Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4567 times:
On my flight from LAX-SEA (coincedence) (see trip report) this weekend, the pilot said,
"Ladies and gentlemen we will be taxiing for a few more moments. There is no need to rush to get off the plane, and you can collect your luggage at baggage claim in 15-20 days." Everyone was laughing really hard. Realizing his mistake, he said, "I meant minutes, but 15-20 days might not be a bad bet for some of you."
You can find more of these if you look in the archives of the civav forum.
Airbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4565 times:
On a recent WN flight, the captain said after the usual "we are ready to taxi now, temp blah blah" that make sure the windows are closed to we don't mess up our hair and the whole plane roared with laughter.
BA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4558 times:
on my last TOM flight to Turin IN FEBRUARY, THE CAPTAIN (WHO WAS A BIT OF A PRAT) came on to the intercom and stated to the cabin " Ladies and Gentleman, due to the poor weather conditions on the approach to your destination this afternoon, I will be flying blind into the airport. The plane will land itself and set its own approach. This is standard procedure in poor weather conditions!" This sent an uneasy silence around the cabin with a few "Tosser" and "Tulip" phrases clearly heard from the cabin crew. Around five minutes later he came on the intercom once again to apologise and inform us that we were short on fuel and therefore are first in line to land
The resulting silence and nervous descent into Turin was not helped by dense fog and very close mountains
YYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4478 times:
On a WS flight last month an F/A said, "When we arrive at our gate , please collect all of your personal belongings before you exit the aircraft and don't foget anything. If you do leave something on the aircraft please make it has some value and we would like to give our mothers gifts as mothers' day is approaching."
Bpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4474 times:
On a DL MD-88 flt from ATL - RIC the day after Thanksgiving 2005, prior to pushback the pilot informed the passengers, "I'm sure this flight is full of late Thanksgiving Day dinner passengers, so I'm gonna fly this plane like I stole it and get us all to RIC about 8 minutes before the scheduled ETA." The fact that the pilot had a very strong southern accent made the entire plane erupt into laughter.
DeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4453 times:
I was on a conecting flight around fall '04 from CVG-ATW on Comair. The FO was a woman that gave her usual spill about taking off in 5-10 minutes and taxiing, etc. When we started taxiing she came on the intercom to tell us we were 3rd or 4th to take off then she started cracking jokes.
The whole hour and half she came on the intercom about every 5-10 minutes to tell more jokes. Most were pretty good too.
I remember she was very friendly, not the best looking lady ever but had a real sense of humor. Would like to be on another of her flights one day.
Jeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 965 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4427 times:
On a recent WN flight from SDF to BWI we had an F/A who had a pretty good sense of humor. During the safety demonstration he advised us that "all seatbelts should be worn the way Britney Spears pants used to be: tight and low across the hip." The entire aircraft busted out laughing on that one
And upon arrival into Baltimore:
"On behalf of this Orlando based flight crew and Southwest Airlines we'd like to welcome you to Honolulu. Aloha! Oh, sorry we're dreaming again. How about Baltimore Washington International. Because our pilots can fly a whole lot better than they can drive, please remain in your seat with your seatbelt securely fastened."
Turnit56N From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4397 times:
Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 7): remember she was very friendly, not the best looking lady ever but had a real sense of humor.
I hate to be that person....but what does a pilot's attractiveness have to do with anything? We don't rate the looks of male pilots, but whenever it's a woman flying folks have to mention how she rated in the beauty department.
I feel compelled to mention it because my fiancee is also a pilot and this is one of her pet peeves. She says she gets more comments from passengers on her appearance than on how good her flying/landing was (which is what she does care about). I can see how it'd be a bit annoying to have public perception of your value as a pilot tied to how you filled out your uniform.
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4324 times:
Well it wasn't an announcement but we had a hilarious F/A from ATL-PHF one day. He was going through the safety demonstration and then he came to the part where he has to demonstrate how to buckle the seat belt. He got out is little seat belt and started to try and put the belt into the buckle as if it were so hard to master. He tried to put it in sideways, backwards, anyway you could think of. He went on for at least 3 minutes doing this. Finally he got the seatbelt in. I was the only one who clapped and started laughing on the whole plane. Gee what a tough audience; well it was early in the morning. He announced that he had heard at least one person clapping.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
JetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4287 times:
It was during the Christmas holidays and Southwest was experiencing some major delays to/from HOU and when we landed the pilot came over the intercom and said, "It wasn't our fault, it was the asphault." I got a small chuckle from it, but most of the plane roared with laughter.
Not all of us can be heroes, some of us can only stand on the sidewalk and clap as they go by.
Solnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 876 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 4277 times:
Flying from L Tahoe with AirCal 737 in 1987, captain came on the speakers and said with a Bette Davies voice: "Fasten youre seatbelts, its gonna be a bumpy ride".
Everone on board applauded him ´cuz his vioce was so exactly like BD from "All about Eve" Kudos to him....
The ride WAS extremly bumpy, pax was screaming right out in fear n horror, I almost wet my pants and thought that the wings was about to break off, finally we where over the stormclouds and we had a smooth landing in SFO after 25 min of flight....
RotorImage From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4148 times:
Hmmm....funniest thing I've heard a Captain say over intercom?
Several times, while flying in busy airspace (in my own aircraft) I have heard Captains or FOs accidentally transmit their entire commentary over whatever ATC frequency they're currently on.....because their transmit switch was on the improper selection.
It's really funny to hear over (whatever) ARTCC freq you're on, between the random aircraft requesting flight level changes, someone start their litany of "Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to welcome you aboard....blah blah blah..."
Inevitably (and I myself am guilty) after the dude finishes telling the whole world how happy he is for his passengers to be flying [whatever] airline, everybody on freq starts hollering, "Hey, can I get some coffee in 12D?"....Or, "What's the movie tonight?!?!"
AirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4139 times:
Years ago I was flying from SFO to SAC in the middle of the winter, driving rain high winds, low altitude and some pretty damn rough turbulance. On final I was curious if we were going to divert but I guess the crew had things to do in SAC. 50 feet off the runway we were blown sideways, the pilot corrected and then we were slammed into the runway, we probably bounced 30 feet back into the air. The Pursor announced "Ladies and gentlemen, we just landed twice in Sacramento, there will be no extra charges for the second landing". Not many laughed, it was a pretty miserable ride, but I had to chuckle.
I was taking a turboprop to Manhattan KS once. I boarded about an hour before the flight and shot the breeze with the pilot. He looked about 19 years old and just off the farm. I asked him how many hours he had and he said "Actually I'm not a pilot, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night". It was a fun flight, watching him, you could just see him resisting the urge to barrel roll the bird.
Flinhion757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3996 times:
"Southwest Airlines is pleased to have the best FAs in the industry but I am very sorry that the are not on this flight".
"Weather at our destiation is about 50 degrees with broken clouds but we will try to fix them before we land".
Skoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 440 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3799 times:
On a recent flight from BUF to MCO on WN flight 900:
(we had landed WAY FAR AWAY from the gate due to w/x)
"Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of your Baltimore based flight crew, we'd like to welcome you to Orlando. Unfortunately, we forgot to tell you that we only flew halfway and need to drive for a few hundred miles more to the gate. If you'd remain in your seats while the pilot looks for the next highway exit, we'd greatly appreciate it."
VHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5528 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3751 times:
Quoting Skoker (Reply 22): "Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of your Baltimore based flight crew, we'd like to welcome you to Orlando. Unfortunately, we forgot to tell you that we only flew halfway and need to drive for a few hundred miles more to the gate. If you'd remain in your seats while the pilot looks for the next highway exit, we'd greatly appreciate it."
lol. its good to have sense of humor certain situations.
BamMargera From Australia, joined May 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3749 times:
Flying to SYD in a 747-300, i had just asked a FA if i could go up and have a look in the cockpit and talk to the flight crew, she said that she will ask the captain and see if its ok. i was told to sit back at my seat and wait till she comes back, about 1 minute later the intercom came on and it announced: To the Teenager called Logan, please make your way to MY cockpit as you have asked to see it... the whole plane broke out in laughter as i walked up there with a red face smiling!!
What a experience !!
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35 Boeing Nut
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: Another Pilot with a "healthy" ego. LOL