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(DFW Star-Telegram)   Southwest's flight attendants vote to allow flights to tropical islands, saying they didn't want to stand in the way of the airline growing, especially if it means lots of free nights on tropical islands for them   (star-telegram.com) divider line 27
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2012-09-23 01:04:38 AM
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I can finally afford to take my wife to Hawaii. Southwest lets bags fly free.
 
2012-09-23 01:20:28 AM
More work for them, more business for the airline, and a few perks as well. What's not to like about that arrangement?
 
2012-09-23 01:33:49 AM

Chariset: More work for them, more business for the airline, and a few perks as well. What's not to like about that arrangement?


Bad management decisions, giving the execs significant bonuses while pinning all mistakes onto those horrible unions? Growing a business can either be a good or bad thing, it's all about how it's done.
 
2012-09-23 01:35:39 AM
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I once was flying Southwest from Los Angeles to Hawaii. During the meal service, I accidentally dropped my spoon off my tray and into the aisle with my elbow. I tell the flight attendant, "Hey Buddy, I'm really sorry." The flight attendant immediately took a spoon from his pocket and placed it on my traytable. I says to the guy, "Gee buddy, I am very impressed by the promptness of the service. I gotta ask you a question... Do all flight attendants carry a spoon in their pockets?"
The flight attendant answered, "Southwest sent an efficiency expert in to evaluate our operation. He determined that 25% of the customers knock the spoon off their traytables. By carrying a spare spoon, we all save trips to the galley and can be much more efficient."
Later, as the flight attendant is picking my dirty tray up, I look over at him and see this piece of string hanging out from the zipper of his pants. So I says to the guy, "Excuse me for asking, but why do you have a string hanging from your fly?"
The flight attendant replied, "The efficiency expert determined that we were spending too much time washing our hands after we went to the bathroom. To counteract this, we tie strings to our penises."
So I'm starting to think I must be crazy or something. I'm getting really confused so finally I HAVE to ask him.... "How does that help?"

"Well, when I go to the bathroom I just use the string. Since I never touched myself I don't need to wash my hands."
I guess that sorta made sense but I asked, "How the Hell do you get it back in your pants?"
The flight attendant smiled, "I don't know about the other guys, but I use the spoon."
 
2012-09-23 01:45:53 AM
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Getting on a plane, I told the Southwest ticket lady, "Send one of my bags to Houston, send one to Los Angeles, and send one to Hawaii."

She said, "We can't do that!"

I told her, "You did it last week!"
 
2012-09-23 02:01:55 AM
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Waldorf: I've flown on Southwest. They aren't half bad.
Statler: Nope. They're all bad.

DOH HO HO HO!
 
2012-09-23 02:19:50 AM
If it's anything like any other airline that flies to tropical islands... cabin crew pick what flights they do based on seniority, so that stewardess you lure back to your room in Waikiki will be an AARP member.
 
2012-09-23 03:24:52 AM
I think it's asinine that a union has the power to obstruct a corporate decision that doesn't change the benefits or day-to-day operations of the employees, except their destinations.
 
2012-09-23 04:10:11 AM

Gig103: I think it's asinine that a union has the power to obstruct a corporate decision that doesn't change the benefits or day-to-day operations of the employees, except their destinations.


except that with airlines, the workers end up in (and may have to stay overnight) in a completely different part of the country where they started. Personally, I'd want to have a say in where I ended up for the evening.

/Detroit *shudder*
 
2012-09-23 04:37:03 AM
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2012-09-23 05:20:26 AM
The contract change was approved 3,073 to 2,800, with 57 percent of the eligible union members voting.

Seems to be pretty low voter turnout for an union vote.
 
2012-09-23 05:23:10 AM
As someone who lives on a tropical island, I do not want southwest bringing their shiatty airline here along with their shiatty customers.
 
2012-09-23 05:33:41 AM

JerkyMeat: As someone who lives on a tropical island, I do not want southwest bringing their shiatty airline here along with their shiatty customers.


Better that than Carnival docking to disgorge 3000 morbidly obese red-staters, all intent on getting a new Hard Rock t-shirt for their collection, not tipping anybody and being generally drunk and obnoxious.

Bring back U-boats and go after cruise ships. Please.
 
2012-09-23 05:41:43 AM

Gig103: I think it's asinine that a union has the power to obstruct a corporate decision that doesn't change the benefits or day-to-day operations of the employees, except their destinations.


IIRC, flight attendants do need extra training or certification or somesuch for over-water flights, so in fact it would affect their day-to-day operations (or at least their job requirements).
 
2012-09-23 06:59:41 AM

CyberDave: Gig103: I think it's asinine that a union has the power to obstruct a corporate decision that doesn't change the benefits or day-to-day operations of the employees, except their destinations.

IIRC, flight attendants do need extra training or certification or somesuch for over-water flights, so in fact it would affect their day-to-day operations (or at least their job requirements).


Yeah, they need to know about life jackets, water landings, and all that stuff.
 
2012-09-23 07:59:37 AM
Fark Southwest, buying up Airtran and getting rid of my sweet, sweet business class upgrades when they integrate the two carriers. Fark 'em well and thoroughly.
 
2012-09-23 09:50:03 AM

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At least someone in here is doing it right.
 
2012-09-23 02:08:31 PM
 
2012-09-23 06:34:54 PM
Because I really want to fly to Hawaii on a seven farking thirty seven...

/Wish Boeing would out that POS out of its misery already...
 
2012-09-23 07:49:44 PM

PsychoPhil: Because I really want to fly to Hawaii on a seven farking thirty seven...

/Wish Boeing would out that POS out of its misery already...


isn't that what the dreamliner is replacing
 
2012-09-23 07:53:34 PM
What a stewardess, dressed for tropical downtime, might look like; 

www.smh.com.au
 
2012-09-23 08:02:05 PM

jobskee: What a stewardess, dressed for tropical downtime, might look like; 

www.smh.com.au


Yeah, that's what we dream of...this is what we get.

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2012-09-23 08:23:22 PM
My wife is a SWA flight attendant, so I'm getting a kick out of all these replies
 
2012-09-23 08:26:43 PM

PsychoPhil: Because I really want to fly to Hawaii on a seven farking thirty seven...

/Wish Boeing would out that POS out of its misery already...


Luckily for you, you're far enough away that your choices of non-stops are a United 767 from Newark and a Hawaiian A330 from JFK. If you were on the west coast, there'd be a ton of 737s in the mix.
 
2012-09-23 08:56:45 PM

loonatic112358: PsychoPhil: Because I really want to fly to Hawaii on a seven farking thirty seven...

/Wish Boeing would out that POS out of its misery already...

isn't that what the dreamliner is replacing


No, the Dreamliner is closer to a 767.
The 737 MAX will replace the 737.

They won't put the best selling airliner ever out of any "misery". It still has a production backlog of 2300, and sells a few hundred new frames a year.
 
2012-09-24 03:40:14 PM

PsychoPhil: Because I really want to fly to Hawaii on a seven farking thirty seven...

/Wish Boeing would out that POS out of its misery already...


What you got against the 737?
 
2012-09-24 07:44:48 PM

Gaumond: PsychoPhil: Because I really want to fly to Hawaii on a seven farking thirty seven...

/Wish Boeing would out that POS out of its misery already...

What you got against the 737?


thread collision time!
 
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