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Old 09-13-2015, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by AC560
I am a former airline employee (FT), air cargo executive, and frequent passenger. I travel about 600K a year in the back of the bus and ride a couple times a year on freighters.
I have a hard time believing 600K miles per year. I'm in the middle of a 25 block hour trip right now. It has 7 legs total and logs 8000 nautical miles. Converting to statute miles, that'd be 9200 miles. To log 600K statute miles, you'd need to be in the airline seat approximately 1600 hours per year. You claim to be flying more than any airline pilot.

Yes, if you were doing nothing but 16 hour international flights your miles per block hour would be higher, but again, even considering a 50% error factor in my assumptions, it still doesn't add up... Especially if you really are managing 100's of employees in your spare time.

We all get it. You fly in the back quite a bit. Exaggerating doesn't help your credibility.
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by OpenClimb
We all get it. You fly in the back quite a bit. Exaggerating doesn't help your credibility.
In 2014 I logged 562,000 miles not counting any freighter rides. We work on six continents with a pretty blue tail. A couple of the Atlas guys can make some guesses and I am not JB.

I have nowhere implied that if you have a company uniform policy you should not comply with it. We have one for certain workers in our organization. The point I made is that professionalism is not tied to a hat or a backpack (decorum maybe). I carry a backpack for very practical reasons and I certainly don't consider myself unprofessional as a result nor has anyone implied otherwise.

I wrote on The General Lee forum a long time ago about a TWA Captain that came into the boarding area in JFK and made a general announcement to everyone what the plan was, talked with some of the passengers, took some pictures with the kids. That is somebody who is a professional and it comes from his expertise and how he carried himself, not his hat or choice of luggage. I have had some guys with very shiney shoes, nice hats, and the requisite black roller bag knock me over on the JetBridge and not even be bothered to apologize. That is somebody who is unprofessional.

To quote A Few Good Men "You don't need to wear a patch on your sleeve to have honor". I will leave it at that for this thread as I have immensely enjoyed reading it and would hate to see it cluttered up further with the discussion. Peace.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:48 AM
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I don't wear a hat nor a tie for my airline job.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:05 PM
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I don't wear a hat nor a tie for my airline job.
And you're still wearing your uniform properly. Imagine that.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:21 PM
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I am the furthest thing from a uniform nazi, but since we're on the subject here we go. I was sitting at a table in the LGA cafe next to some unknown brand Delta look alike RJ captain. Messy curly hair touching his collar and a white shirt that looked like he had been changing oil at Jiffy Lube the day prior. At least 3 huge brown stains on a shirt that he probably bought at a consignment store when he got his 1st big shot at Braniff. At least he was sporting a Delta lanyard.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeF16
I am the furthest thing from a uniform nazi, but since we're on the subject here we go. I was sitting at a table in the LGA cafe next to some unknown brand Delta look alike RJ captain. Messy curly hair touching his collar and a white shirt that looked like he had been changing oil at Jiffy Lube the day prior. At least 3 huge brown stains on a shirt that he probably bought at a consignment store when he got his 1st big shot at Braniff. At least he was sporting a Delta lanyard.
Good story brah. ASSume much?
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:02 PM
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TOTD - people in the airline industry who shop on weekends!

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Old 09-13-2015, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by LNL76
TOTD - people in the airline industry who shop on weekends!

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That's exactly why I have always preferred to work on the weekends, and be home during the week days. I hate crowds, traffic, and standing in line to spend money!
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
That's exactly why I have always preferred to work on the weekends, and be home during the week days. I hate crowds, traffic, and standing in line to spend money!
Me too! I went against my own "rules" today, though, and wanted to kick myself in the ass TWICE!
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeF16
I am the furthest thing from a uniform nazi, but since we're on the subject here we go. I was sitting at a table in the LGA cafe next to some unknown brand Delta look alike RJ captain. Messy curly hair touching his collar and a white shirt that looked like he had been changing oil at Jiffy Lube the day prior. At least 3 huge brown stains on a shirt that he probably bought at a consignment store when he got his 1st big shot at Braniff. At least he was sporting a Delta lanyard.

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