Pilot Puts Prejudiced Passenger in His Place

Posted Mar 6th 2014 02:49 PMUpdated Mar 6th 2014 02:56 PM


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Sometimes when a male airplane passenger scrawls a note on a napkin, it's to hit on a female flight attendant. So congrats to David, passenger 12E on WestJet 463 from Calgary to Victoria, British Columbia! David allegedly found a different way to exhibit chauvinism via a cocktail napkin.

According to Metro, upon learning his flight's pilot was a woman last Sunday, Daniel penned the following note:

Metro has the since-deleted response the pilot, 17-year veteran Carey Steacy posted on her Facebook profile:

To @David in 12E on my flight #463 from Calgary to Victoria today. It was my pleasure flying you safely to your destination. Thank you for the note you discreetly left me on your seat. You made sure to ask the flight attendants before we left if I had enough hours to be the Captain so safety is important to you, too. I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17 year career as a pilot. Most of them positive. Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest. It was a joke, right? RIGHT? I thought, not. You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a "fair lady." You have that right. Funny, we all, us humans, have the same rights in this great free country of ours. Now, back to my most important role, being a mother."

Steacy's also quoted as saying, "I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the 'cockpit' (we now call it the flight deck as no cocks are required) is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore."

And, not to pile on, Dave, but there actually may be a pilot shortage.

Survey Says Female Pilots Are Less Trusted

Read more [H/T Consumerist]
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As a 70 y/o/ female (nurse) I should be used to the chauvinistic and biased behavior that continues to happen. I would like to think the man who penned that diatribe is from a third world country and does not know any better. However, he's probably from USA and a neighbor!
Clearly he has never had ethics education or perhaps a mother who put him in his place a few times. The days of women in the bedroom only are long gone. Wonder what that person would do if he was critically ill and the surgeon was female? Think he's forego the surgery? NOT!

March 12 2014 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

As a male flight attendant myself with 25 years of flying experience, I would much prefer a female flight deck (cockpit) than a male crew up front. They are far more safety oriented than most male pilots and have a greater concern for passenger comfort than their male counterparts. I've always been amazed at just how much more compentent a female pilot is over a male pilot.

March 12 2014 at 1:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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