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April 11th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Otter

How did the river otter get to Boston’s Logan Airport? “He most likely swam,” said the local Boston news when they reported on the tale of the stray otter that made its way onto the tarmac at Boston’s Logan Airport. It was theorized that the little guy may have been trying to catch a flight […]

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April 4th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Inflight Training

As told by an Inflight Crewmember: During Inflight training, I found the door drills particularly challenging. Having to shout the commands perfectly while performing the required movements at the precise required times while being closely scrutinized by the instructors required a lot of preparation. On one of my days off, I made an excursion to […]

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March 28th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Hookah or Hooker?

As told by a Customer Support Crewmember: Crewmember: How can I help you? Customer: Can I bring a hookah on the plane? Crewmember: Well…you can bring as many friends as you want, you just have to buy them a ticket. Customer: No! I said hookah, not a hooker! ————————————————————– The Crewmember had never heard of […]

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March 21st, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Technical Difficulties

As told by an Airport Operations Crewmember: A woman came up to me in the airport all upset. She told me that she had tried repeatedly to print out her boarding pass from home, but she apparently was doing something wrong. She then showed me a stack of boarding passes, successfully printed out. I asked […]

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March 14th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Little Thingy

As told by a Ground Operations Crewmember: I had just finished lunch and some downtime in JFK when I noticed it was getting close to boarding time . I packed up my computer and stopped one last time at the men’s bathroom before heading to the gate. As I was looking for a seat close […]

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March 7th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Email Confirmation

As told by a Customer Support Crewmember: I had a really nice older gentleman from North Carolina call me. He was trying to book a fight online and he said he didnt have the right kind of email address. I said, “Sir, any email will work.” He said, “Well I put my email in and […]

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February 28th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Gift Wrapped

Our Newburgh Crewmembers really know how to exercise the fun value. During the abundance of winter storms, they found ways to have  fun and relieve some of the stress of long hours and irregular operations. When one thinks about winter, images of the holidays often pop up. Our Newburgh Crewmembers decided to employ office pranks […]

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February 21st, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Turtles

You would never think it in New York City, where there’s more cement per capita than wildlife, but turtles are actually common near JFK Airport. Nearby Jamaica Bay is home to some surprising flora and fauna, including a population of diamondback terrapin turtles. Like most New Yorkers with intellectual curiosity, these turtles don’t always stay […]

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February 14th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Strip Tease

As told by a Customer Support Crewmember: I was booking a reservation for a Delta flight attendant. Everything was going fine, business as usual, when out of the blue she said, “My boyfriend is doing a strip tease act for me hoping I get side-tracked and forget about going to work.” “It’s not working,” she […]

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February 7th, 2011

You Can’t Make This Shtick Up – Cough Drop

As told by an Inflight Crewmember: On this particular flight I was working, on an A320, a Customer rang the call button and I responded. The female customer in 23C had some questions about her TV. As I began to speak, the cough drop I had in my mouth projected out at warp speed and […]

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