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Old 05-02-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by acl65pilot View Post
Way too much energy is being expounded on this " wind check" debate.
And yet no one is answering the question. What are the winds?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:54 AM
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And yet no one is answering the question. What are the winds?
290 at 35 Gust 128.

http://home.windstream.net/cjmatras/w128.wav
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:53 AM
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Saw an RJ Captain on the mile lone escalator full of people in Montreal, who had duck taped up a broken section of his kit bag handle. Of course full escalator full of people, and this guy was almost to the top, and it broke.

Made my morning, but he gets tool award for almost hurting 30 people, when it finally got to the bottom the entire thing broke apart, I bet no tape for that.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Wingtips View Post
Saw an RJ Captain on the mile lone escalator full of people in Montreal, who had duck taped up a broken section of his kit bag handle. Of course full escalator full of people, and this guy was almost to the top, and it broke.

Made my morning, but he gets tool award for almost hurting 30 people, when it finally got to the bottom the entire thing broke apart, I bet no tape for that.
Was he on that long ramp in front of customs?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:58 PM
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the guy all over the news who got a nasty-gram from the FAA for filming the flock of birds hitting the plane on departure out of LAX and whining that he has flown 3 million miles and wasn't breaking any laws. If iPads were dangerous 10,000 planes would have crashed during the course of my interview....
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ysslah View Post
People who stop and/or stand in the middle of concourses
While doing day turns, I park in the passenger pay lot, so I go through the concourses on my way to work and on my way home.

90% of the time there is someone standing in the middle of the concourse or elsewhere. It is an excellent opportunity to ask, "May I help you find something?"

My 81 year old Mom still travels and needs all the help she can get at out stations.

Try helping these people rather than being annoyed at them. It's good PR - for ALL of us - and it can be quite rewarding.

Not saying you're a Tool, but your comment is pretty Toolish.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by IA1125 View Post
While doing day turns, I park in the passenger pay lot, so I go through the concourses on my way to work and on my way home.

90% of the time there is someone standing in the middle of the concourse or elsewhere. It is an excellent opportunity to ask, "May I help you find something?"

My 81 year old Mom still travels and needs all the help she can get at out stations.

Try helping these people rather than being annoyed at them. It's good PR - for ALL of us - and it can be quite rewarding.

Not saying you're a Tool, but your comment is pretty Toolish.
Pretty sure the OP meant able-bodied pax or airport employees/crew that stop in the middle to shoot the bull and look around, not your 81 year old lost/confused mother and the other elderly/lost folks out there.....who's the tool now?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
Stopping on a moving walkway for 30 seconds will cost your journey the same amount of time as stopping in the middle of the hallway for 30 seconds; difference being that people can go around you if you stop in the middle of the hallway.
Again, consider people's (our customers) personal condition. They maybe on their first trip, they may be old and senile, they may be lost in grief, they may have a physical ailment that prevents them from walking too much and a modicum of pride that causes them to not ask for a wheelchair or cart.

I say (with a smile), "Excuse me, may I get by on your left?" and magically, they move over, smile and say, "Oh, sorry about that."

You guys remember that without all types of passengers (customers) there would be no need for planes or pilots, right?
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I'd nominate pilots and passengers in the jetway that walk right by a single parent with two bags, balancing a crying baby and trying to reassemble a friggin stroller designed by NASA. 30 seconds of help can make it all a lot easier.....
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by IA1125 View Post
I'd nominate pilots and passengers in the jetway that walk right by a single parent with two bags, balancing a crying baby and trying to reassemble a friggin stroller designed by NASA. 30 seconds of help can make it all a lot easier.....
I think you are reading way too far into their posts and generalizing....you probably think that they are PO'd at the wheelchair pax they have on board because it cuts their brake by 3 minutes getting them off!
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