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CO737,3,5,7,8,9 04-21-2006 04:12 AM

Desparate Measures
 
http://www.sptimes.com/2006/04/20/Bu...de__not_.shtml

This would not be a good sign.

LeoSV 04-21-2006 04:26 AM

Interesting. I always thought that flight attendants were supposed to do that anyway after every flight. I guess not though. When I was a server for 4 years, I was required to clean all the tables that I served after every customer, AND at the end of the night after a 10 hour shift. Seems like that should be part of the job in an airplane too. But i'm not a flight attendant, so I don't know.

crewdawg52 04-21-2006 05:27 AM

Let's see if I get this straight.......come in on your own free time and volunteer to clean the aircraft and all you get is a t-shirt? Yea, right. Let's see if their CEO is first in line!

What I do beleive in are F.A's and F/O's picking up trash after a flight and before the next boarding. I've done this many times due to the lack of personnel at certain stations while the "ole bags" just on their butts and flap their lips on a cell phone.

Speed 04-21-2006 05:29 AM

It's OK for the Captain to help out, too.

crewdawg52 04-21-2006 05:38 AM

Giving him the added advantage cause he gets the paper work and on the bus, it takes them awhile to load the flight plan into the MCDU ;)

757Driver 04-21-2006 07:34 AM

Yeah Great,

Perhaps that will lead to the laying off of Aircraft cleaners as well. What a load of crap. Alaska got rid of all their full-time cleaners, caterers, baggage handlers ect... and hired crappy part-time firms to replace them only to have:

1.Unreported fusleage piercing which led to a decompression

2. Gang graffiti in the cargo bins

3. Filthy Airplanes

the list goes on and on and their paying more now to fix the problem. Shortsightedness on a grand scale

IXLR8 04-21-2006 08:14 AM

Gotta agree with 757Driver on this one, NWA (or should I say AMFA) got rid of all of the cleaners at NWA and now the ramp guys are doing it....not sure if they are going to continue or if NWA is going to hire an outside vender....
How many of the MAJORS still have cleaners?

Eric Stratton 04-21-2006 08:30 AM

so now they want us to work for free... please.

when I served I had to clean up afterwards too but at least they still paid me.

as for cleaning inbetween flights, I have enough to do in my 30 minutes so don't count on me to get back their and clean. if I see something on the floor I'll pick it up but I won't be back their sweeping.

mike734 04-21-2006 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeoSV
Interesting. I always thought that flight attendants were supposed to do that anyway after every flight. I guess not though. When I was a server for 4 years, I was required to clean all the tables that I served after every customer, AND at the end of the night after a 10 hour shift. Seems like that should be part of the job in an airplane too. But i'm not a flight attendant, so I don't know.

Flight attendants are not there to serve food. They are well trained safety specialists. Can you imagine what the cabin would be like without them? It would be the Jerry Srpinger show every flight. If the company wants them to clean maybe they could start by providing them with decent meals.

Skywriting 04-21-2006 08:48 AM

I wonder how many company officers showed with there cleaning ladys to help in the effort.


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