Business Class galley/food prep on AA

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jul 06, 2015 12:36 AM GMT
    Interesting video showing the galley/food preparation for Business Class on this American Airlines flight departing from Rio De Janeiro. Looks like a really nice service, and that 4 day layover sounds fantastic!

  • hebrewman

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    Jul 06, 2015 7:51 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidInteresting video showing the galley/food preparation for Business Class on this American Airlines flight departing from Rio De Janeiro. Looks like a really nice service, and that 4 day layover sounds fantastic!



    as one who is being pulled in and absorbed into the borg collective that is AA, i find this video disturbing. this is a few years old i believe. due to the new collective 'surrender' agreement, i'm not so sure the layovers are that long any more. i'm not looking forward to working with those on the AA side that see APFA as the be all and end all. we on the US side of the house lost our beloved, yet sometimes, contentious union, AFA. this woman, who is prepping the little goodie basket for the flight deck crew is nothing more than a stepford wife.........she is true AA. their, AA, pilots think they are gods gift to flying and demand to be treated like the sky gods they claim to be. we have a few, but, by and large, our flight deck crews are more folksy and not as demanding. with flight attendant integration coming in 2017, something has got to change. though some say, 'resistance is futile', well, we shall see. thanks for posting this .......... it only reaffirms my conviction.
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    Jul 06, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    Thanks, CS, that was a cool video. That flight attendant is one good PR machine! I LOL'd when that Emirates ad barged in there, though. No way would I get near that airline!
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    Jul 06, 2015 4:18 PM GMT
    HEBREWMAN said
    ChicagoSteve saidInteresting video showing the galley/food preparation for Business Class on this American Airlines flight departing from Rio De Janeiro. Looks like a really nice service, and that 4 day layover sounds fantastic!



    as one who is being pulled in and absorbed into the borg collective that is AA, i find this video disturbing. this is a few years old i believe. due to the new collective 'surrender' agreement, i'm not so sure the layovers are that long any more. i'm not looking forward to working with those on the AA side that see APFA as the be all and end all. we on the US side of the house lost our beloved, yet sometimes, contentious union, AFA. this woman, who is prepping the little goodie basket for the flight deck crew is nothing more than a stepford wife.........she is true AA. their, AA, pilots think they are gods gift to flying and demand to be treated like the sky gods they claim to be. we have a few, but, by and large, our flight deck crews are more folksy and not as demanding. with flight attendant integration coming in 2017, something has got to change. though some say, 'resistance is futile', well, we shall see. thanks for posting this .......... it only reaffirms my conviction.


    I totally concur with you mate .
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    Jul 06, 2015 5:12 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidInteresting video showing the galley/food preparation for Business Class on this American Airlines flight departing from Rio De Janeiro. Looks like a really nice service, and that 4 day layover sounds fantastic!



    She says she's going to get our nuts hot !!!!!

    Hot diggity.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jul 07, 2015 1:24 AM GMT
    HEBREWMAN said
    ChicagoSteve saidInteresting video showing the galley/food preparation for Business Class on this American Airlines flight departing from Rio De Janeiro. Looks like a really nice service, and that 4 day layover sounds fantastic!

    as one who is being pulled in and absorbed into the borg collective that is AA, i find this video disturbing. this is a few years old i believe. due to the new collective 'surrender' agreement, i'm not so sure the layovers are that long any more. i'm not looking forward to working with those on the AA side that see APFA as the be all and end all. we on the US side of the house lost our beloved, yet sometimes, contentious union, AFA. this woman, who is prepping the little goodie basket for the flight deck crew is nothing more than a stepford wife.........she is true AA. their, AA, pilots think they are gods gift to flying and demand to be treated like the sky gods they claim to be. we have a few, but, by and large, our flight deck crews are more folksy and not as demanding. with flight attendant integration coming in 2017, something has got to change. though some say, 'resistance is futile', well, we shall see. thanks for posting this .......... it only reaffirms my conviction.


    I was a F/A and flew from 2000-2004. I was also AFA at my airline. Regarding your comment about AA pilots thinking they are God's gift. Do some of them think that? Of course. But I am sure there are many more who are friendly and would treat you with respect. When I was flying, I remember a particular charter trip I worked. It was MKE-MBJ roundtrip. We ferried the plane down empty to pick up a group of vacationers in Jamaica. I had worked other ferry flights by that time and those were usually very laid back. You had an empty airplane, and the cockpit crew would normally keep the door open for takeoff/landing. Many times they would invite us in to sit on the jumpseats for takeoff/landing. On this particular charter, I really wanted to sit in the cockpit jumpseat for landing at MBJ. I had mentioned it to the Flight Engineer(this was on the B727). he mentioned that the Captain was kind of fussy, but he would ask him. Well, he came back and said the answer was no. As a matter of fact, that Captain wanted the cockpit door closed the entire flight and did not want to be bothered. He even sent the Flight Engineer out to get the crew meals. My point is, there are jerks no matter which airline you fly for, but I really do not think they are the majority.
  • hebrewman

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    Jul 09, 2015 9:03 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve said
    HEBREWMAN said
    ChicagoSteve saidInteresting video showing the galley/food preparation for Business Class on this American Airlines flight departing from Rio De Janeiro. Looks like a really nice service, and that 4 day layover sounds fantastic!

    as one who is being pulled in and absorbed into the borg collective that is AA, i find this video disturbing. this is a few years old i believe. due to the new collective 'surrender' agreement, i'm not so sure the layovers are that long any more. i'm not looking forward to working with those on the AA side that see APFA as the be all and end all. we on the US side of the house lost our beloved, yet sometimes, contentious union, AFA. this woman, who is prepping the little goodie basket for the flight deck crew is nothing more than a stepford wife.........she is true AA. their, AA, pilots think they are gods gift to flying and demand to be treated like the sky gods they claim to be. we have a few, but, by and large, our flight deck crews are more folksy and not as demanding. with flight attendant integration coming in 2017, something has got to change. though some say, 'resistance is futile', well, we shall see. thanks for posting this .......... it only reaffirms my conviction.


    I was a F/A and flew from 2000-2004. I was also AFA at my airline. Regarding your comment about AA pilots thinking they are God's gift. Do some of them think that? Of course. But I am sure there are many more who are friendly and would treat you with respect. When I was flying, I remember a particular charter trip I worked. It was MKE-MBJ roundtrip. We ferried the plane down empty to pick up a group of vacationers in Jamaica. I had worked other ferry flights by that time and those were usually very laid back. You had an empty airplane, and the cockpit crew would normally keep the door open for takeoff/landing. Many times they would invite us in to sit on the jumpseats for takeoff/landing. On this particular charter, I really wanted to sit in the cockpit jumpseat for landing at MBJ. I had mentioned it to the Flight Engineer(this was on the B727). he mentioned that the Captain was kind of fussy, but he would ask him. Well, he came back and said the answer was no. As a matter of fact, that Captain wanted the cockpit door closed the entire flight and did not want to be bothered. He even sent the Flight Engineer out to get the crew meals. My point is, there are jerks no matter which airline you fly for, but I really do not think they are the majority.


    hmmmm.....2000-2004. were you with ATA? just curious. anyway, i find that the majority of the senior AA pilots are beyond the 'jerk factor'. i've had many as non revs and as jumpseaters assigned a cabin seat. and i can tell you, they feel that they are 'superior' in every way to the US folks. their attitude and their actions speak louder than words. their 'inhouse union non union' is doing their best to screw the US pilots out of valuable seniority. i've been privy to emails from the APA from some of my fellow pilots and they are beyond disgusting. and yes, they do use the terminology of 'we are the superior airline'. i keep thinking.........be very careful how you think. sometimes arrogance and contempt without consequences can bring down even the mighty. the way AA runs it's ship, it's no wonder it tanked. the sad part is, the same asshat policies and procedures are being shoved down the throats of the US group. the same asshat policies that drove the 'old' AA to near extinction. i absolutely loathe the day of 'flight crew integration'. it will be a very sad day indeed. the AA side is like a dysfunctional family. the front end barely communicates with the back end and there is ZERO camaraderie among the crews. at least, for now, the US crews stay together for the most part, forming a bond and a CRM (crew resource management) atmosphere for safety. as for APFA, the 'inhouse non union union for AA f/a's', they can pound sand for all i care. what an absolute useless bunch of wankers. they have no bite and they have no balls. they just roll over an take it every time the company says 'no'. our latest battle....boarding the aircraft when the cabin temps are 90 degrees F. the old standard at US was 85, and even then, the flight deck often would hold off boarding until the cabin was cooler than that. think about it guys. 90 degrees at the start of boarding and you are among the first group to board. there are still maybe 120-130 folks left to get on. imagine how hot that cabin temp gets during the boarding process. the company mandates the APU (auxiliary power unit) start no less than 10 minutes to door closure. i'm sure you are really comfortable in your suit. it's dangerous. and the company response........'we are looking into it.' enjoy. and welcome to the worlds largest chaos!!!
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    Jul 11, 2015 4:16 AM GMT
    With 3 million miles on Delta and 2 million on AA, I have never envied a flight attendant.

    I appreciate the hard work they do and the abuse they tolerate.
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    Jul 11, 2015 5:26 AM GMT
    I want a dollar for every time some half-drunk dude told her his nuts needed warming up.


    On the other hand, I really loathe the forced passenger departure buh-byes....

    Has nothing to do with the flight crew, I know you guys work your asses off. I just don't find it necessary.