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Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by GeraldNagel » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:45 am

How things changed at SAA since the seventies. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:07 am

I can just imagine the response today :shock:
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by cage » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am

It’s been on here before.
The great thing about people used to be that we grew and evolved.
In the 70’s there was lots of stuff going on that wasn’t just wrong it was illegal, back then they would have no clue as to what the effects were on people when you treated them like that, things that lead to anorexia and other psychological issues.
It has nothing to do with rights, or PC, it’s about learning from your past and improving.
They didn’t know any different then and suggesting it was better to treat people that way is prehistoric, how would you like your children being treated with the backward views prevalent in the SA 70’s?
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Burner » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:36 pm

Similar things still happen today at many airlines in the middle east and Asia. You certainly don't see many middle aged cabin crew on a lot of the major middle east and Far East carriers.
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by cage » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:47 pm

Burner wrote:
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Similar things still happen today at many airlines in the middle east and Asia. You certainly don't see many middle aged cabin crew on a lot of the major middle east and Far East carriers.
Not saying that it doesn't.
Parts of the Middle East/Asia aren't exactly bastions of women's rights or equal opportunity. Some may have a good hundred years to go before they hit the progressive 1970's standards.
There's a difference between strict and oppressive.
No person deserves to be treated like that, it's not a reflection of a better time though some may disagree.
If they applied those rules to the pilot's they would never have got off the ground ;)
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by pwnel » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:50 pm

Burner wrote:
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Similar things still happen today at many airlines in the middle east and Asia. You certainly don't see many middle aged cabin crew on a lot of the major middle east and Far East carriers.
Unlike the US airlines which are all staffed by grumpy Susan Boyle clones dishing out pretzels and yelling "trash". We have indeed moved forward.
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by cage » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:56 pm

pwnel wrote:
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Unlike the US airlines which are all staffed by grumpy Susan Boyle clones dishing out pretzels and yelling "trash". We have indeed moved forward.
Without US airlines, where would hooters source their waitresses from?
Actually had a young woman on a lax to vegas flight a while back, was quite out of place.
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:58 pm

:? Whats wrong with that ? Only yesterday I gave my wife a similar memo. :roll: I promise you she's not moving in the anorexia direction....a Jabby can only lift that much. :twisted: By the way the SAL made a profit in those days....and The Assistant Hoofbestuurder attended all the weigh inns.....cloths on. no cheating.
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by HJK 414 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:13 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote:
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:? Whats wrong with that ? Only yesterday I gave my wife a similar memo. :roll: …………...
:lol: :lol: ........... I happen to have met that lovely lady and reckon that if you presented that Memo - we would be seeing a very fast object crossing the border at ground level towards Lobatse ....... never to be seen again ........ :wink:

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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:28 pm

HJK 414 wrote:
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Marius Schrenk wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:58 pm
:? Whats wrong with that ? Only yesterday I gave my wife a similar memo. :roll: …………...
:lol: :lol: ........... I happen to have met that lovely lady and reckon that if you presented that Memo - we would be seeing a very fast object crossing the border at ground level towards Lobatse ....... never to be seen again ........ :wink:

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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:41 pm

If one applies for a job, knowing what the rules are........
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Fransw » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:51 pm

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If one applies for a job, knowing what the rules are........
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Chalkie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:59 pm

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They didn’t know any different then and suggesting it was better to treat people that way is prehistoric, how would you like your children being treated with the backward views prevalent in the SA 70’s?
Personally? I still teach the same values. Honesty. Integrity. A handshake is my word, my bond. Respect for your elders. Respect for the property of others. Respect for authority. Bring back corporal punishment and the death sentence.

Look at the land of OZ where they mollycoddled their children. Today they have a serious problem with a disrespectful generation.

In the USA, look at what happened with the 'give them what they want, Supersize me' generation.

In SAA the cabin crew were pleasant, respectful and looked good, compared to the surly, overweight C-D's we have today.

Give me the 70's any day. Bleeding heart liberals have destroyed the fabric of our civilisation.
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:10 pm

Chalkie =D> =D> I could not agree more.
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Re: Strict SAA in the 70's

Unread post by cage » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:42 am

Chalkie wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:59 pm
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Personally? I still teach the same values. Honesty. Integrity. A handshake is my word, my bond. Respect for your elders. Respect for the property of others. Respect for authority. Bring back corporal punishment and the death sentence.

Look at the land of OZ where they mollycoddled their children. Today they have a serious problem with a disrespectful generation.
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Indeed, but this doesn't have anything to do with that.
When woman, or men, different cultures or sexual orientation are treated differently or disrespectfully then there is a problem.
Subjecting women, who were second class citizens in those eras, to that sort of treatment, having their job and wellbeing put at risk is wrong and doesn't fall anywhere within those values you quoted.

It's difficult to quote respect and integrity when at that time most of the population was expected to stay on the back of the bakkie, as an example.
No one will argue that family values aren't important and that they haven't been in decline but it's no substitute for respecting women's rights and giving them the opportunity to fly the aircraft instead of serving the coffee.

Besides, every generation thinks the one that follows it is spoiled, lazy and disrespectful.
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