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Old 02-10-2019, 04:13 PM   #1  
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Anyone take issue with captains who insist on staying until all passengers exit on the last flight of the day? Even on an 11 hour overnight?
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That used to be the norm


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Anyone take issue with captains who insist on staying until all passengers exit on the last flight of the day? Even on an 11 hour overnight?
No. If saying goodbye to the people who pay our bills is important to him/her, then good on em!

Pilots are funny sometimes. You’re not “cool” unless you do the bare minimum to safely operate the jet.
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No. If saying goodbye to the people who pay our bills is important to him/her, then good on em!


Exactly. And not just that, there was a time when the aircraft wouldn’t be boarded without a Pilot. In rare cases, they’d have a mechanic occupying the flight deck until the Pilots showed.


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Pilots are funny sometimes. You’re not “cool” unless you do the bare minimum to safely operate the jet.
Cool or uncool really never entered my mind. After I’ve done my job and safely got our passengers to their destination I want to get to the overnight.
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I have zero problem with this. Actually, I think it’s a classy move to say goodbye to everyone. They’re our customers after all.
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This is so true...feels like I'm in highschool again sometimes. It's pathetic.
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Cool or uncool really never entered my mind. After I’ve done my job and safely got our passengers to their destination I want to gett to the overnight.


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If you think the only thing they pay you for is flying 25 visual approaches a month, then you are sadly mistaken. They pay you because Pilots are perhaps the last unionized work force who retain the public’s respect. The country has done a damned good job of destroying the image of labor, especially unionized labor. Anything we do to keep the public’s trust is employment insurance. If we ever loose the public’s trust and admiration, we are in trouble


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That extra twelve minutes at the hotel isn't going to make any significant difference at all in the life of an FO who might be in a hurry.

It makes a huge difference in the lives of the cabin crew, who have been told that we're a team. If the Captain briefs teamwork and then bails on his red-headed step children the moment they can climb over deplaning first class passengers, what signal does that send?

It makes a huge difference in the comfort level of that passenger who got stuck with seat 29B, who doesn't want to hear the APU spooling down and the heat descending on her before she even gets her emails pulled up.

It makes a difference in the customer service experience of every single passenger who gets to see a pilot standing there thanking them for their business and their trust and asking them to come back.

I can sincerely empathize with any FO who might be frustrated they are held hostage to their flying partner's whims, but this one is really important to both of us and I'm going to insist on it. When you upgrade, then it will be your decision.

I will say this: the more you make this job all about your wants or needs, the more you and the people around you are going to suffer.

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