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My conversation with a "Delta" pilot

flyinyourShorts

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I susually don't crawl out of my hole in the cargo forum, but here is one I think you guys would enjoy.

I'm sitting in a resturant in Sanford, FL today and in walks this gal in a pilots uniform. She and a few guys(I assume students), get seated behind me. The server askes who she flies for, and she responds she flies for Delta. The server asks her did she think the airline would go bankrupt, and she said she hoped not so she would have a job, bla, bla, bla.......

Having about enough of this, I turned around and said "Oh, you fly for Delta? I'm furloughed Delta myself(i'm not, but I couldn't resist!!), and asked her what she flew. Her eyes got real big, and she got really red in the face!! She said she worked in training, and I asked her what airplane did she train on.... She paused a second and said "well.... I work for Comair". I said oh, you fly RJ's then?!? She once again changed her story and said she worked for "Delta's flight school", to which I replied I didn't know they had one and I didn't think she really worked for Delta afterall.

Oh well, it sucks to get busted......

Those poor guys at the table never opened their mouths, good for them! Goes to show you never know who is hearing you tell BS when your nothing more than a humble flight instructor. I just hope they don't find out I really don't work for Delta either...
 

ohplease!

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the really sad part is, she'll get on with a major before most of us....
 

doh

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My problem seems to be the opposite. I say I fly for Comair and they say "oh Delta". I say no Comair and they say " it's all the same". Not always but you would be surprised how often I get that!:confused:
 

rk772

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doh said:
My problem seems to be the opposite. I say I fly for Comair and they say "oh Delta". I say no Comair and they say " it's all the same". Not always but you would be surprised how often I get that!:confused:

And then they start in with:

"So, when you get some more experience, are they going to let you move up to the big airplanes"
 

spacecadet1

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Just tell them that you kept crashing the "big ones", so they sent you back to fly those little puddle jumpers.
 

I.P. Freley

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Well if she was in fact a Comair pilot, I'd have given her a pass for just saying "Delta" when asked who she works for. It's much easier than explaining the whole "well, we fly a Delta code-share" thing, unless you're talking to other pilots or airline cognoscenti.
 

shamrock

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Read it again I.P., she was an instructor at Delta's (Comair) flight school. :p
 

I.P. Freley

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I repeat, "if she was actually a Comair pilot". I caught that. Just figured I'd throw in a preemptive strike on the "how dare she say she works for Delta" battleship. :)
 

Corbon

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Was she hot or standard aviation grade ugly?
 

doh

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rk772 said:
And then they start in with:

"So, when you get some more experience, are they going to let you move up to the big airplanes"

It's easier to say I'm a garbage man for St. Pete!
 

viper548

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I.P. Freley said:
Well if she was in fact a Comair pilot, I'd have given her a pass for just saying "Delta" when asked who she works for. It's much easier than explaining the whole "well, we fly a Delta code-share" thing, unless you're talking to other pilots or airline cognoscenti.

What's wrong with her saying "Delta Connection" IF she worked for Comair? I tell people I work for United Express, and they usually say, oh SkyWest?
 

sleddriver77

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Corbon said:
Was she hot or standard aviation grade ugly?

I believe they only come in the one flavor, unfortunately the latter.
 

barnyard

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viper548 said:
What's wrong with her saying "Delta Connection" IF she worked for Comair? I tell people I work for United Express, and they usually say, oh SkyWest?

No kiddin!

I always tell people I work for UPS and DHL Express...
 

JD2003

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I've heard this same kinda BS before in airport bars...it is truly pathetic.

When asked what I do...I usually tell people I am a truck driver...then they leave me alone and don't ask any more questions.
 

I.P. Freley

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viper548 said:
What's wrong with her saying "Delta Connection" IF she worked for Comair? I tell people I work for United Express, and they usually say, oh SkyWest?

Then you run into people who know something about airlines. I don't get excited about people saying they work for the carrier that they actually code share with, many people don't understand the distinction... And after having such conversations with dozens of people, it's just easier to say "I work for Delta". It's not like you're trying to get over on someone by saying that, you just avoid the long explanation and the blank looks.
 
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