AA FAs start peddling credit cards like US

 
Old Sep 3, 14, 12:41 am
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AA FAs start peddling credit cards like US

Also being "served" on your American Airlines flight starting at the end of the month will be flight attendants hawking credit cards.

So nice to see everything that makes US Airways America's worst and trashiest airline (at least Spirit doesn't pretend to be more than they are) come to AA.
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Old Sep 3, 14, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
Also being "served" on your American Airlines flight starting at the end of the month will be flight attendants hawking credit cards.

So nice to see everything that makes US Airways America's worst and trashiest airline (at least Spirit doesn't pretend to be more than they are) come to AA.
Oh Gawd, they are going to start with that? I always hated listening to that crap on US Air and yes, it just reinforces you are on a low rent carrier.
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Old Sep 3, 14, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by MrAndy1369 View Post
Doesn't AA/DL/UA do that already? Disclaimer: I'm Deaf, so I can't hear what's going on, but I'm pretty sure I saw FA's on all three carriers walk up the aisle promoting credit cards. Could be wrong, though.
UA and DL do it on flights with IFE through the IFE, the f/as do not participate.
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
UA and DL do it on flights with IFE through the IFE, the f/as do not participate.
I clearly remember DL's. It's about the most distracting and unsavory noise I've ever had the displeasure of hearing on an aircraft.

New "AA" is beginning to resemble DL far too much for my taste.
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
UA and DL do it on flights with IFE through the IFE, the f/as do not participate.
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I clearly remember DL's. It's about the most distracting and unsavory noise I've ever had the displeasure of hearing on an aircraft.
You haven't seen (or heard) anything until you fly Frontier. FA's hawk them, first with the announcement, then coming up and down the aisle "would you like an application?" and then after to pick up the completed applications. Has to be some incentive or commission for the FAs to be that persistent.
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
You haven't seen (or heard) anything until you fly Frontier. FA's hawk them, first with the announcement, then coming up and down the aisle "would you like an application?" and then after to pick up the completed applications. Has to be some incentive or commission for the FAs to be that persistent.
I belive it's $50 per approved application.
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Originally Posted by MrAndy1369 View Post
Doesn't AA/DL/UA do that already? Disclaimer: I'm Deaf, so I can't hear what's going on, but I'm pretty sure I saw FA's on all three carriers walk up the aisle promoting credit cards. Could be wrong, though.
UA hawks their credit cards at their hub airports, but I have never heard them hawked on board. (Don't give them any ideas. )
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Originally Posted by MrAndy1369 View Post
Doesn't AA/DL/UA do that already? Disclaimer: I'm Deaf, so I can't hear what's going on, but I'm pretty sure I saw FA's on all three carriers walk up the aisle promoting credit cards. Could be wrong, though.
UA puts a tacky advertisement on the trays of most first class meals.
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
You haven't seen (or heard) anything until you fly Frontier. FA's hawk them, first with the announcement, then coming up and down the aisle "would you like an application?" and then after to pick up the completed applications. Has to be some incentive or commission for the FAs to be that persistent.
Oh I've experienced it. It's especially obnoxious when you're trying to sleep

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On my last DL flight, the FA mentioned the credit card over the PA.
Odd, 18 segments on DL for me this year and I've never heard them mention it.
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
You haven't seen (or heard) anything until you fly Frontier. FA's hawk them, first with the announcement, then coming up and down the aisle "would you like an application?" and then after to pick up the completed applications. Has to be some incentive or commission for the FAs to be that persistent.
AS as well - which I find surprising.
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Oh I've experienced it. It's especially obnoxious when you're trying to sleep
I love flying the foreign flag carriers... by the time you start to taxi, announcements are mostly done. One from the captain above 10k feet and one on the decent. 10 hours in between... silence. Even for turbulence, the seat belt sign goes on... then off... such sweet silence.
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Originally Posted by FriendlySkies View Post
UA puts a tacky advertisement on the trays of most first class meals.
Just wait US will probably put the tray table ads on AA planes
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Please don't start this trashy crap, AA.

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Just wait US will probably put the tray table ads on AA planes
I'll be sure to start packing an assortment of larger stickers, including my favorite, Mr. Zog's...

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Old Sep 4, 14, 8:47 am
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Is this any worse than the duty free sales? Not to me. Yes, I get the unnecessary PA announcement when you're trying to sleep. Annoying. But beyond that, I just don't see this as a major issue. Ignore it, just as one might do with the duty-free cart.
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