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Old 04-14-2015, 03:32 PM
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The more, the merrier. The passenger pointing out that the wing bolt needs tightening is annoying and sometimes right. Like I said, I had a ramper catch something we had overlooked. I've also blown off rampers that point something out that's already on a MEL or CDL. 80 just doesn't like the fact that chicks dig SWA pilots.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:55 PM
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I was jumpseating on a DL 757 a few weeks back and as we were boarding, a passenger stops just inside the entry door, rolls his eyes and says in as loud a voice as he can muster, "God I hate these little tiny airplanes, why can't Delta give us a real god**** airplane."

Seriously?

A 757?

What is wrong with you, sir?

On a separate note, yesterday while working a trip from YVR to LAX in a CRJ-700, a lady got on board and would not stop complaining to the FA during boarding (I could hear all this since the cockpit door was open) that "this airplane is just a puddlejumper. Just a puddlejumper! I paid so much money for my ticket, I want a real airplane" et cetera.

I could not help myself. On the descent into LAX I made the following PA, which sent my captain into fits of laughter:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we've started our descent into LA. It's a nice sunny day, with a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. We'll be on the ground in 20 minutes. Oh, and as we boarded our flight today, we overheard someone calling this aircraft a puddlejumper. However, this puddlejumper got us to our destination a full 35 minutes early, which we think is pretty nifty. Once again, thanks for flying with us and we'll see you on the ground."

The nice part was that as everyone deplaned I caught the lady's eye and she actually smiled, a bit sheepishly.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:06 PM
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you really showed her.

I hope RA is reading this.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kfahmi
I was jumpseating on a DL 757 a few weeks back and as we were boarding, a passenger stops just inside the entry door, rolls his eyes and says in as loud a voice as he can muster, "God I hate these little tiny airplanes, why can't Delta give us a real god**** airplane."

Seriously?

A 757?

What is wrong with you, sir?

On a separate note, yesterday while working a trip from YVR to LAX in a CRJ-700, a lady got on board and would not stop complaining to the FA during boarding (I could hear all this since the cockpit door was open) that "this airplane is just a puddlejumper. Just a puddlejumper! I paid so much money for my ticket, I want a real airplane" et cetera.

I could not help myself. On the descent into LAX I made the following PA, which sent my captain into fits of laughter:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we've started our descent into LA. It's a nice sunny day, with a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. We'll be on the ground in 20 minutes. Oh, and as we boarded our flight today, we overheard someone calling this aircraft a puddlejumper. However, this puddlejumper got us to our destination a full 35 minutes early, which we think is pretty nifty. Once again, thanks for flying with us and we'll see you on the ground."

The nice part was that as everyone deplaned I caught the lady's eye and she actually smiled, a bit sheepishly.
Wow... Good job.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kfahmi


I could not help myself. On the descent into LAX I made the following PA, which sent my captain into fits of laughter:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we've started our descent into LA. It's a nice sunny day, with a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. We'll be on the ground in 20 minutes. Oh, and as we boarded our flight today, we overheard someone calling this aircraft a puddlejumper. However, this puddlejumper got us to our destination a full 35 minutes early, which we think is pretty nifty. Once again, thanks for flying with us and we'll see you on the ground."

The nice part was that as everyone deplaned I caught the lady's eye and she actually smiled, a bit sheepishly.
Lemme guess, you're skywest?

Sounds like there was more than one tool on board that day...
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Purple Drank
you really showed her.

I hope RA is reading this.
You don't think that his PA is anything corollary to mainline guys dictating their entire military career during their welcome aboard announcement?
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:21 PM
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The pilot who every 20 min says "Are we there yet?"
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Milk Man
The pilot who every 20 min says "Are we there yet?"
How 'bout now?
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:57 PM
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Funny thing is the people that would complain about being in a small RJ would sh** themselves trying to get a ride in a Gulfstream or even a Citation.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cornbeef007
You don't think that his PA is anything corollary to mainline guys dictating their entire military career during their welcome aboard announcement?

Amen!!! Get over yourselves boys..
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