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2012-09-26 09:04:06 PM
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.


Normally I'd agree with you there, but you obviously aren't aware of the shenanigans the pilots union are up to. They're delaying planes to "hurt American". Doesn't make sense to me, but since the judge let American throw out the contract, the number of OTS aircraft at the gate here at DFW has gone from 0 to 5 or 6 a day to 15 to 25. Has made my work a living hell ever since......

/Can't say I blame the pilots....I'd be pissed too if I watched the Execs take huge bonuses while crying about low revenues.
//Oh wait, they do that at my company too!
 
2012-09-26 09:05:01 PM

bojon: If I heard "IMMA GONNA CUT YOU BIATCH", I would do some turning back.


Your name suggests otherwisely?
 
2012-09-26 09:06:37 PM
Mrs. Fister is a retired flight attendant and is really getting a kick out of this story.
 
2012-09-26 09:11:16 PM

Indubitably: 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.


media.skateboard.com.au
 
2012-09-26 09:12:33 PM

RoyBatty: I thought this was a repeat from last week, but it's apparently somewhat frequent.

[i.imgur.com image 564x701]


I'm going to need video, or it didn't happen!
 
2012-09-26 09:13:55 PM

Honest Bender: Indubitably: 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.

[media.skateboard.com.au image 452x339]


Turning around a flight and creating a national emergency is no joke, sir.
 
2012-09-26 09:14:02 PM
Damn, they must have been up there on hell of a long time before he decided to RTB... United retired the rest of their 737 classics years ago...
 
2012-09-26 09:17:15 PM
"Of course apologize to our customers," said United spokeswoman Christen David.

Are they using the Cheney Method?
 
2012-09-26 09:27:04 PM

Indubitably: 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.


Some with derp apparently.
 
2012-09-26 09:27:59 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.


And of what "in control" is.
 
2012-09-26 09:28:10 PM

RayD8: Indubitably: 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.

Some with derp apparently.


Please define "derp" in your world, sir.
 
2012-09-26 09:30:38 PM

Indubitably: RayD8: Indubitably: 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.

Some with derp apparently.

Please define "derp" in your world, sir.


And if you say "me" or "you," you are selling short, and you know it.

Get over us.

Please.

Thank you.
 
2012-09-26 09:31:14 PM
Indubitably is the first person I've had to put on ignore, and I've been here a while.
 
2012-09-26 09:32:13 PM
Too bad it wasn't Hooters Airlines, Jello biking wrestling anyone.
 
2012-09-26 09:34:53 PM

Bathysphere: Indubitably is the first person I've had to put on ignore, and I've been here a while.


Seriously.

I show up every few days, lay some mind on you, and you ignore me.

Sometimes I'm funny.

And you lay some ignore on me.

Ignore back, hater.

P.S. When all you ignore is all you adore you are NOT funny.
 
2012-09-26 09:38:20 PM
TFA: "Of course apologize to our customers," said United spokeswoman Christen David.

I love this. It sounds like the spokeswoman is instructing the reporter to apologize for them.

"Yeah, put in a quote of us apologizing. Make it sound like we care about the cattle. Something real sincere-like."
 
2012-09-26 09:42:28 PM
There would have been a riot but the passengers realized this meant they wouldn't actually have to go to Chicago.
 
BOOYAH! 
 
THIN CRUST!
 
2012-09-26 09:42:45 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.


That, and it's the flight attendants that are the power-drunk.
 
2012-09-26 09:43:11 PM

BarkingUnicorn: 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.

And of what "in control" is.


For the sake of argument:

"If it was my flight, no one need worry about anything other than turbulence, for I expect a safe flight, free of drama, that is all."

P.S. If you aren't the Captain of the Ship, wtf are you?
 
2012-09-26 09:46:31 PM
Nobody lined up to tell them to get a hold of themselves?
 
2012-09-26 09:49:37 PM

darkone: Too bad it wasn't Hooters Airlines, Jello biking wrestling anyone.


The bikes might be tricky in the aisles.
I like the concept.
 
2012-09-26 09:49:53 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Nobody lined up to tell them to get a hold of themselves?


"Line up?"

WTF is yer fantasy here, man, b/c it's twisted.

Let's review: on a plane, people sit, mostly.
 
2012-09-26 09:50:46 PM

Indubitably: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Nobody lined up to tell them to get a hold of themselves?

"Line up?"

WTF is yer fantasy here, man, b/c it's twisted.

Let's review: on a plane, people sit, mostly.


Such is life in America, no?
 
2012-09-26 09:51:10 PM

GungFu: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 356x600]

I'm thinking two air hostesses fighting over the male attendant, who turns out to be gay.


I guess the author had never heard of the word, "steward?"
 
2012-09-26 09:51:26 PM
Did one of the flight attendants say "Oh Fudge"?

aeryssports.com
/hope she likes lifebuoy
 
2012-09-26 09:52:23 PM

Indubitably: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Nobody lined up to tell them to get a hold of themselves?

"Line up?"

WTF is yer fantasy here, man, b/c it's twisted.

Let's review: on a plane, people sit, mostly.


Would you like some coffee?
 
2012-09-26 09:55:34 PM
"Of course apologize to our customers," said United spokeswoman Christen David.

Are... Are they telling us to apologize to the customers?
 
2012-09-26 09:56:28 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.


he had to work with them for how long now, and he was tired of their crap. I can see the pilot's view. Sucks to be a passenger on United though. Like that wasn't already well known.
 
2012-09-26 09:59:41 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Indubitably: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Nobody lined up to tell them to get a hold of themselves?

"Line up?"

WTF is yer fantasy here, man, b/c it's twisted.

Let's review: on a plane, people sit, mostly.

Would you like some coffee?


Black, like my men.
 
2012-09-26 10:01:07 PM
I think both stews need the Castle Anthrax consequence.

Do it on pay per view and the airline will recoup the extra fuel expense.
 
2012-09-26 10:01:09 PM
Fark this shiat ! I'M TAKING AMTRAK!!!
 
2012-09-26 10:01:28 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Indubitably: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Nobody lined up to tell them to get a hold of themselves?

"Line up?"

WTF is yer fantasy here, man, b/c it's twisted.

Let's review: on a plane, people sit, mostly.

Would you like some coffee?


Nope, golden bean, currently?

I mean, yes?

Mean?
 
2012-09-26 10:11:52 PM
Airport investigators said no assault took place. There were no arrests and no charges were filed.

Haha, just a captain being very captainly and wanting to let his ego get some fresh air instead of keeping it all bottled up.
 
2012-09-26 10:12:36 PM
www.lady8844.com
There was a time when people working for airlines were well paid professionals.
 
2012-09-26 10:25:10 PM
Damned prima donna flight attendants should be fired for this shiat.
 
2012-09-26 10:42:30 PM
worst. airline. ever.

/dnrtfa
 
2012-09-26 10:44:11 PM

RoyBatty: I thought this was a repeat from last week, but it's apparently somewhat frequent.

[i.imgur.com image 564x701]


Thanks. I shouted, "AGAIN??" at my screen....then thought about that post from last week, then I read these comments to keep me from googling. Well played, sir...
 
2012-09-26 10:49:20 PM

smitty04: [www.lady8844.com image 355x497]
There was a time when people working for airlines were well paid professionals.


The Free Market® wants wage slaves, not well paid professionals.
 
2012-09-26 10:53:51 PM

impaler: 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.

That, and it's the flight attendants that are the power-drunk.


Or in this case, just drunk.
 
2012-09-26 11:15:57 PM
...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


Flying a plane is just like riding a bicycle. Its just a LOT harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.
 
2012-09-26 11:41:57 PM
"Of course apologize to our customers," said United spokeswoman Christen David.


having not much goodly englishing day someonebody.
 
2012-09-26 11:59:20 PM

smitty04: [www.lady8844.com image 355x497]
There was a time when people working for airlines were well paid professionals.


Hate to admit it but I remember when getting there was half the fun. Flying coach was luxurious compared to today's standards and there was no security the first time I flew. Going across the Atlantic I had 3 bulkhead seats all to myself. I actually curled up and tried to nap but I was having too much fun with the whole experience to sleep. Now I avoid flying as much as possible. I'd fly for an emergency but that's it.
 
2012-09-27 12:25:30 AM

Anaia: smitty04: [www.lady8844.com image 355x497]
There was a time when people working for airlines were well paid professionals.

Hate to admit it but I remember when getting there was half the fun. Flying coach was luxurious compared to today's standards and there was no security the first time I flew. Going across the Atlantic I had 3 bulkhead seats all to myself. I actually curled up and tried to nap but I was having too much fun with the whole experience to sleep. Now I avoid flying as much as possible. I'd fly for an emergency but that's it.


Me too.

Pilot or no.
 
2012-09-27 12:33:50 AM

Indubitably: Anaia: smitty04: [www.lady8844.com image 355x497]
There was a time when people working for airlines were well paid professionals.

Hate to admit it but I remember when getting there was half the fun. Flying coach was luxurious compared to today's standards and there was no security the first time I flew. Going across the Atlantic I had 3 bulkhead seats all to myself. I actually curled up and tried to nap but I was having too much fun with the whole experience to sleep. Now I avoid flying as much as possible. I'd fly for an emergency but that's it.

Me too.

Pilot or no.


As he came on deck, his crew bristled. They knew he was serious. They knew he would die for them. They knew he wouldn't lead them astray from knowledge and respect. They would 'ie for him too. He would never need lead them to 'ie.

And they knew if they flew straight with him, they'd never fear, for flight needs only lift and honesty and honor.

"Word, ensign, ahead," the Captain ordered.

They complied.
 
2012-09-27 12:49:46 AM

CameraMonkey: ...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

Flying a plane is just like riding a bicycle. Its just a LOT harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.


Capt. Kramer, to the white courtesy telephone.
 
2012-09-27 01:05:05 AM

Gyrfalcon: CameraMonkey: ...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

Flying a plane is just like riding a bicycle. Its just a LOT harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

Capt. Kramer, to the white courtesy telephone.


Why do you do this?

Melanin is irrelevant.

Why?
 
2012-09-27 01:05:57 AM
Derace.
 
2012-09-27 01:07:15 AM
Good thing nobody on that plane had to be somewhere!

farking airlines.
 
2012-09-27 01:20:12 AM

Indubitably: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Indubitably: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Nobody lined up to tell them to get a hold of themselves?

"Line up?"

WTF is yer fantasy here, man, b/c it's twisted.

Let's review: on a plane, people sit, mostly.

Would you like some coffee?

Nope, golden bean, currently?

I mean, yes?

Mean?


Oy. I'll take pity on you. This movie is a Fark favorite. Watch it and you'll understand. We're all counting on you.
 
2012-09-27 01:23:53 AM

Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: CameraMonkey: ...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

Flying a plane is just like riding a bicycle. Its just a LOT harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

Capt. Kramer, to the white courtesy telephone.

Why do you do this?

Melanin is irrelevant.

Why?




Watch the movie.
 
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