Co LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1340 times:
I was in MOB a month ago and I saw an ASA-Delta flight attendant chewing bubble gum while greeting passengers. And she delayed the flight just to pour the coffee out on the ramp. What kind of behaviour is this? I am just curious. I asked a MESA F/A this question and she said MESA would fire people for that behaviour.
Junior From Switzerland, joined Apr 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1054 times:
One thing about the coffee folks :
The drain would have the same effect, at least on any Airbus aircraft, as it is dumped directly overboard. The only place would be the toilet, which leads to the waste container, or a liquid container, which is offloaded by catering on the next stop. The subject surfaces in our company from time to time, because many F/A's don't know that all the sinks are dumped overboard. Even inflight it creates the problem of coffee-brown aircraft bellys.
Miller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 707 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1038 times:
Coffee on the ramp isn't as bad as you all think it is. It happens quite often, but I do agree that in front of the passengers is bad judgement.
Before the EPA stepped in, all of the jet fuel that was inside the engine cowling but not combusted, was drained onto the ramp. Glycol based anti-ice agents are hosed everywhere and leave an awfull mess. I think coffee is ok.
Co LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1012 times:
I took a photograph of this, and its quite a thriller. The F/A delayed the flight just to go walk down the airstairs and dump the stale coffee. I also saw a bottle of Delta water laying on the ramp under the jetway.
BHopsde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 988 times:
The coffee incident is harmless, wouldn't do it myself. The incident on the flight you mentioned involving HNL was a lack of tact on the part of that f/a. However I also question your professionalism and tact based on your choice of adjective. And I'm not impressed either by the name of the person who respects you in this forum.
Rlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 989 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 920 times:
I know this a touchy subject around here. I apologize if I offended any of you with my strong choice of wording. But every body does have a choice and if one group of people have to tolerate then so does the other.
Rlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 989 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 903 times:
Sure I will answer. But now we are moving way off topic. Unlike before where the subject was unprofessionalism you want to attempt to flush out an argument on a totally different subject. I wont do that.
But, the reason for the strong words were because of the absolutely lack of restraint shown by the person. I was in the back row of the DC-10 and was clueless to the situation untill I overheard the person in question absolutely giddy describing the "cute" guy a few rows up to a female fa. Big Deal. For the next 3 hours I has to listen to this gut debate if he should approach the guy. This guy was non stop talking so every peorson around us was totally aware of what was happening. Somehow I guess they made the connection because at one point the fa Stood in the aisle talking with this guy for 20 minutes beaming like he just got his first kiss. Since the plane was continuing on to Detroit they very publicly exchanged addresses with assurances that they would hook up the next week. During oj service a pax made a comment to the female fa and her reply was "He is persistent when he wants something". She was clearly embarassed by his actions.
Critter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 888 times:
LETS GET BACK ON TOPIC HERE...
DeltaSFO, You work for Delta, What is your explanation, Do you chew your gum everytime you poor coffee out on the stairs. I bet that stain still sits in MOB. Why don't you fly down here and you will see the stain sitting there on the tarmac at Gate A1 in MOB... LOL Total Unprofessionalism, I've seen better Airtran/Valujet Employees than this. Not even WN Flight Attendants do this crap.
This is what I think of Delta/ASA's Total Unprofessionalism
Rlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 989 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 862 times:
You are right throwing the coffee out was not unprofessional.
And you are right I did mention the sex of the person involed.
I also used a derogitory term to describe the person who annoyed me for hours.
SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 845 times:
Your post makes me think of while I was waiting at the airport to board a flight recently. I was watching a Delta plane get ready to leave, and one pilot was stuffing his face with food. I know he's got to eat, but I just thought it was funny.
TeXstud323 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 810 times:
Only on A.net can a discussion about spilt coffee on the tarmac can seque into something gay-oriented.. oh well, just an observation... Back to the coffee and question for F/A's ... unless I dreamed this I swear my friend who flies for NW told me once that coffee down the galley drain is a no-no? I don't see the harm but can anyone verify...
IMHO.. the gum chewing is definately not a good show but I'll take that over some other behaviors I have seen (everyone has bad and/or less glamourous days)
Toady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 806 times:
Whistler: Hey, that's not homophobic; I too would feel uncomfortable but discomfort and homophobia are 2 different things.
I guess the line between professional and unprofessional behaviour is a fine one for anyone (not just FAs).
We all know that on longer flights there are long periods of inactivity - no food being served, everyone already has a drink, they're watching the IFE, they're sleeping or whatever. During those times, I see nothing wrong with FAs fratenizing with passengers or even flirting with them - if it's done tastefully and to appropriate people.
Also, I guess that's one person's idea of professionalism is not another's: I think it's professional to be light-hearted and informal because light-hearted and informal FAs make my flight more enjoyable. I'm sure there are those who think that FAs should be more straight-laced.
Whatever, I still think chewing bubblegum is not good!