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Old 11-29-2019, 06:25 PM   #31  
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Itís not the company. Itís lualís archaic practices that keep this alive. Company just pushes out what our union asks for with this one.



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We all know that it is a culturally driven practice. One side will never let it go, and the other will never think that it makes any sense. If it were only some unwritten cultural norm, Iíd just go to the plane and do my job. Unfortunately it isnít just a cultural norm, it is now FOM policy. As a result I now go to the weather room, have the same conversation that I used to have at the plane, then walk across the terminal to the plane and start getting it ready, cooling it down, making sure the flight attendants have what they need, etc. The only difference now is that Iím getting there 15 minutes later than I used to.
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I love how we as an APC community can help the OP with our relevant responses. This reminds me why I rarely come here any more.


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Domestic flying wise we are the only airline that doesn't just go to the airplane. The guys who actually defend the weather room meet and greet for domestic flying are usually so out to lunch that they haven't worried about the golden goose in quite awhile. They have rental properties and horse farms to tell you about while you stroll 30 minutes prior onto a mostly boarded and unsurprisingly blazing hot airplane. They then say how the airline sucks because -insert opposite legacy- has no idea how to run an airline.
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Domestic flying wise we are the only airline that doesn't just go to the airplane. The guys who actually defend the weather room meet and greet for domestic flying are usually so out to lunch that they haven't worried about the golden goose in quite awhile. They have rental properties and horse farms to tell you about while you stroll 30 minutes prior onto a mostly boarded and unsurprisingly blazing hot airplane. They then say how the airline sucks because -insert opposite legacy- has no idea how to run an airline.
Weather room or not, who cares. But give your flying partner the courtesy of a text, email, or phone call so that they know not to meet at the FPA. It's in the FOM, and expecting your flying partner to assume that it's cool to ignore that part is not ok. Signed, a guy who has walked from my commuter flight past our departure gate, then many more gates, then to a tunnel, to meet with no one. When Captains take the time to shoot an email about meeting at the jet, it shows that they value your time and effort.

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Old 12-01-2019, 11:37 AM   #35  
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Weather room or not, who cares. But give your flying partner the courtesy of a text, email, or phone call so that they know not to meet at the FPA. It's in the FOM, and expecting your flying partner to assume that it's cool to ignore that part is not ok. Signed, a guy who has walked from my commuter flight past our departure gate, then many more gates, then to a tunnel, to meet with no one. When Captains take the time to shoot an email about meeting at the jet, it shows that they value your time and effort.

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This.^^ Send them your # and say give me a call/text if you don't like the flight plan too....it's not that hard.
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Weather room or not, who cares. But give your flying partner the courtesy of a text, email, or phone call so that they know not to meet at the FPA. It's in the FOM, and expecting your flying partner to assume that it's cool to ignore that part is not ok. Signed, a guy who has walked from my commuter flight past our departure gate, then many more gates, then to a tunnel, to meet with no one. When Captains take the time to shoot an email about meeting at the jet, it shows that they value your time and effort.

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This ^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:51 PM   #37  
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Domestic flying wise we are the only airline that doesn't just go to the airplane. The guys who actually defend the weather room meet and greet for domestic flying are usually so out to lunch that they haven't worried about the golden goose in quite awhile. They have rental properties and horse farms to tell you about while you stroll 30 minutes prior onto a mostly boarded and unsurprisingly blazing hot airplane. They then say how the airline sucks because -insert opposite legacy- has no idea how to run an airline.
Hit the nail on the head....
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Does anyone have insight on a good middle and high school in Easton, PA or are pilots with kids better off in the Bucks County school district?
Very happy with the Nazareth district. Parkland is also good (much larger than Nazareth).

Central Bucks is an excellent district from what Iíve been told. The drive is a bit longer to EWR vs. The Lehigh Valley. Housing in Central Bucks is about 20% higher cost Iíd guess, although more of an available supply. Nazareth area is growing fast and there isnít enough on the market.

I would consider The Lehigh Valley as gentrifying. There are without a doubt some tougher areas it would be best to avoid. Central Bucks seems a lot more established money wise.

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Does anyone have insight on a good middle and high school in Easton, PA or are pilots with kids better off in the Bucks County school district?
I have friends in Bucks County, some really great Private Catholic schools in the area, if your interested PM me.
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Hit the nail on the head....
Yep!!!!!!!!!!!
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