|Quoting LV (Reply 13):|
While landing at DEN, from the row in front of me....
Lady 1: "Look, that plane says Ted on it, Ted Turner must of started his own airline"
Lady 2: "He does own a lot of land in this part of the country, must go up to Montana for him."
That's just hysterical!
|Quoting VIflyer (Reply 16):|
Pax: "Well I'm a school teacher and I'm sure that their is no lake that big in the US."
Someone wanna go over to Non-Av and start another thread on education in the U.S?
|Quoting Commavia (Reply 21):|
A very good family friend, who was an AA gate agent at DFW for 30 years, always says: for some reason he still doesn't understand, "flying brings out the absolute stupidity in people - a person who might be totally rational, reasonable or normal under other circumstances just becomes a totally idiot when they set foot inside the terminal."
It's so true.
I remember reading somewhere a few years ago that a study was done that concluded that airline passengers lose 30% of their cognative abilities when entering the airport-due to stress, and not being "in control". That's why at the entrance to the terminal, we always say those aren't lights above, they're brain-suckers.
|Quoting Ualcsr (Reply 23):|
How about ....."They're canceling the flight because they don't have enough passengers."
I always enjoy that one. If I have a customer that's willing to listen, I'll tell them that's not true. I feel part of my job is to educate a customer, not just bullshit them. I explained to a woman once on a cancelled flight why this is a fallacy, and when I was done, she said what I told her made a lot of sense. And she thanked me for explaining it to her.
|Quoting Ualcsr (Reply 26):|
First it was the "I can't believe you didn't hold the plane" (for four hours???) and after they got through that one, from the ridiculous to the sublime...."Well, we need an airplane right now to take us to Santiago".
When I used to work up in Ops, being the Connect Planning who held flights, I could just hear the customers saying that to the agents.
Of course, I heard about it from the agent later.
As for the second part, that always cracks me up. I have a different take on that one later.
|Quoting QF772 (Reply 31):|
I overheard a some guy explain blended winglettes on a 737 to his party like this:
"Airports are getting smaller and smaller so they have to bend the wings up at the ends so they'll fit in their parks."
Hysterical! I won't be surprised if airliners do have retractable wings someday.
|Quoting Floorrunner (Reply 44):|
I remember working reservations and information back in the PeopleExpress days, and a woman calls in and says, "My flight leaves in 15 minutes but I have a 2 hour drive to the airport. Can you run outside and tell the pilot to wait for me?"
Had a guy call a friend of mine behind the ticket counter once and said "I'm stuck on 480, tell them to hold the plane!" "click!".
He got into the airport, and was mad as hell. He asked my friend why the flight wasn't held.
1. He gave her no name.
2. He gave her no destination.
3. Didn't give her time to tell him that even if he had done that, the plane was going without him.
A few I like:
"Is there a difference between D-2 and D-02?"
Uh, yeah, D-02 is down in baggage claim......
flight years ago.
"Do we stop in Anchorage first?"
Sure, we fly right the hell by Seattle for 2 hours, then come back later...
Christmas Day, 2001, a 20-something shows up at the counter 23 minutes before his TPA
flight, and misses it. I get him at the service center.
Him: "What are you going to give me."
Me: "I don't understand, what do you mean what am I going to give you?"
Him: "Well, I missed my flight. Don't I give compensation?"
I asked him if he had heard about check-in requirments since 9/11, and he said yes. Than I ask "why, then, did you show up at the counter 25 minutes to departure?" Silence. I told him that if anyone was owed compensation, it was me for him daring to ask me for compensation when he was the one who was late.
Had a friend of mine working at the Service Center after an LAX
Pax: "You know, after the Passenger Bill of Rights passes, you won't be allowed to cancel flights!"
Agt: "Why is that, sir?"
Pax: "Because you'll have to have a spare plane for every flight you have!"
Agt: "So, you won't mind paying about 50% more for your ticket?"
Pax: "Why would I have to pay any more?"
Agt: "Because, sir, if we have to double our fleet size, it'll cost you that much more to play for all those aircraft."
Pax: "You won't be allowed to do that. You won't be allowed to pass on such costs to consumers!"
Well, hope you like riding Greyhound or Amtrak, buddy!