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Old 09-23-2015, 07:45 AM
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The ORF Baggage Throwers who don't know what a Deadhead tag is. 5 out of 6 guys gave me the blank stare when I had to go retrieve it. "A what...?" Only one had a clue, and at least I got a "Sorry, dude" look from him. Thanks for almost sending it to baggage claim... I guess it could have been worse.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:28 AM
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The ORF Baggage Throwers who don't know what a Deadhead tag is. 5 out of 6 guys gave me the blank stare when I had to go retrieve it. "A what...?" Only one had a clue, and at least I got a "Sorry, dude" look from him. Thanks for almost sending it to baggage claim... I guess it could have been worse.
What airline were you on? Over the 9 years that I worked on the ramp for a legacy carrier we never had any type of bag tags referred to officially or colloquially as a 'deadhead' tag. I've never heard any one ever use that term, at other airlines, either.

Sounds like you probably had a gate check tag and they goofed and didn't bring it up. I understand their confusion though. If you had asked me for a bag with a 'deadhead' tag on it, I would've been curious as to what you meant as well, but knowing that you're a crew member I would have simply looked for any extra bags with a gate check tag on it.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:50 AM
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It's a bright yellow tag that states "deadhead." Most the commuters I know have one on their bag.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:51 AM
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What airline were you on? Over the 9 years that I worked on the ramp for a legacy carrier we never had any type of bag tags referred to officially or colloquially as a 'deadhead' tag. I've never heard any one ever use that term, at other airlines, either.

Sounds like you probably had a gate check tag and they goofed and didn't bring it up. I understand their confusion though. If you had asked me for a bag with a 'deadhead' tag on it, I would've been curious as to what you meant as well, but knowing that you're a crew member I would have simply looked for any extra bags with a gate check tag on it.
I think Delta Mainline has a specific deadhead tag. It requires the crewmember to retrieve their bag down by the airplane as opposed to the ground crew bringing it up to the jetway.

As a offline jumpseater, I have been erroneously given this tag before. Lesson learned.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:26 AM
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Isn't this the Deadhead tag?

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Old 09-23-2015, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by AZFlyer View Post
What airline were you on? Over the 9 years that I worked on the ramp for a legacy carrier we never had any type of bag tags referred to officially or colloquially as a 'deadhead' tag. I've never heard any one ever use that term, at other airlines, either.

Sounds like you probably had a gate check tag and they goofed and didn't bring it up. I understand their confusion though. If you had asked me for a bag with a 'deadhead' tag on it, I would've been curious as to what you meant as well, but knowing that you're a crew member I would have simply looked for any extra bags with a gate check tag on it.
Delta gives you a yellow dead head crew tag to put on luggage that is not to be sent to the baggage claim. When the rampers scan it with their baggage scanner (if they bother, since it's not required for a DH bag) then their scanner tells them to leave the bag planeside.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:30 PM
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Looks like this

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Old 09-23-2015, 03:32 PM
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:02 PM
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Thanks for the pic/explanations. We didn't utilize anything like that for DH crews where I worked.

That photo answers the next question I was going to ask; whether the tag was an actual adhesive backed printed tag from a CSA or just a little paper tag like what the pic shows with the elastic band. Never been a fan of those. They snap and tear too easily.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:29 PM
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Perhaps captain lunatic wanted to try one of those super-dangerous intersection takeoffs. Not sure who is the tool here, but very likely somebody is:

United Express Flight pilots cause after co-pilot refuses to fly with 'unstable' captain | Daily Mail Online

Flight 4453 to Houston was 'delayed due to crew availability,' said the ExpressJet spokesman, Jarek Beem. 'There was a disagreement among crew members. There was no fight there was no physical altercation thankfully.'
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