I get a little annoyed when I click on an article and it regurgitates another author’s material.
There are many people making decent money by simply commenting on the works of others. I find it lazy and unoriginal.
That being said, I will make an exception to pass this video along to you.
Recently, a video created by “Balroc12” was published on YouTube. I wanted everyone who reads this blog to have the opportunity to see it.
Through animation, the video captures so much of what we experience as airline pilots.
The first few minutes are fun… The segments portray some of the unique interactions we have with less than enlightened folks in the airport.
Midway, the video takes a turn and starts picking on a quirk I’ve been complaining about for years.
There are an overwhelming amount of pilots (and flight attendants) who are incapable of discussing anything other than work.
I’ve mentioned it before… For me, there’s nothing worse than riding in a van at 5am with a bunch of airline crews.
The conversations are always the same:
“Where are you going?”
“Did bids close?”
“I didn’t get my trip trade… there’s no coverage.”
“Why does XXX airlines have it better than us?”
“They don’t pay me enough to do that…”
“That hotel was noisy.”
“The union sucks…”
blah, blah, blah, blah.
Some of us like to go to work, have normal conversations about anything other than work and go home to our family and friends after the trip.
Thank you, Balroc12, for recognizing our plight.
(Although bleeped in several spots, the language in the video may not be safe for work or small children.)