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TiredSoul 04-01-2019 05:14 AM

ID to cabin crew on Commercial deadhead
So you probably work for a company that ships you on commercial dead head allover the place like me.
So......when I travel in uniform so TSA doesnít take my toothpaste itís obvious but when I deadhead commercial in civvies itís not.
So do you indentify yourself to cabin crew as ďwilling and ableĒ to assist ?
Is that considered proper etiquette or more of a douchebag move trying to get free snacks?

So regular fare ticket, no upgrade, not carrying your regional pilot rollaboard, no headphones, no sunglasses backwards, in civvies, back of the bus middle you:

- wear your lanyard and ID when boarding
- kinda twirl it around your finger like a cool kid
- show it only to your section FA
- not bother to ID yourself as crew?

navigatro 04-01-2019 05:17 AM

put it away, nobody cares.

TiredSoul 04-01-2019 05:28 AM


Originally Posted by navigatro (Post 2793843)
put it away, nobody cares.

Thatís what she said.

Marko 04-01-2019 05:28 AM

I smile and say hello. Incognito is neato.

JohnBurke 04-01-2019 05:41 AM

I don't normally travel in uniform.

If not in uniform and ticketed, then I don't identify myself. I usually get on board with my gear, so they probably know I'm a crewmember, but nobody cares, and I don't say anything. I'm along for the ride.

I've been out of my seat a few times lately to assist with a medical emergency, but nobody cares if I'm crew or not.

Years ago I was in the rear galley attending to a guy with chest pains when we landed; I couldn't move him. They knew I was a crewmember, and I did get an offer to come interview out of it...but didn't take the offer, and I don't think they cared if I was crew at the time, either.

You can show them your ID if you want. Chances are there are half a dozen other crew on board, too, and nobody cares about them, either.

BluePAX 04-01-2019 06:19 AM

Nobody cares. Filler.

TiredSoul 04-01-2019 06:34 AM

Birdsmash 04-01-2019 07:07 AM

If you wear a uniform while deadheading on a foreign carrier many times they will ask you to remove epaulets, etc. They donít want passengers confusing you for one of them.

TiredSoul 04-01-2019 07:17 AM

That wasnít remotely related to the question but thanks for participating.

Locke 04-01-2019 07:48 AM

Go incognito. Drink a beer and enjoy yourself. Thereís no brownie points for telling anyone that youíre a pilot, and youíre an even bigger douche if you hint to it.

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