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Flight Attendant Makes Joke About A Bomb Onboard  
User currently offlineHestaman From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13934 times:

Before I get to the main point of this post, I'd like to say that I've been a reader of this forum for years and have thoroughly enjoyed many of the discussions and love to follow the airline industry. This is my first post - and as much as I hate to start off on such a negative foot - I had to post this to see wether or not I am justified in being appalled about what happened on a flight I was on yesteday... This is the letter I submitted on United.com about my experience:


I was on United flight 1189 yesterday departing from Denver going to Spokane, Washington (GEG). My wife and I were seated in seats 20A and B. When we boarded the aircraft, there was a piece of baggage sitting on seat 20C. Eventually, another passenger boarded the aircraft who was assigned to seat 20C and asked us to move the bag. We told the passanger that the bag was not ours. When we notified the flight attendant about the bag, he asked the passengers immidiately surrounding us if anybody owned the bag - nobody replied. Eventually he put the bag on the floor (in the isle) and went about his business of pre-boarding (this was the back of the aircraft).

At the time, I thought it was disconcerting that a large bag was on the plane that did not have an owner - as did several other passengers seating around us (particularly those seated behind us in seats 21ABC. About 5 minutes later the flight attendant came back, lifted up the bag from the isle and put it in the overhead. At this point, a passenger sitting in row 21 asked the flight attendant if the bag had an owner to which he replied jokingly 'No sir, there's a bomb in that bag.' He then went a few rows forward and then turned around and said, 'I'm just kidding - it is a flight attendant's bag.'

I was appalled as were several other passengers. I know that if any one of the passengers on that flight had made the same remark, we'd be escorted off of the flight in handcuffs. I've never seen such unprofessional behavior in a flight attendant and I would like to know what specific actions will be taken to prevent this kind of unsensitive remark from ever happening in the future.

I did not get the flight attendant's name, but he was the only male flight attendant working the coach section and was of Asian decent.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13927 times:
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Quoting Hestaman (Thread starter):

Hi there and welcome to airliners.net and congrats on your first post.

Now to the topic: It is for sure not acceptable for an F/A or any crew member on board to do such a comment. It is not funny and not professional as you said.
I bet he just wanted to be funny, but this is far from funny.
I had trouble with am immigration officer once calling me a terrorist. He got the worst look from me and I had a go at him for sure. He can be glad I didn't write down his name and wrote a complain about him...

WILCO737 (MD11F)
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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13880 times:

Firstly - welcome to Airliners.net!!

It seemed like a light joke, but on a plane even the mention of the word "bomb" or "hijack" could have serious consequences... people get kicked off for that reason. So I think it is right for you to notify United.


User currently offlineBAKJEt From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13853 times:



Quoting Hestaman (Thread starter):
I had to post this to see wether or not I am justified in being appalled about what happened on a flight I was on yesteday

I personally think that you were justified in being upset (apalled might be a little over reacting, but I wasn't there). I guess that he might of just been trying to be funny and lighten up the mood, but I agree with you that the flight attendant shouldn't have said that. I think your letter shows your anger, which I think is justified, in a perfectly civilized manner that gets your point across.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13816 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
I had trouble with am immigration officer once calling me a terrorist

Don't want to go off topic but - thats really serious... was it in a racist manner at all? Which country where you in?


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4451 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13814 times:



Quoting Hestaman (Thread starter):
I did not get the flight attendant's name, but he was the only male flight attendant working the coach section and was of Asian decent.

Welcome to a.net, nice to have you here.
I agree with everything above and you did the right thing to write a letter to the airline. Personally I don't think you need the very last part; about his ethnicity, I am sure they can figure out who was the only male FA on board.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4275 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13793 times:

If United is worth their salt, they will probably investigate this incident and track down the FA in question. He is, of course, entitled to his side of the story and there is a good chance he might deny.

My guess is that he will be reprimanded (probably just 'spoken to' by his superiors) and you'll receive a letter saying that UA takes safety and security very seriously and that this situation has been dealt with appropriately.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13786 times:
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Quoting Elite (Reply 4):
Don't want to go off topic but - thats really serious... was it in a racist manner at all? Which country where you in?

I was arriving in the United States of America, on DUTY, in UNIFORM. I was so mad at him and I am sure he got my point being upset.... I haven't seen him since then, but if I do and he is just doing one small move and not behaving correctly: he will be in trouble!

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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13759 times:

As has been stated, if a passenger said that they would get frogmarched out of the plane in handcuffs, without the benefit of an airstair. It is not professional for the attendant to say such a thing, and you are perfectly correct to tell the airline so that steps can be taken so that he, or any other attendant, does not do it again.

User currently offlineHestaman From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13679 times:



Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
Personally I don't think you need the very last part; about his ethnicity, I am sure they can figure out who was the only male FA on board

You are probably right - the only reason I included that information was to help identifiy the FA in question as I did not get his name.


User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3711 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13664 times:

Good joke!!! It would be wonderful if everyone could lighten up like the F/A in question. Just look how the US-government has driven everyone to complete neurosis in the name of protecting the country, when in reality, all it was trying to do is show the people that it hadn't lost control over the situation.

User currently offlineCALRAMPER From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13659 times:

Not an appropriate comment at all. I can guarantee that some disciplinary action will be taken against that flight attendant.


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User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13637 times:
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Isn't that nearly exactly what made an air Marshal plant a bullet in that Bipolar man in FL awhile back?

I must confess that in 99% of situations, I would have laughed...and I wouldn't worry that there is an actual bomb there. However, the fact that it was from a member of the flight crew (who, for some reason, most pax still think don't have to clear security), is beyond unprofessional. That would be like a doctor telling a nervous parent who is afraid of giving their child a vaccine that the syringe is full of cyanaide...and telling the patient that she's been "Punk'd" after he injects it...

If you don't mind sharing...what age range was the FA in?



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13619 times:



Quoting C010T3 (Reply 10):
Good joke!!! It would be wonderful if everyone could lighten up like the F/A in question.

Making a joke about a bomb on board isn't a joke in good taste in any country...


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12630 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13602 times:
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Interesting.  Wow!

Of course, if it had been a pax making that comment, they'd have been dragged off the plane by the boys in blue for a serious chat and an appointment with a judge.



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User currently offlinePilotNTrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13603 times:



Quoting C010T3 (Reply 10):

Can a more outrageous statement be made? That kind of attitude got us into trouble in the first place. What could go wrong? Nah can' t happen to us.



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User currently offlineHestaman From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13544 times:



Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 12):
If you don't mind sharing...what age range was the FA in?

The surprising thing was he wasn't young - I'd say at least in his 40's.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13503 times:

Along with others, a hearty welcome to this dysfunctional family!!  wave 

Now, to matters at hand.

It was unprofessional to say that, especially in that manner. There is a time and a place for everything. That was neither. Leave that for comedy clubs. People get freaked out as it is when it comes to travel, no need to add to it.

What he should have said was, it is my bag (or a crew members bag) and it is accounted for, I'll move it in a tic (or along those lines).

As for the getting (or not getting the name) of the crew member in question, UA knows who was working any given flight. All that is needed is the date of travel, the city pairs in question and a brief description of that person.

What a dork (the crew member, not you).



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User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13246 times:

Welcome aboard!

Yeah, that F/A is quite the idiot. First thing is, if it was his bag or another crew member's it should have been stowed before ya'll boarded. Number two, he shouldn't have been a smart aleck in the first place, and taken care of the bag straigh away. Then on top of saying there is a bomb on board. Man, what moron, and in his 40's too. His uniform didn't smell like pot smoke did it? He must have been smoking something.

I'm just wondering how long he's been with UA and what his employment record is like. I doubt the guy was having a bad day, and he's probably a bad F/A anyway. If I was his in-flight manager, I'd have to run his ass off the job after he got done with his pairing. There's one thing about joking around, but that's just plain (or plane) stupid.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13180 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 4):
Which country where you in?

See....

Quoting Hestaman (Thread starter):
I was on United flight 1189 yesterday departing from Denver going to Spokane, Washington (GEG).

As for the thread.... Hestaman: If I were you, I would fire off an email to their customer service folks at UA and let them know exactly what you told us. They'll get to the bottom of it and they know exactly who worked that flight. Best of luck! AND.... Welcome to A.net!



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13118 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 19):
See....

He was talking to Wilco737...


See...

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):

Liam spin 


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13056 times:

Welcome to A.net!

I think someone named Chris Elliott, who writes a blog on travel-related matters, posts the telephone numbers/email addresses/contact information of upper-level airline management. It might be worth it to visit his site--www.elliott.org--if you think it's worth it to go beyond customer service. This was not a funny joke at all.



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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12997 times:

Alright, after the FA was advised of the bag in the first place, he went to go investigate if the bag had an actual owner. The FA assumed the pax in the back knew that was what he was up to in the front. So when he returns, and puts the bag in the bin, I would think the pax should know that the bag has an owner, and not ask the question, "Does the bag have an owner?" He thought it was a stupid question (because he WOULD NOT have been putting it in the bin if it had no owner), so he came back with a little bit of a sarcastic answer.


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User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12917 times:

How come there wasn't a tag on the bag with the owner's name? If it were a crew bag, why not have the "crew" tag like I kept on my bag? Either way, the F/A didn't quite do his job. If it were a suspicious bag and no one owned up to it (someone must have as he stowed it), he should have notified the Captain. Come to think of it, picking it up may not have been a good idea either, in case it was a bomb. The closest thing to a bomb scare I had was finding a safety card with a pax on the previous flight wrote, "I have a bomb". Of course it was a plane I just tail swapped with, and if I didn't do a good pre-flight, I would have missed it. Luckily it wasn't a quick turn, and we got searched, but at least didn't buy a delay. No bomb was found.

When I was stationed at RMS, we'd get suspiscious mail from time to time and I'd have to call EOD to check it out and blow it up. It was always something stupid. But you never joke about something like that. Better safe than sorry. On a side note, a couple years ago my wife and I watched the oringal Airport (with my boy Dean Martin and George Kennedy) and my wife was asking about why once they found the bomb on the B707 why they put it where they did and why all the cushions. Not really supposed to talk about CRM training, but I told her what our proceedures would be if we were to find a bomb. She still didn't feel any safer about me flying for living.



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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12898 times:



Quoting Xtoler (Reply 23):
F/A didn't quite do his job.

How do you figure? He went to investigate up front and found out it was a fellow FA's, then he returned to stow it and someone asked him if he found an owner (why would he be stowing it if he didn't find and owner) so I thought it was a stupid question in the first place. He did too obviously.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
25 Xtoler : He investigated, and even if it was another F/A's bag, why wasn't there some ID on it? Even if it didn't, why didn't the owner of the bag stow it befo
26 RussianJet : It's all very well saying that, but the FA is the professional here and the passengers, often through simple lack of experience and through no fault
27 TheRonald : Bravo! The most sensible explanation to show up here. Common sense folks; believe what you see, believe what you hear & most of all take a moment to
28 AirframeAS : My bad. Geez... My bad totally!
29 Xtoler : Common sense AND TACT. Sometimes the tact is hard to come by if you're having a bad day. 12 years before I became an F/A while in USAF technical scho
30 RussianJet : Well said. In any event, there are two main points I see here - 1) Whether a pax or a member of crew, bombs are just not things you joke about on pla
31 ZKEOJ : While agree that the comment was out of place, we don't know if that bag had not been in the overhead bin before! I have seen (rude & stupid) passeng
32 Xtoler : Okay, you and I both know when someone says, "There's no such thing as a stupid question..." This time the passenger did have a valid question. The F
33 Xtoler : That's a good observation, Micha. I don't think any of us thought about that. That could have been a possibility, but on US carriers, don't see it to
34 SouthLoopSWA : From the point of view of a flight attendant, I agree this was totally unprofessional! You are absolutely right, if you as a passenger said the same t
35 Richierich : A flippant answer that, if I am not mistaken, was against the law. If the passengers can't say "bomb", why should the F/A be able to joke about it?
36 Aeroflot777 : Thank you God! I thought I was the only one that felt this way. People are driving themselves deeper and deeper to the point of insanity. Well said.
37 Airbalticfan : I am glad that you contacted United about this issue!Telling somebody that in the bag is a bomb is very serious,I can't rememmber exactly where it hap
38 Platinumfoota : Am i the only one who finds this a bit funny? I know if the F/A would have told me i would have soiled my self for a split second, then laughed when i
39 Boston92 : What the FA did was not a bomb threat. It was a joke that he would have made anywhere. It just happened to be on a plane. The question that was asked
40 Elite : The fact that he was on a plane makes a huge difference... I'm not paranoid here, but that is reality. Making a joke like that on a plane can sometim
41 AF340 : No problem. Just clearing up... Liam
42 FlyboyOz : Yes, I do agree with all of you that a guy is totally unprofessional or maybe he had a bad day. I can't believe that he is 40 years old but still very
43 Jlbmedia : Hestaman, As you wrote this letter to advise (complain) about tha F/As actions, what are you hoping the outcome of your letter will be? Is this someth
44 FlyDeltaJets87 : I could only think of one thing reading this thread: Meet the Parents: Robert De Niro: "You can't say bomb on airplane!" Ben Stiller: "Bomb bomb bomb!
45 MCOflyer : Hestaman, Welcome to A-net and our group of frequent fliers. I do have some questions reguarding that matter that may assist UAL should they be viewin
46 Aviateur : It was the wrong thing to say. But just the same, can we please KNOCK IT OFF with this absurd "zero tolerance" approach to security, where even obviou
47 PilotNTrng : Working for an airline, you should know that this is an apprant SNAFU on part of th F/A. You also should know that at least 90 percent of the flying
48 Jhooper : Your letter might get more attention if it were typed up professionally, notarized and sent certified mail, with a CC to the VP of inflight service, t
49 Lincoln : I don't think notarizing it does any good (except give the local notary some extra $$$) -- it's not like anyone is going to argue that you weren't th
50 Airbalticfan : You got it wrong my friend,terrorists did not win,but if we will ignore these STUPID jokes and we will not be alert,another 9/11 will happen once aga
51 PilotNTrng : Um I didn't say that, go back and re-read reply 48
52 PilotNTrng : Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 39): Working for an airline, you should know that this is an apprant SNAFU on part of th F/A. You also should know that a
53 YLWbased : I've been called a terrorist too, it was 2 years ago @ LAX. I was so offended I asked to speak with his supervisor, and his supervisor calls me a "Ch
54 Elite : Are you serious?? That is ridiculous... you should have complained to a higher authority.
55 Halcyon : Wow, I thought it was a pretty funny thing to say. And if you're stupid enough to think that he was serious, you should be happy that he gave advance
56 Platinumfoota : As i stated i didnt think it was right for this F/A to make this joke to a customer, i personally would not taken offence to it. For example a plane
57 Ebs757 : Good god people lighten up.
58 Davescj : First and foremost, welcome to Anet! Glad you're here! As to the topic, kind of makes you wonder about people's common sense, doesn't it? Hopefully, U
59 Jhooper : Airline crews need to set the example for what constitutes acceptable conduct on an airplane. This sends the wrong message to customers. Joking about
60 Halcyon : I think that common sense has been thrown completely out the window. I think everything from reply 56. To me, the message sent was that he had a sens
61 Jhooper : Flight attendants asked for and got the privilege of being FAA-certificated crew members; I should expect them to act accordingly. And, what about so
62 Halcyon : I would say, sir, that our difference of opinion stems from the core of what we are and cannot be resolved by words typed on an online forum. I have
63 Burkhard : I consider it unprofessional, but a completely normal joke in any country that hasn't been set into a state of hysteric paranoia by it's own secret s
64 Jhooper : Fair enough; I'll agree to disagree on this one. ...and looking at your profile of states you've visited, do you have a problem with Texas? (that is
65 Halcyon : Hey now, I've flown over and through it, but I've not yet had the pleasure of spending any true amount of time there. (The same goes for Wyoming, wit
66 Qantas767 : If I made that joke I bet the Federal Poilce would be notified by the crew... Double standard?
67 TUNisia : "Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice: Pull down your pants and slide on the ice." - Sidney Freedman M*A*S*H
68 Jasp25 : I don't agree. It's this inherent public paranoia that is going on that makes this joke "inappropriate". If the flying public is not paranoid, what t
69 HAWK21M : Welcome to Anet. On the topic.....Unprofessional behaviour by a staff on board.In case a Pax had to joke that way I think the result would have been v
70 SouthLoopSWA : Zero tolerance for words like bomb or gun on and airplane have been around long than before 911.
71 RussianJet : And that's the whole point here! It's all well and good people going on and on about 'lighten up' and telling us it's a joke, but a passenger would b
72 Davescj : Exactly! If he had said something like "we've identified the passenger to whom this bag belongs" we wouldn't have questioned his professionalism, but
73 Warszawa : Well its just standard protocol. Everyones considered a terrorist here. From the 5 year olds on the No-Fly-List to the 110 year old grandma with a we
74 David L : A very poor joke. It's not funny. Yes, something remotely funny, perhaps. Since I was a child in the 60s/70s I've known it was a huge no-no. In 1971
75 Halcyon : Opinion, of course. Humor is very subjective. So is the issue about how fair the joke was? I don't think that equality is applicable in all realms of
76 Pmk : Burkhard, Not that I disagree that most of the airport security is 98% useless, however I will remind you that even paranoids have enemies. Also, the
77 David L : So do I but context is everything. In general I agree. I don't have a problem with people making jokes about bombs on aircraft when they're in the pu
78 Tonystan : Yikes....as a crewmember myself all I can say on reading that is "cringe"!!!!!
79 Maxisno1 : What a nightmare hearing that from a F/A! Even if he was joking, I think that is absolutely out of taste and should never be said on a flight by anyon
80 Bond007 : It's really amazing folks ... we have a F/A making jokes to passengers about BOMBS being on the aircraft, and somehow we start discussing how 'stupid
81 Boston92 : No. It was about the stupid question that the passenger asked, not the passenger itself. I guess I for one would have laughed along with the FA if I
82 GeorgeJetson : What would happen if someone was traveling with a companion by the name of Jack and he or she said: “Hi, Jack”? Would they get life in prison for
83 Jhooper : No.
84 Elite : Obviously no... this is old.
85 SBBRTech : haha, I know a guy (a lawyer) who spent one whole week in a US jail for saying that at ORD two days after 9/11. Talk about bad timing for a bad joke.
86 Hestaman : OK - time for me to chime back in... I won't take the above and other personal remarks personally. As I believe that I was the only one on this forum
87 WPIAeroGuy : I sure hope there are never any engineers on an airplane talking about a Bill of Materials. Engineer 1: Did you bring the BOM? Engineer 2: Yeah, its i
88 Bond007 : Neither do I. Like I said, how we came to discussing the validity of the passenger's comment is beyond me .... They could have asked the most stupid,
89 Richierich : I agree - I don't know how this got turned around to be about the passenger but that is ridiculous! To pass this off and say "lighten up" is insultin
90 AirframeAS : It baffles me how some of you say that it is ok for crewmembers to make these kinds of inappropriate jokes and its not ok for pax to make these kinds
91 Halcyon : I enjoyed reading your reply. I also can say that I don't think what the FA did was the smartest thing ever, even if I personally believe that it was
92 Airbalticfan : Do you really think that I made it up? Too bad that you can't admit what you said!This is another problem with this country that many people are not
93 Boston92 : Why does that baffle you? It is entirely different if a crewmember says it than a passenger. Not if it was in the same context as the FA used it. Onc
94 PilotNTrng : Im sorry, but I never typed those words. no clue where they come from. That is not my point of view at all.
95 PilotNTrng : In fact I cut and pasted what I typed in reply 48. I don't who did that or how it happened, but I did not type those words.
96 Airbalticfan : Alright,then I believe somebody got into your account....anyway,I just was in shock when I read this,that is all.Glad that it was not your point of v
97 Bond007 : You really have no idea, do you? Really? Why don't you tell some pax (and a F/A) that "there's a bomb in that bag" on your next flight, and tell us h
98 Mirrodie : I think your concern and the letter are well written. I hope you post the answer you finally receive. Second, if it were me on the plane, I would hav
99 AirframeAS : No, it is not. Crewmembers are to act professional and avoid inappropriate comments such as this. It is in their CBA contract What the FA did was bey
100 Jhooper : Please, engineers, don't say that! Make sure you know where the BOM is before you get to the airport! Same with the "Hi, Jack" nonsense. How so? If s
101 Bond007 : Yes, and Disturbing the Peace. Jimbo
102 Burkhard : Don't you feel that a country in which even jokes get punished has got a terrible tyranny?
103 David L : No but I think you clicked the wrong "Quote Selected Text" button. You seem to have selected Aviateur's text and clicked the "Quote..." button from P
104 IAirAllie : Unprofessional and in very poor taste. A comment like that could have resulted in a massive delay. Generally even obvious jokes are treated like genui
105 EZEIZA : Although I agree that if a pax would make that comment he/she would have gone through a tough time by the authorities, I think this thread in its majo
106 Bond007 : Yes, but it's reality and it's not confined to the 'paranoid' USA. The same happens in those places in Europe that have had terrorist attacks. I can'
107 David L : A bit of an overreaction. Of course nobody gets punished "just for making a joke". Do you think that people aren't supposed to tell racist jokes beca
108 Boston92 : Oh yeah, I have no idea. When was the last time someone said there was a bomb on one of YOUR flights? Never, I would assume. Yes. You have no clue. A
109 Bond007 : I'm glad we agree on something Correct! Your point? .... or was that mine? Since I'm a pilot, and I also fly at least 4 commercial legs/week as a pas
110 Boston92 : Well then thank God Websters invented the word "probably". You had told me I had no idea, which, to me, said you had witnissed a bomb threat/joke. So
111 David L : No they wouldn't. When they heard the flight was delayed because of a comment about a bomb, they'd be mad at the person who made that comment - a com
112 EZEIZA : Why? It's a comment, that's it! Ok, not the smartest joke, but a joke it is, and everyone knew he was joking, so why all the mess?? So many people co
113 Halcyon : I agree. Not everything fits in to cookie cutter forms. Fear rules us nowadays...
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