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MH370 pilot

Ephimera posted 6/17/2019 21:24 PM

I hope this is allowed.

I was reading a news item about the disappearance of the MH370 Malaysian Airlines flight. The story indicates that the pilot crashed the plane as murder/suicide due to his fragile emotional state caused by friction with his wife.

This pilot's close friend, who is also a pilot, says: "Zaharie's (the pilot's) marriage was bad. In the past he slept with some of the flight attendants. And so what? We all do. You're flying all over the world with these beautiful girls in the back."

Really?
Is that the moral standard?

Justgetitoverwith posted 6/17/2019 22:39 PM

If true, that's despicable. I have nothing but contempt for those pilots, not content with causing devastation for their own families, and this particular one has caused devastation to so many others.

Constantly amazes me how the moral standard has become so low with seemingly such a large proportion of the world.

keptmyword posted 6/17/2019 22:42 PM

Is that the moral standard?

No, itís not.

Iíve been an airline pilot for nearly 20 years and fly for one of the biggest airlines in the world.

This Malaysian Airlines pilotís friend who is quoted is full of himself - thatís all.

Iíve found that the rate of infidelity among flight crew is no more or less than anywhere else.

The notion of pilots and flight attendants constantly hooking up is simply not reality.

cocoplus5nuts posted 6/18/2019 09:53 AM

Constantly amazes me how the moral standard has become so low

I'm constantly amazed by statements like this. Things aren't any worse now than they were 100 or 1000 years ago. If anything, things are at least slightly better for women.

survrus posted 6/18/2019 12:51 PM

This is why the NFL forbids the players from dating cheerleaders.

Henry Ford used to fire executives who had affairs figuring if they couldn't be honest with their family how much less so would they be at work.

Ephimera posted 6/18/2019 17:58 PM

Henry Ford used to fire executives who had affairs figuring if they couldn't be honest with their family how much less so would they be at work.

This^^^

I wish more people would use this line of thought. Most employers, or even friends/relatives think that infidelity is someone's personal business and doesn't affect who they are with others.

I feel that a person who is capable of deceiving and lying to the person they have the highest accountability to, then they cant be trusted with anything till they change this mindset.

Rideitout posted 6/18/2019 18:20 PM

Iíve found that the rate of infidelity among flight crew is no more or less than anywhere else.

Statistics do not agree with you. Airline pilots often come in near the top of the list for professions likely to cheat (along with the usual candidates, musicians, actors, no surprise there).

That does NOT mean that all pilots cheat. It does mean that you stand a statistically higher chance of an A if your spouse is a pilot. Or a CEO. Or a rock star. This kind of goes without saying, all those professions have the magic combination of money, time away from home and power. It's a potent combination, and, yes, IMHO, a big factor in "will they cheat" does come down to opportunity (at least for men). Yes, some men can work at a brothel and not cheat, and yes, some men work on an all male office and then, on the way home, stop and pick up someone for a BJ in the car. No doubt, this happens. But, statistically, there are certain things that you can look for that do, without question, lower your chances of having an A in your marriage. And yes, I'm a perfect counterpoint, I looked for all those things, found them, and was still cheated on. So by NO means is it foolproof, but, yeah, you marry Mick Jagger, you kind of have to expect what's gonna happen. Not ACCEPT, but expect, because that's just the life that a lot of people in that type of profession lead.

I'll say, for me, I'd never date an airline pilot or flight attendant, no way, no how. (Well, by date, I mean "serious relationship", ONS/hook up, I really don't care). And, if the behavior of the men I work with is any guidance, I honestly don't know what advice I'd give a young girl today. Stay away from rich men? Because that does seem to be a big factor in A's, money and power seem to lead pretty quickly to some awful shitty behavior in a lot of people.

Things aren't any worse now than they were 100 or 1000 years ago. If anything, things are at least slightly better for women.

We really don't know, because the stats on this are so all over the place, but, my suspicion is things are "worse" now. More opportunity, more ways to hide it, more travel has become commonplace in a lot of professional settings. And the laws that used to punish this behavior are a thing of the past, if you were cheated on 50 years ago as a man, in a lot of cases, you'd get a "out of jail free" card in a divorce. Now, it doesn't matter. And yes, this was horribly unfair too, because there was a big double standard, but I don't think we should have scrapped the "get out of jail free card", we just should have applied it equally for women with cheating husbands.

[This message edited by Rideitout at 6:23 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)]

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