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Inappropriate Cabin Crew Conversation?  
User currently offlineSkyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 176 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19773 times:

Not sure if this could be considered a trip report or not... and while I'm no fan of the carrier this occurred on, I'll be the first to admit this probably could have happened on any airline.

I was on NW 625 Sunday night, MSP to ABQ. Sat in row 23 on an A320, two ahead of the rear flight attendant station. Apart from the usual cramped accomodations, it was a decent flight, on time and even had a nice light show due to T-storms around ABQ.

The flight attendants had been chattering in their station throughout the flight, and while this was a little annoying it wasn't a big deal. However, with about 20 mins to go before touchdown, one of the attendants began to speak of her ordeal with breast cancer... including graphic details of her chemo treatment and double masectomy.

I'm also a cancer survivor, and so I'm familiar with this type of conversation... as well as the desire to share this kind of story with others. But on a commercial airline flight, on which you're a crewmember? It's worth noting she was speaking in a normal tone of voice, and was easily heard by everyone near the back of the aircraft -- people in row 19 were glancing back at the station, apparently in response to details of the conversation.

On my way out of the plane, I flagged down the chief attendant, and explained the ordeal. I related the details to her, said I did not want the attendant in question to get in trouble, and that I was glad to hear she was doing well now -- "but on a commercial flight, I'd prefer to not hear about this kind of thing at all," I added. "It's beyond inappropriate."

The attendant seemed to agree, but did not specify what kind of action would be taken.

Was I out of line? I didn't think so at the time, but now I'm having second thoughts. It still seems this was an extremely personal story to be sharing with coworkers on the job, within earshot of 30 or so total strangers.

Thoughts?

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19701 times:

Quoting Skyhawk62507 (Thread starter):
what kind of action would be taken

What would you want to happen?


I was called a c**k in April by crew chatting to each other, which was fair enough because I was indeed being a fussy sh*t that day, but I didn't like hearing it from them. They offered me 5k miles when they realised; end of.


User currently offlineSkyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19657 times:

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 2):
Quoting Skyhawk62507 (Thread starter):
what kind of action would be taken

What would you want to happen?

A simple reminder of what is appropriate OTJ conversation and what is not would have sufficed.


User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19634 times:

Do you chit chat in your workplace? I think it would have been a nicer thing to flag down the attendant in question and just mention that you are uncomfortable with the conversation being had.


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User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19634 times:

I guess the same thing applies to passengers as well. F/A's also don't like to here passenger's outrageous celluar phone conversations or better yet their conversation, with passengers sitting right next to them.

It's just basic manners. Some people have them some don't.

Also, you never know if those F/A's were best friends/relatives. However, I wouldn't necessarily share that information with another crewmember I may never see for awhile.

AASTEW


User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19634 times:

You're overreacting by far. If that was me, I'd be glad to hear that she was ok. I must say though, you must have exceptionally good hearing.

Just because the working conditions are cramped and in close proximity to passengers, it does not mean to say that they should not be allowed to exchange conversation at times during the flight. I fail to see how the nature of this conversation was inappropriate. The fact was that they were not talking to you and therefore it's none of your concern anyway.

Perhaps next time you'd consider buying a pair of inflight headsets so that you could listen to the IFE instead of listening into other people's conversations.


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19499 times:

Sometimes I find easyJet crew from NCL having discussions which I find slightly inappropriate, particularly on the very early morning flights! But I don't know. Perhaps it is an NCL thing. I admit when I worked for a well known Swedish furniture shop, we would have dodgey conversations, but we would always ensure we were out of earshot from the customers!

User currently offlineSpeedbirdEGJJ From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19499 times:

FFS, they wonder why our beloved industry is going to the wall, if its not govt regulations, security checks, increased taxes etc, we're not even allowed to be human at work anymore.... just very very sad i'd say

User currently offlineSkyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19488 times:

Quoting RichM (Reply 6):
You're overreacting by far. If that was me, I'd be glad to hear that she was ok. I must say though, you must have exceptionally good hearing.

Not so much. As I said, people in row 19 were looking back at the station, seemingly in response to comments the FA made. This was also at the back of an A320 away from the engines.

Quoting RichM (Reply 6):
Perhaps next time you'd consider buying a pair of inflight headsets so that you could listen to the IFE instead of listening into other people's conversations.

It wasn't by choice, friend... a) the plane had no IFE, and b) I didn't have to try at all to "overhear" the discussion.


User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19488 times:

Quoting RichM (Reply 6):
You're overreacting by far. If that was me, I'd be glad to hear that she was ok. I must say though, you must have exceptionally good hearing.

Mind you that person may just have a loud voice .. I have heard crew talk and i have been seated 10 rows away from the crew seats .. Now as i was fellow crew i went up to the guy and he does have a very loud voice and told him ..he didnt believe me untill i told him exactly what he said in the conversation !! He was shocked to say the least but he did thank me as he did not realising now far his voice can travel ..



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User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19488 times:

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 2):
I was called a c**k in April by crew chatting to each other, which was fair enough because I was indeed being a fussy sh*t that day, but I didn't like hearing it from them. They offered me 5k miles when they realised; end of.

OMG!
The aircraft, especially the galley, is our little office/home and we are so at home onboard the aircraft that sometimes we do forget that there are customers sitting sometimes just a metre away from us. Crew love to gossip, we love scandal, the juicier and dirtier the better and that will never change. We are also used to having to talk so loud over the sound of the engines, ovens and 6 other crew conversations, that we totally forget just how much can be heard from inside the passenger cabin. Once on a flight to Hong Kong as a passenger, I was standing at the 744 5 doors with my friend sharing some juicy gossip, when a crew member came down from the 4 door galley to let me know that him and his colleagues could hear every word that was being spoken, I was mortified.


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 19434 times:

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 11):
Crew love to gossip, we love scandal, the juicier and dirtier the better and that will never change.

It's just human nature to talk about things; that's why I said something, but wasn't overly fussed.

Same crew spent a couple of hours chatting to me about where to go out in London, once the lights went out (SFO-LHR)


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 19362 times:

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 11):
We are also used to having to talk so loud over the sound of the engines, ovens and 6 other crew conversations, that we totally forget just how much can be heard from inside the passenger cabin.

Last time I flew AA, the crew was totally unprofessional. Not only was the flight attendant giggling throughout the entire safety announcement as if it were a joke, they were so busy gossiping they neglected to bring me the cup of water I had very politely asked for (during the regular cabin service). Maybe they could spend less time BSing in the galley and more time doing their jobs.



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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 19275 times:

Quoting Skyhawk62507 (Thread starter):
Thoughts?

I think your over-reacting a little. If the conversation was troubling or kept you from sleeping, you could have asked them to quiet down and I am sure they would have accomidated you. It was obviously not a conversation you were meant to hear. I think going to the lead flight attendant was a little spiteful.



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User currently offlinePacifique75 From Portugal, joined Oct 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 19224 times:

Quoting SpeedbirdEGJJ (Reply 8):
we're not even allowed to be human at work anymore.... just very very sad i'd say

Exactly my thoughts!!!
Also due to the nature of our job, flying with different crew almost every day, we sort of talk about anything and everything to build a rapport and get easily used to confide in your colleagues, get on with one-another quickly...
Remember that we do stay away from home (and family/friends) many times and often I've flown with other crew members who somehow have the need to offload their problems, have a chat and they just turn to a colleague they feel closer to.


User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 19196 times:

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 13):
they neglected to bring me the cup of water I had very politely asked for (during the regular cabin service). Maybe they could spend less time BSing in the galley and more time doing their jobs.

I'm sure that you did ask politely as most people do, but when we are doing cabin services, we often get asked for things and we do sometimes forget, even though we have the best of intentions to get it for you. I wasn't there so I can't speak for them, but I would imagine that it wasn't done to offend you. I know how sorry I feel when I see that passenger again and I realise that they asked me an hour ago for the simplest thing and I forgot.

I do find laughing throughout safety demos annoying and unprofessional, but having stood up in front of 200 passengers myself, all it takes is for your life jacket strings to get tangled or a colleague to look at you and you remember something they said 2 minutes earlier and that is it, laughing fit, and the more you try to suppress it and be professional, the worse it gets. It doesn't happen often at all and you do feel like a complete idiot after cause you know that it wasn't even funny. What more can I say, it one of those "you had to be there" moments


User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 18539 times:

On a LHR-GLA late eve shuttle flight with BA cabin crew kept giggling entire 50 mins of the flight... in fact they were laughing so hard that in all the fuss they simply didn't manage to collect the trays from the reclining tables on the entire B-757. So we landed with the tables in horizontal position, which thinking about it raises serious safety concerns be it a landing of the rough kind. It all went smooth and FAs collected the trays while the plane taxiied to the gate  Smile.

Neither me or the rest of the passengers didn;t have a clue what the crew were all excited about but I did notice a few distressed glances from the pax.



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 18507 times:

Quoting SashA (Reply 17):
So we landed with the tables in horizontal position, which thinking about it raises serious safety concerns

Well a pax could use their initiative - put the table up and hold the very small, lightweight service trays used on BA.


User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1581 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 18435 times:

Quoting SashA (Reply 17):
So we landed with the tables in horizontal position

though crew chat could be annoying, this is far more risky!!!
I even don't understand how a purser manage to let this happen: if the plane skids off the runway landing what will happen with these trays?



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 18343 times:

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 4):
Do you chit chat in your workplace?

Exactly. Sorry that SKYHAWK62507 found this topic unpalatable. While the company often reminds us to keep "galley chat" at a minimum, and at a low audible level, there are certain topics which I agree should be off limits. They include:

*Company politics & particularly company bashing
*Union Issues
*Personal references to customers or other crew on board



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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18212 times:

Quoting Skyhawk62507 (Thread starter):
Thoughts?

I think you did right. I too have had similar experiences and there's nothing more annoying than having to listen to someone else's conversation on a late night flight while trying to doze off. Chit-chatting in front of customers is unprofessional, no matter what your line of business is. I'm not saying you should tape your mouths shut but common courtesy applies here so it should be kept at a minimum and to a tone that is not disturbing to others. It's worth mentioning however that this "less formal" type of attitude is far more predominant in the US where corporate culture in general is less formal (again, this applies any customer facing job, not just the airlines). It's still no excuse though but, that's life.


User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17649 times:

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 13):
Last time I flew AA, the crew was totally unprofessional. Not only was the flight attendant giggling throughout the entire safety announcement as if it were a joke

it kinda is, no one really cares about anyway



Quoting Skyhawk62507 (Thread starter):
one of the attendants began to speak of her ordeal with breast cancer... including graphic details of her chemo treatment and double masectomy.

what was wrong about that? maybe a member of the crew knows somebody with it and is just talking about.

I would say you should clam down, its not big of a deal, people talk about gross things all the time

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 21):
nothing more annoying than having to listen to someone else's conversation on a late night flight while trying to doze off.

stuff your head in the seat.. i bet people don't want to hear what you have to say, sometimes too


User currently offlineAirTran717 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17577 times:

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 1):
F/As chit-chat all the time within earshot of customers about a plethora of inappropriate things. Most of them think they have the power of God so they can get away with it. Meanwhile, all we have to do is sit down, put on our seatbelt, keep our hands and feet to ourselves, turn off our I-Pods, keep quiet, and don't dare touch that "Flight Attendant Call Button" and maybe, just maybe, we won't have the police called on us when we land.

No sir. I beg to differ. Not on MY planes were my crew allowed to have that attitude. In these situations, most flight attendants simply don't realize they're voices carry as well as they do at times. That's all. No superiority complex. I've even been called on the carpet for my own voice carrying. I take offense to your attitude and inferrence.

717


User currently offlineAirTran717 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17431 times:

We have limited space and most of the flight we are out and about within the cabin. The galley is our little place to relax and sometimes we talk. Sometimes we can be a little louder than intended, but when we chat about whatever the topic is, that's creating a rapport and sense of family that WE need as crew. If you don't feel comfortable and trust the crew you are flying with, you can't work as team. Professionalism and training only goes so far in an emergency. You need all crewmembers functioning as one... even during inflight service... It seems to me that all you needed to do was get up and perhaps approach the crewmember and just suggest that they might lower their voices a little. It's common courtesy both ways. No one has the courtesy or guts to approach people anymore. Instead, they just go for the first manager, supervisor, or leader they can find.

User currently offlineAirTran717 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17278 times:

Flight attendants are people too... most people forget that. We have lives at home. We have troubles just like the rest of you. We are trained professionals and no matter how we are trained, sometimes it leaks through. We are not robots folks. The very graphic and personal details are best left for the crew "debriefing" later at the bar or hotel. I agree it may have been a bit off color, but you can't just shelve your problems everyday any more than we can. Put things and perspective.

717


25 FlyboyOz : Yes, I agree with you...One of the placements inside the galley for cabin crews on Cathay Pacific, Oasis Hong Kong Air and Singapore Airlines' aircraf
26 Pacifique75 : Very well said, AirTran717!!!!!
27 Airbazar : bla, bla, bla. Do it on your own time outside of your work place. And then people wonder why US carriers never even come close to winning any service
28 Pilotaydin : as a pilot i always defend F/As....give us a break we spend our lives up in the air and inside the pressurized lawn dart....if you dont like what's be
29 Kmh1956 : So I gather you NEVER have conversations at work unless they're work-related?
30 RussianJet : Way to tar everybody with the same brush. I sure care about safety briefings, and I doubt I'm the only one. Sorry, but I can't agree with this attitu
31 Post contains images SBBRTech : So the chit-chatting itself wasn´t the problem, what made you uneasy was the subject? Why shouldn´t they be allowed to talk among themselves, it´s
32 Tarheel : I've had the same experience several times and it gets under my skin. It's especially annoying in today's atmosphere of extreme security. Today passen
33 NA747 : This is also known as "Jumpseat Therapy". Any subject is open to conversation...any subject.
34 Post contains images Pacifique75 : That is so true...
35 ArcrftLvr : I think you may have over-reacted a bit. Whenever I fly, I have my iPod turned on so as to drown out any annoying conversation between passenegers, F/
36 MD11Engineer : Another thing I noticed when working in pax handling and also now from close contact with flight crews, even though many passengers will be upset by t
37 Boston92 : What if you had no iPod? If you ask me...you didn't like the subject. Hearing a conversation on how good her sex was last night would honestly be as
38 PExDCA : gal·ley /ˈgæli/ [gal-ee] – noun, plural -leys. 1. a kitchen or an area with kitchen facilities in a ship, plane, or camper. I don't see anyt
39 PAHS200 : maybe to you, but 99% of a.net would love to hear that conversation
40 COA735 : Well.. I think the F/A was so excited with beating cancer, that in a way, she wanted everyone to hear her victory. Think about it.. If I do the imposs
41 NWADTWFA : First off I will acknowledge as a crew member I have done this exact behaviour...talking too loud that is not necessarily inappropriate. Second, pleas
42 Post contains images N710PS : While I aknowladge you survival of a hardship (cancer) I think you should lighten up. They are also human and they need to act it. If you have ever be
43 Pacifique75 : NWADTWFA, your post really made me chuckle as it reminded me a pax on my last flight. In a rude/arrogant way he asked me for a glass of water as he w
44 ArcrftLvr : Depends on what she looks like...
45 L1011Lover : This is probably the most inappropropriate comment I´ve heard in a long time!!! None of us FA´s think that we are God! In fact we´re reminded way
46 ArcrftLvr : cu·bi·cle /ˈkyubɪkəl/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kyoo-bi-kuhl] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –nou
47 Airbazar : I don't work in front of the customers so that doesn't apply to me. You're missing th epoint entirely. You can cit-chat all you want just don't do it
48 N710PS : I think the botom line comes down to that EVERYONE is human. Some people are on this site to complain, bicker, trash talk, yap, moan and never be prod
49 ArcrftLvr : As long as they are not rude to me, all is well.
50 Jetdeltamsy : Listening to a conversation about cancer is an "orderal" fo you? Good Grief. Yes. Way out. Don't be so nosey next time.
51 AirTran717 : The galley or jumpseat is NOT in front of the customers. It happens to be within earshot on both occasions though. I ask again, where would you have
52 Airbazar : Sounds like you need a wakeup call buddy. Flight attendants are there to do a lot more than enforce my safety. In fact that is the least of their job
53 Lowrider : I think this single statement speaks volumes. Lets review that, shall we? Air travel has been reduced to a small step above public transportation. Pe
54 ArcrftLvr : Prepare to get blasted....By the way, you are sorely mistaken. The F/As are primarily there for your safety. Their secondary responsibility is to pro
55 ArcrftLvr : Well said!!
56 AirTran717 : We train for the inevitable, and hope it never happens. If we were doing our jobs as per the job description... you'd be surrounded by fuel, flames, t
57 Xkorpyoh : that reminds me my last flight on AA a couple of years ago. While boarding in LHR, the 2 F/As in the cabin where chatting instead of welcoming the pa
58 AirTran717 : I had a medical emergency onboard an LAX-ATL redeye one morning. My other two fa/s were in the back, talking in the aft galley... which on our particu
59 Pilotaydin : you know what's sad....if that person was outside the airplane and on the street they would talk about whatever they wanted, but because they're in un
60 FlyingJHawk : These quotes reflect was is wrong with some of the airlines today. The customer is not the priority and quite frankly it shows in spades. I run a cus
61 ArcrftLvr : I don't think that its fair to say they can talk about anything they want...They are free to talk about anything they want provided it's appropriate.
62 Kmh1956 : They were in the galley, yes? So, not in front of customers. I am neither a flight attendant nor a union member. However, after watching these people
63 AirTran717 : I'm not sure I get your point in reference to my quote. I never treated my passengers like they were anything less than my number one priority... my
64 AirTran717 : I think you might be right... next time let him evacuate himself
65 N710PS : You must be talking to a mirror than. Are you in the industry. Whether you are a member of the flight crew, cabin crew or elsewhere, you would unders
66 FlyingJHawk : I wish the airlines would try to understand the sentiments of their customers as much as they ask us to understand theirs. Sorry to say, but this sou
67 Mtb555 : I can understand you being uncomfortable with conversation, but at least it wasn't bad-mouthing, cursing or insulting the passengers. Are you describi
68 N710PS : I do understand the sentiments of our passengers and I do care. If I did not I would not go out of my way and jump through hoops to save flights that
69 Kmh1956 : Not just 15-21 year olds....I'd be willing to bet that there are more than a few "adults" who feel the same way.
70 Paulie3323 : Sounds like you had a boring day and you needed something to write about. Can I get you a tissue?
71 FlyingJHawk : I think you just underscored my sentiments. Okay, okay! You do a great job...fine. Sheesh. Regards, The "none of us care about what you do" Passenger.
72 AirTran717 : And the "it's all about me" attitude is all to evident from Americans in general... and mostly from the passengers, not the employees. If I did what
73 RussianJet : Ha, that's outrageous. Is this seriously a suggestion that serving passengers with food and drinks where it forms part of the services offered is a m
74 1stfl94 : To be honest this is something that will happen in any customer facing job. Ultimately FAs need to use their discretion to realise when they're going
75 AirTran717 : I didn't say it was the only aspect, did I? Don't put words in my mouth or speak for me please. I consider a drink service secondary to what I was hi
76 Post contains images CF188A : why not just put on your headphones or take those bose noise cancelling commercials seriously? I personally find other conversations interesting espe
77 Post contains images AJO : I heard something like that when I was flying SNN-DUB about 9 months ago on an EI A330 continuing to ORD. I was sitting in the last row of the (almos
78 AirTran717 : Incidently... during the medical emergency I was speaking of earlier... someone actually rang the call bell in business class to ask for a drink! I ha
79 RussianJet : With respect, you did say that you were there for safety reasons and went on to describe the service aspect as a 'courtesy'. This would almost sugges
80 Post contains images Sketty222 : That is completely out of order. I would have been writing to her manager about that. I know we can all be an arse at some point on our travels but t
81 Musapapaya : I would not do that mate! As far as I understand, if cabin is not ready for landing, go around has to be done. Just like when passengers not return t
82 Post contains images PExDCA : Thanks. I try to keep a sense of humor about things. It always amused me that many flight attendants believed that when you closed the galley curtain
83 OPNLguy : Yet, you realize, of course, that you provided enough identifying info in your opening post for NWA management (should they read Anet) to do just tha
84 Post contains images TrvlnMan : Nor do I see in the definition where it says there will be no talking. res·tau·rant /ˈrɛstərənt, -təˌrɑnt, -tr&#
85 PExDCA : I never said anyone had to work in silence, just use some common sense when choosing the topic(s) and modulating the volume of your voice. But as I a
86 TrvlnMan : You are correct - although, your reference to the definition of a galley implied otherwise. I don't think someone discussing their recovery from canc
87 Post contains images PExDCA : Agreed, although I do think if it was a graphical description (as the original post mentioned) that many people would take offense and some self-cens
88 TrvlnMan : Ha! No arguments from me here.... Touche'
89 N710PS : So in response to I assume one of my posts on this topic I recieved an extremely disturbing email from someone i cannot pin down but the email address
90 N710PS : I thought it was a bit disturbing. If someone in the moderator team or anet crew can track it down to a member etc it would be appreciated.
91 Pilotaydin : this is the problem with most of the western world, everything channels through money...i am paying i am paying.....im paying for this im paying for t
92 MD11Engineer : You'll get a repaired plane from me, to highest quality standards, but one thing I will never do, no matter what my boss tells me, is to growel in fr
93 MD11Engineer : This particular passenger has to realise that he bought the flight and maybe the meal, but he did not buy the staff. Jan
94 RussianJet : That sure is disturbing, though I wouldn't worry - it's clearly written by a clown with less than half a brain who can't even spell half of the basic
95 Post contains images Pilotaydin : so the next time i get a headache i DARE talk about it infront of a paying passenger, which passengers dont pay anyway? here is some entertainment for
96 Post contains images N710PS : So after wakeing up this morning I went to check email and that whacko sent me like 5 more email full of profanity and threat. I laughed soo hard coff
97 HAMAD : with all due respect, obviously you haven't travelled on US carriers. not to bash them, but try flying on an american carrier, and a european carrier
98 Kmh1956 : Considering the the composer of that email calls himself Jesus Christ, as the all-powerful....wouldn't you think he'd know proper spelling, grammar...
99 L1011Lover : In fact I do fly more on US carriers as a passenger than any other carriers, as I commute between FRA and CVG/LEX... I fly back and forth all the tim
100 CF188A : my attitude exactly. Great post ' well I paid to be a member of this site. I do not want to see topics where people are yapping their mouths off beca
101 MoMan : Recently flew AA where the F/A's played a tape of the theme song "Danger Zone" from Top Gun over the intercom before doing their preflight safety brie
102 N710PS : Just to clarify here I was posting a private message sent to me by someone with not enough money to get their own membership here and express that vi
103 Drwoo : get over it she was probably so happy that she can say she is a cancer survivor which is good for her if she beat it
104 Flight7E7 : It's more appropriate than listening to the downright vulgar sexual escapades of a male passenger and a male flight attendant on a recent AA MIA/PHL f
105 HAMAD : are we going to start, the "i paid" thing over here too? i am a premeir on united, and i already acheived the status for 2008, so you have no grounds
106 Eric : I do not see what people are getting so fussed about. I clearly believe the OP was out of line; the woman had survived cancer and a part of therapy is
107 MD11Engineer : Exactly. This is what I mean with the anonymous mass. Our FA's, during one flying day, see about 800 passengers. Then they rarely fly the same route
108 Ebs757 : I was on a flight recently, AA MD80, and their was a passenger talking about her liver transplant for almost the whole flight. Yeah I guess to your st
109 HAMAD : just to clarify to everyone, i wasn't complaining i was just saying the situation as i observe it. do i care how they smile at me? no, do i care if th
110 Ardian : That sounds nasty! I haven't got any problems with crew talking about their personal lives to other fa's in the galley, but they just could've kept i
111 Post contains images L1011Lover : So why did you suspect that I´ve never travelled on a US carrier in the first place? Just because we don´t share the same opinion? When In fact I t
112 UKCO : So listening to someone talk about their experience with Cancer is an ordeal? I really do not understand people sometimes.
113 UKCO : There is no such thing as anonymity on the internet. If you wish, you can find the IP address in the email, use traceroute to find the Internet Servi
114 CF188A : No i was playing the childish game right back against those who have an issue with a FA talking about health issues. SO..... I paid to be a member of
115 EWRCabincrew : Galley chat should be kept to a minimum in terms of how loud it is (as not to disturb). As for content, that is a case by case thing. As for overheari
116 N710PS : I agree with you. I was just pointing out that the qoute you used was aqoute from a letter I received from someone else in an email about the topic.
117 DTWAGENT : I for one think you over-reacting. We must remember that they are people to and that the only time they see some of their friends is when they are wor
118 Pilotaydin : hey everyone check this out "quoting you: here is some entertainment for all of you and Jesus Christ, whoever you are, don't e-mail me this BS again,
119 Pilotaydin : here is another one, someone find this guy lol "you will pay for your transgressions. The site will be shutdown too. all those on replies 94, 95 and 9
120 MD11Engineer : I think this is enough. Get his IP and send the cops to him. Threats are no joke. Jan
121 N710PS : I am likeing that idea as well. It is being taken care of quite well though too by the moderators.
122 Post contains images RussianJet : Oh great! I hardly even said anything yet I'm "doomed for termination". Great, just my luck. Oh well Pilotaydin, I now have something in common with
123 HAMAD : i always try to board with a smile. a lot of times they will smile back, and other times they will just not look at you. i know it gets old for them.
124 N710PS : It is unfortuneate the direction the industry has gone down the tubes in alot of way for both our passengers and us in the airlines. I know I personal
125 Skyhawk62507 : I'm sorry to see the wheels came off the wagon on this post... even sorrier about some of the comments people have made slamming me (sheesh, AirTran71
126 MD11Engineer : In any of these cases the employees havve a secluded place seperate from the customers. This doesn´t work in an aluminium tube, especially smaller p
127 AirTran717 : Well, after a nice break, courtesy of the moderators, I'm back. And I think this sums up the entire thread... most passengers treat crews like servan
128 Post contains images Cyclonic : I personally get a kick out of hearing the crews gossip - only because I can be a bit of a nosey parker myself! I can understand the main point though
129 Post contains images PExDCA : Or at least one half of it! Like most things in life, there are multiple perspectives to consider. As someone who has worked in the industry and who
130 AirTran717 : Well put. It does go both ways, unfortunately. Perhaps the example the thread starter brings up could be construed that way, though I don't think she
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