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Delta CEO Upset Regarding Comments About US Cabin Crews

#3
Because, you know, the Qatar CEO is such a looker.

Most of the people who bitch about the age and/or physical condition of their cabin crews generally aren't getting casting calls from "Chippendales" themselves.

Oh come now, the airlines know they have to retire their older planes that are using "More Fuel" or producing "Higher emissions"

Sometimes those "jets" just have too big of a "footprint", or require too much "cabin overhaul" costs

now where's that VietJet schedule book again......
 
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Cptnchia

Dissatisfied Customer
#5
I'll take someone who cares about their job and wants to provide good service over a US cabin crew any day...

Not sure that came out right...
Yeah, it didn't.

Plenty of US crews who care and ME crews who don't. Met several Qatar and Emirates FAs who only do the job for the travel and actually said they give the minimum service to slide by. Remember, they are only doing it for a few years. There is no loyalty to their employer.
 
#6
Yeah, it didn't.

Plenty of US crews who care and ME crews who don't. Met several Qatar and Emirates FAs who only do the job for the travel and actually said they give the minimum service to slide by. Remember, they are only doing it for a few years. There is no loyalty to their employer.
I'm sure that one day I'll meet someone from one of those groups. :stir:
 

Murdoughnut

Well sized member
#7
It was a classless remark. That being said, a union structure does protect jobs - for better and worse. It protects the older flight attendant who does an outstanding job for being let go because she's aged naturally, and it protects the older flight attendant who stopped giving a damn about the customer decades ago.
 

BobDispatch

Well-Known Member
#9
Not just Delta speaking out about this.

United has long spoken out against the unfair impact of massive government subsidies to state-owned airlines Emirates Airline (EK), Etihad Airways (EY) and Qatar Airways (QR). But QR has recently reinforced the need to speak out. In Dublin at a gala announcing the launch of its Dublin-Doha route, QR CEO Akbar Al Baker shared his opinion about the age of U.S. carriers' flight attendants.


At United, we value the experience, professionalism and attention to safety that all our flight attendants provide. We are proud to celebrate and champion the rich diversity and life experience of all our employees.

In response to Al Baker's comments, Oscar said, "At United, we stand with our world-class flight attendants and their colleagues across the industry. We cherish the contributions of all our employees, and we take great pride in the qualities they bring to our team: intelligence and integrity; experience and empathy; care for our customers and one another. Above all, we value our employees' dedication to the highest standards of professionalism and safety. These are the reasons why, wherever you travel, our employees say with equal pride and emphasis: ‘We are United.'

"I am always deeply proud to say those words myself, knowing the incredible professionals with whom I am privileged to be associated. I want to express my deep gratitude to all our colleagues for what they do to keep us flying right, everywhere we serve."
 

Nark

Well-Known Member
#12
What a bunch of crap.

A few years ago (not sure if oscar was in town or Jeff at the wheel) a shuttle FA DID EXACTLY WHAT HER FA MANUAL SAID to do about serving soda inbounded to D.C.
The anti, anti-Muslim uproar caused a social media backlash, and the poor FA was "fired" back to only doing delta flights, because, well regionals.

I've lost count of how many FA's have asked me to lift there bags, because their osteoporosis was flairing up, or the pregnant ones who still work in 2nd trimester, or I assume because her belly is well beyond showing.

We don't have the best looking flight attendants, good grief. Heaven forbid we accept that we have thousands of grandmothers flying overhead right now. I bet at least one or two can lift here own bags though.
 

mastermags

Well-Known Member *giggity*
#14
It was a classless remark. That being said, a union structure does protect jobs - for better and worse. It protects the older flight attendant who does an outstanding job for being let go because she's aged naturally, and it protects the older flight attendant who stopped giving a damn about the customer decades ago.
Those damn unionized Delta flight attendants.
 

Derg

Naval Intelligence, MCRN
Staff member
#16
I think the "Grannies and Grandes"-type pilots who complain about that stuff would be fit to be tied if the tables were turned.

"OMG, so many fat pilots!"

"So nerdy! Who wears short sleeves with a tie!"

"Is it illegal to have a tailor? Ba! Nice floods, skipper!"

"He introduced himself as 'Viper', what is he, twelve? Oh my gamer-tag is ItsColdInZoneTwoAndHittingAGymWouldntKillYouOnTheLayover"

"They all talk to my boobs as if they had a chance!"

:)


Oh man, the aviation internet would be ablaze.