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Tool of the day

Old 05-06-2012, 10:47 PM
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I nominate people who threadjack the TOTD thread......
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by block30 View Post
Oh snap, you asked him all that? I'd like to shake your hand.
Well, I'm older than him and have been flying longer than him so it wasn't that hard.

Last edited by buzzpat; 05-06-2012 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Misread the initial post. And the tool experience is OVER!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by rickt86 View Post
No idea?? However taking a deadheading pilots seat while he walks away, because you want extra legroom is a fairly tool thing to do, ESP when your not being nice about it!! I do not write the rules, but if he wanted the seat he could have asked for it, he may have and found out it was for a fee, then just took it from me. He may also have asked for it and found out I already had it, but I my seat about 2 minutes before they boarded since I went out to the plane just when boarding was about to start and got my seat then.
Can't agree more. Same happened to me a tool was sitting in the middle seat of the exit ( I was assigned the window) I ask nicely to get into my seat and instead the pax slides into my seat and insists I take the middle seat and how I should have customer appreciation. Let's just say I ended up sitting in the window seat. All these idiots need to do is politely ask do you mind if I take the window or whatever and I would gladly switch. I love how pax assume just because we are employees that they can try to take advantage. Tools
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:53 AM
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Time to end this thread when the tools have creeped it out.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:39 AM
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The captain/fo who drops creepy/weird pickup lines on the hot waitress/bartender while also loudly vocalizing what it is we do and who we work for.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by rickt86 View Post
agreed, why I was nice about it. I could not imagine however what I would have done if I was on a full fare ticket such as a netjets guy.
NJA guy wouldn't have had much recourse either. We're (were) paid to be professional pilots not only on our own aircraft but on yours as well. Some forget that from time to time and there was at least one case of a pilot being extremely rude to a gate agent and getting the CRPET1 Arrival over it.

I had two occasions where I got really peed off at a gate agent and had to bite my tongue. Another few times where a gate agent would have peed me off had I not had ulterior motives. My favorite one was getting to ATL late and the gate agent had given my seat away to a non-rev 15 mins before departure. Had I been going home I wouldn't have been happy. Starting the tour however is a different story.

I dealt with two flight crew tools while riding the airlines. I posted about the DAL 737 captain who hated my existence on his jet, and the other was one of our own.

I saw him standing around the gate area trying to look important. You've seen the type. He's standing a few feet from everyone else, but close enough to the crowd. He WANTS people to notice him so they will ask that stupid question: "Are you a pilot?". He might as well be standing there on a podium under a spotlight polishing his wings and cleaning the fingerprints off his Seiko World Time Watch with the flux gate compass, GPS and ELT in it.

As luck would have it, not one soul spoke to him in the gate area. Further, as more luck would have it, I have a middle seat on a 4 hour flight in another Boeing torture tube, and he's got the aisle next to me..... This isn't going to be pretty.

This was a new at the time DAL 737 that had the screens in the seat, and some expoliring at the gate led me to the music page which had Jimmy Buffett "Live in Anguilla". Sweet!

Before we left the gate, this overweight rectal cap starts asking me "what fleet?", "how long have you been here?", "I'm the most senior guy in the _____.", "what's your background". I gave him the answers, he seemed satisfied and dozed off.

About 20 mins after takeoff with me fully involved in hearing the Buffett, "They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More" for you fellow Parrotheads, the Sloth awakens..... He begins telling me that he decided not to go to the airlines and went to NJA instead, and that airline life was too easy, et. al. I asked him if he had ever applied to any airlines, which he replied to the affirmative, upon which I replied "none wanted you, huh?".

At the time of his hire, NJA was pay for training and all you needed was an ATP and a pulse. The rest of the ride home was pleasant and peacefully filled with my own personal Buffett concert. Bought the album on the drive home and listened to it again.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DeadHead View Post
The captain/fo who drops creepy/weird pickup lines on the hot waitress/bartender while also loudly vocalizing what it is we do and who we work for.
Nice. Reminds me of a CA in YVR a few years ago that pulled his laptop out to show the waitress a picture of herself, with him sitting at the same table. Apparently he'd been on a layover (a year prior!) and had saved this picture. He prefaced the photo with "I've been coming back here every week for a year hoping to run into you again." She was not exactly swept away by his romantic gesture.

Needless to say, we had a nice burly gentleman waiter taking care of us for the rest of our meal.

Not sure if he qualified as a tool or a stalker, but it was creepy either way.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:56 AM
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Here you go!

From one Parrot head to another.

"They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More" 11/04/2011 - Jimmy Buffett at MOTM in Key West - YouTube
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Originally Posted by LeineLodge View Post
Nice. Reminds me of a CA in YVR a few years ago that pulled his laptop out to show the waitress a picture of herself, with him sitting at the same table. Apparently he'd been on a layover (a year prior!) and had saved this picture. He prefaced the photo with "I've been coming back here every week for a year hoping to run into you again." She was not exactly swept away by his romantic gesture.

Needless to say, we had a nice burly gentleman waiter taking care of us for the rest of our meal.

Not sure if he qualified as a tool or a stalker, but it was creepy either way.
I hate having to be associated with that kind of tool. All you can do is shake your head and face palm it. How else can you disassociate yourself with it.

Oh and while we are on the subject, I am not your partner!
We work together, if you say partner I have to definitely revoke your man card.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:04 AM
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I vote for myself. On a cold windy Chicago layover I slipped off the curb and landed in some slush. I'm soaked from butt to toes. Luckily for me I did this on the miracle mile for all to see. I had cars slowing down, honking and rolling down their windows to yell out compliments on my landing. My crew enjoyed it too. Weather was -18 and blowing 20....brrrr.
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