USA Today article on Captain Denny

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  1. Infinite1K
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    USA Today's Fly Guy had an interview with Captain Denny Flanagan:

    Fly Guy: A pilot's perspective on a passenger's experience

    I was lucky enough to be on board one of Captain Denny's flights and it was one of my best flights/experiences on a United flight.

    Not only was he at the gate area and greeted every passenger that boarded, but he also handed out his business card. He also had one of the best inflight announcements and of course had channel 9 on. And during the flight it was announced that he had signed the back of three of the business cards that he had handed out during boarding. The passengers that had those cards all got a free bottle of wine.

    I hope that I'll be rewarded with more flights with Captain Denny in the future.
     
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    Read this a few days ago. Having met Capt. Denny and having had the chance to fly with him on SMD3, he really is a great guy. Very genuine and sincere. He is a fantastic representative for UA, for the industry, and for all pilots.
     
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    Great article and sounds like a great man. Seen many post about him on FT and hope someday I get to meet him on one of my flights.
    Thanks for the link Infinite1K !
     
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    I've flown with him several times as an employee and as a passenger, this guy is superb even on the Jumpseat. UACO needs more Pilots like him to make the customers feel welcomed in the Friendly Skies.
     
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    Echo what everyone here has said about Capt. Denny...a great, genuine guy who I am honored to have spent a few days with.
     
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    Does he fly domestic or international, any specific region?
     
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    His flight schedule gets posted on the other site every now and then and based on what I've seen (and my own personal flight) he seems to be domestic.
     
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    Domestic. 757/767
     
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    I've had the great pleasure to work with him at an event. I wrote what I thought was a pretty good speech for him to deliver. His version was so much better than what I slapped together I was simply dumbfounded. He epitomizes professionalism and class in everything he does.
     
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    This just proves the point to me that people who love what they do really are infectious. It's so refreshing to read about excellence in the airline industry instead of mediocrity.
     
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    Great article! Thanks for posting. I've also seen people post quite a bit about having flown with Capt. Denny. Now I understand why it is an experience people talk about!
     
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    Others have already said of how highly I view Captain Denny. I had the great pleasure of meeting him at SMD3. Companies like United can only dream of people like Captain Denny -- professional, friendly, well-spoken. The stories he told at the bar gave me an insight into the passion this man has for planes, travel and UA! Anyone who has met him will confirm how exceptional he is!
     
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    Any links to a current one? I'm feeling motivated to be on a 'Denny flight'!
     
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    Captain Denny = The Pride of The Friendly Skies
     
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    ^ to Captain Denny!

    Would have loved to read the article if not for my ongoing AFWD boycott. ;)
     
  17. Infinite1K
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    What is your boycott?
     

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