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Old 08-01-2012, 06:15 AM
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In the good old days? We still can listen in to the cabin interphone. Most don't though, what with mostly inane droning.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:11 PM
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I'm surprised by all this animosity directed toward FAs. Pretty much everyone I fly with is professional and nice.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:50 PM
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I'm surprised by all this animosity directed toward FAs. Pretty much everyone I fly with is professional and nice.
I wouldn't necessarily call it animosity. The majority of the FAs I fly with are great and very professional. Sadly there are enough crazies out there (and I mean CRAZY) that it can be very difficult to trust an FA you have not gotten to know yet. Until I started flying for the airlines I never understood how much a great flight attendant can make a HUGE difference in how a trip goes. Those are the ones I remember! A great flight attendant solves problems, a poor one creates them. Again the majority of flight attendants I fly with are quite good.

As I know there are a few flight attendants on this board, I say welcome! The fact that you are here shows a desire to be more involved, and maybe a little boredom! The best advice I can give (other than don't answer the phone;-) is no matter what, KEEP CALM!!! If you get angry so will the passengers, if you panic, so will the passengers.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:30 PM
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I award tool of the day to United landing on 22R today in ORD. We were awaiting takeoff on 14L when the controller was having trouble reaching another aircraft. The controller was being stepped on. On about the 4th attempt, contact was made and the controller was not impatient or upset and life went on.

Except for DB United 'I'm perfect and never miss a radio call', having NOTHING to do with what was going on. He says, "You called that guy like 5 times."

Controller, "Say again?"
United, "Yeah you called that guy 5 times before he acknowledged."
Controller, "No, it's really no big deal."
United, "Yeah, but 5 times?"
Controller, "Was there somebody else trying to call that I missed?" (Controller now blowing United off...)
United (oblivious to the fact that the controller is ignoring him...) "No, it wasn't someone else. I was just saying that you called that guy... disregard."
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by RJtrashPilot
Gringo pilots can't say Meridia, just like Mexican pilots can't say Jacksonville Center. It's not "Yaksonbil".

Thank you sir, for making my 4:25 van ride enjoyable.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankCobretti
I'm surprised by all this animosity directed toward FAs. Pretty much everyone I fly with is professional and nice.

No kidding, I'm flying with original Pan Am stews who are the epitome of professional, competent, and funny. They'll be the first to tell you that their bra size is 38 Long and could give a crap about it. It's an absolute pleasure to fly with these women, they are no kidding aviation legends! It makes me sad to think that there's only a year or two left with them before they retire.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankCobretti
I'm surprised by all this animosity directed toward FAs. Pretty much everyone I fly with is professional and nice.

Originally Posted by flyandive
I wouldn't necessarily call it animosity. The majority of the FAs I fly with are great and very professional. Sadly there are enough crazies out there (and I mean CRAZY) that it can be very difficult to trust an FA you have not gotten to know yet. Until I started flying for the airlines I never understood how much a great flight attendant can make a HUGE difference in how a trip goes. Those are the ones I remember! A great flight attendant solves problems, a poor one creates them. Again the majority of flight attendants I fly with are quite good.


As I know there are a few flight attendants on this board, I say welcome! The fact that you are here shows a desire to be more involved, and maybe a little boredom! The best advice I can give (other than don't answer the phone;-) is no matter what, KEEP CALM!!! If you get angry so will the passengers, if you panic, so will the passengers.
Originally Posted by HSLD
No kidding, I'm flying with original Pan Am stews who are the epitome of professional, competent, and funny. They'll be the first to tell you that their bra size is 38 Long and could give a crap about it. It's an absolute pleasure to fly with these women, they are no kidding aviation legends! It makes me sad to think that there's only a year or two left with them before they retire.
Thanks, gentlemen! FWIW, we enjoy flying with true professionals like you more than you'll ever know.

(100% truth about a great crew making for a fun AND smooth trip.)
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:45 AM
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DCA Ground: ****, follow the E-170 holding short of 1-5.

Pi$$y **** Pilot: Follow what? A E-170, I don't know what that is, I've never flown one. So what do you want me to follow? An airplane holding short of 1-5? Which airplane holding short of 1-5?

DCA Ground: The E-170 holding short of 1-5. The one with the blue top.

**** Pilot: Okay, so you want me to follow the airplane with the blue top.

I've never flown a E-170 either, I know what it is. Just like I know what a 747 is, even though I don't have a type in one.

?

*** = major carrier.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:47 PM
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Delta pilot that just gave me the business like a passenger would about our APU craping the bed on us. Even offered advice on how we could have better handled the situation. We did everything we could to keep it cool. Thrust up on both engines until we cooked the brakes then shut one down and keep the other one pushed way up. These are things that happen tool!!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by forgot to bid
DCA Ground: ****, follow the E-170 holding short of 1-5.

Pi$$y **** Pilot: Follow what? A E-170, I don't know what that is, I've never flown one. So what do you want me to follow? An airplane holding short of 1-5? Which airplane holding short of 1-5?

DCA Ground: The E-170 holding short of 1-5. The one with the blue top.

**** Pilot: Okay, so you want me to follow the airplane with the blue top.

I've never flown a E-170 either, I know what it is. Just like I know what a 747 is, even though I don't have a type in one.

?

*** = major carrier.
Have heard that at a few major airports recently...

I mean is it really that tough? There are only a handful of different aircraft types flying in the US, and we all see them constantly.

To the Pilots who do this:
We get it, you want to be a dick, congrats you succeeded. We all think you are one.
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