passengers.
There are clearly flights where they can get away with it, and have the whole cabin in histerics, but on the other hand i have dispatcher a flight where the crew were funny, and noone laughed.
Speedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 940 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5994 times:
Alan is right, it is embarrassing..
On my flight the other day back from Moscow, the FO (who was a complete idiot) said
"Welcome to London Heathrow, If you live here, Welcome Home, If you are visiting, Enjoy your stay, If you are transferring through here, good luck and have a safe onward Journey, and If you are not doing any of these, What the hell are you doing on the aeroplane?"
Needless to say I got a few funny looks from passengers.. Some flight crew just dont know when to shut up.
N710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5687 times:
Some passengers need to tighten the clam shell of a grip they have on their tukis otherwise known as an a$$. I like to have fun with my passengers. Not to say that there is no need to be professional because there is. It is okay to be human and have some fun and anyone who says any less. (Theres a reason I do this and yopu do that for a living)
Now off the defense, one time we were taxing across the airport in ATL and prior to taxi the captain had made an announcement that this taxi was going to take a little while as it is a big airport and we were not extremely familiar with the layout. Mid taxi I picked up the interphone and I said "No go left go left!" and the captain played along and said "nope I want to go strait" and I go "fiiiiiiiiinnnnnnneeeeee thats why your the captain." It is fun to get your passengers riled up some times. If I told you every passenger trick I have pulled since I began flying I would get lynched. You do not do it all the time but at just the right time is my point.
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Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5652 times:
I went on a business trip to Tennessee and our pilot did an Elvis impression throughout the flight. I thought it was rather funny and can see no harm. I much rather be on a flight were everyone is enjoying their work then on one where it seems everyone on it hates the world. Unfortunately It seems now a day I tend to be on the latter.
Mayhem From Belgium, joined Feb 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5377 times:
Hmm, i do like some humor, way more than arrogant crew, but in no case i want a whole stand-up comedy show whilest the cpt should be doing his preflight, a bit is funny, but they shouldn't overdo it..
I do enjoy the practical jokes from the cockpit in flight or during taxi though
BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4833 times:
Quoting 28L28L (Reply 10): Why were the BA crew saying "goodbye" to LGW? Does BA no longer fly long haul from there? If so, when did that happen?
That video was a tribute to the former LGW Worldwide Cabin Crew, all of whom (except literally three people I believe) have been moved up to LHR. The long haul routes are still at Gatwick, but operated alongside shorthaul routes by one group of cabin crew. Very nice video I might add - having been trained by LGW WW crew and having flown alongside one of the remaining four, they seemed like a great bunch of crew, although the friendliness at LGW is pretty infectious I have to say.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 510 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4566 times:
What a refreshing change! I had four different flights on Air Canada the past year - Transatlantic. There was not one of these flights where the cockpit crew made any announcement, other than the obligatory "Welcome On Board". As a matter of fact, the service by most of the crews seemed entirely robotic. The only exception is the few crew members who are ex CPAir crew. I can always pick them out by both their appearance and sense of humor. They still want to make it fun, and they always look smart and well groomed. You can usually tell the Air Canada ones, with the "We're going to take this as serious and by-the-book as much as possible, and do our best to ensure that nobody has any fun" expressions.
Maybe I am odd man out, but I still like to be informed when we pass over landmarks and the general progression of the flights. I suppose it is unusual in this day and age to still be excited when crossing the Atlantic. Instead, I see young children concentrating on their video games, and using the aisles as a playground. I really get the impression that neither they nor the adults they are travelling with have any clue whatsoever as to the geographical progression of the flight, or the location and historical significance of their city of destination.
Really great to hear that captain say that he loves flying and enthusiastic enough to want his passengers to have a bit of unexpected fun on the way.
The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3112 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4495 times:
Quoting AY104 (Reply 14): Maybe I am odd man out, but I still like to be informed when we pass over landmarks and the general progression of the flights.
You are not the odd man out!
I don't want to hear an endless stream of babble from the cockpit, but please let me know when we cross a state line or when we fly over really cool stuff like Monument Valley or the Grand Canyon.
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PBIflyguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3631 times:
Certainly not routine, but kudos to such a friendly Captain. Especially in this day and age when most pax complain of no service and unfriendly crews. He didn't compromise safety, so what's the harm? Having the Captain come out reminds folks that they have not just sat down on a greyhound
I've been flying for 27 years now, and I'll never scowl at a Captain who take the time to thank passengers and lighten
the mood before we push back. Notice how he also pointed out that safety is first. Trust me, from an FA's point of view, it is MOST appreciated. There are a few pilots here at DL who come out and say hi, introduce themselves, talk to the PAX and thank them for flying with us. Without fail, it makes for MUCH nicer passengers and easier service. Not surprising to say that the Captains who do this are always the NICEST to fly with.
Yeah, Captain was a bit yappy......... but know what? He enjoys what he does and isn't afraid to show it. Imagine if all of the Flight deck and cabin crews were more like him.
Kstatepilot From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3474 times:
Quoting AY104 (Reply 14): Maybe I am odd man out, but I still like to be informed when we pass over landmarks and the general progression of the flights. I suppose it is unusual in this day and age to still be excited when crossing the Atlantic.
When I was coming back from my first "overseas vacation" in London, flying a NW DC-10 , we flew over the southern tip of Greenland. The captain came over and made an announcement, added a really nice touch to the flight (I was only 14 though, and was having a blast!!)