I have heard this type of PA a couple of times also where the Capt. is referred to by just his first name. It sounds quite unprofessional and degrades the gradient of the captain's position on the aircraft. Is QF trying to follow VB's lead? It is not a good look (sound).
Then there was the Qantas Captain approaching Auckland " .......... and put your watches forward 2 hours, and back 20 years "
He was Named in Despatches back to Head Office !
I used to tell passengers crossing the Date Line that if they had an Old Fashioned watch with hands, to just wind the hands around, but if wearing one of the new-fangled digital things, then they had about 8 hours to study the instruction book.
I once suggested that if anyone had a birthday, they had better make the most of it, 'cos we were about to cross the Date Line and slip quickly into Tomorrow.
One of the Cabin Crew came up not long afterwards, and asked me to sign a birthday card that they had cobbled up on the back of a menu, to help soften the blow for a lady pax. who was just about to lose her birthday. I refused to sign until I'd seen her, and suggested that she be brought to the flight deck.
Buster....Maybe you're right and it's only embarrassing if you are crew....or a frequent flyer....or one of his kids.....or anyone remotely connected to the airline.
There are other PA's that were classics such as when the FSD told the pax that as the Capt had just dropped his gear we would be landing shortly...
Then again some pax have no sense of humour.There was one Capt who when doing the walk around the cabin (remember when that happened) and he wore a pair of dark glasses and used a walking stick...and someone dobbed him in.
degrades the gradient of the captain's position on the aircraft
PT6...Are you sure you meant 'gradient'?...
Did you mean the Capt had his seat reclined and was having a nap.....