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Old 09-14-2015, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Hoser View Post
It's that time of the year, had to!
Yes it is!

Flew a segment from ATL to DAL last week with a whole buncha 'Bama fans going to the game. The Captain is an Auburn guy but he had the class to make a PA and wish them all luck...with a "War Eagle" thrown in at the end. We could hear the "boos" and laughter and cheering in the cockpit.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Phuz View Post
I'm sure you had the balls to tell him that you thought his PA was cheesy.
Telling him his PA is cheesy is more toolish than just letting him do it.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Hrkdrivr View Post
The situation you described is pretty crappy. I agree, they're toolish.
Yes, yes they are.........

And it's NOT just the self centered a-hole bastards that do it.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
Guess why? They didn't enforce the rules. Enough guys were breaking them that they rolled over and allowed them. Same thing happened at Alaska.

Pilots were required to wear hats. However, management didn't enforce the uniform reg, so plenty of pilots were leaving them at home. Eventually, if you wore your hat, you were the odd ball.

Suddenly, lo and behold!, the MVP Golds started complaining that the pilots were looking bad and Alaska management decreed the hat was again required. Hopefully, they're enforcing their own uniform regulation.

Personally, I liked the system another airline has (has?). If someone in management saw you without your hat, they didn't excoriate you. They just ordered you a new hat, had it sent to your house and deducted the $75 from your paycheck.

Gotta hit pilots where they live...in the wallet. Now, if you walk around certain mainline hubs, you can tell at a glance who the mainline guys are and who the regional guys are. And it has nothing to do with age. It has everything to do with professional attire/demeanor.

Have you ever seen the movie 12 O'clock High? Its about a failing bomber squadron in 1942. When the CO is replaced, the first thing the new guy does is MANDATE uniforms, military regs, etc. Same thing in the movie Patton.

The theory and message is to get professional behavior and performance you have to start at the lowest level...uniforms, luggage, haircuts, etc. When people start complying at that level, there is a transferance that goes to all aspects of their performance.

So think about it. If you're slobbing around the terminal in view of your passengers, what message does that send to them about your ability to operate the aircraft in a safe, standard way? What do you think about the residents of the house you see with a bunch of rusty junk cars on blocks and garbage scattered throughout the yard?

Please don't project the "junior birdman trash" at work. It hurts all of us.
Ummmmmm, wow......

Did I say I wear a backpack, no I simply stated that UAL in their FOM ALLOWS people to carry a backpack if they so choose. I choose not to because I don't care for the look... Until I can afford to get the smaller flight bag I want I carry a laptop case with the things I need... I also utilize my reimbursements to have my shirts dry cleaned and starched so that they look professional, and have my shoes polished before every trip. Come October 15th I will be donning my hat and coat again as required in my FOM, at my last "regional trash/puke/unprofessional" airline whatever you want to call me I was required to wear the hat year round and did so both as an FO and a Captain.

Thanks for the professionalism rant "Captain Happy..."
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:57 AM
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Here is my vote, selfie and all:

Pilot caught texting during takeoff from Charlotte | The Charlotte Observer

I wonder why attorneys get such a bad rap.
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by DENpilot View Post
Telling him his PA is cheesy is more toolish than just letting him do it.
Correct. I wouldn't dare to openly criticize someone's PA announcement; that's just rude. However, I still cringed inwardly when I heard it. At 0630 on a Monday morning, the last thing anyone wants to hear is a full description of your route clearance for your 30-minute flight...
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 1bdun View Post
Here is my vote, selfie and all:

Pilot caught texting during takeoff from Charlotte | The Charlotte Observer

I wonder why attorneys get such a bad rap.
My my, our hero!

This wonder boy instead of maybe having some intestinal fortitude of his own and facing the pilot in question about his gripe, shoots video of the incident and THEN; makes sure he selfies a picture of himself to be included in the press article that is his goal for personal attention out of this.

This drain plug is consuming valuable O2 for no reason!
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RhinoPherret View Post
My my, our hero!

This wonder boy instead of maybe having some intestinal fortitude of his own and facing the pilot in question about his gripe, shoots video of the incident and THEN; makes sure he selfies a picture of himself to be included in the press article that is his goal for personal attention out of this.

This drain plug is consuming valuable O2 for no reason!
The last part of the article says it best. He couldn't play with his toys, so he's ****ed. He's going to make an example out of everyone. Hey, "Mr. Follow The Rules", I believe American Airlines has a strict policy forbidding anyone to photograph or video employees or inside the airplane.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by PILEOAV8R View Post
Ummmmmm, wow......

Did I say I wear a backpack, no I simply stated that UAL in their FOM ALLOWS people to carry a backpack if they so choose. I choose not to because I don't care for the look... Until I can afford to get the smaller flight bag I want I carry a laptop case with the things I need... I also utilize my reimbursements to have my shirts dry cleaned and starched so that they look professional, and have my shoes polished before every trip. Come October 15th I will be donning my hat and coat again as required in my FOM, at my last "regional trash/puke/unprofessional" airline whatever you want to call me I was required to wear the hat year round and did so both as an FO and a Captain.

Thanks for the professionalism rant "Captain Happy..."
In the bigger sense that he's describing - and that you missed entirely because you saw it as a personal attack against YOU - he's right.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by SayAlt View Post
Excellent ^^^^ point.


TOADs (Tool of Any Day)

Anyone who uses the term "Sonny", "Son", "Sonny boy" or the like in a transparent attempt to belittle someone they don't like or disagree with. Psycologically speaking, it's actually a very revealing sign of immaturity and insecurity as well.

Examples...
Same thing can be said for someone who calls another on this forum "Gramps" or similar. It's a two way street. Remember that.
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