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F/A's: Things You'd Love To Say To The PAX  
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

I've always wondered what cabin crews are thinking when they encounter a rude or obnoxious passenger. I'm sure many tongues have been bitten.

So, for all the F/A's out there; What would you love to say to THOSE passengers?

Time to air it out! Let's hear it...






What's another word for thesaurus?
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User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

To a rude or bitchy person I would like to say, Good-Day Sir / Madame, Have you checked your brains with your baggage??

Airman99o



Safety is Everyones Responsibility.
User currently offlineAa@dfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

As a Flight Attendant for American Airlines, this is what I would like to say to any passenger on-board one of my planes:

Thank You.




AA@DFW


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

hmm, well i cant think of some thing, but i would like to ask passengers questions if they were comfortable or not and if i was able to make them more comfortable by doing some thing

User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2288 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.

Again, Thanks!

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

HAL,

I see you're in Seattle.

If you don't mind, what airline/aircraft do you fly for??

TB


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Hal/aa@dfw:

Hear! Hear!

You people work very hard, and probably do not get to hear 'thank you' from we passengers as often as you should. Your presence and hard work are very much appreciated!

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Hawaiian Airlines. I was a DC-10 F/O until a couple of months ago, now a 767 F/O.

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

I am not an F/A, but I must say, you all do take a lot of crap and they way you all handle it amazes me.

HAL- Your profile says you are in Seattle, is that an HAL pilot base? I thought all Hawaiian pilots were based out of HNL.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

HAL,
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.


User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Yes, SEA is a pilot base for us. So are SFO, LAX, and of course HNL.

HAL



One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2005 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.

User currently offlineCrj 900 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 594 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

some witting things i've heard quick fa's say:

During meal pick up on a flight to London:
Fa: sir, how was your meal?
Pax: that food wasn't fit for pigs
Fa: Well Sir, if you give me a couple minutes, i'll find something that is!

or

on a flight to Frankfurt

Fa; Madam would please stop throwing your garbage on the floor in the galley, we 've told you nicely that we'd be glad to come and pick it up for you.

Pax: says something in German nastily

Fa; Listen Madam you don't want to start a war with me, cause this will be the 3rd one you people lose!


User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Crj 900, LOL !!!!! those are the best! I'll try them when I am presented with pax that are diffucult

User currently offlineSBE727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1886 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.
These days..........
"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.

many thx
sbe727


User currently offlineBAsteward From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1842 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

User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

BASteward that was great! Anymore examples?

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1762 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.



User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1728 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 !!


User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1565 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1714 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"

No one did.............


User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3826 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I'm not a flight attendant, but here's a snappy comeback when someone calls you an a'hole

If it weren't for a'holes like me, little pieces of (4 letter word for doo-doo) like you wouldn't be here.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1701 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.


User currently offlineBsergonomics From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1687 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!"

After Landing

"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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