Beertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5947 times:
I thought I would try to start a fun thread. What your most embarrassing moments on a flight that made you red in the face with embarrassment.
Mine would have to be on an Eastern Airlines Flt from BDL-ATL.
Me and my mom were on our way to Florida to see my Grandfather in Marathon. We had to change planes in ATL. Now understand i was a very shy kid at about age 7 I think maybe younger. We were getting off the plane and I said my good bye to the Flight Attendants and Pilots. When out of no where. One of the Flight Attendants grabbed by my chin turned my head towards her and the other Flight Attendant. and said "Don't he have the most precious eyes you have ever seen." Now being young and shy. I ran so fast up that jetway my mom had a hard time keeping up with me. My mom said she had never seen my face so red in her life. I think about it now and think that is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. But being young and shy was another story.
So let me know some of yours guys. Let me know some of yours.
Quoting Onedude (Reply 5): Telling a Southwest flight attendant that my seat and my companion's - seats 13 DELTA ECHO would not stop reclining on take off and landing - and the flight attendant not understanding what I meant :P
I don't think I get what you mean?? Is there some sort of double entendre there I am to naive to get?
My most embarassing moment would have to be one of my first flights working transcon business class. I had the heavy silver tray of predeparture champagne etc and as I was offering the full tray to the gent in the first row I spilled the whole thing all over his lap. I helped him clean up got a fresh tray and then did it a second time all over the same guy. He was very nice about it all. I got him a dry cleaning voucher etc. and then he said "I don't think I need anything to drink thanks" with a fearfull glance at my third tray.
My next most embarassing moment was on my IOE flight on a plane full of rowdy marines. We newbies had to do the demo along with the video and the senior mamas made sure they knew we were new. They tried to make me laugh the whole time with jokes some of them rather blue. Later as I did the compliance check one of them told me "We really like your uniform" the guys around him all agreed heartily. That left me perplexed as it is a very boring navy coat dress. Well I didn't realize until later on that you have to safety pin the neckline because if you don't the cut of the dress will leave you very exposed when you move.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5845 times:
When I was 10 I flew LHR-LIS with BEA with my family, my parents and youngest sister were sitting in the row in front of my other sister and me. We had the headphones on (remember those horrible tube things) and I saw in front that the f/a was handing out those little towels. I said to my sister (in the loud voice of a headphone-wearer) "hey they're handing out sanitary towels" The look over the headrest from mother wasn't too friendly LOL.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5786 times:
When I was in high school, our band was invited to be in the Rose Bowl parade. We charted a World Airways super DC-8 to fly from IND to LAX.
I was seated in a row that should be 3+3, but the 2 window seats were removed for the large emergency exits. The escape chute was stored in these large plastic cabinets that fastened to the exit.
Being the aviation geek that I was at the time, I had to take about 200 pictures on the flight. Every time an aileron moved, I thought it had to be recorded for history.
Apparently I leaned on that escape chute cabinet once too often and it detached from the door and the chute started to unfold - fast. It wasn't actually inflating, but it was packed in there so tightly that it just needed a good stretch, I guess. Within about 1.5 minutes it was stretched across the aisle, and we flew the last 1/3 of the flight that way! I never did live that down.
Pualani From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5770 times:
My most embarrasing moment actually happened when I was on layover. I was at the Ledra Marriott in Athens and it was late afternoon. I had an early show time the next morning at 430 so I was trying to relax and get to bed early...so I did what most men do (this is before AMBIEN). Anyways I was doing what I was doing and I get a phone call from another member of my crew(female) and I picked the phone up and she asked what I was doing and I said watching tv. She told me to come to the window( i neglected to close the curtains) and she said to look up to the right and she was waving....I could've died right there. Needless to say the flight the next morning was one I would like to forget.
Usair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 5553 times:
Mine was when I was 10 flying IAD-MXP on a UA 763ER. It was a bumpy night and we hit one bump as I was waiting for the lav and just as an Old lady was leaving the laV I flew into her and knocked her into the walll. Very embarressing.
NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5511 times:
I was flying as a UM, and out of the blue, I get a bloody nose. Now, to add to the problem, we were taxiing for the active! Luckily, my seatmate gave me a tissue, but it was rather disgusting...
On another trip, I spilled apple juice over my seatmate! I was on a DC-9 (go figure) on the right with a window seat, so that cup has to go over two seats. I'm small! Good thing she wasn't a grouch. I helped clean up, don't worry
More recently, I had some bad diarrhea from the snack (a [some sort of meat that escaped me] and cheese sandwich) on the MSP-NRT flight. For the entire flight from NRT-PUS, I didn't feel well. There was a good case of turbulence going on, so that didn't help. I ran to the lav, and basically lived there. I haven't used the lav for years because I was afraid of 'em (shut up!), so I didn't know how to lock it. Took awhile, but I figured it out...
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
Lamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5372 times:
My blushing moments are countless! It's not that I do or say embarrassing things but my face just colours very easily. Just people talking to me might set me off, even talking about blushing makes me blush and that at my age!! But I've learned to live with it and it does make for a healthy look
1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5356 times:
My worst was retrieving my luggage at Stansted. When you travel with a rucksack you have to do up all the straps which with my rucksack means that you can't wear it on your back once all the straps are done up. Of course I forget this when I was pulling my bag off the carousel and tried to pull onto my shoulder, instead I ended falling over onto someone's luggage trolley. Needless to say once I had the straps undone, I was running very quickly to the station
Kearney From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5327 times:
This thread makes me think back to my first flight when i was about 10. I had just come back form the lav, and then my dad was talking about how he thought for safety issues there must be cameras in the lavs. I accepted it might be true, and a moment later a flight attendant walked by and she stoped and said something along the lines of "How are you enjoying the flight!". and i swear she must have been watching me on camera!
United767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5316 times:
Flying on a UA 767-300 ORD-SFO back in May of 2001 when the food I had ate the night before came knocking and i had to use the bathroom. So I went to the aft lav, and I made the worst dookie i had ever made, with the worst smell i had done in years as well. As I walked out of the Lav all the F/As were hanging out by the lav having to use it. As soon as i went out a nice looking F/A went in. I was so embarrassed when she came around for meal service and just gave me one of those "what did you eat?" looks.
[Edited 2006-11-12 20:39:21]
I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
Newagebird From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5254 times:
Mine was in an airport lounge, i was 13 and was part of a cricket tour. We'd just arrived at sofia bulgaria and i decided to have a nap on the seats. To make myself more comfortable i placed my legs on my green bag but cuz i was so tired i placed my legs on another gentlemens green bag right next to me. Obviously he had a go at me and after being very apologetic he let it go.
I couldn't believe how stupid i was, it wasnt even my bag. What are the chances of a green bag being placed right next to my feet and it not being the one i was carrying!
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 972 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5211 times:
Quoting United767 (Reply 19): Flying on a UA 767-300 ORD-SFO back in May of 2001 when the food I had ate the night before came knocking and i had to use the bathroom. So I went to the aft lav, and I made the worst dookie i had ever made, with the worst smell i had done in years as well. As I walked out of the Lav all the F/As were hanging out by the lav having to use it. As soon as i went out a nice looking F/A went in. I was so embarrassed when she came around for meal service and just gave me one of those "what did you eat?" looks.
In April 2006, I did one better (or worse)... proving it is humanly possible to clog a vacuum toilet on an A320. After several unsuccessful attempts to evacuate said receptacle, I informed an F/A in the aft galley the toilet on the left side was broken. I could feel my face burning up, then I returned to my seat at the aisle only two rows forward. An F/A and in-charge/purser both tried to clear it by pouring a pitcher of water into the bowl and flushing, but no way to get 'dookie', as described above by United767 to leave. The aft, portside lav was then locked by F/A from the outside. My face was still burning. Never said another thing to me about it...guess they would now have the story to tell about the fat guy who broke the toilet on their flight.
ReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5186 times:
Having already handed over the logbook, I stepped out and got the fuel slip from the 'gotta go to my next flight' fueler. Not expecting to stay for any particular reason, I literaly stepped towards the flight deck, handed over the slip and without looking stepped back, expecting to grab the end of the forward galley. WRONG, I ended up with a handful of femininity. The cold metal edging had been replaced with warm, soft, curved 50/50 poly/cotton flame retardant fabric of a FA uniform. I immediately turned around (as I was retracting my perv. hand) and apologized profusely. I said sorry repeatedly in rapid succession, to which she countered "I'm not.......and thanks." To this day, when we cross paths, I still apologize.