Southwest Airlines Pilot Apologizes For Ageist, Misogynist, Homophobic Rant About Not Getting Laid

Remember the dumb Southwest Airlines pilot who broadcast his disdain for fags, grannies, and ugly chicks over the air traffic control system? His name is 46-year-old Captain James Fritzen Taylor. He’s married with kids (or at least he is for now, pending the probable divorce now that his wife knows that he regularly goes out looking for strange while in other cities). Anyway, he apologized for being such a pig.

KPRC Channel 2 in Houston posted his full apology:

To All Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants and all Employees:

Because of the impact of my comments, I wanted to communicate with you directly. Please accept my most sincere apology for the inappropriate and disrespectful remarks I made in March with an open microphone. I deeply regret the derogatory remarks I made and the hurt I have caused — I take full responsibility for those comments. It was truly insensitive of me and I would like all of you to know that from now on, I will show nothing but the utmost respect during my interactions with all employees. In addition, I would like to extend a special apology to all Flight Attendants, and especially those of Houston. I hope you will allow me to maintain a working relationship with all of you that will provide me the opportunity to extend an individual, personal apology to each one of you whenever we fly together. Please know that this event has forever changed me and I hope that others can learn from my mistake. I have learned a much-needed lesson to be more sensitive of others and I hope you will see me as a more tolerant and considerate person. I am proud to be employed by Southwest Airlines and I am committed to representing our Company, and its employees in the most professional way possible.

With My Sincere Regards,

Captain James Taylor

Doesn’t it seem like June has been the official Month of Apologies? We’d get morally outraged and all but we shot our outrage wad all over Tracy Morgan, so we’ll leave it to you commenters.

Via The Dallas Voice

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  • EdWoody

    Sounds like a “I know what I’m supposed to say but I don’t mean a word of it” apology.

  • merle

    Rhett Butler: You’re like the thief who isn’t the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he’s going to jail.

  • Meowzer

    Personally, I’d like to see a pic of Captain Taylor and see if he’s anything anyone ELSE would care to sleep with.
    I agree, it does sound like a “canned” apology.

  • Jeffree

    Sounds like Capt. McNasty found himself a PR agent. He’s going to find a lot of extraneous spittle in his in-flight meals. He forgot rule number 1 in the industry: don’t tick off the people who bring you your grub.

  • Mar

    OK, gotta ask. Who is that hottie dressed up as a pilot in the pic?

  • Justin N. in Oaklawn, Dallas, TX

    STILL? STILL no apology TO THE GAY COMMUNITY? I found where SWA announced that the pilot had apologized to the (SWA) staff and to the FAA. I have found now where the pilot himself is apologizing to all employees SWA-wide, and especially to the flight attendants.

    Which leaves US — the stupid, all-“faggoty”, hate-able general public who, unlike the aforementioned SWA staff and FAA, actually provide the MONEY to fuel the SWA machine. No apology to us, eh? Not worth the extra 8 syllables or so it would have cost ya?

    Jackasses. I will still NEVER purchase one red cent’s worth of anything from SWA.

  • Tony

    Just another I’m sorry I got caught apology.

  • Rodrigo

    I’m a flight attendant in a brazilian airline, and all I can see, it’s things are just the same here. Most of the capitans, think they’re God. They can say whatever it’s on their minds. These days, we are about to leave the operations room in Sao Paulo to start a flight, when he looked at us (it was a 4 male F.A. crew) and said: “finally a flight without fags”. I just looked at him and said “I’m sorry, but you are wrong sir. There’s one of them talking to you right now, and by the way, I’m taking my partner in the flight with us.”

  • Ganondorf

    Fake issue. Guy’s just blowing off some steam having to put up with hideous grandes and olds. I’m sure any of you could empathize if you were surrounded by fat old chicks all of the time, or a bunch of ugly old queers everywhere you turned. And, of course, if you were ever caught in a messy public snafu saying a quarter of the bigoted things this knucklehead writes and says (e.g., “retard”), you’d only apologize as attrition, not because you believe you’d done something wrong.

  • fredo777

    @Ganondorf: but then I wouldn’t have said it in the first place. so, no worries of that happening.

  • todd

    He should really be apologozing to his wife. How many years has she suffered wondering if he was really sleeping around on her, to find out this way, my heart breaks for her. What’s worse even for me is he was able to get married, and then be unfaithfull. LGBT peeps can’t get married in most places and probably wouldn’t cheat if we could, unfair world it is.

  • tinkerbell

    He didn’t really apologize to anyone he insulted. He never mentioned gay people, the gay community, older folks, overweight people or anyone he humiliated and insulted in his tirade in the apology. He offered a paper apology to be whiffed away by the wind. This guy needs to save his tirades for the unemployment lines. I refuse to fly Southwest now that I learn how they are handling this a$$&*[email protected]

  • Sebizzar

    @Mar: I’d like to know too haha

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