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darkman62 09-07-2019 03:30 PM

Why is everybody talking smack
 
Why is everyone constantly talking smack about Skywest?
I saw someone say stuff on Endeavor page
Whatís going on here that everyone has bad things to say ?
Asking for a friend

gojo 09-07-2019 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkman62 (Post 2883120)
Why is everyone constantly talking smack about Skywest?
I saw someone say stuff on Endeavor page
Whatís going on here that everyone has bad things to say ?
Asking for a friend

Is your friend not able to ask?Nice troll job.

amcnd 09-07-2019 05:07 PM

Itís a elementary school playground... (regionals). Do your own research. Look back 20+ years at each of the regionals and see why. Good or bad.. your answer lies there..

rickair7777 09-07-2019 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkman62 (Post 2883120)
Why is everyone constantly talking smack about Skywest?
I saw someone say stuff on Endeavor page
Whatís going on here that everyone has bad things to say ?
Asking for a friend

Because their lives or situations suck. They can feel better about themselves by either

a) Blaming OO pilots for their troubles, or
b) Telling themselves how much better off they are (they're not, BTDT)

Tune them out, get your time, and get out. If you end up staying, you'll still probably be better off them they are.

gojo 09-08-2019 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickair7777 (Post 2883204)
Because their lives or situations suck. They can feel better about themselves by either

a) Blaming OO pilots for their troubles, or
b) Telling themselves how much better off they are (they're not, BTDT)

Tune them out, get your time, and get out. If you end up staying, you'll still probably be better off them they are.

Thatís a prejudiced statement coming from a former Skywester. Like Amcnd says, read everything, and your answer is somewhere in between.

DarkSideMoon 09-08-2019 04:56 AM

Because culturally you guys can be easy to make fun of from time to time. Between the surfer bro, plastic bachelor party captains and flying around at the speed of smell all the time itís easy to riff on you. Most of the prodding I hear/see is this type and itís meant in good fun (unless captain slow makes someone miss a commute because you guys are taxiing at a turtleís pace).

You also benefit from the dues of all the union airlines because your airline is forced to appease you enough that you donít organize. Personally I donít care, the way things are set up itís just a reality of the industry. There are some bitter people that have a legit chip on their shoulder about it though.

quitty123456789 09-08-2019 04:57 AM

Since when does "someone" now translate to mean "everybody"? Exaggerate much?

Regional pilots talk smack about each other in order to justify and prove to themselves that they chose the best one, when it's really subject to interpretation, since there's no "best" regional out there, despite recruiters thinking so.

Excargodog 09-08-2019 09:24 AM

Iíve personally been very sympathetic with OO, ever since ZCMI was sold twenty years ago.


Must be tough getting underwear now... ;):D

amcnd 09-08-2019 09:36 AM

Iíve been on both sides of this agreement. Itís a regional. Same aircraft different call sign.. 5180 pilots donít seem to think OO is that bad. But 700-1900 pilot airlines love to hackle us...

bradthepilot 09-08-2019 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkman62 (Post 2883120)
Why is everyone constantly talking smack about Skywest?
I saw someone say stuff on Endeavor page
Whatís going on here that everyone has bad things to say ?
Asking for a friend

I've seen/heard most of the other regionals (and mainline carriers, for that matter) do the same things that SKW gets poked about for probably many of the same reasons: operational concerns, performance limitations, ATC restrictions, etc.

It's easy to explain. As a species, humans tend to judge others by their actions but themselves by their intentions (and not actions). We give ourselves the benefit of the doubt or supply explanations that self-rationalize our own behavior but don't do any of that for anyone else and make judgements based solely on what we observe.


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