I hate to ask, but do you have any idea if the guy was an LCA? Only reason I ask is because, from the right seat, I've seen this twice and both times the CA was an LCA. Don't get me wrong, Captains, it's your PA. Say what you want to say. I've just noticed a (admittedly small) pattern, and I wonder if there's some guidance from above to "personalize" the crew. I flew with an LCA last month that made a lengthy PA right after the pre push acars detailing his background, my background, all the FAs names, and various aeronautical minutiae (by the way, when you tell people you're flying over Dryer, OH, they don't have any idea what you're talking about. Take a minute to consult a map and realize the big city on Lake Erie is actually called Cleveland). Since the pre push acars is my cue to go pee, I got multiple opportunities to see our HVCs looking either glazed over or downright annoyed during the PA. As a pilot, I couldn't care less about the case the guy in 1B successfully litigated or the buyout the lady in 22D just facilitated. I'm quite sure they care just as little about my CV as I care about theirs. And leave my name out of the PA. It's nobody's business.
Good God...that makes me pine for the days where the guy in the left seat gave the brief the first day "SOPA/SMAC, K?", and that was the long version.
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Don't be that guy or girl. Unfortunately today, I got to listen Capt Douche pontificate about his Navy career to include a list of the ships he served on and the aircraft he and his Air Force F/O had flown. During his PA, the passengers kept looking at the other uniformed crew members with the question in there eyes as to why is this tool giving us his resume. If his was you today on the XXXX am, MSP to ATL flight, STOP IT! Noboby cares about your resume....... You are making a fool of yourself.
As a veteran, I appreciate your service, but PAs like this have to stop.
Haha. A few months ago I posted a question asking if anyone had been on a flight where an 88 captain made a PA saying his phone number was 1-800-HOT-CAPTAIN and he also said after takeoff he was going to do a barrel roll. He wasn't hot, and we didn't do a barrel roll. Glad I was not traveling in uniform in the cabin that day.
For anyone that has ever ridden in the back of the plane, and maybe for those who don't commute and put AVOID deadheads on their PBS bid, they don't realize how many stinking PA's the flight attendants make. For crying out loud, everybody shut up.