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Old 04-01-2019, 05:14 AM   #1  
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Default 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 doesn’t take my toothpaste it’s obvious but when I deadhead commercial in civvies it’s not.
So do you indentify yourself to cabin crew as “willing and able” 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 seat....do 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?

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Old 04-01-2019, 05:17 AM   #2  
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put it away, nobody cares.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:28 AM   #3  
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put it away, nobody cares.
That’s what she said.
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I smile and say hello. Incognito is neato.
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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.
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Nobody cares. Filler.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:34 AM   #7  
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If you wear a uniform while deadheading on a foreign carrier many times they will ask you to remove epaulets, etc. They don’t want passengers confusing you for one of them.
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That wasn’t remotely related to the question but thanks for participating.
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Go incognito. Drink a beer and enjoy yourself. There’s no brownie points for telling anyone that you’re a pilot, and you’re an even bigger douche if you hint to it.
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