While Southwest Airlines might be tops in customer satisfaction, at least one of its pilots is dissatisfied with his employer’s lack of sexy stewardesses. And now that pilot has been suspended after his profanity-filled rant on the topic was broadcast from the cockpit.
Talking to his co-pilot, the pilot launched into a rant about the slim pickings during his nights out with the flight crew in Chicago.
“Eleven f***ing over the top homosexuals f***ing a** f***ing homosexuals and a granny,” the pilot complained in a rant that was inadvertently broadcast to air traffic controllers in Houston and others in the area. “Eleven! I mean, think of the odds of that!”
“I thought I was in Chicago, which is party land,” he continues. “After that, it was a just a continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes.”
We’re assuming he’s not talking about a size of Starbucks coffee.
He does admit that there were two women that had promise for him, one that was even “doable,” but, “I still wouldn’t want anyone to know if I’d have banged them.”
You can hear in the raw (but bleeped) audio as an air traffic controller tries to interrupt the rant and tell the pilot to watch what he says, but to no avail.
According to Houston’s NBC affiliate, air traffic controllers alerted FAA supervisors about the transmission. The TV station got the audio via a Freedom of Information Act request.
The incident occurred back in March. A rep for Southwest says the pilot had been suspended but was reinstated after taking some diversity training, about which he surely has some colorful things to say.
Pilot Suspended For Slurs Over Air Traffic Radio, Part 1 [Click2Houston.com via USA Today]