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Old 09-23-2015, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bonepilot469 View Post
Isn't this the Deadhead tag?

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Old 09-24-2015, 01:46 AM
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To the crew (pilots & FA's) who are sitting in the lobby at the hotel talking while the bus to the airport is filling up and coincidently now full only to come outside and get upset that there's no room for them. Then stand there and claim that they are crew members and are going to be late for their flight because of this and try to push there way on to the bus.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by WHACKMASTER View Post
I'm gonna guess ex-AF.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Keizer Soze View Post
Uniform policy is exactly that, policy. For whatever reason our respective companies have decided on a particular uniform. The general public may not know what that policy is, but they can certainly look at their flight crew and be able to discern that one or more of them is not following that policy when they notice that the crew do not look "uniform".

U-NI-FORM - the distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organization or body or by children attending certain schools - or - not changing in form or character; remaining the same in all cases and at all times.

It is this inconsistency that speaks to a lack of professionalism in the eyes of our passengers. Do they care, or do they believe a hat makes a pilot more professional? Probably not, for most. However, there are some people in our profession who do care. It is not that hard people. If your company has a uniform policy, don't gripe about it, follow it. If you would like the uniform policy to change, I am sure most companies have a procedure you can follow to enact that change.
As someone who isn't an airline pilot, I can honestly say I had no idea there were actual rules concerning uniform wear. I always figured you guys were just given a shirt and some pants to wear and that was it.

You're right though. No one cares. Not even a little bit.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Orbit View Post
The TSA agent in LGA who insists on looking at my ID for the tenth time. She just doesn't trust the last nine government agents that looked at it. Tool of the day.

How about when they inspect your KCM card after your Crew ID?
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by WHACKMASTER View Post
I'm gonna guess ex-AF.
More likely an ex-tranny who always dreamed of flying the BUFF but is stuck in a mighty -900 and knows life gets no better than that.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Turbosina View Post
The SWA pilot today, who when told to follow a E-175, responded 'Roger, looking for the little guy.'

Really?
First of all it was a SWA pilot so a 3 in 4 chance of them being ex-AF. Second, someone with prior 121 carrier experience is not going to say something that stupid. Third, no ex-regional guy is going to say something that stupid. So where does the probablity lie?

The VAST majority of the avoidance bid list systemwide is PHX Cptns even though it's but one in ten of our bases. Again, what does that tell you about PHX/the Lukewaffa as that base has so unaffectionately come to be know?

There's another thread on here where FOs are b!7ching about having to deal with the PHX Cptns and how miserable life can be for them in that base.

Sorry you got all butt hurt, but the facts are the facts and they do it to themselves. The vast majority of the issues and problems at SWA are because they've hired so many people straight out of AF single pilot aircraft and the accompanying attitudes that tend to go with that.

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Old 09-26-2015, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeF16 View Post
More likely an ex-tranny who always dreamed of flying the BUFF but is stuck in a mighty -900 and knows life gets no better than that.
We don't fly -900s Iceman. I rest my case....
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:51 AM
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Along this line, I'd like to nominate the TOTD as the ex-AF SWA cptn who deemed it necessary to taxi around like a [deleted] banshee, cut the taxi lines, be rough on the brakes and tiller, throw the FAs and PAX around like they're boxes on a Fedex or UPS jet, and then have the nerve to b!tch about a Delta Mad Dog that was taxiing "slow".

Later that day while we were taxiing out to the penalty box TO SIT FOR A WHEELS UP TIME, we got behind a UAL-Express ERJ that was once again taxiing like normal people do. His comment was, "He must be practicing for mainline". He didn't seem to appreciate my response of, "He's taxiing like every other carrier taxies. Have you not noticed that we're the ones that have a seemingly monthly taxiway/runway excursion or collision with another aircraft or surface equipment?"

TOOL! Slow the [sunflower seed] down! It's not missles strapped to the wings anymore!'

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Old 09-26-2015, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by WHACKMASTER View Post
First of all it was a SWA pilot so a 3 in 4 chance of them being ex-AF. Second, someone with prior 121 carrier experience is not going to say something that stupid. Third, no ex-regional guy is going to say something that stupid. So where does the probablity lie?

The VAST majority of the avoidance bid list systemwide is PHX Cptns even though it's but one in ten of our bases. Again, what does that tell you about PHX/the Lukewaffa as that base has so unaffectionately come to be know?

There's another thread on here where FOs are b!7ching about having to deal with the PHX Cptns and how miserable life can be for them in that base.

Sorry you got all butt hurt, but the facts are the facts and they do it to themselves. The vast majority of the issues and problems at SWA are because they've hired so many people straight out of AF single pilot aircraft and the accompanying attitudes that tend to go with that.
What about Pro Stan?
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