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Old 07-09-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by The Chow
Oh come on now Columbia, when's the last time you saw ticket prices go up?

Besides, me thinks this about the extra flight attendant required.

Wow - one American flight attendant weighs as much as 10 seats? I thought it would be 25 or 30 seats!
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by The Chow
Oh come on now Columbia, when's the last time you saw ticket prices go up?

Besides, me thinks this about the extra flight attendant required.
I'm pretty sure that's what they were thinking. If I'm not mistaken, their NG's have 160 seats. Dropping 10 seats gives more leg room and one less FA.

Sucks for the FA's though.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Senior Skipper
I'm pretty sure that's what they were thinking. If I'm not mistaken, their NG's have 160 seats. Dropping 10 seats gives more leg room and one less FA.

Sucks for the FA's though.
One less FA? That's just airline management trying to avoid the great flight attendant shortage. It's just a year away you know...
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bcrosier
Boy isn't that the truth!

As a 747 pilot, you can use Len Morgan's old line when people asked him what he did: "I drive an 18-wheeler."

I've used that one before, and that usually pretty well ends that discussion. Occasionally I've been asked the trucking equivalent of "What's your route". I just respond with something to the effect of, "Oh, all over."

Both statements are completely true, while avoiding the pain associated with revealing you're a professional pilot. (Again, didn't see that one coming in my younger days).
Just tell them you're a heavy equipment operator.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mike734
Just tell them you're a heavy equipment operator.
Petroleum to rotation conversion technician in the pressurized aluminum tubing industry.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:13 AM
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Sometimes it's easier to tell them you work for the IRS.

I've taken walking tours and that's what I tell my fellow tourists. Shuts them up pretty quickly and you get a lot of peace and quiet afterwards.

I've also told them that I was an analyst for the CIA. I can't talk about my work.

Back in the day when you actually got first class, I used to tell them I was a tank salesman.

You can have a lot of fun with it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:11 AM
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Just tell people you work in pr0n. Judging from TV, that gets a lot of respect.


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Old 07-10-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LateralFlyer
While commuting, the passenger who tapped me on the shoulder to ask me a plethora of stupid questions after I had put on my headphones.

That was this morning.

I love these. My favorite is when they nudge you, point up front, and say "Hey, shouldn't you be sitting up there?"
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by TBucket
I love these. My favorite is when they nudge you, point up front, and say "Hey, shouldn't you be sitting up there?"
I had one where I was deadheading in the back in uniform. I had fallen asleep for a bit, and upon me waking up, the lady sitting next to me looks over and says "So, you must want to be a pilot someday?"

...Nah, I just dress up like this to pick up chicks.... (I didn't say that, I think I said something to the effect of "I think I've already got that checked off...")
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp
I had one where I was deadheading in the back in uniform. I had fallen asleep for a bit, and upon me waking up, the lady sitting next to me looks over and says "So, you must want to be a pilot someday?"

...Nah, I just dress up like this to pick up chicks.... (I didn't say that, I think I said something to the effect of "I think I've already got that checked off...")
You should have given her the thousand-yard stare and then declared, "I'm wearing new socks".

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