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This is not flame bait, but a true story. Our crew was overnighting in PWM this past Monday. We called the hotel and asked for the van as we were leaving the airplane. The hotel said the van was on it's way. As we walked out, the van pulled away with a GoJet crew and left us. We called the hotel and the hotel was not aware that the GoJet crew was there as well. We called the hotel and they told the van driver to turn around and get us, the GoJet crew threw a fit and demanded the van driver take them to the hotel since it was only a two mile drive and they left the airport. The van driver complied and we had to wait for the van to turn around and come back for us. The GoJet crew did not call the hotel, they just assumed (and we know what assumed does) the van was strictly for them.
Go figure
 

wscrj

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Seen it happen, had it happen. Regional and Major alike.

Some people suck.
 

CX880

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This is not flame bait, but a true story. Our crew was overnighting in PWM this past Monday. We called the hotel and asked for the van as we were leaving the airplane. The hotel said the van was on it's way. As we walked out, the van pulled away with a GoJet crew and left us. We called the hotel and the hotel was not aware that the GoJet crew was there as well. We called the hotel and they told the van driver to turn around and get us, the GoJet crew threw a fit and demanded the van driver take them to the hotel since it was only a two mile drive and they left the airport. The van driver complied and we had to wait for the van to turn around and come back for us. The GoJet crew did not call the hotel, they just assumed (and we know what assumed does) the van was strictly for them.
Go figure
Geez no flamebait huh? How do you know that GJ pilots threw a fit, and it's usually the FAs not the pilots that usually get anal about van rides. I have never ever been on a van ride that had to turn around after another crew called for it, even for a company crew. Get real. Wait your 2 minutes, it's first come first serve.
 

Salukipilot4590

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Geez no flamebait huh? How do you know that GJ pilots threw a fit, and it's usually the FAs not the pilots that usually get anal about van rides. I have never ever been on a van ride that had to turn around after another crew called for it, even for a company crew. Get real. Wait your 2 minutes, it's first come first serve.
The van driver probably told him the previous crew threw a fit...seeing as though its usually the same driver.

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eyeamthechosen1

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This is not flame bait, but a true story. Our crew was overnighting in PWM this past Monday. We called the hotel and asked for the van as we were leaving the airplane. The hotel said the van was on it's way. As we walked out, the van pulled away with a GoJet crew and left us. We called the hotel and the hotel was not aware that the GoJet crew was there as well. We called the hotel and they told the van driver to turn around and get us, the GoJet crew threw a fit and demanded the van driver take them to the hotel since it was only a two mile drive and they left the airport. The van driver complied and we had to wait for the van to turn around and come back for us. The GoJet crew did not call the hotel, they just assumed (and we know what assumed does) the van was strictly for them.
Go figure

Instead of Go jet you could have put XYZ company that probably happens everyday in airline life.
 

makersmarc

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The van driver made a mistake. He thought he was picking up just one crew. As a rule, vans don't turn around unless they are really close.

I don't mind waiting for another crew if they are already on the ground, but I've been fooled before by the van driver telling me "they just landed" when in fact the flight had been cancelled.
 

7574EVER

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This has happened to me multiple times. Even with crews from my own airline. I was once even part of the offending crew. We had no idea that there was another one of our crews that landed late due to a delay...apparently neither did the van driver. The captain I was flying with got a call in his hotel room a while later from the other captain who proceeded to verbally tear him apart.

It has happened in the past and it will happen again. The way I look at it...? ******************** happens! If having to wait a little longer for a van is the worst thing that had happened that day I consider myself lucky. I could have ended up all over the news as a smoking hole in the ground being picked apart by the media saying I was an incompetent pilot who acted incorrectly and cause the death of all on board. There are much worse things in the industry than the van ride.

If it had NOT been a GoJet crew would you have felt the need to post it on here? I doubt it. Yes, I think that the GoJet past is a crappy one and screwed over a good group of people. But it's been nearly four years now and it is not going away anytime soon. Eventually the bitching has to end. What happened to the days of Mesa bashing. At some point another regional airline will come along that will turn heads and the spotlight will be taken off of GJ. Until then some people will feel the need to find SOMETHING to complain about any GJ pilot they find.

Before anyone jumps to conclusions...no, I don't work for GJ; but, I do get tired of seeing these waste of space "I was in the terminal today and saw a GJ pilot who's shoelace had come untied...how unprofessional" type posts.
 

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I don't care if it's regional/major/fractional/corporate/etc. We all know who comes first, ME!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Britpilot

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Take a cab and expense it. Had it happen, done it and it will happen again I'm sure.
 

DrewBlows

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Take a cab and expense it. Had it happen, done it and it will happen again I'm sure.
Better yet take a cab and have the hotel pay for it. In your calmest voice ask the person behind the desk to pay for the cab for inconveniencing you...more times than not they will. If that doesn't work tell them, again in your calmest possible voice, "I didn't really want to get my company involved because it's more paperwork for me, but if you don't pay for it they will, so don't worry about it..." At this point they will pay for it. It's worked every time for me.
 

Raskal

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Have it happen often, but with ASA...this happens everywhere.
 

Simon Says

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An Americain Airlines crew did that to us in AUS. So we waited for the van to comeback, to which it did. Funny part of the story was that when we got to the hotel there was the AA crew waiting in the lobby and the Captain was P.O'ed. Ended up that the AA crew got on the wrong van in their haste.

HAHAHAHA....that Captain can go F... himself.

I do try and wait for the incoming crew if I know....but to be honest, that is only true if it is not a high speed.
 

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A few years back I had a Eagle crew pull the same thing except in reverse. It was Christmas Day and we were half way to the hotel (20 mins one way hotel to airport) and the van turned around. Oh crap. Now when we got back to the airport, the crew wasn't even in sight. We waited another 30+ mins. for the crew to finally show up. (Of course the crew was indignat even after we told them we had waited for quite sometime.) They took so long that by the time we arrived at the hotel the resturant had shut down for the evening (6pm) because of the holiday. Of course all but one place was shut down and they were offering a $45 crappy buffet. That was kinda hard to stomach on commutter wages back in '97.
 

mhermann596

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How about the Gojet crew that waited 20 minutes for the Pinnacle crew in ORF the other day? I know because I was in that crew and we waited for the Pinnacle crew that landed right behind us.
 

BoilerUP

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On the flip side...

Had a Piedmont crew wait 10 minutes for us (AWAC) in HPN one night...and their generosity toward us caused them to miss the bar at the Wellesley as they closed literally minutes before our check-in due to lack of business.

I always appreciated that gesture, and tried to wait for other crews I KNEW were coming in every time after that.
 

PBRstreetgang

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How about the Gojet crew that waited 20 minutes for the Pinnacle crew in ORF the other day? I know because I was in that crew and we waited for the Pinnacle crew that landed right behind us.
I thought Peenuckel had a clause in their contract that did not require them to ride in a van with chitheads?
PBR
 

Ezralite

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How do you know that GJ pilots threw a fit, and it's usually the FAs not the pilots that usually get anal about van rides.
That's funny, I heard that it was the GoJet PILOTS that get anal. And by "get anal" I mean receive anal.
 
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