Sorry, I will always put the blame squarely on the Airline Industry vs the Flight CrewEastGTARedFlagger wrote: ↑Jul 15th, 2017 10:46 pmHis mistake was that he missed the real source of poor service on North American carriers. It's not the older women. It's the UNIONS.
What he should have said is: "At Qatar Airways I'm the boss. What I say, goes. And as the boss, I give my customers what they want because ultimately the customers pay my salary. Frequent fliers are dirty old rich men so I give them 20-something hoochie FA's to look at on my planes who also give great service. In America, the unions are the boss. High seniority, lazy, can't be fired, get away with bad service. Their airlines have lost control. Too bad so sad. I will always be #1 because I keep unions out. Take that, Delta!"
The comments on this page speak volumes about the attitudes of elite frequent fliers (again, the people who pay his salary and keep Qatar Airways in business):
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... s-comment/
You can try to shove political correctness down everybody's throats via the media, public shaming/bullying, etc... but these guys are voting against PC, with their wallets and the Qatar Airways CEO is just telling it like it is. Money talks BS walks...
Sure, they are unionized (and anyone knowing the history of this industry knows WHY that came to be) ... It had to happen
I watch people work. Flight Attendants are hard working folks with lots of responsibilities (a job description that has clearly grown over time)
I would be ard pressed to find anyone on a flight that I could term "lazy"