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Tool of the day

Old 07-05-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by GalaxyDrvr
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.
Yet there was a time not that long ago where it would have been considered classy and appropriate. While I wouldn't do it anyway (unless someone was getting married at an airport chapel, in which case VVTF?), its worth pondering why its no longer acceptable.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:52 PM
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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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Fine, then there's only one answer. ER Captain.

What? Cruise Captain is still Captain. Don't be h8n.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by paxhauler85
it's that they want those seats available to their frequent fliers/business select pax.

Keeping the people who buy lots of tickets happy is just good business.

#Protip: Business travellers really like assigned seating and first class/BE. Giving your customers what they want goes a long way in keeping them happy.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp
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.
My certificate just says B-757/B-767, it always seemed pretty easy to just say that. If they care more, they'll ask. Most people's eyes glaze over when you get into too much detail. Mine do, I really don't give a rat's that you fly the ER (or ED) to Guatemala every third Sunday. Let's face it, most people are surprised to find out a B-757 is smaller than a B-747 (yes, Virginia it's true. I've had to explain more than once that the don't all get bigger as the numbers go up).

Now sign me up as a tool for getting so worked up about what you Del-Taco guys call yourselves!

Edit - What Pipe says below!

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp
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.
The answer to that question is 757/767. There, wasn't that easy?

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by GalaxyDrvr
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.
I agree, but I would never wear my A.F. Mess Dress to my wedding.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by pipe
The answer to that question is 757/767. There, wasn't that easy?

PIPE
Or, if you don't like the answer you know you're going to get, don't ask the question.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:18 AM
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y'all realize that most of the people asking what kind of plane you fly generally don't know or care what a b757 or b767 is? All they wanna do is "do you fly BIG planes?" and "are you a COMMERCIAL pilot????"

So that's what I tell them

(Yes these questions are my pet peeve)
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:14 AM
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puddle jumpers....
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Justdoinmyjob
Or, if you don't like the answer you know you're going to get, don't ask the question.
I don't generally ask questions that I already know the answer to.

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