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Old 05-23-2015, 08:28 PM   #6331  
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:34 PM   #6332  
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Hate to break your bubble, gents, but as hokey as you or I may think it is, most pax enjoy it. Everytime I've been on a flight where the CA made the military service announcement (sometimes in front of the pax), they ate it up.
It's true. When I mention my thousands of hours of hand flown ILS's in snow storms and ice storms I get nothing.... but when I mention my two space shuttle landings in severe clear, no wind with an auto pilot doing all the work, they eat it up!

If you really want to hear them cheer, on the F/O's leg, you tell them this is his first landing in the airplane, and his wife just had triplets, and he hasn't had a good night's sleep in weeks... so be kind.

And after every "Firm" landing, on taxi in, I'll pick up the mic and say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm sorry about that landing. It's not my fault, and it's not YOUR fault, it's the ASS Phalt!"
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:15 AM   #6333  
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When did it become normal to brief passengers on past career exploits, planes flown, military vs. civilian background, what I had for breakfast, grooming habits of the FO, etc? I've been making PAs to passengers for almost 10 years now and have yet to find a tactful way let alone any need to work in the accomplishments or background of any crew member beyond names. A possible exception would be fake accomplishment (world roller derby champion, international aerial gymnast of the year, etc.) or birthday as a joke for a flight attendant or friend deadheading.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:44 AM   #6334  
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When did it become normal to brief passengers on past career exploits, planes flown, military vs. civilian background, what I had for breakfast, grooming habits of the FO, etc? I've been making PAs to passengers for almost 10 years now and have yet to find a tactful way let alone any need to work in the accomplishments or background of any crew member beyond names. A possible exception would be fake accomplishment (world roller derby champion, international aerial gymnast of the year, etc.) or birthday as a joke for a flight attendant or friend deadheading.
Face Book, Twitter, encourage folks to explain their existence in detail, I'm thinking this is a carry over. It started when we showed mommy our first unassisted bm........
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:36 AM   #6335  
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Face Book, Twitter, encourage folks to explain their existence in detail, I'm thinking this is a carry over. It started when we showed mommy our first unassisted bm........
Additionally, I always assume on the PA that I have at max 30 seconds to make my point before people's attention spans evaporate. That theory has served me well.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:26 AM   #6336  
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Back in the day SWA FAs didn't have any trouble keeping pax attention and no pilot would brag about someone's QV over the PA, much less their own.

Jus' sayin'...
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:21 AM   #6337  
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then please let them know you are too embarrassed to even mention to your pax that you served ...

Sure, OK. You can think whatever you want. As for being embarrassed, I had a real job. MOS was 0302. Took care of my guys and made sure everyone came home. Moved on to other things. No need to relive those "glory days" like some "Iceman." Was Criket your callsign?

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Old 05-24-2015, 12:53 PM   #6338  
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It's true. When I mention my thousands of hours of hand flown ILS's in snow storms and ice storms I get nothing.... but when I mention my two space shuttle landings in severe clear, no wind with an auto pilot doing all the work, they eat it up!

If you really want to hear them cheer, on the F/O's leg, you tell them this is his first landing in the airplane, and his wife just had triplets, and he hasn't had a good night's sleep in weeks... so be kind.

And after every "Firm" landing, on taxi in, I'll pick up the mic and say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm sorry about that landing. It's not my fault, and it's not YOUR fault, it's the ASS Phalt!"
Or the pilot that wanted to brief the pax that we were doing a fully automated CAT 3 in 0 visibility with no imput from the pilots!
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:33 PM   #6339  
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Try making your military CV PA during and after the Vietnam war. See where that would have gotten you. Thirty five years of making pa's and only once mentioned any military service. Well actually it was the f/o apologizing for a landing I made in the 727 that dropped about 100 masks. He blamed it on two weeks active duty doing carrier quals again.. Bless his heart.

Keep the CV in your pocket for your next job.
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Try making your military CV PA during and after the Vietnam war. See where that would have gotten you. Thirty five years of making pa's and only once mentioned any military service. Well actually it was the f/o apologizing for a landing I made in the 727 that dropped about 100 masks. He blamed it on two weeks active duty doing carrier quals again.. Bless his heart.

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