Well...I can add in a few Pilots from Hell as well!
First comes pax though:
When I was working at LHR
with LH SW
we had to board an LH
A306 that was bound for FRA
. Anyway....it'd had a birdstrike and their were a few things wrong in the cabin that they wanted sorting out before they left. One of those being the F/A's bag stuck in a locker :P
Anyways...one of the jobs was to repair a set of reading lights. For some weird reason...all the 3 bulbs had gone.
So while my boss was further upfront doing those things I was back in Eco with pax there as well.
Anyway...I went back to the row in question and me wearing my big yellow flourescent jacket with LH
Technik on the back caused a few stirs. I was stopped by a passenger who said:
P: Excuse me...why are you working as a mechanic...you dont look more than 16 and they're letting you loose on the aircraft! I'm not sure if thats safe...what are you doing back here anyways
M: With all due respect sir...I know what I'm doing thankyou very much...I've had some training for certain matters and know how to follow procedure...and if you wouldnt mind sir...I know what I'm doing...the reason for my being back here...replacing reading lights, have a nice flight.
Anyways...if that wasnt bad enough..the reading light in question...had a row of 2 fit girls (around 16ish) and one bloke (around 22ish) who looked like a right idiot.
Anyway...the girls noticed me coming down the isle and started to smile and then chat to eachother and then smile again etc...when I finally got to the row...it went something like this:
M: Excuse me sir and ladies..I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to move for a bit because I need to replace this reading light.
Girls: Sure...no problem...anything to keep us safe.
Bloke: Oy...pis* off out of here...I dont care about a bloody reading light...so pis* off will you...
M: I'm afraid sir I cant do that and I need to replace the reading light...only following procedure I'm afraid.
B: I dont give a toss...sod off!
M: Sir...I'm kindly requesting that you do not speak to me in that manner...I am treating you with respect and not loosing my patience so please treat me with respect...I'm here because things need fixing..if you have a problem..please consult a crew member...now if you'd kindly move.
At this point...one of the girls started to get annoyed with the bloke...lent over my shoulder and said...
G: Oy...shut up..he's only doing his bloody job..so why dont u bloody well let him or we'll give u hell for the entire flight..u got that!
Hehe...at this point..he was getting very very annoyed and was not pleased at this comment frmo these girls...and the comment that came threw him.
Bloke sitting behind him said
: Hey listen mate...I wanna get off the ground sometime this year..the kids only doing his job...and if you dont like it then tough sh*t..put the f**k up with it..now...move ur fat as* and get up.
Anyways..I thanked the guy behind me and his response was "Yeh..no worries mate..I'm sure its pricks like that who make ur job a hell of a lot harder"
And the girls...well...:D
They said "Hey...listen...sorry about this guy..we'll give him hell through the flight for you..I can understand..your only doing your job..anyway...I'm sure you've got E-Mail...you wouldnt mind giving it to me at all would you?"
Me: "Nah..no problem at all....*Insert E-Mail*..thanks for that...have a nice flight eh
That was the worst I've had and pilots...dont get me started...some of them are so bloody arrogant...and pricks...its unbelieveable...They're pilots so they own the place. The one I can complain about is this:
As LH SW
also does AF
if needed...then occasionally we'll get a call out to an AF
Anyway...one day we got a call from the AF
Ops saying there is a problem with the aircraft and they want an engineer out there.
When we finally got out there and onboard...the Lady Captain said
"Well...your finally here then...took you long enough" "Now...you can sort out this problem for me..I cant see anything out my windshield..its dirty and I want it cleaned now so that we're ready to go"
I wasnt to happy about this nor was my boss...anyway...we got on with the job...and wrote out a work order
We handed it to her and she signed it without looking at it...because we have the contract for AF
...it means we can charge whatever for anything...obviously there are guidlines for certain things...but as there are no guidlines for windshield cleaning...we made up a figure of oooh...what was it now....oh yeh...340 Euros
Reason: Using 2 engineers time...not being ready for an emergency call out if one happened...using cleaning materials...requiring the services of engineers...and cleaning of the windshield.
That was funny
[Edited 2004-11-30 20:10:26]