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Tool of the day

Old 07-04-2012, 07:52 PM
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You other mainline guys have to remember, SW does not offer First Class seats, to anyone, so the Exit Row seats are the best seat (most room) they can offer, and with their 'open seating' (first come, first serve) well...they don't want non-revs, or jump seating off line pilots, in those seats.

Personally, I hate sitting in exit row seats, because most of them don't recline...but I do like to have the window vs. aisle seat, I like to be able to pull the window shades down when the sun is blasting in. I'd rather sit all the way in the back, as I always wait for all the paying pax to get out, before I get up to leave, even when not in uniform.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Herkulesdrvr
sounds like he had a flight that night while you had another backup flight you could catch. Since you were offended that he referred to you as an rj guy you decided to hold it against him and take the jumpseat. I guess in your mind he is a tool? Ok
He's a tool for not knowing that if someone else beats you to the jumpseat fair and square (or just has it out of higher priority) you kind of need to respectfully and humbly plead your case. I have a flight to somewhere super duper important like London you little RJ guy doesn't cut it. Especially if he was only allowing himself one flight that he would have known was full had he checked into it even a little bit.

If someone else rightfully has the jumpseat and you, for whatever reason, really really want/need it, you better be prepared to be super nice about it and respectful when you beg them to voluntarily give it up to accommodate you. Especially if you are in the middle of a self induced crisis due to your own questionable planning. You need to grovel, and you need to be cool with it if the other person says no.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp
Getting a bit nit picky?

Various carriers have names for categories- at DL if you're a vast majority of 757/767 pilots, you're a 7ER pilot for your category. Thus shorted to ER.

The MD-88/90 category is the M88 for bidding purposes... thus the "88."

super 80 has it's cultural roots at American.

Nope -- they're tools.

The people who build the airplane get to name it. When I ask what you fly, I didn't ask what your bid status computer code was - I asked what you fly.

If I ask you what kind of car you drive, I'm not looking for Ti, XL, LE, or SE.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by pipe
Nope -- they're tools.

The people who build the airplane get to name it. When I ask what you fly, I didn't ask what your bid status computer code was - I asked what you fly.

If I ask you what kind of car you drive, I'm not looking for Ti, XL, LE, or SE.

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And here we have TOTD, July 5, 2012. I'm confident there won't be anyone else to to top this gem. In fact, might just be in the running for TOTY.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:33 AM
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To every airline pilot that I have ever seen wearing a leather fanny pack as a uniform piece.

Thanks for killing any sex appeal left in our profession.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by pipe
Nope -- they're tools.

The people who build the airplane get to name it. When I ask what you fly, I didn't ask what your bid status computer code was - I asked what you fly.

If I ask you what kind of car you drive, I'm not looking for Ti, XL, LE, or SE.

PIPE
I don't know where you work but at DL we have lots of catagories that have several different airframes in them like the MD88/90 or the 757-200,-300/767-300,ER.

So I guess the only proper answer to, "What do you fly?" is,

"What ever I happen to be sitting in at the time..."
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gloopy
He's a tool for not knowing that if someone else beats you to the jumpseat fair and square (or just has it out of higher priority) you kind of need to respectfully and humbly plead your case. I have a flight to somewhere super duper important like London you little RJ guy doesn't cut it. Especially if he was only allowing himself one flight that he would have known was full had he checked into it even a little bit.

If someone else rightfully has the jumpseat and you, for whatever reason, really really want/need it, you better be prepared to be super nice about it and respectful when you beg them to voluntarily give it up to accommodate you. Especially if you are in the middle of a self induced crisis due to your own questionable planning. You need to grovel, and you need to be cool with it if the other person says no.
Bingo, you don't exactly get any favors done for you when you open up with talking down to that person you need the favor from!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
I don't know where you work but at DL we have lots of catagories that have several different airframes in them like the MD88/90 or the 757-200,-300/767-300,ER.

So I guess the only proper answer to, "What do you fly?" is,

"What ever I happen to be sitting in at the time..."
I think pipe wants us to say exactly that.

What do you fly at Delta?

When I was on the 767 domestic, it would have been:

"I fly the 757-200, 767-300, and 767-300ER no farther south than 3 degrees south latitude and with no ocean crossings."

Not being a tool takes a lot of effort and wasted breath, I guess.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Gearjerk
Flew with a Captain at my prior Regional airline, whom married a flight attendant, and wore his Captain uniform to the wedding. (Similar to someone wearing their "Military Dress uniform" instead of a tux.)


GJ

While I agree that the Airline Capt wearing his uniform to his wedding qualified him as a tool, I don't think I would equate that to a formal Military Dress wedding....ever.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:36 PM
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Attention Thread Drift, potential tool

How do you like the M-model?

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