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Old 02-29-2016, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DeadHead
I've offered to sit up front on a positive space DH when a flight is oversold in the past. My first question is if there is anyone listed on the jumpseat or are any pilots trying to get on. If the answer is no, then I offer to sit up front under the condition they switch my seat just prior to close out. If that makes me a tool so be it.

I've had family members get on overbooked flights before because my fellow pilots were gracious enough to offer this courtesy before.

As far as critiquing another pilots performance, that is by far a toolish thing to do.
I disagree with your last part. We debrief each flight and go over any threats, errors, things we could have done better. Each flight is an opportunity to improve. You might not have known you screwed up or are even aware of something you continuously do wrong but if it gets brought up after a regular flight debrief it might save you in a sim check, line check or FAA.

Now doing a debrief or critique on a taxi in is not the right time.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Firsttimeflyer
I disagree with your last part. We debrief each flight and go over any threats, errors, things we could have done better. Each flight is an opportunity to improve. You might not have known you screwed up or are even aware of something you continuously do wrong but if it gets brought up after a regular flight debrief it might save you in a sim check, line check or FAA.

Now doing a debrief or critique on a taxi in is not the right time.
Airline pilots do not debrief every flight. If I flew with a captain who debriefed every flight over a four day I'd blow my brains out.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:23 PM
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Dude,

So this is a thread intended to be a place where people can post about people they deem toolish. Mike posted about a person he considered a tool and the toolish behavior that was exhibited. No names were mentioned, cause you know, its anonymous. He didn't give enough info for anyone to figure out the Capt's name.

You can disagree if you don't think the accusation of tooldoom stands up, but why the butthurt and name calling?
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Sputnik
Dude,

So this is a thread intended to be a place where people can post about people they deem toolish. Mike posted about a person he considered a tool and the toolish behavior that was exhibited. No names were mentioned, cause you know, its anonymous. He didn't give enough info for anyone to figure out the Capt's name.

You can disagree if you don't think the accusation of tooldoom stands up, but why the butthurt and name calling?
Bingo. Sounds like feeling are hurt.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:47 PM
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I think that getting ****ed off at the Internet is toolish, but that's just me...


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Old 02-29-2016, 06:14 PM
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CGfalconHerc
So you told the Captain that you were gonna call him the TOTD on this website? And that you thought ATL pilots and your fellow DL pilots deserved to be called DB's because they volunteered to sit in the JS when deadheading? Did you tell the FA's that you thought they were cat ranchers on your way up the jetway?

Nice try..we all got the message from your post. Do us all a favor and change your screen name to NarcF16..then we'll know who we're flying with.

And if you want to call me a tool for sticking up for my fellow delta crew..no worries, i guess im just lucky you said it to my face.

In the meantime..I'll just call you dick.
LOL, you seriously make me laugh.

Yeah, I said hey cap'n, you're going on TOTD because some severely butt-hurt coastie thinks after 7000+ posts in TOTD we are now honor-bound to report to our subject matter that they will highlighted on a web forum that maybe 5% of the flying population reads. I'll get right on that. At least I apologized for my stupidity, looks like you've doubled down on yours.

Seriously man, you've got some major underlying anger issues. Get some help.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:51 PM
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Move on. Lots of other tools out there worthy of your derision.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:32 PM
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Please be forewarned, I have 2 short irony submissions, and I didn't tell either person that I was going to post about them here, my apologies in advance!

I was actually waiting for that very same DH that started the previous flap, when an older woman sat down next to me. I was reading a book but that didn't seem to matter, she wanted to talk. Fine, I'm in uniform and even with my super rebellious orange lanyard I'm always polite and courteous to our paying customers. At first it was small innocent questions but then she got heavily into politics. I did a lot of nodding and grinning and she asks me 'so, you're not allowed to talk about politics?' I smiled and said that's probably not the best idea while on the clock. Unfortunately that cluebug did not phase her at all and she proceeded to explain why her candidate was the best and all the rest were a bunch of idiots, etc, etc (btw, her candidate is an idiot). 20 minutes later and we're about to board and I'm still nodding and grinning and she ends it with 'well, I can't wait to get home, only problem is we've got our granddaughter with us and she just never shuts up'.

My other encounter with irony was at DAL for our 1st flight of the day at 0-dark-thirty out of the shared SWA gate. SWA was late and still sitting at our gate, which means we're now late, but at least I've now got time to stand in the amusement park line at Starbucks! So I'm standing there going nowhere fast and the woman in front of me turns to me and complains about how slow the line is going. It was pretty early so I was able to get away with a nod and a sigh. We finally get to the front of the line and she orders a single beverage that somehow comes out to 9+ bucks and takes longer than any 2 of the people who were in front of us.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeF16
Please be forewarned, I have 2 short irony submissions, and I didn't tell either person that I was going to post about them here, my apologies in advance!

I was actually waiting for that very same DH that started the previous flap, when an older woman sat down next to me. I was reading a book but that didn't seem to matter, she wanted to talk. Fine, I'm in uniform and even with my super rebellious orange lanyard I'm always polite and courteous to our paying customers. At first it was small innocent questions but then she got heavily into politics. I did a lot of nodding and grinning and she asks me 'so, you're not allowed to talk about politics?' I smiled and said that's probably not the best idea while on the clock. Unfortunately that cluebug did not phase her at all and she proceeded to explain why her candidate was the best and all the rest were a bunch of idiots, etc, etc (btw, her candidate is an idiot). 20 minutes later and we're about to board and I'm still nodding and grinning and she ends it with 'well, I can't wait to get home, only problem is we've got our granddaughter with us and she just never shuts up'.

My other encounter with irony was at DAL for our 1st flight of the day at 0-dark-thirty out of the shared SWA gate. SWA was late and still sitting at our gate, which means we're now late, but at least I've now got time to stand in the amusement park line at Starbucks! So I'm standing there going nowhere fast and the woman in front of me turns to me and complains about how slow the line is going. It was pretty early so I was able to get away with a nod and a sigh. We finally get to the front of the line and she orders a single beverage that somehow comes out to 9+ bucks and takes longer than any 2 of the people who were in front of us.
Ha seems like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in grandma's family. I never understood why some people think it's ok to jump right into politics with someone they never met before. I do wonder if she's a fan of walls though.
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