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Southwest rant: Pilot not wild about the idea that old bags fly free (VIDEO)

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In a recent post about Frontier Airlines' cost-saving agreement with pilots, I noted that my loyalty to Denver's hometown airline had diminished in the face of Southwest's bags-fly-free policy. Turns out, though, that one Southwest pilot isn't that fond of old bags -- especially if they work as flight attendants.

In the rant, which was mistakenly broadcast across an air-control frequency in March, the pilot can be heard bitching about the lack of "doable" crew members due to the overabundance of "homosexuals" and "grannies." The result is crude and stupid, yet oddly fascinating in the way the voice contrasts with the smooth, master-of-the-skies tone most captains use when talking to the public.

The pilot in question has now been suspended amid much hand-wringing from Southwest representatives. And no wonder, since the carrier's "We love you, Denver" spots are meant to target everyone -- not just those worth porking.

Check out the rant below, followed by a commercial showing Southwest's kinder, gentler side:

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wymothernature
wymothernature

Personally I don't care if this guy loses his job or not.  His "rant" just proved what type of individual he truly is and I wouldn't want him working for me!  Sounds to me like he is just looking to score for a night.  I wouldn't go to bed with HIM if he was the last man alive!  And if I was the head of Southwest, he'd be out the door on his @#% real darn fast!  It doesn't say much for Southwest to keep  him on as a pilot--put him in baggage!

Madd_marco
Madd_marco

oh come on, yes it's a black eye as far as PR, but this is just a guy being a guy; we have to stop the political correctness somewhere ... this man should not lose his job over this. 

Wow
Wow

gays, grannies and grandes..... its like an even bigger asshole version of the GOP's gays, guns and god rants

Crystal
Crystal

That was unbelievable! Wow. So sad to hear him disrespecting the older generations... like, um, dude, you know, we are all getting older at the same rate. karma is a b****. This is the reason a single young professional woman like myself remains single- these are the type of guys I have to chose from! 

Jlow
Jlow

This is truly disgusting.  The guy is bitching , apparently, not because he is homophobic (o r he may be) but because he cant get laid at the rate he wants because so many of the flight attendants he had on his assignments were gay.  With the money pilots make, he could afford to go to a high class whorehouse. 

Elstongarrison
Elstongarrison

Your bags fly free on Frontier too.... with a classic ticket.... with fewer restrictions and better inflight amenities. Shop it next time and you will see this is true. Besides, supporrting the hometown is always my choice, hopefully yours too.

scallywag
scallywag

This is a private conversation made public– the kind that makes us wonder how much discrimination lives on in subtle ways in our hyper-P.C. climate.  If I was a Southwest flight attendant, I might be surprised to hear what was coming out of my pilot’s mouth, but that doesn’t mean I should listen.

To repeat one of my favorite RuPaul-ism, what other people think about us is none of our business.

http://scallywagandvagabond.co...

humble_pedantic
humble_pedantic

that or misandry doesnt love company... i would die for your equality but if you throw around sweeping generalizations like that how are you any better than the men that tell you to get your butt in the kitchen? there is a female version of this guy, her name is kesha. douche is douche regardless of what parts it has

ninformant
ninformant

my uncle's salary as a pilot is 17k a year. well paid indeed.

wrose
wrose

fyi: pilots aren't paid very well for the most part. some make as little as $25k. southwest pilots, however, are some of the highest paid in the industry, making $180k.

Houston AC Service
Houston AC Service

 What? Your Uncle earns $17 as a Pilot? Is that what you said or did I read you wrong?

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