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Southwest disciplines pilot for rant during flight
CNN ^ | June 22, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 06/22/2011 4:12:05 PM PDT by Immerito

(CNN) -- Southwest Airlines disciplined a pilot whose profanity-laced rant about flight attendants was heard by other airplane crews and controllers, officials said Wednesday.

The unidentified pilot bashed flight attendants as a "continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes," according to a transcript of the March 25 flight over central Texas. The pilot on the Austin to San Diego flight was referring to the sexual orientation, age and attractiveness of flight attendants.

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1 posted on 06/22/2011 4:12:08 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Flight attendants are, on average, not what they used to be in the 60s and 70s.


2 posted on 06/22/2011 4:16:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Immerito

Other than to get some reporter’s (in this case Steven Dean’s) name up in lights I would greatly appreciate someone explaining to me just why this is a newsworthy event.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 4:17:22 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Immerito

I did not realize Southwest had attendants. what is a Grande?


4 posted on 06/22/2011 4:17:47 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Immerito

He underwent “diversity education”.

I’m sure that was more effective than telling him to cut it the F out or his A is fired. /s


5 posted on 06/22/2011 4:17:57 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Immerito
Hey, it's Southwest Airlines.

Who does he thinks he flies for? Pacific Southwest Airlines circa 1975?

6 posted on 06/22/2011 4:18:48 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Paladin2
>>Flight attendants are, on average, not what they used to be in the 60s and 70s.<<

I'll say!


7 posted on 06/22/2011 4:18:58 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Paladin2
Ohhh yeah. :)


8 posted on 06/22/2011 4:19:36 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Immerito

“continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes,”

That about sums it up.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 4:20:10 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Paladin2
Was thinking exactly the same thing. The days of assuming the flight attendants are going to be hot are overrrrrrrrr.
10 posted on 06/22/2011 4:20:18 PM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: pogo101

And yeah, I know it’s sexist ... but the issue was attractiveness per se. :)


11 posted on 06/22/2011 4:20:18 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: UB355

what is a Grande?

I think they sell them at Starbucks.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 4:21:09 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: Paladin2

Braniff Airlines, 1974

13 posted on 06/22/2011 4:22:03 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Immerito

Reminds me of a joke ;7)))

What separates the drunks from the whores?

The cockpit door.


14 posted on 06/22/2011 4:22:03 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: UB355

A Big ‘un!


15 posted on 06/22/2011 4:22:05 PM PDT by old school
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To: UB355

A Big ‘un!


16 posted on 06/22/2011 4:22:17 PM PDT by old school
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To: Paladin2
Flight attendants are, on average, not what they used to be in the 60s and 70s.

On some lines, I think it's the same girls today that were flying in the 60s and 70s LOL.

Remember also the biz opportunities were far fewer for good looking women back then. Now a lot are pharma reps.

17 posted on 06/22/2011 4:22:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: UB355

“what is a Grande?”

Spanish for ‘HUGE’


18 posted on 06/22/2011 4:22:36 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Paladin2

“Flight attendants are, on average, not what they used to be in the 60s and 70s.”

Its the same flight attendants from that era...with a bit of a patina.


19 posted on 06/22/2011 4:23:17 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: The KG9 Kid
The stewardesses (as they were then called) today:


20 posted on 06/22/2011 4:23:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ryan71

KLM


21 posted on 06/22/2011 4:24:35 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Paladin2
Back then the stews had to be single. If they got married they were unemployed.
22 posted on 06/22/2011 4:25:06 PM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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23 posted on 06/22/2011 4:25:10 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: nascarnation

The planes weren’t nearly as full and there was more time to fraternize. It was a better, more entertaining job.


24 posted on 06/22/2011 4:25:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigun

He may be right, I haven’t flown Southwest in a long time, however, I think part of the problem was with him sitting there bragging that the locals were beneath his standards, the channel was jammed and ATC couldn’t speak to the other planes in the air. That made it newsworthy.


25 posted on 06/22/2011 4:25:19 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (When NY elected Weiner he thought they said erected...)
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To: Williams

“diversity education”

You know he’s hatin’ life right about now!


26 posted on 06/22/2011 4:26:42 PM PDT by old school
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To: Paladin2

Yeah for sure.
Now we have the “human cattle car”.

I was lucky enough to have a lot of employer paid air travel in the late 60s / early 70s. It was pretty nice.


27 posted on 06/22/2011 4:27:05 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Immerito
The unidentified pilot bashed flight attendants as a "continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes," according to a transcript of the March 25 flight over central Texas.

Not diplomatic, but accurate.
28 posted on 06/22/2011 4:28:14 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I saw a crew of Singapore airlines stewardesses one time in an airport.
29 posted on 06/22/2011 4:29:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Dallas59

It was a better world then.


30 posted on 06/22/2011 4:31:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Immerito
HOT TOWEL?
31 posted on 06/22/2011 4:31:49 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Immerito

“If you want to see America’s worst-dressed gay men, take a plane.”

—Mark Steyn, “Fly Me A River”, National Review, June 8, 2005


32 posted on 06/22/2011 4:32:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Dallas59
Sir David Branson still has his airline's stuff together, at least.

Virgin Atlantic, modern day:


33 posted on 06/22/2011 4:32:17 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: UB355

Well, since it was used in connection with “grannies”, my guess is “Grandes” are old folks like grandma’s and grandpa’s.


34 posted on 06/22/2011 4:32:54 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Immerito
Worst part of this story:

Southwest probably has the BEST looking flight attendants. American and Delta, oh my!

He doesn't know what he could be looking at.

(Written from experience - I fly alot on all of them.)

35 posted on 06/22/2011 4:34:52 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Immerito

In the old says stewardesses, uh, I mean flight attendants, were all female and had to be at least a 7.


36 posted on 06/22/2011 4:35:13 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Yes - PSA in 1974 - hot pants and kinky boots -
37 posted on 06/22/2011 4:35:27 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: The KG9 Kid
Fly Indigo 6
38 posted on 06/22/2011 4:36:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; UB355
Grandes. Spanish. Larges.

(Fatties)
39 posted on 06/22/2011 4:37:22 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Paladin2

At least not here anyway. You go to Europe or Asia and they’re attractive females. The freak show who flew a US Airways flight a few weeks ago wearing nothing but women’s panties and thigh high stockings could pass for a male flight attendant in this country.


40 posted on 06/22/2011 4:37:36 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: arderkrag

There ya go. Lard butts.


41 posted on 06/22/2011 4:38:19 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Immerito
He has a point... SW Airlines use to ROCK!!!!


42 posted on 06/22/2011 4:45:38 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Immerito
I salute him. My last flight on Southwest had a couple of gay flight attendents who made veiled threats with their jokes that weren't funny.

What happened to cute, friendly girls - the ones we called "stews"??

43 posted on 06/22/2011 4:47:40 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

“....The freak show who flew a US Airways flight a few weeks ago wearing nothing but women’s panties and thigh high stockings...”

Gotta wonder if anyone was seated next to that guy? Can you imagine? Yikes!


44 posted on 06/22/2011 4:48:37 PM PDT by old school
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To: OrangeHoof
What happened to cute, friendly girls - the ones we called "stews"??

As I posted up the thread, a lot of them are making real good money as pharma reps.

45 posted on 06/22/2011 4:52:22 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
a lot of them are making real good money as pharma reps.

I knew a waitress who wanted to be a Pharma rep. Bleached blonde hair, baby blue contact lenses, likely enhanced chest and a genuine baby doll voice.

I know if she came into my office selling meds, I'd want to buy.

Knew another waitress who was well endowed (probably real) who wanted a job in finance. I told her if she went into an interview with only male bosses and giggled that she "was good with figures", she'd get the job but if there were any women interviewing her, she'd have no chance.

46 posted on 06/22/2011 4:59:07 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Immerito

You can lay the blame for lowering the standard to Unions, ACLU, and NOW. The airlines probably don’t have any choice but to comply with the court orders!


47 posted on 06/22/2011 5:06:41 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: Paladin2

They used to come from the modeling industry, and being a stewardess was quite the glam job! They also had height-weight requirements. I remember being a young girl and admiring them back then. They were much nicer too. And the flights cost more but it was a better quality of people all the way around.


48 posted on 06/22/2011 5:22:15 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Stuck mikes occur all the time and in many industries. This is about some reporter getting wind of something that he could sensationalize and get his name on the national news. Nothing more than that.


49 posted on 06/22/2011 5:33:23 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: RobRoy
I read that book when it was published. I wonder if Trudy and Rachel were real (not fictitious) and whatever became of them?
50 posted on 06/22/2011 5:39:38 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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