Apparently Southwest Airlines needs to include the mantra “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” in its pilot training curricula. In March, one of its pilots accidentally broadcast a rant about flight attendants who are gay, old, or large to air traffic control and all planes in the area. And now, after some diversity training, he’s back in the cockpit and flying for Southwest Airlines again.
Listen to this recording:
Just to drive home the appalling monologue, here’s a transcript, courtesy of Huffington Post:
Well, I had Tucson to Indy all four weeks, and Chicago crews. 11 out of 12, there’s 12 flight attendants, individual, never the same flight attendant twice, eleven f***ing over-the-top, f***ing a**-f***ing homosexuals and a granny.
Eleven. I mean, think of the odds of that. I thought I was in Chicago, which was party-land.
After that, it was just a continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes… Well I don’t give a f***. I hate 100 percent of their a**es. So, six months, I went to the bar three times. In six months, three times.
Once with the granny and the f*g, and I wish I hadn’t gone.
At the very end with two girls, one of them that was part do-able, but we ended up going to the bar and then to the crew at St. Louis, and all these two women wanted to do was, one wanted to berate her sister and the other wanted to bitch about her husband.
Literally, for three hours, me and the F.O. (First officer). When that was done, 2:30, got back to my room, I’m like why the f*** did I stay up?
He went on to talk about the female flight attendants that he would or would not bang, and so on. ’cause he’s classy like that.
After being suspended without pay and reprimanded, the pilot went through company-required diversity training and has now been reinstated. Really makes you want to hop on a Southwest Airlines flight, doesn’t it?