NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9996 times:
Just sitting here looking forward to my next trip to the USA in November, remembered about the last time I was there a couple of years ago, and after flying MCO-ATL on an Airtran 717 the pilot announced:
"Welcome to Atlanta, I hope you enjoyed your flight, the next time you decide to go shooting through the sky in a metal tube, I hope you'll think of us here at AirTran".
I wondered if anyone has heard anything like this on their travels, I know there are emails flying around with the list of funny comments, has anyone heard anything funnier themselves?
La Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9907 times:
-- 1977, VA flight CCS-MIA. The landing of the DC-10 was superb, just perfect. All the passengers began to applaud, as it used to be a tradition among Venezuelan passengers, but this time it was really well deserved. The captain thanked that very politely, but made a remark: "Thank-you very much for your appreciation, but I would like to remind you to remain seated until we reach the gate".
-- Two years ago, on a BA LHR-BCN flight, after landing, the weather was awful in Barcelona (lots of heavy rain, drizzle, stormy... even though it was the month of August), and it was sunny in London when we left about two hours before. The flight was full of British vacationers to Spain. The captain just said: "It's a pleasure for me to welcome you to Barcelona... and sorry for the weather!"
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9654 times:
I just got home from my flight from IST to CGN and there they also announced the A320 to be an A319.
But I guess the crews do not really care if the bird they are gonna fly is an A319 or A320, if they would only love them birds as we freaks do...
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9544 times:
I once was traveling on business with a fellow co-worker who was traveling on vacation with her three young daughters. It happened we were together on both out bound and return flights, well the youngest did not care for the flight out, tho on the return they were all experienced travelers and the littlest one was just over 2 years old, looks at Mom and says very loudly, "When are we going to blast off!" Whole plane laughed for minutes. Out of the mouth of babes.
Vs601 From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9547 times:
During a cabin crew safety demo on CO flight from Houston to SFO once , they said: In the unlikely event we should land on water, your seat cushion doubles up as a flotation device. Should you reach land, you may keep these courtesy of Continental........Hilarious!
Ctflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9517 times:
I was flying on United from Chicago to Hartford. The pilot was on the PA making an announcement in reference to the fact that we had begun our decent and he mention another city. He was unable to remember where we were flying and in an attempt to correct himself mentioned another city which was also incorrect. He finally asked the first officer what city we were flying into.
I found it very amusing but I'm sure that those apprehensive flyers did not share in my amusement.
TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9499 times:
Some years back on board a Cathay 747-400. Shortly before the famous Kowloon approach into Kai Tak our captain announced: ".... and for those of you who is flying into Hong Kong for the first time, simple sit back and enjoy the ride!"
Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9496 times:
On a Tyrolean Airways flight in the late afternoon from CDG to INN -- My seat was 7A in the Dash8-300 and I was watching out the window when to first officer announced that We're now flying over Zurich Airport and so we've reached Austrian terretory!!! ... Well, it would be nice if ZRH is in Austria...
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13930 posts, RR: 61
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9451 times:
On a recent Alaska Airlines flight from Phoenix, AZ to Portland, OR:
Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to welcome you aboard Alaska flight 717 going to....Los Cabos...
And a cheer went up from the passengers.
...ok, how 'bout Puerto Vallarta?
Mazatlan? Or Cancun?
Another big cheer.
What about Anchorage?
The whole plane booed loudly.
Ok, fine. I'll take you to Portland, jeez.
We'll be leaving the gate shortly. We ask that you pay close attention to your cabin crew, who will be performing a safety demonstration for you momentarily. For your information, your first officer and I have a combined 42 years' flying experience, 22 of those in Alaska Airlines MD-80s.
Your cabin crew has a combined 1,912 years of experience, however.
Ok, so now that the flight attendants are glaring at me and threatening my life, let's get underway. Welcome aboard.
Everyone continued laughing, and then the preflight safety demo began as the senior flight attendant said over the P.A. Ok, how do I compete with THAT?
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
Beefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9426 times:
I've always wondered if the pilots can actually hear the clapping of the passengers when a good landing is made. I guess I've always thought that they wouldn't be able to hear it through the cockpit walls.
Mia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9399 times:
Do pilots really not know what sort of aircraft they are operating (A319/320)??? Is it really that much similar only the 320 is simply longer? I guess I would be concerned if I knew I was on a 320 and my pilot thought otherwise...
J32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9371 times:
Probably no clue about the 319 vs. the 320. At one time I was flying 3 different models of the same airplane... all different lengths and passenger configurations. The only way to tell the difference was to look at the pack of speed cards on the center console and read the series you were in. Other than that, the cockpits were 100% identical.
Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9204 times:
On a WN flight awhile back the CO-Pilot came on the PA and said: " Today we have someone celebrating their 90th Birthday today and its his first time flying so lets all give a round of applause to the pilot!!" The whole plane went silent.
A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9184 times:
CO 733 PBI-EWR.
"Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the wonderful Renaissance city of Newark" (big laughs in the plane) and then "Since this flight landed a bit in advance, please remember next time one of our flight is delayed that you owe us 30 minutes" !!!
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