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2012-09-26 07:28:11 PM
Don't make me turn this thing around.
 
2012-09-26 07:53:41 PM
I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.
 
2012-09-26 08:05:22 PM
I dare you throw your sandwich at the pilot!
 
2012-09-26 08:05:48 PM
You're only supposed to have to go back if the flight crew goes bananas, cabin crew doesn't matter
 
2012-09-26 08:05:58 PM

Mugato: I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.


Yes, because it's not like they've earned the right, through years of training and experience, and taking on the responsibility for every passenger's life, to have total control of what happens on the plane.
 
2012-09-26 08:06:39 PM
SkyLaw!
 
2012-09-26 08:07:31 PM
Seriously?

I can save you a trillion with one idea.
 
2012-09-26 08:08:09 PM
Look, just lock the flight crew in the cockpit with a reinforced/armored door. Everyone else bought their ticket, let them burn. Put us all through a basic metal detector and let us funnel onto the plane. FFS.
 
2012-09-26 08:08:26 PM

DiRF: Mugato: I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.

Yes, because it's not like they've earned the right, through years of training and experience, and taking on the responsibility for every passenger's life, to have total control of what happens on the plane.


Turning the plane around and calling the cops because two stewardesses were arguing? That's being a douche just because he can.
 
2012-09-26 08:08:29 PM
It was a verbal altercation between a couple flight attendants. Jesus, guy. Have some perspective.

These are sub-5 hour flights. Everything will be fine as long as the aisles are kept clear. Since you're already in the air, just put that shiat on cruise control and let the crew sort their own issues. Passengers just want to get to where they are going.

You're glorified bus drivers. Just get us to our destinations. That's all we need you to do.
 
2012-09-26 08:12:30 PM
Better than telling them to get out and walk, I guess.
 
2012-09-26 08:13:29 PM
The pilot exited the cabin and addressed the attendants, "Shut up, and sit down, now."

They complied.

The pilot reentered the cockpit, and drove the mtf plane.
 
2012-09-26 08:14:25 PM
At least there was no smoking!
 
2012-09-26 08:15:38 PM
The end of the article burns with stupid.
 
2012-09-26 08:16:09 PM

Mugato: I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.


Being a frequent traveler, I can understand where you're coming from. However, based on what we've seen regarding airline security operations in recent times, were I in the pilot's shoes, and assuming the two flight attendants were really arguing to the point of "having an issue", I would probably do my best to get out of the situation prior to anything occurring that might require involvement of the authorities.

That's the longest sentence I have ever written.
 
2012-09-26 08:17:18 PM
It had to be United.
 
2012-09-26 08:17:52 PM
I thought this was a repeat from last week, but it's apparently somewhat frequent.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-26 08:18:03 PM
Bin Laden's corpse is at the bottom of the sea laughing its ass off.
 
2012-09-26 08:18:13 PM

Mugato: DiRF: Mugato: I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.

Yes, because it's not like they've earned the right, through years of training and experience, and taking on the responsibility for every passenger's life, to have total control of what happens on the plane.

Turning the plane around and calling the cops because two stewardesses were arguing? That's being a douche just because he can.


Yep. Douche
 
2012-09-26 08:20:17 PM
Regardless of whether it was two dudes, two chicks, or a mixed pair, it was still a catfight. And that, my friends, is in-flight entertainment at its best.

/ Lucky bastards
 
2012-09-26 08:21:55 PM

Indubitably: The pilot exited the cabin and addressed the attendants, "Shut up, and sit down, now."

They complied.

The pilot reentered the cockpit, and drove the mtf plane.


Comma error.
 
2012-09-26 08:25:46 PM

DoctorCal: It had to be United.


They were fighting over grazing rights.
 
2012-09-26 08:26:56 PM

Mugato: DiRF: Mugato: I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.

Yes, because it's not like they've earned the right, through years of training and experience, and taking on the responsibility for every passenger's life, to have total control of what happens on the plane.

Turning the plane around and calling the cops because two stewardesses were arguing? That's being a douche just because he can.


And I thought that would have been an second-season episode of "Pan Am".
 
2012-09-26 08:27:32 PM

Honest Bender: Everyone else bought their ticket, let them burn.


bp2.blogger.com
 
2012-09-26 08:31:11 PM

fusillade762: Honest Bender: Everyone else bought their ticket, let them burn.

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To wish harm on anyone is a rich person's leisure, sir.
 
2012-09-26 08:35:42 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

I'm thinking two air hostesses fighting over the male attendant, who turns out to be gay.
 
2012-09-26 08:36:01 PM
United sucks its own weight in ass.
 
2012-09-26 08:39:30 PM
Like the Captain couldn't tell them to sit the hell down and STFU?

No balls, no four stripes.

Fire the wimpy--ass bastard.
 
2012-09-26 08:39:36 PM

Indubitably: fusillade762: Honest Bender: Everyone else bought their ticket, let them burn.

[bp2.blogger.com image 400x223]

To wish harm on anyone is a rich person's leisure, sir.


That's the dumbest thing I've read here in a while.
 
2012-09-26 08:41:26 PM
"Do NOT make me pull over and smack your asses!"
 
2012-09-26 08:41:30 PM

RayD8: Indubitably: fusillade762: Honest Bender: Everyone else bought their ticket, let them burn.

[bp2.blogger.com image 400x223]

To wish harm on anyone is a rich person's leisure, sir.

That's the dumbest thing I've read here in a while.


Why is it dumb, sir?

Please explicate your incredulity, please.

Thank you.
 
2012-09-26 08:42:26 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It was a verbal altercation between a couple flight attendants. Jesus, guy. Have some perspective.

These are sub-5 hour flights. Everything will be fine as long as the aisles are kept clear. Since you're already in the air, just put that shiat on cruise control and let the crew sort their own issues. Passengers just want to get to where they are going.

You're glorified bus drivers. Just get us to our destinations. That's all we need you to do.


You know how I figured out you have no experience whatsoever with piloting aircraft? A bus driver gets his license, and gets a job. An airline pilot, gets his commercial license, then trains IFR, night flights, conversions to multi-engines, turbines and jets and flies from when he/she is between 200 - 3000 hours on low rent, hazardous routes to sparsely settled communities on call before the airlines even consider looking at them as "job material".
Much like the captain of a ship, the pilot of an aircraft is in control. From the moment he gets clearance, it is his plane, and the safety of everyone on-board, not your bloody convenience that matters.
Go DIAF.
 
2012-09-26 08:42:32 PM
Having lived in Raleigh and flown that route many times I'm sure I've met some of those stewardesses before. There was not one single attractive chick in the lot.

/Singapore Airlines stewardesses FTW
 
2012-09-26 08:43:52 PM

Mugato: DiRF: Mugato: I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.

Yes, because it's not like they've earned the right, through years of training and experience, and taking on the responsibility for every passenger's life, to have total control of what happens on the plane.

Turning the plane around and calling the cops because two stewardesses were arguing? That's being a douche just because he can.


You'd have preferred the passengers deal with it?

[ponders]

Maybe that would have been better...
 
2012-09-26 08:44:21 PM
And just for fun, here's a classic Sound is NSFW
 
2012-09-26 08:45:28 PM

fmk040: AverageAmericanGuy: It was a verbal altercation between a couple flight attendants. Jesus, guy. Have some perspective.

These are sub-5 hour flights. Everything will be fine as long as the aisles are kept clear. Since you're already in the air, just put that shiat on cruise control and let the crew sort their own issues. Passengers just want to get to where they are going.

You're glorified bus drivers. Just get us to our destinations. That's all we need you to do.

You know how I figured out you have no experience whatsoever with piloting aircraft? A bus driver gets his license, and gets a job. An airline pilot, gets his commercial license, then trains IFR, night flights, conversions to multi-engines, turbines and jets and flies from when he/she is between 200 - 3000 hours on low rent, hazardous routes to sparsely settled communities on call before the airlines even consider looking at them as "job material".
Much like the captain of a ship, the pilot of an aircraft is in control. From the moment he gets clearance, it is his plane, and the safety of everyone on-board, not your bloody convenience that matters.
Go DIAF.


So. What.

You have an inflated impression of what a pilot's job is.
 
2012-09-26 08:45:46 PM
Then there is American.....pilots wait for the plane to be loaded, then call in maintenance because the thought they saw a scratch during their walk-a-round, or to fix a reading light on 16C. Even more fun.....lets wait for 5 minutes before departure to take a flight to Tokyo (777 PACKED to the gills with cargo, luggage and catering) out of service! Enjoy your 4 hour delay suckers!!!!

/Catering American SUCKS right now.
//works in industry....getting a kick....ect
 
2012-09-26 08:46:45 PM
Eh. Too many flight attendants are borderline nuts anyway, in my experience.

If the pilot, in his judgment, though he had a psycho biatch physically assaulting another flight attendant on the plane, he was more than right to try to get her the fark off the plane. There have been cases mentioned here on Fark where passengers feared for their personal safety because flight attendants were losing their shiat, and that shouldn't be tolerated.
 
2012-09-26 08:49:07 PM

Indubitably: RayD8: Indubitably: fusillade762: Honest Bender: Everyone else bought their ticket, let them burn.

[bp2.blogger.com image 400x223]

To wish harm on anyone is a rich person's leisure, sir.

That's the dumbest thing I've read here in a while.

Why is it dumb, sir?

Please explicate your incredulity, please.

Thank you.


I won't be drawn in and have to suffer your inevitable random ramblings.
No feed for you today.

Thank you.
 
2012-09-26 08:52:43 PM

Barkley2011: Then there is American.....pilots wait for the plane to be loaded, then call in maintenance because the thought they saw a scratch during their walk-a-round, or to fix a reading light on 16C. Even more fun.....lets wait for 5 minutes before departure to take a flight to Tokyo (777 PACKED to the gills with cargo, luggage and catering) out of service! Enjoy your 4 hour delay suckers!!!!

/Catering American SUCKS right now.
//works in industry....getting a kick....ect


Right, it's much better to take off with a potential lawsuit hanging off the wing.

Pilots don't get paid any more for hanging around the airport waiting for the plane to be swapped out, and most of them don't really like sitting in the crew lounge for the 4 extra hours any more than passengers like sitting in the waiting room. It's not like they delay the plane and then go off for a tour of the city.
 
2012-09-26 08:52:45 PM

freewill: Eh. Too many flight attendants are borderline nuts anyway, in my experience.

If the pilot, in his judgment, though he had a psycho biatch physically assaulting another flight attendant on the plane, he was more than right to try to get her the fark off the plane. There have been cases mentioned here on Fark where passengers feared for their personal safety because flight attendants were losing their shiat, and that shouldn't be tolerated.


Where was the Air Marshal?

Where was the Terrorist/Extreme Situation Sit-Down, or TESSD?

Where was the "No duh."

Where was the "Are we professionals in a workplace, or are we functionally-retarded?"

Where was the "Seriously."

Seriously.
 
2012-09-26 08:53:23 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: fmk040: AverageAmericanGuy: It was a verbal altercation between a couple flight attendants. Jesus, guy. Have some perspective.

These are sub-5 hour flights. Everything will be fine as long as the aisles are kept clear. Since you're already in the air, just put that shiat on cruise control and let the crew sort their own issues. Passengers just want to get to where they are going.

You're glorified bus drivers. Just get us to our destinations. That's all we need you to do.

You know how I figured out you have no experience whatsoever with piloting aircraft? A bus driver gets his license, and gets a job. An airline pilot, gets his commercial license, then trains IFR, night flights, conversions to multi-engines, turbines and jets and flies from when he/she is between 200 - 3000 hours on low rent, hazardous routes to sparsely settled communities on call before the airlines even consider looking at them as "job material".
Much like the captain of a ship, the pilot of an aircraft is in control. From the moment he gets clearance, it is his plane, and the safety of everyone on-board, not your bloody convenience that matters.
Go DIAF.

So. What.

You have an inflated impression of what a pilot's job is.


Really? You speak from your vast experience as one? Because while I'm not an airline or commercial pilot for that matter, I do have my PPL and have some idea regarding the demands of piloting an aircraft in adverse conditions. Although, I will freely admit that flight crew arguing just requires a figurative (or literal) biatch slap. While I can't say I agree with the course of action, I also don't actually know what happened, or the circumstances on the aircraft when the pilot made the decision. That said, your impression of a pilot's job seems to be just generally misinformed.

Granted the vast majority is boring monotony, but come on. You should be able to appreciate the training and experience that go into making sure that passengers get safely on the ground when shiat hits the fan. While their job may be to get us from point A to point B, their priorities are significantly more demanding.
 
2012-09-26 08:53:51 PM

RayD8: Indubitably: RayD8: Indubitably: fusillade762: Honest Bender: Everyone else bought their ticket, let them burn.

[bp2.blogger.com image 400x223]

To wish harm on anyone is a rich person's leisure, sir.

That's the dumbest thing I've read here in a while.

Why is it dumb, sir?

Please explicate your incredulity, please.

Thank you.

I won't be drawn in and have to suffer your inevitable random ramblings.
No feed for you today.

Thank you.


Easy out.

Boo.
 
2012-09-26 08:54:33 PM
First thing I thought of is this. 
 
2012-09-26 08:57:23 PM

fmk040: AverageAmericanGuy: It was a verbal altercation between a couple flight attendants. Jesus, guy. Have some perspective.

These are sub-5 hour flights. Everything will be fine as long as the aisles are kept clear. Since you're already in the air, just put that shiat on cruise control and let the crew sort their own issues. Passengers just want to get to where they are going.

You're glorified bus drivers. Just get us to our destinations. That's all we need you to do.

You know how I figured out you have no experience whatsoever with piloting aircraft? A bus driver gets his license, and gets a job. An airline pilot, gets his commercial license, then trains IFR, night flights, conversions to multi-engines, turbines and jets and flies from when he/she is between 200 - 3000 hours on low rent, hazardous routes to sparsely settled communities on call before the airlines even consider looking at them as "job material".
Much like the captain of a ship, the pilot of an aircraft is in control. From the moment he gets clearance, it is his plane, and the safety of everyone on-board, not your bloody convenience that matters.
Go DIAF.



You're right -- they're well-trained bus drivers.

/ not that there's anything wrong with that -- bus drivers are also responsible for passenger safety
// a bus having a head-on with an overpass pylon would be about as healthy for its passengers as as a plane impacting the ground
 
2012-09-26 08:57:46 PM

Indubitably: To wish harm on anyone is a rich person's leisure, sir.


I know, right? Damn those rich-ass gangsters running around shooting each other. And don't even get me started on those hoity-toity Ugandan rebels...
 
2012-09-26 08:59:03 PM

Mugato: Turning the plane around and calling the cops because two stewardesses were arguing? That's being a douche just because he can.


You've obviously not been around enough pilots. The only more risk-averse people in the free world are the engineers at NASA. If they don't know for certain what's going on inside their plane, it's going to the ground as fast as they can safely get it there.

And some of them are royal pricks, I'll give you that.
 
2012-09-26 09:02:35 PM
If I heard "IMMA GONNA CUT YOU BIATCH", I would do some turning back.
 
2012-09-26 09:02:45 PM

rolladuck: The only more risk-averse people in the free world are the engineers at NASA.


Yes, nothing says "risk-averse" like strapping people atop thousands of gallons of fuel & liquid oxygen and lighting it on fire.
 
2012-09-26 09:03:42 PM

Honest Bender: Indubitably: To wish harm on anyone is a rich person's leisure, sir.

I know, right? Damn those rich-ass gangsters running around shooting each other. And don't even get me started on those hoity-toity Ugandan rebels...


Wow.

Please define "rich" in your world, sir.

i.e. Some men get drunk with alcohol; some men get drunk with physicality; some men get drunk with sex; some men get drunk with money; some men get drunk with power; no matter what, men get drunk.
 
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