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Old 10-16-2021, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Halon1211 View Post
wait wait wait...a wide body Captain based out of Midway???
Could he have been at ATA? L-1011?
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Old 10-17-2021, 04:45 AM
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As related to me by a flight engineer, a PFE that I flew many trips with.

At his prior airline, he flew a pax charter DC-8. On this particular trip, they had been extended several times. No, not from 12 hours to 14, etc. This was along the lines of extending many days, many countries.

After the final leg of this ordeal, JFK-MIA, the Capt directs the doors to remain closed and all crew to the forward cabin. He then explains that they were directed to fly JFK to somewhere in Germany(Ramstein?). In any event, he called flight service and filed his own flight plan to everyoneís home base of MIA. He didnít want the crew complicit, and told no one. He doubted he would be flying with them again, and bid adieu.

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Old 10-17-2021, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by hvydvr View Post
Heard a story about a Mad Dog capt in Atlanta taxied off the ramp one night with thunderstorms over the field and 40 lined up on the taxiway. Turned around, got a gate to return to, parked, shook the FOs hand and told him that he'd had it. Walked off. Don't have direct knowledge but this one had a ring of truth to it.
Perhaps it was Captain Happy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_HCZ1YBaQo

Trigger warning.....this is when ATL was racistly using the "taxiway Dixie: designation......
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Old 10-17-2021, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by nene View Post
Perhaps it was Captain Happy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_HCZ1YBaQo

Trigger warning.....this is when ATL was racistly using the "taxiway Dixie: designation......
OMG!!! I donít know if I can even watch that video now. what a racist taxiway!! Let me rant on Twitter!!!
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Old 10-18-2021, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Halon1211 View Post
OMG!!! I donít know if I can even watch that video now. what a racist taxiway!! Let me rant on Twitter!!!
Hey now. Taxiway Lives Matter!
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by at6d View Post
Could he have been at ATA? L-1011?
Yes, he was married to a Mexican woman and was jump seating to his home in GDL. Which of our several L1011 bases was his I have no idea.
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Old 10-20-2021, 11:36 AM
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Had an FO on a PVG layover go to his room, never to be seen again. Next day, the hotel staff opened his room door when he didn't show up for report time and saw a note with his uniform on the bed. Note said, "*******U (Insert CP name)". Called the CP and told him the FO was missing, but a note was found. He was adement, "what does it say"? "Well, it's addressed to you, and it says, Go ******* yourself". There was silence, and then I was transferred to crew scheduling for a layover extension. In the end it was found that he had hoped a one-way flight back home and abandoned the jet in PVG.
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Old 10-21-2021, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by hvydvr View Post
Heard a story about a Mad Dog capt in Atlanta taxied off the ramp one night with thunderstorms over the field and 40 lined up on the taxiway. Turned around, got a gate to return to, parked, shook the FOs hand and told him that he'd had it. Walked off. Don't have direct knowledge but this one had a ring of truth to it.
Heard this story 20 years ago, except it was an Eastern 727 in MIA.
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Old 10-24-2021, 03:55 PM
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It's still pretty hard to beat Steven Slater grabbing a beer and popping the emergency slide on his way to a temporary parking lot liberation.
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Old 10-25-2021, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Skycap876 View Post
It's still pretty hard to beat Steven Slater grabbing a beer and popping the emergency slide on his way to a temporary parking lot liberation.
by far the best I quit story ever. Itís the way everyone wants to do it.
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