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robo283 25th Jun 2006 20:39

Thick passenger comments
 
Pax: Can I have a sandwich please?
Me:We haven't got any sandwiches left,sorry.
Pax: Oh have you got any chicken sandwiches left?
Me: No, sorry, we haven't got any sandwiches at all.
Pax: What, none at all? Not even any egg?
Me: No we haven't got any sandwiches of any description
Pax: You must have some sandwiches, it's got a picture of one in the in-flight magazine.
Another Pax: Please get me a blanket and a pillow.
Me: I'm sorry we've given them all out.
Pax: But you said when we got on that you had some blankets and pillows.
Me: Yes but that was two and a half hours ago.
Pax: But they've always got enough on British Airways.
Me: You're welcome to try to transfer but as we're at 35000 feet it might be a bit awkward.
(As told to me by Mrs. Robo283)

TSR2 25th Jun 2006 22:31

Thick Passenger Comments
 
Absolutely true story. Three hours into flight from Paphos to Manchester.

Thick Passenger Seat 17D Observes Young lady in seat 14D with very restless infant.
Thick Passenger Seat 17D Observes Young lady in seat 14D asks passing CC for pillow for infant.
Thick Passenger Seat 17D Observes CC says to young lady in seat 14D 'you will find one in the overhead lockers' and continues towards the rear of aircraft.
Thick Passenger Seat 17D States to Passing CC It's OK, I'll find her a pillow for the infant.
CC Member Totally embarrassed.

Must add that this CC attitude is not typical of this particular airline.

airbusthreetwenty 26th Jun 2006 13:06

The other day at work we had long delays due to fog. I heard the following and was completely dumbfounded.

Pax: Why can't anyone do anything about the fog?
Me: *long pause* "I'm sorry, are you actually being serious?"

The pax then realised what they had actually said.

apaddyinuk 27th Jun 2006 03:51

Got this one the other day!

ME: Sir, would you like a drink with your breakfast?
PAX: Ill have a tea please.
ME: Sorry sir, unfortunately we have run out of potable water (dont ask, its a long story but lets just say we coped despite a total lack of even flush water in the loos) so hot drinks are unavailable. I do apologise however can I offer you some juice?
PAX: Its ok, its not your fault, Ill just have a Coffee instead!!!!

:uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

A and C 27th Jun 2006 07:45

Night Flight
 
Pax: In somewhat of a panic calls a cabin crew member and says "do the pilots know about the aircraft that is flying very close to us?"

CC: "Madam that is the light on the wing tip!"

Shamrock274 27th Jun 2006 10:56


Originally Posted by TSR2
Absolutely true story. Three hours into flight from Paphos to Manchester.

Thick Passenger Seat 17D Observes Young lady in seat 14D with very restless infant.
Thick Passenger Seat 17D Observes Young lady in seat 14D asks passing CC for pillow for infant.
Thick Passenger Seat 17D Observes CC says to young lady in seat 14D 'you will find one in the overhead lockers' and continues towards the rear of aircraft.
Thick Passenger Seat 17D States to Passing CC It's OK, I'll find her a pillow for the infant.
CC Member Totally embarrassed.

Must add that this CC attitude is not typical of this particular airline.

TSR2...
So why is the passenger in 17D thick??:confused:

tart1 27th Jun 2006 11:29


Originally Posted by Shamrock274
TSR2...
So why is the passenger in 17D thick??:confused:

I wondered that as well Shamrock but I thought it was just me being a thick pprooner!! :ooh:

angels 27th Jun 2006 12:05

It may be me, but I think there's an element of sarcasm there......:}

Must admit, as humble SLF i find the original post a little insulting. Both the pax are requesting things that they were told would be available. And as for the comment --

Me: You're welcome to try to transfer but as we're at 35000 feet it might be a bit awkward.
Please pass on to HID that I bet that pax ain't flying with your lot again!!!!

Eddy 27th Jun 2006 13:39


Originally Posted by angels
It may be me, but I think there's an element of sarcasm there......:}
Must admit, as humble SLF i find the original post a little insulting. Both the pax are requesting things that they were told would be available. And as for the comment --
Please pass on to HID that I bet that pax ain't flying with your lot again!!!!

I don't think the OP was suggesting that the pax was "thick" for asking for said items as, you're correct, these were all offered initially. The OP was suggesting that the passenger was "thick" because they continued to ask the same questions (with slight variations) even after being repeatedly told that such items weren't available.

robo283 27th Jun 2006 20:26

I should have added that the last comment was sotto voce.
I wish I'd never started this thread :ugh:

TSR2 27th Jun 2006 21:12

Shamrock274 & tart1
 
Sorry, just my sense of humour.
It would seem that an awful lot of CC consider all passengers to be thick.

apaddyinuk 27th Jun 2006 21:33


Originally Posted by TSR2
Sorry, just my sense of humour.
It would seem that an awful lot of CC consider all passengers to be thick.

Well the same goes the other way TSR2!!!

Gatwick07 27th Jun 2006 22:03

I know variations of this one's come up loads, but it happened (again) today....

Me: "Any Coffee?"
Pax: (Takes out headphones) "Eh?"
Me: "Any coffee for you sir?"
Pax: (totally blank expression for a few seconds)
Me: (for the final time) "Would you like any coffee sir?"
Pax: "Is that tea?"

:ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:

Shamrock274 27th Jun 2006 22:11


Originally Posted by TSR2
.... an awfull lot of CC consider passengers to be thick.

:hmm::mad::mad::mad:



Originally Posted by apaddyinuk
Well the same goes the other way TSR2!!!

LOL, can't stop laughing:p:p

dustybin 27th Jun 2006 22:35

What starts as abit of fun ends up getting took the wrong way again, why bother :ugh:

Dea Certe 27th Jun 2006 22:55

Oh come on! People are funny! Cabin crew, pax, pilots alike. It's just human nature.

Laughter is good for the soul and for ones sanity!

Dea

rotated 27th Jun 2006 23:59

The rotty family is OFTEN slf between Japan and the USA--3 more flights and we get our own personal 744!!! :}
Well not quite. But I have been witness to innumerable incidents such as the ones mentioned, with various happy, tense, or angry outcomes. Sometimes the pax is just a complete wa:mad: er, true. However, before CC decides to write someone off, so to speak, please remember that you are AT HOME on the aircraft, doing your job; it is a day at the office for you with very few uncertainties.
It may not be so for your pax. Jet-lagged out, unfamiliar perhaps with the aircraft, destination, or what awaits them there. Simply put, their state of mind may be VASTLY different from yours.
Case in point, I was once sat next to a fellow who seemed nearly catatonic, having trouble acknowledging the CC request to re-stow some carry-on. The gal with the stockings was quite harsh on him, at one point mentioning having him tossed off the plane. I intervened a bit, helped get the guy's bag stowed, etc.
Some time later, after takeoff, he responded to a little gentle attention and opened up a bit. Turns out he was flying home to bury his wife and daughter who had been killed in an automobile accident in his absence.
We have a responsibility for kindness, try it and see how far the ripples carry...

sinala1 28th Jun 2006 00:01

Threads such as these are meant purely as therapy for those of us who deal with the less erm 'familiar with flying' (yes, that was a diplomatic enough description :E ) amongst our pax - no malice or harm intended - please don't view it in any other way!

blueloo 28th Jun 2006 00:13

TSR2 - I got what you meant first time round. I was going to expand on it, but it appears some of the responses here are in line with your post!

apaddyinuk 28th Jun 2006 13:06

In fairness one and all, I would not normally say this but if the SLF dont like what we are saying in this thread I suggest you choose to ignore it and move onto the next thread. It is simply a little light relief for us cabin crew dimwits, no offence is intended but this is a "Cabin Crew" thread.
Im aware of the irony as I only posted a few weeks ago in defence of SLF that they should be allowed to input their thoughts but considering some of you are taking offence to something that is intended to be "shop humour" I suggest you leave this one alone and let us play amongst ourselves.
Probably too late for that now though cos the moment has been lost.


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