galaxy5
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Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Tue Dec 12, 2000 11:38 pm

this is kind of funny but i was listening to what some other pilots and flight attendants call each other. here are some of the ones ive heard

galley hag, sky muffin, air mattress, latrine queen,

do you know of any others?  
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Tue Dec 12, 2000 11:44 pm

Trolley dolly
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Tue Dec 12, 2000 11:45 pm

Trolley Dollies!!!!
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Tue Dec 12, 2000 11:52 pm

hostitutes, cart tarts etc,etc
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:24 am

I'm partial to "Space Waitress"
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:31 am

like Austin Powers said (in the scene that was cut):

"Stewardess?....oh is that what they are calling professional sex workers these days?"
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:59 am

Remember when they were called stewardesses? I even heard a story of some older fellow asking for a drink from an "air waitress." Of course now they want to be called flight attendants...which is fine. Although the best one I've heard is "flight cabin specialists"


Just to share another story with you...Indoc at this airline for FA's was four weeks long. The pilots were in class for six weeks. One of the Flight Attendants was heard saying, "I should have stayed the extra two weeks and been a pilot."

Flight cabin specialist....maybe if they stay that extra two weeks... 
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:08 am

The Replacements (A great Minneapolis, MN band) had a song called "Waitress in the Sky." Napster it, it's funny. -Mark
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:21 am

In England alot of people call them "air hostesses".
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:06 am

This from a Virgin FA 3 weeks ago. BA call VS FA's "Strawberry Tarts" (for those who do not know, the VS uniform is bright red). In return, VS call BA FA's "The Rottweilers" for their attitude!
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:16 am

I've heard them called "flight attendants".
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 9:02 am

I prefer to be called a "Cabin Safety Expert"... makes the job sound more important!  

Jacob
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 9:05 am

My mom refers to herself (a United flight attendant for 31 years) as a "Sky Goddess."
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 9:26 am

Cabin/inflight services directors
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 9:31 am

Flight Agent

or


Inflight Safety Manager
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 9:38 am

There's a few where "bitch" would be an appropriate title.
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 9:48 am

For SIA,it is flight stewardesses and flight stewards


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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 10:09 am

I believe "Galley Slave" would be appropriate here!  
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 11:00 am

I once heard an Aussy pilot refer to them as "The Crack Troops".  
 
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Aisle Donkeys

Wed Dec 13, 2000 12:02 pm

ehhh aghhhh
 
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RE: Aisle Donkeys

Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:28 pm

Due to increase sky rage we are call Inflight Bouncer,s.  
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 1:47 pm

"Galley Wench"

"Tail Gunner" (gay male flight attendant)

 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:24 pm

Oh dear...I hope this is all in fun.....Air Bags  
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:38 pm

LOL, I've never heard alot of these!!!

I decided to make some of my own politically correct terms because I think "political correctness" has gone too far.

How's this....

"Inflight cabin and passenger safety/comfort engineers"

Or for regional airlines.....

"Inflight cookie and beverage dispensal technicians"

What's the politcally correct term for a kid who works the drive-thru at McDonalds? "Drive-thru food service and communication technicians"


:-P
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 3:43 pm

for a supervisor we could make that an

air head

always liked the qf term for the purser:

INFLIGHT DIRECTOR
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 6:15 pm

Sometimes, here in Germany, we call them "Saftschubser". The English word for this is (maybe) "juice-pusher".

Regards,
Chris
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 7:14 pm

sad but true alot of male and female flight attendants are into part time prostitution, infact alot of people make fun of the acronym PIA (pakistan international airlines) saying it stands for 'Prostitution In the Air', no comments 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Wed Dec 13, 2000 9:30 pm

Of course we can't forget the two distinct categories of older F/As:

"Senior Mama" - Low number F/As. Truly a badge of honor.

"Flying Grandma" (or Grandpa) - 50+ folks who are in their second career. They would much rather travel than sit around playing bingo all day. Airlines love to hire them because they tend to be trustworthy and treat customers with respect.
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Thu Dec 14, 2000 12:21 am

Could someone please elaborate on Airmale's assertion that some FAs are into part time prostitution. How does that work, exactly? Are there subtle exchanges between pax and FAs in-flight? Curious.

Ezra.
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Thu Dec 14, 2000 1:46 am

Ezra, the ones in the fishnets and red leather miniskirts are the prostitutes.  

I'd want to see it corroborated by cabin crew before I put any weight behind that allegation. I mean, I'm sure there are isolated incidents, but I can't speculate on how widespread air prostitution actually is.
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Thu Dec 14, 2000 3:36 am

Part time prostitutes????!!!!! Give me a break. That's the first I've ever heard that assertion. Perhaps in other parts of the world but I like to believe it's different in Canada.

I've heard biscuit shooter. Social Worker. SkyCop, Bag Bitch (when you're strict on carry-on bags).

My old girlfriend called me a skywhore (jokingly) when I worked inflight. That name was certainly unjustified, but funny.
 
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RE: Names Youve Heard For Flight Attendants

Thu Dec 14, 2000 9:45 am

I heard some attendands calling the other attendants who works in the lower galley as "Lower galley rats" while I was flying in an L1011
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