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Is This FA Announcement Appropriate?  
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13451 times:

Deadspin, part of the Gawker news group usually has a sracastic take on things, but fair use from their site. The rcording is included in the link below:

"The flight attendant wanted to have spiritual heart to hearts with passengers as they boarded and seeing as I was at a bachelor party in Nashville the night before I really didn't need a spiritual cleansing. Nonetheless I was told I was 'filled with power and confidence', given a hug and allowed to take my seat. Just when I thought things would tone down this was her take off routine. If you can't bring yourself to listen, here is a small sampling of what poor Kurt was subjected to:

'Lemme ask you a question... How many of you people are doin' really well today? Can we have some thumbs up for all those that are doing well? YAY! (singing) Happy happy Saturday! Happy Saturday to you! Happy happy Saturday! Happy Saturday to you! We all have good things inside of us, we do. I want everyone to know that you're special. I need everyone's attention now, because this is so strong in my spirit...how many people know the flower is growing in them?'"

http://deadspin.com/5934227/the-time...ricas-flight-attendants-to-shut-up

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User currently offlineMikeCT From United States of America, joined May 2008, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13110 times:

Although that was definitely a harshly-worded article, I can't say this little routine wouldn't have annoyed me. I can't even explain why. I guess it's a little too close to a religious sermon and that's not something I want forced on me.

Quote:
Also, stop clapping when the plane lands. It's SUPPOSED to land.

Also, I love the first comment on the article.  


User currently onlineSouthernDC9 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 419 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12995 times:

She's like the flip side of the exorcist FA on that one AA flight that was screaming bloody murder, I find them both terrifying though honestly at least the banshee FA is more decisively crazy, this one at least a quarter of the plane would probably tell you to stop being so cynical if you suggested that maybe Miss Happy Happy Saturday was stark-raving mad


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User currently offlineASFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12936 times:

The guy that wrote the article is a d-bag. The Flight Attendant is crAAzy.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5732 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12935 times:

I'd have un-board myself from that aircraft.
Flying is serios business, and I don't need loonies of ANY type being in control of the cockpit or cabin.
I'm a religious person mysef, and don't mind religious discussion, but there's an appropriate time and place for such things.


User currently offlineloggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12262 times:

Incase anyone is wondering, it's an American Connection flight from ORD-MSN operated by Chautauqua.


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User currently offlineSquid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12062 times:

I don't know, I guess I would have just kind of gone along with her. I mean what is the worse that could happen? In a real emergency she probably would have put her game face on, and if not, well that's when some people with a spine will take charge. She may be a bit looney, but you never can tell how a person will react in a real emergency. Some people that apear as cool as cucumners in every day situations can loose it in emergencies too.

User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11516 times:

I say drug test her and regardless of the results, FIRE her immediately. This is not an example of kindness or hospitality that should be exhibited by a flight attendant. It's ok to make a cute remark or a little joke but she is clearly obnoxious and an embarrassment to our profession.


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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11054 times:

I just went back and listened again to the recording and have to say it is really, really odd. It's one part religious devotion, one part Mr. Rogers, and one part positive affirmation. I think it does border on the inappropriate.

User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11028 times:

Quoting BC77008 (Reply 7):
I say drug test her and regardless of the results, FIRE her immediately.

If you're going to fire her anyway, why drug test? That's just dishonest.

Tom.


User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1774 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10998 times:

Some of the passengers found it funny, as you can here laughter in the clip, and with the hassle that short hops like ORD-MSN are, it is just one of those small things there to make your travel a little comedic and less high-strung.

I thought it was funny how during her saturday song, a baby cried.   



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User currently offlineebs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10944 times:

I have had simular kind spirited PA's on flights with this airline. From a PAX point of view, I don't really mind it.


Viva la Vida
User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10793 times:

That announcement is definitely creepy.

Maybe this flight attendant gave this sermon, and sang her happy song, because the passengers - all crammed into the economy section like cattle going off to slaughter - weren't displaying that cheerful, loving, I've-got-a-flower-growing-inside-me, expression the flight attendant was hoping to see. (The flower growing inside me comment sounded positively parasitic - I want to take a course of antibiotics and hopefully kill it off before it kills me).

Quoting MikeCT (Reply 1):
I can't say this little routine wouldn't have annoyed me. I can't even explain why. I guess it's a little too close to a religious sermon and that's not something I want forced on me.

I think what is offensive is the presumption that these passengers need someone telling them they are special - as if they weren't capable of figuring this out themselves. Of course, considering the the checked baggage fees, the packet containing 7.4 peanuts, and the half a can of diet coke, perhaps the passengers didn't feel very special and did need this helpful reminder.

Quoting Squid (Reply 6):
I don't know, I guess I would have just kind of gone along with her. I mean what is the worse that could happen?

Of course you go along with her! It sounds like this woman could lose it at any second and come racing down the aisle trying to poke your eye out with a tooth pick. You don't mess with folks like this, trust me.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6146 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10205 times:
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Somebody went off her lithium a few days back...


MGGS
User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10138 times:
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Probably the most 'from the heart' comment I've ever heard from an FA was on a QX PDX-YVR flight several years ago:

"I'm going to keep the lights low during this flight -- I truly believe we older women look more beautiful in low light."


User currently onlineDarkSnowyNight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1347 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9484 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 9):
If you're going to fire her anyway, why drug test? That's just dishonest.

Tom.

And needlessly expensive. I do feel, however, that this would qualify as a testable incident. All comments aside, if I were employed by the airline at any position of managerial responsibility, I would find that this is grounds for evaluation. While not saying she's deserving of termination, this is of concern, and someone should look into it.



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User currently offlineabrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7874 times:

I would have made a serious complaint about her if I was on that flight, I do agree when others say flying is a serious business. Yes, I like light-hearted cabin crew members who enjoy their job and take pride in what they do, but this is just crazy.

User currently offlineokAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7744 times:

Oh my... Totally crazy.. What was she on? x? Speed? I mean... "C" ome on.. No one is like that normally... I hope at least!

User currently offlinedon0245 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7307 times:
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I flew on Northwest one time when a male f/a addressed the pax as "Good People" in every announcement.

User currently offlinevaus77w From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7289 times:

"Is this FA announcement appropriate"?
Short answer "No!"

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 14):
"I'm going to keep the lights low during this flight -- I truly believe we older women look more beautiful in low light."

Jokes like this, I think are fine but the above is just way over the top. I would have been pretty pissed off if I was on board.


User currently offlineMikeCT From United States of America, joined May 2008, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6745 times:

I re-read the article and realized she was also hugging people before they took their seat. Or at least the one guy who sparked this story. That I would definitely not be ok with. I'm a personal space kind of guy and I don't want unsolicited hugs from strangers. I'm honestly not sure what my reaction to that would be.

User currently onlineSouthernDC9 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 419 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6284 times:

So on a RJ flight like this with one FA, is there really nobody there to supervise things or notice stuff like this? Not sure if the flight crew can hear the announcements but I know they're busy getting ready for flight and flying the plane. Just seems like on an RJ with one FA there aren't any checks-and-balances so to speak... maybe on a CR7 the other FA might have said "Enough already," or some such.


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User currently offlineSSPhoenix From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6258 times:

Whoa ... this FA either took a self-help book/online article too seriously or she is just naive at the reaction she will get.

I'm all for a positive approach to life, etc, etc ... but the surge in the number of self-help articles all giving people conflicting advice can be very dangerous ... I am beginning to see the effects increasingly causing faux pas like these.

Everyone is entitled to their belief and it is great people use 'tools' and 'activities' for self development, but forcing those activities on others is a total no no ...

I have met FAs who have had the charm to turn a bad situation (e.g. delay, lost luggage, etc) into a positive one by maintaining a level headed conversation, understanding how the traveller feels and most of all by assessing how they can best serve/help customers.



There's Method in the Madness ...
User currently offlinerscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5137 times:

Sounds like a rehab flight to me.  

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4854 times:

LOL LMAO

Inappropriate? Not sure. Would I have said that, no. Does the company approve it, no. Were people happy, sounded like it. That said...you have to judge and evaluate the situation and the customer base on board before doing something like that.



You can't cure stupid
25 HBGDS : COmmuter feeder? Maybe she's crazy or enlightened. I'd opt for downright bored, so she thought of something new. I've had flight attendants on such fl
26 mauiman31 : Piers Morgan had ended his CNN show with this last night. . .(he said it would have ticked him off) This FA was acting creepy imho. I want my FA inter
27 MikeCT : I agree. It's one thing to tell a silly joke, but don't make yourself look like you might be mentally unstable.
28 Post contains images mav75 : While I'm not religious in any sense of the word, don't you all think you're overreacting just a little bit? It's a good thing the flight wasn't out o
29 Maverick623 : Laughter can also (and is often) a sign of stress and nervousness. I can assure you she was far from it. As others have said, it's OK (and encouraged
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