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American Airlines Flight Attendant Rants About Plane Crash, Grounds Flight

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Derg, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Derg

    Derg Major Domo Staff Member

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  2. dasleben

    dasleben a> run "dasleben's_email"

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    exneophyte Well-Known Member

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    Is there a version of "going postal" for flight attendants?
  4. Derg

    Derg Major Domo Staff Member

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    Bankruptcy is very stressful.

    Catering doesn't show up, sometimes the fuelers don't show up, dispatch pressured to short you on fuel when the weather dictates more, hotels requiring credit cards to check in, hotel transportation not showing up, you turn on the news, open a newspaper, even check your email, it's "Bankruptcy! Bankruptcy! Bankruptcy!", everyone is bitter and pissed off, ugh... the list can go on and on. Oh, and look who just took a bonus as they're talking about cutting your pay! Oh, joy!

    It's dark, dark place. Been there, done that, still living under that bankruptcy-level contract.
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  5. exneophyte

    exneophyte Well-Known Member

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    Yea, that's gotta suck. But you gotta keep it professional...especially in front of the customers.
  6. Derg

    Derg Major Domo Staff Member

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    No, I agree. However there's a certain "psychology" that you've got to look out for and make sure you're not falling into the abyss.

    Hell, airline bankruptcies normally include a "body count" too, but that's the 800lb gorilla that no one wants to talk about.
  7. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    We didn't have any here during the BK I was around for (the second in 5 years) but our parent carrier had at least 4 that were directly linked to the proceedings. Just another reason to have another source of income so this is just a "part time" job.
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    Pilotforhire587 Lycra Man

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    I know this is off topic but this is another example of the news media spewing crap. News stations are capable of so much good, but with the exception of some local stations it never seems that they are on that side of the fence.
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    mjmuel0 Well-Known Member

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    You should be allowed one melt down per year in that circumstance
  10. X-Forces

    X-Forces Big Black Guy

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    Ahh...Wait, you mean that is not part of a normal day?

    Gee.
  11. darrenf

    darrenf resident denizen

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    Huh?
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    MQAAord Scheherazade Staff Member

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    I hope she'll get some professional help for her issues. Obviously, she is not dealing well with the stresses in her life, and outbursts like this are a huge red flag... Everyone at AA is feeling the emotion she is, but that emotion has to be controlled so it doesn't manifest itself in this manner.
  13. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Reminds me of the 121 Capt who had to be removed from a flight way back when for making similar comments on the PA. Just cracked, I guess. I'll have to go find which on that was again.
  14. TheFlyingTurkey

    TheFlyingTurkey Fetus Worshiper

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    You know, there are no excuses for behavior like this, bankruptcy or not. Why? Because all of us know there is a good probability that the airline we work for will at some point go bankrupt. Why do I think this? Because I lived it as a kid with a father who worked for the airlines. He wasn't a pilot but was a MX manager.

    #1 Pan American - gone
    #4 Eastern - history
    #3 Air Florida - History
    #4 Midway - History

    Yes my dad worked at all of those airlines and he was furloughed from all except for Midway, they closed the doors on him.

    My dad did manage to get in 22 years with Pan Am before they furloughed him. Imagine that.

    So I knew perfectly well that when I went to work for Piedmont, the clock was ticking and I was playing the odds. But like Vegas, the house always wins in the end.
  15. FloridaLarry

    FloridaLarry Well-Known Member

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    Denial isn't just the longest river in Egypt.
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    Poor girl reached her breaking point I guess. Sadly, she probably won't be the last. I feel bad for these people.
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    mshunter Well-Known Member

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    Hope you never have "one of those days."
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  18. MikeD

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    Could be worse. At least it wasn't EgyptAir 990 part 2.
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    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    The suicide rate of AMR pilots and FAs has been astronomical for years now. One of the industry's dirty little secrets. Needless to say, this story doesn't really surprise me. What surprises me is that it's not more common.
  20. TheFlyingTurkey

    TheFlyingTurkey Fetus Worshiper

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    I've had worse things happen. A lot worse. And I'm not running down the street screaming about how the world is going to end and we're all gonna die.

    Are you saying that if your'e under enough stress you're going to freak out? I hope you don't "have one of those days" while piloting an aircraft.

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