Celebrating an all-woman flight crew

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I still remember this like it was yesterday.

It was about 35 years ago, when I wasn’t so political, but was still filled with common sense.

I listened to some black activist complaining that daytime soap operas hardly had any black people on them. I was sympathetic. I thought it was a valid complaint.

I listened to him argue that the soap operas should look like America. Okay, I was with him.

Then he got rolling, like Howard Dean.

“First we’ll have a few actors… then have prominent roles… then we’ll have stars… then … then we’ll have an ALL BLACK SOAP OPERA!!!!!!   Yeeeeeeee aghhhhhhhhhhh.”

Shut up, stupid. You just became, in a matter of seconds, one of the people who you think are peddling in injustice.

Like I said, I wasn’t so political, but I was smart enough to see through this ahole’s rant.

The girl celebrating the “all woman” flight crew isn’t.

 

19 Comments on Celebrating an all-woman flight crew

  1. What’s next? AirTran changes it’s name to AirTranny in ‘celebration’ of the fist transsexual crew?

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  2. I don’t mind an all-female crew. All I ask for is a safe flight. But it’s the media that gets behind this sort of thing. They all scream for more women in STEM, and the universities are probably stumbling all over each other trying to attract more females into these kinds of studies.

    The women who don’t get into those subjects, or who would rather be having a career as a mother may start feeling a bit inferior.

    We may end up getting peer-reviewed scientific journals with little cartoons of bunnies, unicorns, and rainbows on them. (Hey, kidding!).

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  3. As long as every one of the flight crew meets rigorous physical and psychological stability standards, and has aced all the training and testing, I couldn’t care less what any of them look like, where they come from, or even what’s between their legs (or what they believe ought to be there).

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  4. …I think I saw a movie about this when I was way younger, but the title was something like “Sky Women and the Mile-High Guy”, and the uniforms were REALLY short, and they pronounced “Cockpit” as TWO words for some reason…

    I DON’T think is was any sort of airline advertisement, which is a shame because they’d get a LOT of male flyers if it WERE…

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  5. The last time I flew I took a twin prop commuter thingy to see a fat girl that owned two bars in Hill City SD in a snow storm….2 hour flight and they ran out of bourbon….

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  6. I’ve never had a steward give me free liquor. Only the cute stewardess comes through. Something about her gets turned on when I ask for not one or two, but 3 or 4 vodkas. The dudes on the other hand get all huffy and demand a card immediately.

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  7. It’s not the flight crew that should concern anyone, it’s the freaking airbus – designed by French computer engineers, built by europeans, and government subsidized.
    If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going.

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  8. “If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going.”

    They’ve got a whole lot of problems right now. The 737Max is a design disaster.

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  9. …you’re right, @Capt Jaques Straup, Airbus uses this retarded joystick thing instead of a flight yoke that isn’t linked between pilot and co-pilot, and this has caused accidents before when they do different things and don’t know because they can’t feel it. Also, Airbus leaves a LOT up to the computer, and it even CHANGES what that joystick does based on ground proximity without telling the pilots, which again has caused accidents because the pilot expects ONE thing, and gets ANOTHER.

    ..lots of other issues, but you’re right.

    For NOW.

    But, it seems the Boeing MAX crashes may have been caused by Boeing engineers giving Airbus-like authority to their MCAS system that thwarts the pilot’s will based on bad input, so Boeing may themselves be headed down a dark and scary road that is lined with Airbus wreckage…

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  10. Yeah, there have been women pilot and co-pilots (including crew) for quite some time now. As a matter of fact, the last time I flew was an all-woman crew. I didn’t know because they bragged, I knew because they said their names. No one applauded when we took off or when we landed, because WOMEN! It’s not necessary. It would have been demeaning if we did anyway.
    Women, just do your jobs without expecting compliments and awards for just being a woman doing a job, shall we?

    Do you want to go back to be patted on the head? Because this is how you get patted on the head.

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  11. ecp April 21, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve never had a steward give me free liquor. Only the cute stewardess comes through. Something about her gets turned on when I ask for not one or two, but 3 or 4 vodkas. The dudes on the other hand get all huffy and demand a card immediately.

    IKWYM I counted on these bonuses over the years. Expected. I only have an echo of that now. Rather humbling. Long gone are the days of making a young thing tremble with my attention.

    You might not know it, but we are brothers at heart for what you hold as important, but also, we would have passed for actual brothers in your teens. Moreso than my own brother.

    https://s155.photobucket.com/user/bugman3/media/EternalCracker_comparison.png.html?o=0

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  12. @
    It’s not the flight crew that should concern anyone, it’s the freaking airbus – designed by French computer engineers, built by europeans, and government subsidized.
    If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going.

    reminds me of a very funny skit I saw on “not the 9 o’clock news” a long time ago (can’t find a video)
    built by robots (sports car be welded by robots)
    designed by computers (computer graphics)
    handcrafted leather seats (workers installing seats)
    driven by Italians Car goes speeding over a cliff and burst into flames

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  13. If it’s so wonderful, shouldn’t the carrier inform the passengers, before they book their tickets?

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