Slightly off color UA humor

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  1. SnowDogDad

    SnowDogDad Silver Member

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    Last night, I was sitting in a hotel bar near DEN and was talking to a couple of flight attendants. They were all former CO crew members. I mentioned how Jeff Smisek was not exactly revered amongst frequently flyers. One of them related a story to me.

    A passenger called one of the flight attendants over after they were in air, held up his glass, and said, "Excuse me, there is a piece of sh1t in my glass." She started to get upset and defensive but then looked in the glass. The passenger had cut out of the inflight magazine a picture of Smisek and had put it in the bottom of the glass.

    She got a good laugh out of it and shared it with the rest of the crew.
     
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    MX Gold Member

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    Woah, looks like they're quite prepared for the flood. Maybe Jeffy should get into the boat business instead of the airline business. I'm not totally up to snuff on what's the latest fashion, but looks more like a Bozo the clown tryout than a discussion about airlines, especially given the socks on the guy on the right. Jeffy's socks are a bit better, but not by much. Sorry for taking this off-topic, but being it's about UA humor already, thought it to be a bit appropriate.
     
  4. 8MiHi

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    All of the millennials I know wear socks like those. I guess they are just keeping up with the fashion trends.:oops:
     
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    At over 60 years old, Jeff sure isn't a millennial! ;)
     
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    A lot of the millennials don't match the socks either.
     
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    FWIW, I'm unaware of a worse "marriage" of airlines than between CO and UA. The worse flight experiences of my life have been on UA airplanes staffed with former CO FAs. Perhaps they have been treated like $h1t by UA in their merger, but their resulting treatment of passengers was "toxic" in my experience. I hope that the US/AA merger never results in the same, for the travelling public's sake.
     
  8. Garp74

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    Hrm. I fly a lot. Vast majority of my flights are UA metal. I find the s-CO staff to be world's nicer and better than s-UA staff. It's so easy to spot s-CO: they're the ones being nice to passengers.
     
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    I think the US/HP merger was pretty toxic.
     
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    My "toxic" experiences with UA crew have been on TATL out of IAD, sitting in steerage class. One senior FA was so bad that I tried very hard to get her name, which wasn't possible since she had no identifying name tag - she must have left it with her manners!
     
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    I have had no particularly bad experiences with the FAs since the merger. Coming out of EWR of course most of the crews have been s-CO. But I am sure I have had s-UA and they have been reasonable.
     
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