yellowtail
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All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:45 am

Don't know if this has been posted before.....but saw this great article about a CO flight from IAH-El Paso is going to be crewed by an entire family...the captain and first officer are father and son and the cabin crew are also all family members....

CO claims ..first time it has ever been done....

Don't know what the copyright issues are with regards to the story so here is the link http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/3940637.html

This has got to be the coolest story in a long time. Good luck to them all!!!!
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:54 am

I wonder if there's any significance to the flight being bound for ELP. As I understand it, ELP used to be a pilot base for CO (or at least a lot of CO pilots lived in ELP back in the day.) I wonder if this pilot started in ELP?
 
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:57 am

I think the article mentioned that they have family there and that they would also be doing the return ELP-IAH run.....maybe they are bringing some family members back with them....
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:59 am

I noticed that too, that's why I think it wasn't a randomly picked route. What a fun story!
 
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:04 am

It is nice to hear a REAL positive story about aviation and (it seems) like the love of it for a change.

none of that "rude flight attendant" or "late flight stuff".. just pure love of flying

And I am sure CO won't miss this marketing chance!
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:06 am

Yeah that's very cool!
 
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:21 am

Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 1):
I wonder if there's any significance to the flight being bound for ELP. As I understand it, ELP used to be a pilot base for CO (or at least a lot of CO pilots lived in ELP back in the day.) I wonder if this pilot started in ELP?

I believe the captain is a former PE (PeoplExpress) pilot. So he would have been based in EWR, he is IAH based now, although his training prior to PE might have very well have been in ELP. CO at one time did have an ELP base for pilots and FAs.

I think it is a great thing that CO was able to get this family/crew together for a retirement flight. CO does admirable things like this for employees from time to time, in good times and sad (CO has chartered its own aircraft on a few occassions to help employees get to a destination to attend funerals for fallen co-workers).

Yet a few more reasons why I love to work for CO.

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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:26 am

Just a little off-topic, but before ELP was renovated, there was a plaque in the round area of the concourse where CO is that commemotated the first ever CO flight from ELP to Pueblo. I wonder what happened to that plaque, as it was removed during removation  Sad
 
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:34 am

This reminded me of a brother(captain) and sister(first officer) that fly for Aloha Airlines. I think that would be a great experience to fly alongside one of your family members.
 
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:05 am

Hope they get along well. I saw this on CO's website, pretty cool story. I wonder how this happened.
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:22 am

Reminds me of a SAS B767 flight I read about in the paper.

Father and son on the flightdeck, and mother and daughter in the cabin. Since it was a 76, there would off course be additional crew members, but still one family with a big influence on that flight.


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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:30 pm

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 6):
CO does admirable things like this for employees from time to time, in good times and sad

CO also has a terse writeup in this month's inflight mag about a pilot and CSR who were married...in a CO 777 engine.

Very cool photo accompanied the story, and I never realized how huge that engine is until I saw two people standing in it...with plenty of room to spare.

I've always gotten the vibe that Continental (at least the post-Bethune Continental) knows that it's employees are their most valuable resource...and treats them like family.

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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:58 pm

This is such a cool story. Absolutely love it
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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:04 pm

Great news! I'm sure that flight's gonna sell well, if they market it. Would be great to be on the flight and be a part of history.

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RE: All Cockpit & Cabin Crew - Same Family!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:15 pm

thats pretty cool..
just as well there wasn't any family fewd!
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