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by highguy76
Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Over/Underserved Intl Markets?
Replies: 3
Views: 2414

RE: Most Over/Underserved Intl Markets?

Underserved: anywhere in the US (besides NY) to <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym>, <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>, <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym>, and/or Edinburg...

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by highguy76
Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vandalism On Concorde
Replies: 38
Views: 25548

RE: Vandalism On Concorde

I am ashamed for my city, my country, and for the human race.
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by highguy76
Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non Rev With Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 10
Views: 5171

RE: Non Rev With Virgin Atlantic

I non-reved <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> with <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> back in '00, and was treated very well by ...

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by highguy76
Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Can I Aim For This Delay?!
Replies: 7
Views: 3537

RE: What Can I Aim For This Delay?!

Why do you need to be compensated? It is a fairly amazing thing that airplanes and airlines work as well as they do. Stuff happens. Why should an airline be made to pay you something, when we all well know, sometimes things do not go as planned?
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by highguy76
Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other A340-600 F/As Out There?
Replies: 11
Views: 3676

RE: Other A340-600 F/As Out There?

We have the same galley problem at <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> on our 753s. The galley at door <acronym title="Star Airlines (France)">2R</acronym> is much bigger than those on our 752s, with much more storage space, but are useless because we don't use the 300s on long ...

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by highguy76
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Has The Nicest F/a's?
Replies: 67
Views: 8256

RE: Which Airline Has The Nicest F/a's?

As I understand it, the Hooters Air girls (at least the skimpily dressed ones) are not flight attendants, but waitresses.
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by highguy76
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Has The Nicest F/a's?
Replies: 67
Views: 8256

RE: Which Airline Has The Nicest F/a's?

I am extremely biased here, but I say <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, although <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and Air New Zealand have been very nice to me also. I have been non-reving on <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> a lot, and they h...

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by highguy76
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A Bidding Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3136

RE: F/A Bidding Question

Picking up out of base is not always easy, but it can be a nice change of pace if you want to do something different. The six day trip to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> out of <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercon...

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by highguy76
Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A Bidding Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3136

RE: F/A Bidding Question

Wow, Stewboy covered it pretty well. Can I print out those posts and give them to people when I am trying to describe my job? The only thing I see missing is an explanation of the difference between reserves and lineholders. I have to get off-line, but if he hasn't described it when I come back, I w...

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by highguy76
Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Respond When F/A Asks This Of You?
Replies: 105
Views: 15602

RE: How Do You Respond When F/A Asks This Of You?

I'm an <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>, and I am checking with my airline and supervisors about the legal ramifications of making a passenger move. I will post again with what I learn. I have been faced with this situation many times. I ask once nicely, and if the answer is no, t...

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by highguy76
Fri Nov 07, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Maintenance Bases
Replies: 11
Views: 3639

RE: Airline Maintenance Bases

The last time I was in Abilene, Texas, AE had a lot of their SAABs on the ground there, does anyone know if this is a mx base for them?
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by highguy76
Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You
Replies: 132
Views: 14671

RE: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You

LastBaron mentioned that FAs may hate this topic, but I don't. It's an interesting discussion, and I am glad we are having it here, rather than on a 30min flight between <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> and <acronym title="Austin - Rober...

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by highguy76
Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where To Watch Delivery Flight At BFI?
Replies: 53
Views: 6306

RE: Where To Watch Delivery Flight At BFI?

If you happen to be in the Museum of Flight, go up to the tower, it has a great view of the field.
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by highguy76
Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discomfort On The 757-300
Replies: 16
Views: 5744

RE: Discomfort On The 757-300

The reason I ask about the service in the main cabin is, when I work back there it seems like a loooong time between starting and getting to some of the rows towards the back. As far as the entertainment system goes, it is new, and the glitches are getting worked out. Hopefully that will happen soon...

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by highguy76
Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discomfort On The 757-300
Replies: 16
Views: 5744

Discomfort On The 757-300

I know it is not just me, since I have heard it from many of my passengers, but does anyone else find the seats in economy on the 757-300 to be some of the least comfortable seats on commercial aircraft lately? I know it isn't just my airline (CO) since I have non-reved on two other carriers with th...

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by highguy76
Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You
Replies: 132
Views: 14671

RE: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You

As a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>, if I were called upon to intervene in a passenger argument involving one of these devices, I would suggest that the person with the device not use it, and if that didn't work, then I would look for a compromise (moving one of the combatents t...

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by highguy76
Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Terminal Spotting In The U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 3449

RE: Best Terminal Spotting In The U.S.

SEA's B terminal has good runway views when planes are taking off to the north. If you are a member of CO's Presidents Club, there are fewer jetways in the way of their windows.
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by highguy76
Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom 737NG, New Type?
Replies: 17
Views: 3114

RE: Tarom 737NG, New Type?

Don't know if they are new, but got some photos of it landing this afternoon at <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (BFI / KBFI), USA - Washington">BFI</acronym>. P.S. Royal, if you are going to the airliners show at the museum tomorrow, say hello to the guys in the Va...

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by highguy76
Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Names Airlines Have Used For Their Fleets
Replies: 53
Views: 5969

RE: Names Airlines Have Used For Their Fleets

CO no longer has names for the entire fleet, but we do have a couple of named aircraft. 777-200 006 is the "Robert F. Six" after our founder and longtime CEO. And then there is the Peter Max plane, which has the offical name (I think) of "NYC 2000" although employees have many other names for it. "T...

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by highguy76
Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Recalls 390 Flight Attendants, Increase Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3959

RE: AA Recalls 390 Flight Attendants, Increase Flights

Good news for those FA's, any word on wheather or not they are ex-TWA crews, or original AA?

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by highguy76
Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SEA Airline Collectables Show
Replies: 6
Views: 6725

SEA Airline Collectables Show

Hi all,
Anyone visiting the airline collectables show in SEA at the Museum of Flight this weekend?

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by highguy76
Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transfering Between NY Airports
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

RE: Transfering Between NY Airports

Now that someone has brought the subject up, I might need to shuttle between <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>. Does anyone k...

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by highguy76
Mon Sep 15, 2003 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before DFW-looking For Some History
Replies: 28
Views: 5675

RE: Before DFW-looking For Some History

I commuted to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> from <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> for several months this year, and drove by the site dozens of times on Hwy 183. The short piece...

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by highguy76
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before DFW-looking For Some History
Replies: 28
Views: 5675

RE: Before DFW-looking For Some History

Thanks Jsnww81 That site was fantastic, I put it in my favorites, I had no idea there were so many abandoned and plowed over airfields in my hometown area (<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>) Most of those I have driven by, and never known th...

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by highguy76
Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before DFW-looking For Some History
Replies: 28
Views: 5675

Before DFW-looking For Some History

I have been listening to my father (a retired <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> fleetservice crew chief) tell some great stories about Greater Southwest Airport (also known as Amon Carter Field) before <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas"...

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by highguy76
Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hub Operations: Traditional Vs. Rolling?
Replies: 3
Views: 2639

RE: Hub Operations: Traditional Vs. Rolling?

CO has tried the rolling hub concept in <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>. The pax I have asked about it say the extra 15-45min added to their connect times is not such an inconvience. We don't see as many people running through Terminal C a...

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by highguy76
Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO EWR-GVA?
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

RE: CO EWR-GVA?

Having worked those 757-200 trips from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> to Europe, I can tell you that it is not always a comfortable ride, especially in coach, and coming back to the US, a fuel stop is sometimes necessary (usually in Bango...

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by highguy76
Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large Aircraft Serving Small Airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8058

RE: Large Aircraft Serving Small Airports

I once landed in Ketchikan, Alaska, with a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 757-200. We lost all electrical coming from <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym> to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / K...

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by highguy76
Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Big Sky Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 6444

RE: What Happened To Big Sky Airlines

Mesa 1900Ds now fly GQs old routes out of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. I flew <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> to HRO (Harrison, Arkansas) last week on them through <acronym t...

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by highguy76
Sun Aug 17, 2003 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Older FAs Do Not Retire?
Replies: 36
Views: 4300

RE: Why Older FAs Do Not Retire?

I know at <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> many of the 30-50 year flight attendants stick around because they have to, not because they want to, since they no longer have a retirement plan or pension to live on. Between bankruptcies, strikes, and Frank Lorenzo, those funds we...

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by highguy76
Sat Aug 16, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rich International
Replies: 13
Views: 2647

RE: Rich International

In 1995 I was in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> trying to get to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> on one of my airline's (CO) DC-10s. Every flight was full, and af...

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by highguy76
Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest US Market With Scheduled Air Service?
Replies: 13
Views: 5622

RE: Smallest US Market With Scheduled Air Service?

Mesa took over several of those destinations from Big Sky (GQ) before they got purchased by Pinnacle. <acronym title="Big Sky Airlines (USA)">GQ</acronym> also used to fly from Harrison to WMH, Mountain Home Arkansas, a little bigger than Harrison, and then on to <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-...

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by highguy76
Mon Aug 04, 2003 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddball Airline/Aircraft At A Certain Airport.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4516

RE: Oddball Airline/Aircraft At A Certain Airport.....

Heck, I still think its odd to see an <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> 737-700 at <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> or <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts"...

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by highguy76
Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BY 737-800 With Winglets
Replies: 0
Views: 3381

BY 737-800 With Winglets

I've seen two in the last couple of days take off out of Renton, bound for <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (BFI / KBFI), USA - Washington">BFI</acronym> for a full paint job. Does anyone know if these are the first -800s with blended winglets for Britannia? Highguy...

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by highguy76
Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Screaming/yelling/wailing Passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 3080

RE: Screaming/yelling/wailing Passengers

I was working a flight to the UK, when a couple of hours before landing, my captain came over the PA to inform everyone that Diana, Princess of Wales, had been killed in an auto accident in Paris. People who had been stoic and calm for the entire flight were suddenly distraught. At least 10 people w...

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by highguy76
Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddball Airline/Aircraft At A Certain Airport.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4516

RE: Oddball Airline/Aircraft At A Certain Airport.....

For a few months in '00-'01, when <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> was getting rid of its DC-10 fleet, Hawaiian was buying them, and having them painted and spruced up at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>. Every t...

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by highguy76
Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage Lockers At ZRH?
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

RE: Baggage Lockers At ZRH?

It's been several years since I've been to <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>, but if I remember correctly there is a storefront type, manned baggage storage area. I think it is downstairs on the shopping level. I will ask some of my fellow FAs who work the ro...

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by highguy76
Sun Aug 03, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2003 Skytrax Cabin Staff Rankings... V Interesting
Replies: 27
Views: 4121

RE: 2003 Skytrax Cabin Staff Rankings... V Interesting

As a cabin crewmember with <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> I have had the good fortune to be able to fly on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, and se...

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by highguy76
Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scenic Approaches...
Replies: 31
Views: 3516

RE: Scenic Approaches...

Wow Aloha73g, I have been lucky enough to have made most of the approches you talked about in Hawai'i, but your descriptions took me right back. Thanks

Anyone flown into Lugano's airport in Switzerland. Some great views of the Italian lakes, and the Alps. Gorgeous.
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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 098 Is Back To Hong Kong!
Replies: 5
Views: 4776

RE: CO 098 Is Back To Hong Kong!

At $499 round trip, I bet whoever was in 43E was happy to have it.

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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About 9/11 Diversion
Replies: 11
Views: 3409

RE: Question About 9/11 Diversion

Not sure of the truth of the story, but I wouldn't be suprised. I was stuck in Halifax, with at least 25 other wide body ac from around the world, and most of them stayed there at least 3 days, if not longer.
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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2003 Skytrax Cabin Staff Rankings... V Interesting
Replies: 27
Views: 4121

RE: 2003 Skytrax Cabin Staff Rankings... V Interesting

CX flyboy said, "Things will never change in the US because (and it's often said here) the cabin crew think they are there solely for the purpose of passenger safety and nothing else. Asian airlines believe otherwise." Having been through training with two US carriers (one a LCC) I think that safety...

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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental TPA-ATL?
Replies: 30
Views: 3335

RE: Continental TPA-ATL?

Not right how? People want to fly somewhere, touring companies set it up, we provide the aircraft and the crews. We are in the business of getting people where they want to go.
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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 098 Is Back To Hong Kong!
Replies: 5
Views: 4776

RE: CO 098 Is Back To Hong Kong!

Yahoo, glad to hear it. That means lots more lines for pilots and flight attendants out of the EWR international base, which is always welcome. Give em a wave and blow em a kiss for...
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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental TPA-ATL?
Replies: 30
Views: 3335

RE: Continental TPA-ATL?

Oopps, my mistake Flyguy1. I love to watch baseball, but don't keep up with stats. It might have been '02. I'm guessing a flight during the subway series would have been verrrrrrry short.
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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cabin Crew Asked Me To F Off!
Replies: 51
Views: 11399

RE: BA Cabin Crew Asked Me To F Off!

Just my opinion, but I think my service is better if I can talk personally with my customers, especialy in first class. A joke or sarcasim seems, in many cases to be the best way to break the ice and start a conversation. Granted, this is not the case in many other cultures where being outgoing and ...

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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does The IA Stand For In IAH And IAD?
Replies: 38
Views: 20882

RE: What Does The IA Stand For In IAH And IAD?

I think this is to seperate commercial airports from Naval Air Stations, whose codes begin with NAS.
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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduling Questions For FAs
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

RE: Scheduling Questions For FAs

4. Usually we fly with the same crew for the length of a trip. Most of our trips at <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> are 1day(turns), 2,3,4,or 5 days, with longer trips being rare (usually charters.) If a trip makes a pass through a flight attendants base city (as most do at ...

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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduling Questions For FAs
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

RE: Scheduling Questions For FAs

I can answer some of these, Bizelite777, 1. At <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> we bid at the end of one month for a full line of time for the next month, meaning a set month of trips. Sometimes this is the same trip every day, or week, and sometimes it is random trips spread...

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by highguy76
Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cabin Crew Asked Me To F Off!
Replies: 51
Views: 11399

RE: BA Cabin Crew Asked Me To F Off!

"There is too much bowing and scraping and customer service bo**ocks around at the moment, the art of good customer service is to relate to your customer, not give an automated head office response to every situation which only puts distance between you and the representative." Well said Leej. Not h...

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