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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mem|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 130|
flight time total : 18890
flight time type : 6507
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
During the last few days of 2/88 and the first 2 days of 3/88, our company and its F/a's were experiencing a disagreement. The company positioned some supervisors who had been qualified as replacements. In mar I had originated a sequence of trips with 2 replacement F/a's as my cabin crew. I have been advised that, unknown to me at the time, that on this flight, and possibly on others of this sequence, numerous discrepancies occurred during taxiout and takeoff, and also during taxi in after landing, involving unsecured carry on luggage, unsecured compartment doors, and passenger out of their seats. Conclusion: inexperience in the cabin can be potentially as hazardous to safety as an inexperienced flight deck crew, particularly when minimum qualifications are involved.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: REPORT OF POOR PERFORMANCE BY COMPANY SUPVRS ACTING AS REPLACEMENT CABIN ATTENDANTS DURING A TIME OF LABOR DISPUTE.
Narrative: DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS OF 2/88 AND THE FIRST 2 DAYS OF 3/88, OUR COMPANY AND ITS F/A'S WERE EXPERIENCING A DISAGREEMENT. THE COMPANY POSITIONED SOME SUPVRS WHO HAD BEEN QUALIFIED AS REPLACEMENTS. IN MAR I HAD ORIGINATED A SEQUENCE OF TRIPS WITH 2 REPLACEMENT F/A'S AS MY CABIN CREW. I HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT, UNKNOWN TO ME AT THE TIME, THAT ON THIS FLT, AND POSSIBLY ON OTHERS OF THIS SEQUENCE, NUMEROUS DISCREPANCIES OCCURRED DURING TAXIOUT AND TKOF, AND ALSO DURING TAXI IN AFTER LNDG, INVOLVING UNSECURED CARRY ON LUGGAGE, UNSECURED COMPARTMENT DOORS, AND PAX OUT OF THEIR SEATS. CONCLUSION: INEXPERIENCE IN THE CABIN CAN BE POTENTIALLY AS HAZARDOUS TO SAFETY AS AN INEXPERIENCED FLT DECK CREW, PARTICULARLY WHEN MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ARE INVOLVED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.