Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

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Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Post by golden hawk » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:27 pm

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Post by Schooner69A » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:33 pm

Thank God! For years I was told to "Act like a gentleman"!

Now I can act like everybody!

PS What does this do to the old cry aboard a sinking ship? You know: "Women and children first"?
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Post by Inverted2 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:45 pm

Hello peoplekind welcome aboard. :lol:

Hopefully this PC crap gets rejected by society in the near future. Human kind needs a reset.
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Post by yhz41 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:26 pm

Absolutely ridiculous.
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Post by Eric Janson » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:13 am

Another "Diversity" disaster - the people behind this need to be fired asap imho.

Running an Airline is about having properly qualified people at all levels within the company - not some Social Engineering experiment.

The Boeing Company is what you get when the above gets replaced with "Diversity" and "Virtue Signalling"
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Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Post by Heliian » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:25 am

Schooner69A wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Thank God! For years I was told to "Act like a gentleman"!

Now I can act like everybody!

PS What does this do to the old cry aboard a sinking ship? You know: "Women and children first"?
That was changed years ago to families first.

Funny all these snowflakes here complaining about some wording. Hahaha, so sensitive.
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Post by Daniel Cooper » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:28 am

I'm waiting for someone to bring up having to select your gender when you print your boarding pass due to fascist Transport Canada average passenger weights, and the bigoted laws of physics that prevent airplanes from flying with 300 Xirs on board.
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Post by Jet Jockey » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:41 am

Stupidity at its best!
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Post by C-GGGQ » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:58 am

What I don't get is they aren't even consistent with their internal logic. They say gender is different than biological sex. Man and woman genders male and female is biological sex. Well your ID though the category says Gender (cause even now it is officially synonymous with sex) says M or F. Male or female. So a third gender X is not needed. Cause it's not a gender it's your biological sex or Sexe as the french side says. It's male and female weights not man and woman
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Post by FICU » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:05 am

"Welcome aboard Ladies, Gentlemen, and Others" "Welcome aboard peoples" "Welcome aboard humans" "Welcome aboard non-descript travelling public". I can't believe my kids have to grow up in this shit storm.
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Post by Beefitarian » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11 pm

It's just good airpersonship.
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Post by goingnowherefast » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:15 pm

"Get in, sit down, shut up. We don't care what downstairs parts you have or wish you had. If there's anything we can do to make your flight more pleasurable, please write it down on your napkin and deposit it into the garbage bin at the end of the flight"
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Post by JoeShithe » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:25 pm

NOTAP (Notice To Air People)
CZYZ FIR
Effective 11 Oct 19 1201z
YMS Mans VOR renamed YPS Peoples VOR
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Post by Capt. Underpants » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:00 pm

And now, the AvCanada grumpy choir will entertain us with their rendition of the “Get Off My Lawn” symphony.
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Post by photofly » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:23 pm

I think it's a great idea.
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Post by ahramin » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:48 pm

I have no problem with it but then again, I've been doing it this way for years.
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Post by Old fella » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:10 pm

From a personal prospective: I don’t give a Cape Breton Fiddlers F- - k

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Post by Zaibatsu » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:25 pm

Those on the ultra right should be celebrating.

Another factor of identity politics.......... GONE!!

Oh yeah, that’s right. They love identity politics. Whether it was putting coloured signs on drinking fountains or gold stars on chosen people or just old fashioned gay bashing in the literal sense.
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Post by digits_ » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:49 pm

Beefitarian wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11 pm
It's just good airpersonship.
:smt027
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Post by altiplano » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:05 am

Zaibatsu wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:25 pm
coloured signs on drinking fountains
Slavery, Jim Crow segregation - all Democrat supported/enacted laws.
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Post by flyingcanuck » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:09 am

JoeShithe wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:25 pm
NOTAP (Notice To Air People)
CZYZ FIR
Effective 11 Oct 19 1201z
YMS Mans VOR renamed YPS Peoples VOR
:lol: gave me a laugh
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Post by C.W.E. » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 am

Slavery, Jim Crow segregation - all Democrat supported/enacted laws.
Facts and reality mean nothing to a lefty.
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Post by tailgunner » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:18 am

As an AC pilot ( Captain) , I will continue to make the PA's using the term " Ladies and Gentlemen". Then again, I greet people with a "Merry Christmas " and also " Happy Easter" when celebrating those holidays. I also wear a poppy proudly. I cannot remember one negative comment from the crew or passengers when addressed as such.
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Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Post by rookiepilot » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:30 am

tailgunner wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:18 am
As an AC pilot ( Captain) , I will continue to make the PA's using the term " Ladies and Gentlemen". Then again, I greet people with a "Merry Christmas " and also " Happy Easter" when celebrating those holidays. I also wear a poppy proudly. I cannot remember one negative comment from the crew or passengers when addressed as such.
Cheers.
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Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

Post by photofly » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:07 am

Personally I'm glad we "gave in" to those people who wanted to give women the vote, or allow same-sex marriages, and any other number of "concessions" to other people's "feelings". It says a lot about the people who consider this a battle that must not be conceded.
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