HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2585 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2450 times:
For those of us on the other side of the cockpit door, I'd like to say thank you!
It's great to hear that attitude from someone who works as hard as all of you FA's do. You guys face so much more crap than we do, and we probably don't say it enough, but without you, there's no way we'd be able to do our job.
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
You are probably the first pilot to ever thank someone. or maybe the lady at the bank who cashes your checks.
way to many people go unnoticed becouse of pilots. flight attendants have a crap job, they serve their airlines with pride. more people need to say THANK YOU to all the airline personal who make the pilots job easy.
Rootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
To a not so nice passenger? I am not allowed to swear on this forum so how is "kiss my ---!!!" I feel sorry for a person who is en-route to a fabulous vacation destination, their vacation starts on board - yet they are so mean. They yell at their kids, they are rude to the flight attendants, they are difficult with their spouses. What's with that? I always see one like that and it always baffles me.
SBE727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
Sometimes i wonder where peoples manners are.... some are so rude and yet they are off on holiday.
The amount of crap we take because there are not enough pillows and blankets.... the adults act like 10yr olds.
I once told these 3 ladys to F*** off. Why should i stand there and have abuse hurled at me for something so minor. They had the least amount of clothing on (thin top and shorts) on a night flight. What do they expect.
Im not usually a rude person but we all loose it once in a while.
Pax were sat in non-recline seats due to the exit behind them. They demanded compensation and free drinks.
Is a free drink really gonna make you more comfortable.... i think not.
Sometimes i wonder what our world is comming to.
"YOU GIVE AN INCH...THEY TAKE A MILE"
You just have to bluff your way through things sometimes and you have to be a quick thinker in order to put them in their place.
BAsteward From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2004 times:
Back 10 years ago when I was new at Virgin Atlantic I operated a flight to BOS working opposite a very camp chappie by the name of Neil. When a male pax accidentally tapped his butt to get his attention he span around and quick as a flash said "Oooh sir, that is not the seat you paid for!!" They call it "Virgin Flair" and you are assesed on it at interview. Classic
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
LMAO @ Crj900
I think the very least people can do is show a little respect to the beleaguered FA's who have to cater to the needs of an ENTIRE aeroplane. I get so tired of sitting next to obnoxious people demanding this that and the other, and complaining they didn't get an upgrade or something equally ridiculous.
And why oh why do some people invariably become drunk at high altitudes ? It's not clever, it's just stupid and if I were an FA having to deal with some of the attitudes I see; I'd probably want to push the offending PAX right out of the airlock.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1890 times:
Nice ones Crj 900. And so is the Virgin Flair episode.
I remember reading the a book on Swissair and there was this clip:
A passenger was checking in. This pap was upset with something and said to the clerk: You are the stupidest person I have ever seen. To which the cool clerk replied: And you, sir, are the nicest person that I have ever seen. But then again we could both be wrong !!
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
I was arriving at LHR on a VS flight from LAX a couple of years ago, and you know how everyone likes to get up as soon as the plane is off the runway. Well, this VS FA came over the intercom:
"Good morning and welcome to London Heathrow where the local time is Blah. At this time, we like to ask for a couple of volunteers to stay behind and help us clean the toilets. If you would like to voluteer for this, please make yourself known by standing up now"
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1863 times:
HAL Your comments re-appreciation for FA's are really welcome. I wouldn't say that there are not many like you (though not many will say it out loud) but I vividly remember the early 80's when one British (English or whatever ....) Flight Engineer whose first words (as opposed to "Good Morning folks !!") were always: Who's the galley slave today? Whether this was meant to be humourous or not I, and no FA I know, never refered to a pilot as a driver or anything but Captain or Sir - at least not in their presence.
But fortunately, thanks to CRM's which are conducted regularly, such socially unacceptable remarks are very rare these days.
And so are public recognitions like HAL's.
Thanks again. I'm sure it's a pleasure flying with you.
Bsergonomics From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1849 times:
Thes were quoted in Flight International a few years back from the FAs on Debonair (RIP) - they are from memory so forgive me if they are slightly mis-quoted:
The Pre-Flight Safety Brief
"There may be fifty ways to leave your lover, but there's only four ways off this aircraft, so you'd better listen up!"
"Welcome to xxx airport. We ask you to remain seated with your seatbelt fastened until we have come to a complete stop at the terminal. You can then push, shove and elbow your way to the exit as per usual."
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