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arielrocks
08-27-2009, 12:44 PM
with the other 'most annoying on a flight' thread going so well, I thought we should see the funnier side of flying.....

so what is the funniest thing you have seen or heard on a flight?

Mine was a lady who had used the in flight blankets and pressed for assistance from the cabin crew to help remove the bits of 'fluff' it had left on her trousers!:lmao::lmao: I thought she was joking at first, but she was being deadly serious - I couldn't help but laugh!

any more?

Dimplenose
08-27-2009, 12:49 PM
In 2005 there was a little girl of about 4 or 5 sitting in front of us with, I presume, her granny. As we passed over the coast of Florida Granny said, "Look! You can see the beach." The little girl replied "Are there any donkeys?"

It really tickled me, she was off to meet Mickey and she was excited about donkeys! (Oh, I wish my kids were 4 again.)

Lisa x
08-27-2009, 01:21 PM
On an outbound flight one time, 'naughty boys' were smoking in the toilets..:sad2:

The captain made an announcement something along the lines of 'If our cabin crew find anybody smoking on this aircraft, you will be asked to leave IMMEDIATELY'

Okaaay...so were 38000 feet or so in the air....leave IMMEDIATELY, everyone laughed including the captain when he came back to tell us, not literally but they would be met by the authorities when we land....Phew!! :) Not that it was me smoking (NEVER...:sick:) but I didnt fancy the idea of being sucked out of the flight over the atlantic because of someone else's habit!!

Lizzybear
08-27-2009, 01:50 PM
Not me personally but a friend of ours was on a flight to Thailand and a guy chose to sleep with a blanket over him (think like someone dressing up as a ghost!) for the whole flight! Friend actually got photo evidence of this (not going to argue over the ethics of taking a picture of someone without their consent but they were pretty funny, and his identity was disguised after all! ;) :lmao:)

scottishgirl87
08-27-2009, 02:58 PM
Ok I've had quite a lot of laughs on flights but these 2 are probably the funniest....

On our flight to Florida in 2003, my 2 best friends came with my parents and I. Well we'd bought sandwiches at the airport to take on board with us. About an hour or 2 into the flight my pal got up to get one out of the overhead compartment, so she opened it, and what happened - the sandwich fell out and wacked the guy behind us in the head and then landed on his lap. She was mortified whereas me and my other pal couldn't stop laughing as she had to hurriedly pick her sandwich up from his lap while apologising. The guy had a dent in his forehead where the sandwich corner had obviously hit. It still makes me laugh now! Definitely wasn't so funny for the guy and the fact my pal had to face him for like another 7 hours did not make it easy for her!

The other time was last year on our flight back from Vegas. We'd been given our meals of some kind of beef thing and you know how you always get the token roll. Well my mum had whipped some of the beef and put it in the roll to make a burger as sorts. She was watching one of the in-flight movies with "burger" in one hand and a napkin in the other.....she then spilt half of the sauce down her and because she wasn't paying attention ended up wiping down her top with the "burger" rather than the napkin!!! It was one of those things that it passed from person to person down our row and hysterics just erupted. It was a 777 we were on so the 2-5-2 combo and my mum had a stranger beside her in our row of 5, she was mortified at what he must of thought.

:rotfl:

arielrocks
08-27-2009, 03:04 PM
hehehe - keep em coming!

bobo_UK
08-27-2009, 03:30 PM
I think this would have been in 2002 but a kid of about 10 years old had been kicking my seat for about 7 hours and I had been turning around and giving daggers at every chance I had. As we started to descend he began to puke for England so I got my retribution and kept grinning at him.

His mother who was in the isle seat got up to get him something from the over head locker and as she was quite small stood on the seat to do so. At this point her husband thought it would be funny to whip his wifes jogging suit bottoms down however he also managed to grab her knickers and gave us all an eyeful. :D

Lizzybear
08-27-2009, 04:18 PM
I think this would have been in 2002 but a kid of about 10 years old had been kicking my seat for about 7 hours and I had been turning around and giving daggers at every chance I had. As we started to descend he began to puke for England so I got my retribution and kept grinning at him.

His mother who was in the isle seat got up to get him something from the over head locker and as she was quite small stood on the seat to do so. At this point her husband thought it would be funny to whip his wifes jogging suit bottoms down however he also managed to grab her knickers and gave us all an eyeful. :D

What a family!! :scared1::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

paulh
08-27-2009, 04:43 PM
over PA
" your food today is chicken or beef, if we haven't got your first chose we will defiantly have your second"
Paul

paulh
08-27-2009, 04:57 PM
this one happened this year on our connection from Philadelphia, we are about to depart on time and just pushed off about a foot.when plane stops as ramp to runway is closed due to lightning.
A bloke get up and wanders down the plane to front to talk to cabin crew.
Next thing big flash of lightning and a large thunderclap.He then runs back down the plane and i hear him say "that's it were off"
Next he`s back at front with his partner with there hand luggage. a few moments later the walkway is manoeuvred into position/cabin door open/they get off and door shuts.
Half an hour later when storm gone we fly minus them
Paul

Cyrano
08-27-2009, 05:14 PM
this one happened this year on our connection from Philadelphia, we are about to depart on time and just pushed off about a foot.when plane stops as ramp to runway is closed due to lightning.
A bloke get up and wanders down the plane to front to talk to cabin crew.
Next thing big flash of lightning and a large thunderclap.He then runs back down the plane and i hear him say "that's it were off"
Next he`s back at front with his partner with there hand luggage. a few moments later the walkway is manoeuvred into position/cabin door open/they get off and door shuts.
Half an hour later when storm gone we fly minus them
Paul

:lmao::lmao::lmao: I have done myself an injury :rotfl:

castanea1985
08-27-2009, 05:31 PM
Are you all sure you are ready for this?..........

Well it was a return night flight and a lady across from us, was breast feeding her baby, but the trouble was, she kept falling asleep.... and as you can imagine, everything kept 'hanging out'!

I know this isn't really funny, and I for one, know how tired you are when breast feeding - and you shouldn't look - but when you've got a 16 year old son next to you who kept getting a fit of the giggles... it became a bit infectious.

It was worse, as the cabin crew kept coming back every few minutes to 'tuck her in' but the baby would moan and she'd feed it again and the cycle would start again....

Tracy xx

Sorry to any feeding mums.... I do sympathise - been there!

castanea1985
08-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Most ridiculous (not funny at all) was a very drunken man on a US airways flight.... standing up as the plane is hurtling down the runway, taking off!!!

Ridiculous!! He shouldn't have been allowed to fly!

On a Virgin flight we had a couple right at the back who were physically fighting each other and they had to separate them... sitting one at the front!

Tracy xx

natalielongstaff
08-28-2009, 02:47 AM
this one happened this year on our connection from Philadelphia, we are about to depart on time and just pushed off about a foot.when plane stops as ramp to runway is closed due to lightning.
A bloke get up and wanders down the plane to front to talk to cabin crew.
Next thing big flash of lightning and a large thunderclap.He then runs back down the plane and i hear him say "that's it were off"
Next he`s back at front with his partner with there hand luggage. a few moments later the walkway is manoeuvred into position/cabin door open/they get off and door shuts.
Half an hour later when storm gone we fly minus them
Paul

:rotfl2: i would have made him get off on his own !!

Howellsy
08-28-2009, 06:07 AM
Ok I've had quite a lot of laughs on flights but these 2 are probably the funniest....

On our flight to Florida in 2003, my 2 best friends came with my parents and I. Well we'd bought sandwiches at the airport to take on board with us. About an hour or 2 into the flight my pal got up to get one out of the overhead compartment, so she opened it, and what happened - the sandwich fell out and wacked the guy behind us in the head and then landed on his lap. She was mortified whereas me and my other pal couldn't stop laughing as she had to hurriedly pick her sandwich up from his lap while apologising. The guy had a dent in his forehead where the sandwich corner had obviously hit. It still makes me laugh now! Definitely wasn't so funny for the guy and the fact my pal had to face him for like another 7 hours did not make it easy for her!

The other time was last year on our flight back from Vegas. We'd been given our meals of some kind of beef thing and you know how you always get the token roll. Well my mum had whipped some of the beef and put it in the roll to make a burger as sorts. She was watching one of the in-flight movies with "burger" in one hand and a napkin in the other.....she then spilt half of the sauce down her and because she wasn't paying attention ended up wiping down her top with the "burger" rather than the napkin!!! It was one of those things that it passed from person to person down our row and hysterics just erupted. It was a 777 we were on so the 2-5-2 combo and my mum had a stranger beside her in our row of 5, she was mortified at what he must of thought.

:rotfl:

Both of these made me laugh so much! :lmao:
All the stories in this thread are too funny :laughing:

Goofyish
08-28-2009, 06:29 AM
We had some heavy turbulence a on the return flight a few years ago just as we had finished dinner and had our tea and coffee served.
This caused a real problem if you had just been served with a hot cup of coffee. It was too rough to put the cup on your tray without the coffee spilling so we ended up holding the cup and trying to keep it as steady as possible until the coffee was cool enough to drink. It was like trying to drink on a roller coaster LOL

As we struggled between keeping the cup steady and trying to drink the hot coffee without it ending up down our front the stewardess walked down the plane asking if anyone wanted more coffee!

nannyj
08-28-2009, 06:48 AM
A few years ago we were lucky enough to get seats in the smaller economy cabin behind PE. It was nearly empty and we had a middle row to ourselves. So did the couple behind us. Talk about joining the mile high club!!! They were covered by blankets but you could hear and see from the movements what they were doing. The stewardess had to tell them to calm down but she was blushing so much. We thought it was hilarious.

scottishgirl87
08-28-2009, 07:11 AM
A few years ago we were lucky enough to get seats in the smaller economy cabin behind PE. It was nearly empty and we had a middle row to ourselves. So did the couple behind us. Talk about joining the mile high club!!! They were covered by blankets but you could hear and see from the movements what they were doing. The stewardess had to tell them to calm down but she was blushing so much. We thought it was hilarious.

Oh my god! No way! That'd make me more awkward than I've ever been having to listen to that! LOL

Pegasus928
08-28-2009, 07:33 AM
A few years ago we were lucky enough to get seats in the smaller economy cabin behind PE. It was nearly empty and we had a middle row to ourselves. So did the couple behind us. Talk about joining the mile high club!!! They were covered by blankets but you could hear and see from the movements what they were doing. The stewardess had to tell them to calm down but she was blushing so much. We thought it was hilarious.

Honestly we thought we were being very discreet. We didn't mean to embarras anyone ;)

Pegasus928
08-28-2009, 07:34 AM
Ok I've had quite a lot of laughs on flights but these 2 are probably the funniest....

On our flight to Florida in 2003, my 2 best friends came with my parents and I. Well we'd bought sandwiches at the airport to take on board with us. About an hour or 2 into the flight my pal got up to get one out of the overhead compartment, so she opened it, and what happened - the sandwich fell out and wacked the guy behind us in the head and then landed on his lap. She was mortified whereas me and my other pal couldn't stop laughing as she had to hurriedly pick her sandwich up from his lap while apologising. The guy had a dent in his forehead where the sandwich corner had obviously hit. It still makes me laugh now! Definitely wasn't so funny for the guy and the fact my pal had to face him for like another 7 hours did not make it easy for her!
:rotfl:

Where on earth did you get that sandwich from that it could put a dent in someones head :scared1:

Kath2003
08-28-2009, 07:48 AM
We sat behind a mother and her daughter who looked about 5. After about 3 hours the mother tried to get the daughter to go to the toilet. Daughter was having none of it. She kept taking her but kiddo wouldn't go pee. For the next hour the mother became increasingly fraught, every 2 minutes she was asking the kid if she wanted to go for a wee. You could tell kiddo was loving the attention.

Eventually about 90 minutes after this started, the mother gave up and dozed off to sleep. She'd been asleep all of about five minutes when kiddo tugged on her and said she really really had to go to the toilet!

Rinse and repeat the whole experience 3 hours later - the daughter had her mother wrapped around her little finger!

zippy99
08-28-2009, 08:03 AM
I remember coming back from Florida last year and we arrived at Gatwick only to be told there had been an incident in the Cabin and we were waiting for local authorities to attend.

It turns out an elderly gent on the flight had slapped an Air Stewardess - the police boarded the flight and told him his rights as the arrested him. (this was not the funny part)

What made my husband and myself laugh/cringe was Mrs Chav in front of us who stood on her seat so she could look over and see exactly what was going on (some people have no shame) she then proceeded to yell in a loud and common voice "Ere is a bloody old geezer too - they have no respect those old codgers" - whilst it is funny now - at the time I felt so embarrased just watching her.

scottishgirl87
08-28-2009, 08:09 AM
Where on earth did you get that sandwich from that it could put a dent in someones head :scared1:

You know how when they're in like the plastic casing? And it has the kinda "lid" part you open it with!

Lisa x
08-28-2009, 11:56 AM
Where on earth did you get that sandwich from that it could put a dent in someones head :scared1:


Pegasus, that has just made me laugh out loud sooooo much!! :rotfl2:

howlongtillsummer?
08-28-2009, 02:20 PM
Me too! Glad I am not the only one! Everytime I think of it I start again.

It sounds like one of my sandwiches!!!!!:rotfl:

Lisa x
08-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Me too! Glad I am not the only one! Everytime I think of it I start again.

It sounds like one of my sandwiches!!!!!:rotfl:


You just set me off again....:rotfl2:

Scottishgirl87 + Pegasus = :rotfl2::rotfl::rotfl2::rotfl:

Made my night! :thumbsup2

howlongtillsummer?
08-28-2009, 04:15 PM
Just read it out to DH - laughing again!! Very sad...

mickeyforpresident
08-28-2009, 04:22 PM
This is a brilliant thread!!!

Lisa x
08-28-2009, 04:23 PM
Just read it out to DH - laughing again!! Very sad...

My DF also had a good old chuckle when I told him the story!! :lmao:

We think that guy may wear a safety helmet for future trips to save another dent in the head...:rotfl:

scottishgirl87
08-28-2009, 04:55 PM
Glad to have made a few people laugh! It still makes me laugh now and it's nearly 5 years ago it happened! It was comedy genius and kept us amused for the rest of the flight!

I'll never forget my pals face picking the sandwich up from the guys lap, and she sat back down so fast. Me and my other pal (being 15/16 at the time) did the old "point and laugh" routine, thus making it much worse!

EDIT: I actually just realised why people are confused about the sandwich, it was still in the packet! She didn't open it and then it fell out, it literally just fell from the bag it was in in the overhead compartment!

howlongtillsummer?
08-28-2009, 05:11 PM
Thanks for sharing, it still has me giggling! Lucky it didn't hit him in the eye with those corners :rotfl2:

Similar thing happened to my DD on our first flight. The steward opened the overhead locker, where they had stored all the mini tubs of pringles:lmao:. Don't ask me why....but one hit DD on the head. No dent thankfully. He gave her the tub for free though!

:rotfl:

Funny.

Any more????? :thumbsup2

fleurbie
08-28-2009, 05:12 PM
HI
I'm loving all the stories:rotfl:

my one was about 5 years ago on way to florida a child was was very loud and playing his parents up, when all of a sudden he went very quiet, we found out that he'd been given a ice lolly which had stuck to his lips:rotfl2:

I know you really shouldn't laugh: