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Old 06-14-2015, 08:53 AM
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I feel like this guy has been profiled here already but the UAL captain who during his PA added "and in case you're wondering about your crew today ..." and then went into a minute long talk on his aviation background and each of the planes he flew in the military. The middle aged housewife in front of me put it well when she looked over at her husband and said "are any of us supposed to care about that?"
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:23 PM
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Employee bus drivers who think they're driving Formula One (talking to you JFK and EWR Golden Touch.)

Definitely the most dangerous 15 minutes of my job.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:24 PM
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Employee bus drivers who think they're driving Formula One (talking to you JFK and EWR Golden Touch.)

Definitely the most dangerous 15 minutes of my job.
It may be hard to believe, but their vans were a big improvement over the outfit we used before them. Why have springs and shock absorbers that will be destroyed anyway? Each pothole-strike would launch crewmembers toward a bonked head, followed by a buttcrunching slam.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:04 PM
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by GogglesPisano View Post
Employee bus drivers who think they're driving Formula One (talking to you JFK and EWR Golden Touch.)

Definitely the most dangerous 15 minutes of my job.
My favorite thus far was the bus ride from long OAK layover to OAK at 0400ish with the bus driving falling asleep on it.

It was a dark humor situation watching all of us strap in at the same time.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HB Pilot View Post
I feel like this guy has been profiled here already but the UAL captain who during his PA added "and in case you're wondering about your crew today ..." and then went into a minute long talk on his aviation background and each of the planes he flew in the military. The middle aged housewife in front of me put it well when she looked over at her husband and said "are any of us supposed to care about that?"

We've got a couple of those at DL, too.
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by GogglesPisano View Post
Employee bus drivers who think they're driving Formula One (talking to you JFK and EWR Golden Touch.)

Definitely the most dangerous 15 minutes of my job.
Tell them to slow down. It's your life, don't be shy about protecting it. What gives me the heeby jeebies are the dozen projectiles, err, FAs not belted in during those rides.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:42 AM
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Tell them to slow down and buckle the seat belts...we had a pilot that was T boned in the crew van, never worked again.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:47 AM
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Crew members who don't wear their seat belts in vans (or anywhere else for that matter) are TOTD candidates! I sometimes get chuckled at for always buckeling up, ESPECIALLY in Europe, where drivers are craaaaazy! Oh well, sorry I value my life!
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:31 AM
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ESPECIALLY in Europe, where drivers are craaaaazy!
I reccomend some China or Brasil trips to show you what craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy really is, be safe :-)
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