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oneupper
03-12-2008, 05:20 PM
Yesterday, my flight from Caracas to Miami was preparing to taxi and the pilot did his PA thing (time, weather, thank you for flying American, etc.).

There was brief silence and then, on the PA:

"We have Clearance, Clarence"
"Roger, Roger"
"Give me a Vector, Victor"

(it wasn't the pilot, but the soundtrack from Airplane)

The flight attendants were cracking up (as was I), although 95% of the passengers didn't get it or weren't paying attention.

Improved my flight, but I doubt they'd try it on a domestic flight.

remdog
03-12-2008, 05:27 PM
The flight attendants on Southwest are noted for their humerous commentary. "This is a no whinning, no crying flight. If the oxygen masks deploy and you are traveling with a child or someone acting like a child....."

The most impressive thing I've seen is a female FA that grabbed the doorway behind her and did a back flip between her arms and landed on her feet----to much applause!

Rem

BUTLER REDSFAN
03-12-2008, 08:40 PM
Technically he was under Oveur and he was under Dunn

Redhook
03-12-2008, 10:13 PM
The flight attendants on Southwest are noted for their humerous commentary.
Rem

They are very clever and very funny. I've flown SW a lot because my wife works for them and I think the flight attendants are pretty funny. You never know what your going to get.

remdog
03-12-2008, 11:22 PM
The FA's on WN are usually very good. On short hauls like I fly they work very hard and usually maintain a smile.

My complaint with WN is that they seem to be dismantleing a very successful business model (originated by Herb Kelleher, a marketing genius) for for a very dubious model (adminstrated by Gary Kelly, a beancounter that has no idea about making the customer happy).

I wonder, at what point does the 'corporate culture' (which WN has had in bountiful amounts) start to suffer?

To be honest, I wonder if Marriott will face the same problem when Bill Marriott leaves the stage. He won't be suceeded by anyone in the family and he has been the one that has set the tone for the Marriott culture for 30-35 years. It's certainly a difficult situation. In 'Reds speak', it's sort of like being the catcher that had to repalce Johnny Bench----no matter how good you are, you're always in his shadow.

Rem

Red in Chicago
03-12-2008, 11:54 PM
have you ever seen a grown man naked?

GoReds33
03-13-2008, 07:17 AM
have you ever seen a grown man naked?Joey... Do you like gladiator movies?:)

durl
03-13-2008, 08:55 AM
I like Southwest's willingness to crack some jokes. I've been on flights where the pilots tell some good lines.

paintmered
03-13-2008, 09:20 AM
A few winters ago, I was taking a late night Frontier flight out of Denver to Dayton. Denver had recently got some snow and connecting flights were late getting into Denver. So we sat on the tarmac to wait for the last few passengers to get there. The flight attendants had already gone through the safety briefing when a few passengers began to trickle onto the plane. Every time a new passenger boarded, the flight attendant had to repeat the briefing. She probably had to do this six or seven times and each time she said it faster and faster and ad libbed more and more.

Her last round went something like this. "Yay safety! Blah blah blah blah, you can all go to sleep now. Happy napping."

Ltlabner
03-13-2008, 09:27 AM
My complaint with WN is that they seem to be dismantleing a very successful business model (originated by Herb Kelleher, a marketing genius) for for a very dubious model (adminstrated by Gary Kelly, a beancounter that has no idea about making the customer happy).

How can this be? I've been told that as long as you are a great manager of one department, you'll be a great manager of another.

:confused: