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Well, excoriated by delta, while everyone else is just getting a good chuckle:)

That's not the worst exchange I've ever heard- but It is making it's rounds :)
Facebook infamous when my non flying cousin forwards it to me:):)

World we live in- it is nothing if not well documented, FWIW to keep our good graces :)

I find it funny that delta peeps aren't just laughing with the guy- no harm no foul, my bet is that crew had an early morning- and that's it- the controller was chuckling too and WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE with this gig
But c'mon deltoids- while you're excoriating, ever come to think that the root problem is the stick up your arse??
 
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Well, excoriated by delta, while everyone else is just getting a good chuckle:)

That's not the worst exchange I've ever heard- but It is making it's rounds :)
Facebook infamous when my non flying cousin forwards it to me:):)

World we live in- it is nothing if not well documented, FWIW to keep our good graces :)

I find it funny that delta peeps aren't just laughing with the guy- no harm no foul, my bet is that crew had an early morning- and that's it- the controller was chuckling too and WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE with this gig
But c'mon deltoids- while you're excoriating, ever come to think that the root problem is the stick up your arse??

Uhhhhhh, if you had listened to more than just 15 seconds of the tape, the overwhelming number of DL pilots at the same time of this guy's rant acted professional, with good attitudes and treated ATC well. I think we all can come up with examples of pilots behaving poorly at each airline, including Corndogs.

How about you Cornies slow down that taxi speed? You all do it, riiiight?


Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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Some thoughts….

1. his poor wife and/or lucky ex-wife. Imagine what that home life is like.

2. The ATC controller only laughed after someone else told "Captain Happy" to calm down

3. The FAA should really do a psych eval. I'm no doctor, but there is something wrong upstairs. I don't want my family riding on a flight commanded by him.
 

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The DAL dude was totally wrong however that is the rudest, most obnoxious controller in the entire ATL system so I sympathize with Him but you gotta keep your attitude in the cockpit
 

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That guy deserves the Duke treatment with a couple of strong pimp hands.

Say what you want, but that isnt what we have in our cockpits.
 

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Sounded to me like there was some "history" between the players involved.

Perhaps the captain had previously been the victim of ATL ground control's (maybe even this particular controller's) habit of setting and then springing little petty taxi clearance traps.

Sounded like the captain knew ahead of time what the ground controller was going to say before he said it. This was probably just a bit of payback for prior evil behavior on ATL ground's part.

My guess is that the captain was "feeding back" some of ATL ground's own words and phrases.
 

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Was that time compressed or edited with something cut out. If not that guy went from normal to pissed off pretty fast.
Nope. That's the full interaction. I guess Delta dipstick was angry because he didn't explain how he should get to Mike... and a little racist.
 

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CA tells the FO that 'as I previously briefed, I'd like NO talking in the descent'. Now granted we were out of FL350. The FO snapped around like a beat dog and said 'yes sir'.

Meanwhile, the CA went back to reading is Wall Street Journal on his Ipad.
Hopefully he got out his phone an took a picture. Then continued to talk to you. Show CA dumbass the pic and ask if he wants to talk to the chief pilots about it.
 

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Well, excoriated by delta, while everyone else is just getting a good chuckle:)
Hard to argue with a word like "excoriated". It's almost like the word "whilst" or "fraught", those are just showstoppers.

Give the guy a break, people, he's probably 63, on his seventh ex-wife and/or otherwise up the proverbial creek.
 

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Lol....fraught....
 

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Hard to argue with a word like "excoriated". It's almost like the word "whilst" or "fraught", those are just showstoppers.

Give the guy a break, people, he's probably 63, on his seventh ex-wife and/or otherwise up the proverbial creek.
Well if he can't check his emotions when going to work maybe need needs to take a medical leave and go talk to a professional. That outburst is actually kinda scary on the mental tip!

Actually if my FO loses his mind like that I'm not sure I wouldn't do a 180 and take his a$$ back to the gate.
 
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Nope. That's the full interaction. I guess Delta dipstick was angry because he didn't explain how he should get to Mike... and a little racist.

Racist? Seriously? How did you jump to that?

Bubba
 

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Well if he can't check his emotions when going to work maybe need needs to take a medical leave and go talk to a professional. That outburst is actually kinda scary on the mental tip!

Actually if my FO loses his mind like that I'm not sure I wouldn't do a 180 and take his a$$ back to the gate.
Really?

C'mon now- just got a little frustrated-
He did say good morning though;)

That's a no win conversation- the controller didn't need to explain all that either-
A simple "ok- just checking" would suffice-

The one good point poorly made is that it sounds like it wasn't busy at all, no one around, and he didn't tell DAL how to get to Mike.

That is annoying whether it's ramp or ground, when they micromanage with nothing but 4 empty football fields worth of space -

Every single one of us has at least rolled our eyes at that one-

Maybe he could've let delta get a little farther down the road before jumping on him-
I think those controllers are so used to the congestion that really would mess things up if a little error is made, that they forget to let it go when it doesn't matter
 

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I don't know.. Lemme ax sumbody..
Okay, I give up--who does that make "racist"?

You? The guy who posted to Liveleak and added the transcription? The controller who said "axe"? Who, exactly?

'Cause it kinda' seemed like you said the Delta pilot was racist, when he neither said anything of the sort, nor made fun of the controller's ebonics accent. He was just pissed because he thought he was being screwed with professionally. I don't know if it's true that that happens or not, but that was suggested by Juniority and others. Regardless, I didn't hear that race played any factor at all here. Please help me out.

Bubba
 

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Are u implying that black controllers are lazy?
 
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