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Clueless passengers. (In flight speaker VOIP call)

Clueless passengers. (In flight speaker VOIP call)

Old Sep 25, 18, 3:29 pm
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Clueless passengers. (In flight speaker VOIP call)

Sitting in 4A on 2559 to Detroit today. A few minutes after the 10K chime I hear what sounds like someone behind me playing a movie without headphones. A few minutes later I realize this guy is on a voip call and on speaker nonetheless! I turn around and say “”really??” and just continues with his call. I hit the call button and I just motion with my thumb to the guy behind me to her and she has him end the call immediately.

On what planet do you live on that you wouldn’t know this isn’t allowed?
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Old Sep 25, 18, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Sitting in 4A on 2559 to Detroit today. A few minutes after the 10K chime I hear what sounds like someone behind me playing a movie without headphones. A few minutes later I realize this guy is on a voip call and on speaker nonetheless! I turn around and say “”really??” and just continues with his call. I hit the call button and I just motion with my thumb to the guy behind me to her and she has him end the call immediately.

On what planet do you live on that you wouldn’t know this isn’t allowed?
I'm sure he was a very important person so the rules wouldn't apply to him.
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Old Sep 25, 18, 3:36 pm
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Fly enough and you will realize just how dumb the human race has become. Some of the worst offenders can be found in the F cabins or the ACs. Its in no way specific to AA. My favorite are the F paxs that stand in the middle of the aisle during boarding or deplaning going through their belongings holding up 150+ plus people.
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Old Sep 25, 18, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by newyorkgeorge View Post
Fly enough and you will realize just how dumb the human race has become. Some of the worst offenders can be found in the F cabins or the ACs. Its in no way specific to AA. My favorite are the F paxs that stand in the middle of the aisle during boarding or deplaning going through their belongings holding up 150+ plus people.
Especially since they just spent two hours in the lounge where they could have arranged themselves conveniently.
In fact, I think with these sorts it's the fact of inconveniencing others that appeals to them and drives their obnoxious behavior
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Old Sep 25, 18, 3:53 pm
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Especially since they just spent two hours in the lounge where they could have arranged themselves conveniently.
In fact, I think with these sorts it's the fact of inconveniencing others that appeals to them and drives their obnoxious behavior
Or the sense they can say to the world "look at me, I fly first class and you don't."
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Old Sep 25, 18, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by rickg523 View Post
Especially since they just spent two hours in the lounge where they could have arranged themselves conveniently.
In fact, I think with these sorts it's the fact of inconveniencing others that appeals to them and drives their obnoxious behavior
I have never really understood this either. You've been standing inside the terminal for several minutes waiting to board and then choose the most narrow, confined space to start fishing out headphones and other gadgets all the while blocking everyone else from boarding. If that's how poorly planned you run your life, I would hate to be the client of these people with no foresight.
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Old Sep 25, 18, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by masamune View Post
I have never really understood this either. You've been standing inside the terminal for several minutes waiting to board and then choose the most narrow, confined space to start fishing out headphones and other gadgets all the while blocking everyone else from boarding. If that's how poorly planned you run your life, I would hate to be the client of these people with no foresight.
same thing for me with people who rush onto the plane only to push their way back to the front to use the tiny little bathroom. Really???
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Old Sep 25, 18, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by infinite97 View Post
same thing for me with people who rush onto the plane only to push their way back to the front to use the tiny little bathroom. Really???
At least there's a potentially plausible explanation for this (short connection with no time for bathroom).
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Old Sep 25, 18, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by wetrat0 View Post
At least there's a potentially plausible explanation for this (short connection with no time for bathroom).
Or my favorite, to check if the 737-MAX bathroom is really as small as they say it is. Sometimes you just can’t wait until 10K to find out.
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Old Sep 25, 18, 8:19 pm
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Originally Posted by newyorkgeorge View Post
Fly enough and you will realize just how dumb the human race has become. Some of the worst offenders can be found in the F cabins or the ACs. Its in no way specific to AA. My favorite are the F paxs that stand in the middle of the aisle during boarding or deplaning going through their belongings holding up 150+ plus people.
Originally Posted by masamune View Post
I have never really understood this either. You've been standing inside the terminal for several minutes waiting to board and then choose the most narrow, confined space to start fishing out headphones and other gadgets all the while blocking everyone else from boarding. If that's how poorly planned you run your life, I would hate to be the client of these people with no foresight.
The ones worse than them are those who stand up multiple times to get their stuff out of their bag. C'mon, man. Yes, I've seen them in F, many times
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Old Sep 26, 18, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by radiowell View Post
The ones worse than them are those who stand up multiple times to get their stuff out of their bag. C'mon, man. Yes, I've seen them in F, many times
I am guilty of that when transiting and being sleep deprived. Never on the first flight though.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 5:17 am
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Look at the bright side: at least the wifi speed was good enough for a VoIP call.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by IADCAflyer View Post
Look at the bright side: at least the wifi speed was good enough for a VoIP call.
FWIW it was AA Inflight, not GoGo.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 6:43 am
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I especially enjoy it when they are loudly discussing obviously confidential or proprietary information.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by JetAway View Post
I especially enjoy it when they are loudly discussing obviously confidential or proprietary information.
The entire issue of making business-related calls from any location where one may be overheard suggests poor operational security by the business. Any place which does not explicitly prohibit this conduct by its employees deserves to lose its clients / customers and further puts itself at real legal liability risk in the event of a data breach or loss of trade secret information.

There are very few people who have jobs so sensitive that they cannot be out of touch by voice comms for a few hours and those very few people generally fly private aircraft with secure comms for that reason.

It is a sign of poor organization, self-importance and poor client / customer service.
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