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Comments by Cabin Crew on Firm Landings

Old 28th Apr 2019, 16:12
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Old 12th May 2019, 04:53
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After a disturbingly firm landing, a cabin announcement along the lines of "Please remain seated with your seat belt securely fastened while the captain taxis what's left of the aircraft to the gate," always serves to break the ice.
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Old 12th May 2019, 05:36
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Originally Posted by KiloB View Post
Best Cabin Announcement I ever heard was after a first trip FO REALLY hurled it on at JNB. Some lockers burst open, jackets and small stuff fell out and there was deathly quiet from a very unimpressed set of SLF.

Purser comes on the speakers, with what starts as the standard arrival message, but reads “Ladies and gentlemen, you may have noticed we have just arrived at JNB, will the SURVIVORS please remain seated ..........etc etc”.

Just the right thing to say, and the whole cabin burst out laughing. Took all the steam out of the whole thing. Would like to have seen the faces on the flight deck though as they heard the announcement.
this.
I've been cabin crew and I admit sometimes a lot of ex colleagues used to act and talk silly to pilots, sad to read people here writing stuff like "go on pushing your trolley" this attitude put us pilots exactly where a lot of cabin crew think we belong: asshole department.
Just laugh about it and take it way less personally.
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Old 19th May 2019, 12:42
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Originally Posted by anto125 View Post
this.
I've been cabin crew and I admit sometimes a lot of ex colleagues used to act and talk silly to pilots, sad to read people here writing stuff like "go on pushing your trolley" this attitude put us pilots exactly where a lot of cabin crew think we belong: asshole department.
Just laugh about it and take it way less personally.
Well, it all depends on the situation, Some joking around by CC about it is one thing, and this can easily and jointly be done away with.
However, I’ve seen some senior CC dragons try and come down upon new FOs and CPTs alike in many disgusting ways, which requires some sterner measures to clear the house again.

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Old 20th May 2019, 14:37
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100% with you Dave, idiots are common in every profession, either pilots, cabin crew, chefs, doctors, employees, etc..
I think a good captain should be able to recognize these elements and stop them at first sign in the most polite way, usually irony helps.
Then if after a 10hrs flight you have to divert 1000km from home in bad weather and you receive comments from a shitty crew, everybody has his bad day..
As much as, after the same flight, and after serving 300 people for three times, you're yelled by a captain who blasts you because the frappuccino with warm milk, cacao and one and a half spoon of sugar he asked is too sweet and too hot.
But let's not forget that cabin crew has historically always been teased by flight crews since their first flight, considered just as bitchy waitresses & chicken heads.
Being a cabin attendant can be a tuff job too if you want to do it properly..

Anyway de-briefings are really important in these kind of situations, if necessary separately with the single silly cc
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Old 22nd May 2019, 00:17
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My favourite:

“Please remain seated, until Captain Kangaroo has finished bouncing us all the way to the gate and the aircraft come to a complete stop”


Even as a "firm" landing lies well within the parameters of a safe landing it still bothers us(at least me) if I cannot make it as well smooth. I accept it easily if cabin crew is making jokes about it(and as well passengers). Do not forget - after all the landing is the only thing cabin crew and passengers really can grade "the quality"(even if this grading is wrong, a soft landing can be a unsafe one if combined with a long landing on a to short runway or "flared to dead" with the impending risk of a tailstrike). I do not say it is fair, but it is their only lead.

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