Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > American Airlines | AAdvantage
Reload this Page >

Non-AA Captain Flies Revenue on AA, Declines to Wear Mask

Non-AA Captain Flies Revenue on AA, Declines to Wear Mask

Old Jul 14, 20, 10:22 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Global
Posts: 4,878
American Airlines Employees doing Bad

This guy thinks the mask rule does not apply to him.

The flight attendant told him to put a mask on.
He grumbled and put it on.
FA turns to leave and it came right back off.
Completely selfish.
All before takeoff!

NOTE: This is NOT an American Airlines employee. I have asked the moderators to adjust the thread title.

<redacted> pilot does not think the mask rule applies to him.

Last edited by JDiver; Jul 14, 20 at 3:32 pm Reason: Restore original post title
Global321 is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 10:29 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: AA EVP, United 1K and 2MM, Starwood Lifetime Platinum, Delta
Posts: 219
Perfect- just what FL needs with their current surge in cases.

And what a wonderful example to show the flying public its all good to return to the air.

Then again, he's a pilot; it's the FA who are 'primarily here for your safety'
Global321 likes this.
johnru36 is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 11:02 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: California
Programs: AA EXP; Hyatt Globalist; Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite
Posts: 495
Wait, if the pilot's there, who's flying the plane??

Jokes aside, is there any proof it's an AA pilot and not a deadhead pilot from another airline?
seigex is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 11:06 am
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Frisco, TX
Programs: The Airline Run by Doug P
Posts: 20,296
What are the chances this picture will get this pilot in trouble?
enviroian is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 11:21 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: AA EVP, United 1K and 2MM, Starwood Lifetime Platinum, Delta
Posts: 219
Well, from the photo we know he's sitting in 19D (row identifier is visible). Someone not looking at this on a phone can probably zoom in on his ID lanyard strap to see if that has airline info on it (AA or other airline)
johnru36 is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 11:26 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: California
Programs: AA EXP; Hyatt Globalist; Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite
Posts: 495
Originally Posted by johnru36 View Post
Well, from the photo we know he's sitting in 19D (row identifier is visible). Someone not looking at this on a phone can probably zoom in on his ID lanyard strap to see if that has airline info on it (AA or other airline)
Too blurry, and the lanyard doesn't say American Airlines on it. What is the relevance of him sitting in row 19D?
seigex is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 11:28 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: AA EVP, United 1K and 2MM, Starwood Lifetime Platinum, Delta
Posts: 219
Only relevance is it would enable airline to ID the passenger in question - not that i expect them to pursue it (despite's AA's Covid assurance "The safety and well-being of our customers and team members remains our highest priority.")
johnru36 is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 12:18 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: BNA
Programs: HH Gold. (Former) UA PP, DL PM, PC Plat
Posts: 6,846
That is not an AAL pilot uniform. The stripes are the wrong color.

I'm not sure of his employer. I can't think of any airlines that use stripes that bright. Could be a cargo pilot or corporate pilot on a ticket (cargo, corporate, and fractional companies frequently by tickets to move their pilots to and from their airplanes). Could be a regional airline who's uniform I'm not familiar with.

In any case, it is not an AAL pilot.
LarryJ is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 12:20 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DFW-In Plano & CDG-In the 11th
Programs: 120% Airline Free Agent, Marriott Lifetime Titanium, Avis likes me
Posts: 3,019
Originally Posted by seigex View Post
Too blurry, and the lanyard doesn't say American Airlines on it. What is the relevance of him sitting in row 19D?
SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS PHOTO GO VIRAL!

The folks flying the plane evidently didn't want this selfish (insert descriptor here _____________________) with them in the cockpit, and Captain?I am a God/Captain?Selfish/Captain?Wonderful's upgrade didn't clear. What better reason to disobey the rules?

I hope whoever Captain?Wonderful gets FIRED and I hope his UNION will be unable to protect his selfish, uncaring, ... .

YMMV
Global321 and milski like this.
Dallas49er is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 12:21 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DEN
Programs: AA EXP, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 1,926
Yeah, I'm all for mandatory mask wearing on flights, and pretty much anywhere in public.

But I don't think that's an AA pilot, and regardless, I don't see how public shaming of employees is a good thing for this board to be doing.
bse118 is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 12:25 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: BNA
Programs: HH Gold. (Former) UA PP, DL PM, PC Plat
Posts: 6,846
Originally Posted by bse118 View Post
But I don't think that's an AA pilot, and regardless
A friend at AAL just confirmed for me that the passenger in that seat was a revenue passenger. Not an employee. Not a non-rev.
LarryJ is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 12:29 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DFW-In Plano & CDG-In the 11th
Programs: 120% Airline Free Agent, Marriott Lifetime Titanium, Avis likes me
Posts: 3,019
Originally Posted by bse118 View Post
... I don't see how public shaming of employees is a good thing for this board to be doing.
Respectfully disagree about public shaming. Respectfully agree about this board.
Dallas49er is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 12:29 pm
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Global
Posts: 4,878
This game went on throughout the flight... FA kept telling him to put the mask on. He grumbles under his breath. He does. FA walks away. He takes it off.

The vast majority of us are trying to do our best to stay safe. And this guy thinks it's okay to risk everyone'es health because... well, who knows why.

I will post more photos in a little bit.
Global321 is offline  
Old Jul 14, 20, 12:59 pm
  #14  
Moderator: American AAdvantage & TravelBuzz
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: AA EXP, Marriott Titanium
Posts: 10,054
As this is not an AA employee, we will close this thread and invite general discussion of AA's mask policy within the existing thread. Thanks. /Moderator
seigex and JDiver like this.
JY1024 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: