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All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:29 am

Hey Everyone,

Just wondering if any airlines ever have an all female crew? I began to wonder this since I have personally never had the pleasure of experiencing it and because I saw this picture. In your opinion is this an all female crew? If so cheers to Lufthansa!


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If these two persons are not both female my appologies go to the gentlemen.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:35 am

I maybe wrong, but I think Air India or Indian has had All Female Crew a while ago.

I don't think all female crew would be any less/more compitent than their male counterparts...

If I were boarding a plane and glanced over at the flightdeck to see an all female crew there, My ONLY curiousity would be to see if they were all hot or not though  Wink
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:36 am

Quoting LH463 (Thread starter):
If these two persons are not both female my appologies go to the gentlemen.

haha, I think you are safe there friend
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:39 am

My company has all female crews all the time. Since Captains and F/O's bid schedules as individuals and not as a team, whether or not a crew is all female is just a matter of whether or not they bid identical schedules. But I do see it quite a bit. Lots of fun to work with too.
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:41 am

Most airlines have had an all-female crew at some point in time. Do some research, you'll be able to find all-female crews on Delta, AirTran, Northwest, etc.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:50 am

I recently flew with an all-female crew on Aloha Airlines in Hawaii. 737-200 from OGG-LIH. Female pilot, female first officer, and 3 female F/As.
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:02 am

When I flew with Pace / Vacation Express we had an all female crew many times.

Once I was even on a flight with two female pilots and 3 male flight attendants!
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:08 am

Quoting LH463 (Thread starter):
In your opinion is this an all female crew?

Could be  Wink

The F/O most certainly is female, check out the neck scarf.



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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:10 am

I myself have never been with an all female crew (being male and all). But i have been on 767 flights where i was the only male crew member on the aircraft; female capt, female f/0, 6 female f/a's and me!
It's not all the common, but QF does have all female crews from time to time.

It's also not all that common to have all male crew on larger aircraft. Although I have done a trip on the A330, with male capt, male f/o and 10 male f/a's. Passengers actually aksed for photos of 'all the guys' on that one!
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:14 am

Alaska probably has at least a few flights daily with all female crews, as well as all male crews. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:15 am

I have seen an all Piedmont (US Express) crew on layover in PHL and an all NW crew in photos. I believe some A-Netter posted it a while ago.

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:16 am

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 8):
But i have been on 767 flights where i was the only male crew member on the aircraft; female capt, female f/0, 6 female f/a's and me!

I'd LOVE to be on that flight...
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:17 am

I've been the ONLY guy before! TWO female pilots and two other female cabin crew! I really enjoyed that trip!
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:22 am

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 8):
But i have been on 767 flights where i was the only male crew member on the aircraft; female capt, female f/0, 6 female f/a's and me!

I'd LOVE to be on that flight...


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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:23 am

I had an all female crew on AA last week. It's just like any other crew (I have had all male crews too...)

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:24 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 7):
Could be  

The F/O most certainly is female, check out the neck scarf.

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:20 pm

Quoting LH463 (Thread starter):
Just wondering if any airlines ever have an all female crew? I

Yes we do....atleast once a month (crews bid new schedules every month) we'll have atleast 1 all female crew.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:28 pm

Check 6
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:41 pm

I know 9E has a female CA and FO that try to fly together whenever possible. Always used to joke when on the ramp that it was the blonde ambition tour plane arriving since they were both blonde. (Also very very easy on the eyes)  Wink
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:46 pm

Quoting LH463 (Thread starter):
Just wondering if any airlines ever have an all female crew?

It's fairly common now-a-days.

I had an all female crew on a UA flight from MSP to DEN. And again on an AA flight from MSP to DFW. And again on a NW flight from AUS to MSP.

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:48 pm

http://www.historyofpia.com/legends17.htm

[Edited 2007-02-15 05:11:47]
Check 6
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:01 pm

I had quite the opposite experience on a recent flight CDG-SFO on AF.... as far as I could see all but one of the F/As were actually _male_. While from my experience AF seems to have quite a few male F/As (more than for instance LH or DL), I found this quite surprising. The connecting flight on DLC to SLC was funny, too.... F/A was male (the poor guy couldn't even stand upright in that cramped CRJ), but F/O was female...  Wink
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:35 pm

I was on an all-female Continental Express flight last spring on the CLE-DAY leg of a trip from DCA. Two up front and one FA. They didn't make anything of it and neither did the pax.
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:51 pm

Lots of all female crews on US Navy C9's. The ones I flew with were pilots for airlines in their regular jobs and flew on weekends and 2 weeks in the summer for the Naval Reserves. They loved the heck out of it. I made several cross country flights from NAS Lemoore, California to Washington, D.C. and it was all female reservists both ways.
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:04 pm

Got me excited there, i saw the topic mentioned photos, thought there was going to be photos of good looks Fa's
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:41 pm

Happens from time to time at WN. Seen it a couple of times while working, and I have been on a flight (SJC-SAN) that had an all-female crew.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:54 pm

As a matter of fact, I flew B6 last month and was on a flight that really broke all the stereotypes. We had an all-female flight-deck crew, and an all-male cabin crew. I thought that was rather interesting.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:50 pm

AF have it as well...
Capt, F/O and purser in the attached pic.

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Air France all female crew
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:28 pm

or this one...
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:44 pm

Quoting LH463 (Thread starter):
Just wondering if any airlines ever have an all female crew?

Dutch AirForce does.

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:48 pm

If I am not mistaken Dan-Air was the first back in 1978.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:57 pm

Person on the right, clearly female.
Person on the left, probably female.

However, none seems like a pilot to me, due to the lack of that uniform. The left really looks like a flight attendant.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:17 pm

Air Inter had an all female crew on Dassault Mercure F-BTTJ on a ORY-FNI flight 07FEB85.....one of the first, if not the first all female crews on a commercial airliner on a regular scheduled flight.

"C’est sur un Mercure d’Air Inter, le 7 février 1985, que le vol Paris-Nîmes est assuré pour la première fois, en France, par un personnel 100% féminin. A cette époque, on croit encore utile de ne prévenir les passagers qu’a la fin du vol. Anne-Marie Peltier était Commandant de bord, Brigitte Lescop : pilote, Colette Vibert : officier mécanicien naviguant, Michel Ancelot : chef de cabine, Corinne Bourret et Murielle Poulet - hôtesses."

http://museedelta.free.fr/mercure_100_f.htm

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:23 pm

An all-female crew was a regular occurrence for now-defunct UK independent charter and scheduled carrier, Dan-Air (London) in the 1970s and 1980s. They were one of the first airlines to have female captains and female first officers, plus the cabin crews were 98% female. At one time the airline had 12 female captains, mainly qualified on the BAC 1-11s and 727s, out of a total of 154. The chances of having a female captain and all-female cabin crew was therefore over 5%, and the chances of having a female captain, female first officer and all-female cabin crew 2%.

The feminine element went further at some of their stations. MAH was a regular Dan-Air destination and the airline based a permanent station manager (female) and an assistant station manager (also female) there.

I have to confess that when I realised that the female-voiced welcome on board through the P/A system was not the stewardess but the captain, my first thoughts were, "On no! A Woman Driver!". However, the flight was excellent, the landing amongst the smoothest that I have ever experienced, and the female station manager was probably the most efficient that I have ever seen!
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:39 pm

1987 - The first ever all female flight crew staffed American Airlines Flight 417.

1973 - American Airlines is the first major airline to hire a female pilot – Bonnie Tiburzi.

https://www.aa.com/content/amrcorp/corporateInformation/facts/femalepilots.jhtml;jsessionid=YWLE1EZVMW10JEAJJM1U1C2QBFFTGVMD
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:49 pm

I've worked flights with an all female crew, but I have yet to see an all male crew.
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:54 pm

Quoting Necigrad (Reply 35):
I have yet to see an all male crew

QF, until the late 1960s, did not have any female cabin crew members. This rule went back to the days of the flying boats when men's strength was required to haul in the anchors.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:01 pm

This topic is hot in sooo many ways..  Wink



Personally i've never had the pleasure to be on an all female flight, but i had an all male crew on a Ryanair flight from STN to GSE once. In addition i think that they all were spanish (at least the F/A's were).
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:02 pm

Quoting BandA (Reply 1):
I maybe wrong, but I think Air India or Indian has had All Female Crew a while ago.

If you go to Wikipedia it says that it operated an all female crew from BOM - SIN on Air India

Quote:
There are 17 women pilots on Air India's rolls, including five trainee pilots. On the occasion of the International Women's Day, March 3rd 2004, the airline operated an "All women Flight" from Mumbai to Singapore. Capt. Rashmi Miranda, who became Air-India's first woman Commander in November 2003 and Capt. Kshmata Bajpai, piloted the flight, an Airbus A310 aircraft. The flight despatch activities relating to this flight was also coordinated by a woman Flight Despatcher, Ms Vasanti Kolnad. The Safety Audit on board was also conducted by another woman, Ms Harpreet D. Singh.

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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:54 pm

Flew with Jet Bklue on the EMD-190 last year and that was all female crew. Both pilots and a cabin crew were all female - great work Jet Blue....
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:54 pm

Flew with Jet Blue on the EMB-190 last year and that was all female crew. Both pilots and cabin crew were all female - great work Jet Blue....

[Edited 2007-02-15 13:54:59]
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:19 pm

A couple of years ago, in celebration of the International Women Day, CM flew PTY-BAQ-CTG-PTY (I think it was on CM's last B727-200) with an all female crew.
Only after the aircraft arrived in PTY, the passengers did notice they had been flown by an all female crew.  knockout 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:25 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 33):
An all-female crew was a regular occurrence for now-defunct UK independent charter and scheduled carrier, Dan-Air (London) in the 1970s and 1980s. They were one of the first airlines to have female captains and female first officers, plus the cabin crews were 98% female. At one time the airline had 12 female captains, mainly qualified on the BAC 1-11s and 727s, out of a total of 154. The chances of having a female captain and all-female cabin crew was therefore over 5%, and the chances of having a female captain, female first officer and all-female cabin crew 2%.

The feminine element went further at some of their stations. MAH was a regular Dan-Air destination and the airline based a permanent station manager (female) and an assistant station manager (also female) there.

I have to confess that when I realised that the female-voiced welcome on board through the P/A system was not the stewardess but the captain, my first thoughts were, "On no! A Woman Driver!". However, the flight was excellent, the landing amongst the smoothest that I have ever experienced, and the female station manager was probably the most efficient that I have ever seen!

Interestingly though, Dan Air didn't start to hire male cabin crews until the late 1980s
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:27 pm

Air Jamaica has had all female crews, and I am mean Captaink, First Officer, Flight Attendants all female on the A320 from time to time.

Liat has had all female crew on the Dash 8 from time to time as well.
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:32 pm

I have flown a few times with UA and have had an all female crew.
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:41 pm


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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:04 pm

I am a steward and I have flown with an all female crew - flight deck and F/A's. Without me the crew would have definately been all female and it happens quite regularly. Needless to say, I had a goooooood day  Wink
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:09 pm

Last year (March 8, 2006) AIR FRANCE succeeed in handling a whole flight (from its departure to its arrival) with female staff. It was flight AF134 CDG-BOM and everything was planned in order to have a 100% female service, from the ground (check-in/ramp agents, station managers, ...) to the air. The crew was made of 16 people: 1 Captain, 2 Officers, 1 Purser 1st, 2 Purser 2nd and 10 flight attendants. To make the flight even more special, passengers have been given chocolates at the departure and flowers at the arrival!
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:14 pm

Our airline actually has a policy that forbids all-female flight crews. This is a safety issue primarily as we overfly some dodgy areas with primitive and socially ultra-conservative diversion airfields, and we prefer to have at least one male crewmember on board to deal with contingencies that might arise in those situations. The union was not pleased until we actually had a diversion situation where the local handlers refused to talk to the female captain and insisted on dealing with the male FO instead. They changed their tune after that.
 
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RE: All Female Crew? (Picture)

Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:44 pm

I once had an all female cockpit crew on a Mesaba flight. Everything was great except after arriving at
DTW, they had a lot of trouble backing into the gate.  duck   razz 
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