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(NBC Chicago)   Pilot hears enough, turns this plane around and goes home   (nbcchicago.com ) divider line
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34245 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Sep 2012 at 8:01 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-09-26 08:42:26 PM  
5 votes:

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 08:08:29 PM  
5 votes:
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 08:05:58 PM  
5 votes:

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 08:18:03 PM  
3 votes:
Bin Laden's corpse is at the bottom of the sea laughing its ass off.
2012-09-26 08:06:39 PM  
2 votes:
SkyLaw!
2012-09-27 05:15:06 AM  
1 vote:
Flight attendants are required crew members. If they quit functioning it's a problem (at least with the FAA's rules, if not in reality).

The Pilot In Command is responsible for the safety of the flight. Which means if there is a problem with the flight attendants and the PIC doesn't address it, it becomes the pilot's fault. Might be a wee overreaction, but I'd guess CYA is in play here.
2012-09-26 11:15:57 PM  
1 vote:
...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 10:12:36 PM  
1 vote:
www.lady8844.com
There was a time when people working for airlines were well paid professionals.
2012-09-26 08:52:43 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:46:45 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:43:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:42:32 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:15:38 PM  
1 vote:
The end of the article burns with stupid.
2012-09-26 08:13:29 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:08:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:53:41 PM  
1 vote:
I guess there's no "Post 9/11 commercial airline pilots are panicky power-drunk twats" tag.
2012-09-26 07:28:11 PM  
1 vote:
Don't make me turn this thing around.
 
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