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How do you handle Dumba$$ hotel guests?

your_dreamguy

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Ok,

So, last night, I tried to go to sleep at the hotel on my overnight at 9 PM. I am light sleeper. Then, the next door trash comes rolling in at midnight and wakes me up. They continue to talk and be so loud that I cannot get back to sleep. I call their room and ask them if they could please be quieter. They apologize and remain quiet for about 10 minutes. Then they start yapping again, real loud. It's now 1:30AM and I have to wake up at 4:30 AM.

There are other situations where people are drunk outside my door, people are cranking the music up or using ice machines at an odd hour. Most non-business people treat a hotel stay as a party.

Do you have any good suggestions on you've handled situations like this? Anyway, good ideas on how to get even?

Thx.
 

DYLIN

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1) Call in fatigued
2) Call their room in the morning every 20 minutes from about 7AM to 10AM (if you are awake then).
 

Kalifornia

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Yep, call in fatigue. With the scrutiny of Colgan accident, I don't think any airline including the trashy ones are stupid enough to challenge fatigue calls.
 

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I always make sure to slam my door shut when I'm leaving early in the morning. Also, don't forget to steal their newspaper.
 

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Ditto.

At AirTran they have a self-walk procedure to a better (business class) hotel if there is a problem. So, after you

a.) Call the people in the room and try to get them to quiet down
b.) Call the front desk, lodge a complaint, and ask them if there's a quiet business-only area of the hotel you can move to,
c.) Determine there's nowhere quiet enough to get adequate rest,

You call Crew Scheduling, tell them your hotel is unacceptable because of noise and the hotel can't fix the situation, you are now too fatigued to make your morning report, and are moving to another hotel under the self-walk procedure and ask them to set up a direct-bill for it under our self-walk procedures.

Then you go, call when you get there, reset your rest clock, and go to sleep.

After enough of these causing enough problems, they'll eventually get the hint and look into either blocking a section of rooms in the hotel where ONLY flight crews and business people stay - no families with kids or partiers, or they'll move hotels, but it takes enough people self-walking.

The fatigue call canceling the EMO usually gets someone's attention about the problem.
 

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Slam the door off the hinges when you leave at O'dark-thirty. At least it'll make you feel better.

I have a sleep machine, white noise make that I carry with me to use when the AC system is the kind that you can't have the fan on continuously or isn't loud enough to drown out the noise of the hotel. Its 50 bucks on ebay.

RV
 

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Ditto.

At AirTran they have a self-walk procedure to a better (business class) hotel if there is a problem. So, after you

a.) Call the people in the room and try to get them to quiet down
b.) Call the front desk, lodge a complaint, and ask them if there's a quiet business-only area of the hotel you can move to,
c.) Determine there's nowhere quiet enough to get adequate rest,

You call Crew Scheduling, tell them your hotel is unacceptable because of noise and the hotel can't fix the situation, you are now too fatigued to make your morning report, and are moving to another hotel under the self-walk procedure and ask them to set up a direct-bill for it under our self-walk procedures.

Then you go, call when you get there, reset your rest clock, and go to sleep.

After enough of these causing enough problems, they'll eventually get the hint and look into either blocking a section of rooms in the hotel where ONLY flight crews and business people stay - no families with kids or partiers, or they'll move hotels, but it takes enough people self-walking.

The fatigue call canceling the EMO usually gets someone's attention about the problem.



What about the poor passengers who planned there business trip or vacation around your planned departure in the AM? Now you are going to screw them over by being late. Just by some earplugs and go to sleep.
 

Sandhawk

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I always make sure to slam my door shut when I'm leaving early in the morning. Also, don't forget to steal their newspaper.

And don't forget to take the Do Not Disturb sign off of their door when strolling past..........


:cool:
 

SRJ

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I always figure out what room they are in and call pretending to be the front desk. A few nasty threatening calls usually shuts them up.
 

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And don't forget to take the Do Not Disturb sign off of their door when strolling past..........


:cool:
I also put a note that is large enough for passers-by to read but, small enough to slide in the card slot that reads " INCONSIDERATE PR_ICKS". Made feel better anyway.
 

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Take you alarm clock.....relocate it next to the wall that you share with the offending people......place the speaker of the alarm against the wall.....set the alarm to go off 10 mins after you leave, make sure it is on buzzer.......go to lobby....call the room with the idiots in it to ensure they are awake....the alarm will go iff within a few minutes and keep them up for the length of the buzzer...(I usually set it to stay on for 55 mins if the alarm clock allows such a setting.)... to ensure that you do not bother other guests place a pillow on the other side of the colock to deaden the sound toward the other rooms.....If the people are real jerks I call one more time from the airport.

That's just me though....I'm pretty laid back...
 

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Now that all those seeking revenge are done, I always refuse rooms that are near ice machines/vending areas, elevators and stairwell exit doors since these tend to be noisy. In addition to the ear plugs thing, try turning the AC/Heat Fan On Full Speed to create a consistent noise. But when in doubt, don't fly fatigued!
 

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All good ideas. But let me add...call security...don't call the people in the room. That could start more problems than you need or can handle.

Let the professionals take care of it.

In the past, after calling in fatigued...I have left my TV on full blast....had the alarm radio on with the speakers towards their wall....slammed my door as I left the room...turned their "Do Not Disturb" sign to the "Please Clean Room" side...called their room from the lobby...not once...not twice...but a bunch of times...and ordered room service for them....and on one occasion, also called from the airport, for effect.
 

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Do you have any good suggestions on you've handled situations like this? Anyway, good ideas on how to get even?

Thx
My first question is why weren't you in the room with them having a good time and ......... then you call in sick because you are probably drunk to fly.

My next suggestion is get hired by a major so you stay at places like Marriot and Hitlon.
 
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pilotmejiaj

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What about the poor passengers who planned there business trip or vacation around your planned departure in the AM? Now you are going to screw them over by being late. Just by some earplugs and go to sleep.

It sucks, but those passengers rely on us to get them to their destination SAFELY. On-time is a distant consideration.. I am lucky, I can normally fall asleep quickly...but not everybody has that luxury.

LATE IS BETTER THAN NEVER

James Mejia
XJT CA
 
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So AM door slammers, you need to wake the whole hall because of a few d!cks! Think about the night crews that may have only gotten to sleep an hour or two earlier and may be on min rest! Call the desk, if noise continues, wake THEM in the morning with calls or an unfriendly knock or ten. It happens to me, but no matter what time of day, I try not to slam the door and wake innocent folk!
 

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Can I ask that you don't slam your door?

Usually airline crews are stuck in the same part of the hotel. Your door slam might not get the intended target who is too passed out to notice. It WILL probably wake up the adjacent airline crew who had the same lousy sleep you did and who is hoping to get that last precious 30 minutes before having to wake up for that 14 hour day.

I walk over to the offender's room in my boxer shorts and kindly tell them that we have to work the next day and PLEASE, please, please be quiet. There is a great lobby downstairs for hooting and hollering.

If it is some guy and his girlfriend, odds are he'll be done in 15 minutes.
 

ual321

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Take you alarm clock.....relocate it next to the wall that you share with the offending people......place the speaker of the alarm against the wall.....set the alarm to go off 10 mins after you leave, make sure it is on buzzer.......go to lobby....call the room with the idiots in it to ensure they are awake....the alarm will go iff within a few minutes and keep them up for the length of the buzzer...(I usually set it to stay on for 55 mins if the alarm clock allows such a setting.)... to ensure that you do not bother other guests place a pillow on the other side of the colock to deaden the sound toward the other rooms.....If the people are real jerks I call one more time from the airport.

That's just me though....I'm pretty laid back...

Perfect.......Thanks!
 

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It sucks, but those passengers rely on us to get them to their destination SAFELY. On-time is a distant consideration.. I am lucky, I can normally fall asleep quickly...but not everybody has that luxury.

LATE IS BETTER THAN NEVER

James Mejia
XJT CA []

CORRECT SIR!
 

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What about the crews that get in around 12am, and feel the need to talk in the hallway about how hard the day was and how its going to suck in the morning, then they all proceed to slam the door
 
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