DT11K From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1117 times:
HI, Last October I went too Tunisia from LHR and had a call for a docter on board. It had turned out that someone had a heart attack just after take off but the pilot was not told and the flight carried on as usual even though the person might of died, luckily he/she was OK and only had to stay in hospital overnight. What i want to know is what funny or wierd thing has happened on a flight that you were on or you saw on TV or on the internet?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8395 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
There are loads of myths about first-time pax mistaking overhead lockers for bunk beds and trying to climb in (sometimes after getting changed into PJs in the lav); or trying to eat the after-dinner face-cloth thinking it's dessert (insert your own airline food joke). What about the flight that diverted cos of a rhythmic pounding noise, only to find out that a pro athlete was jogging in the lav?
I heard a good one the other day - two flight attendents were talking at the back of the plane about how there were fewer pax onboard than expected, and one said that "the load had fallen off." A pax overheard that comment and asked if they were talking about a recent incident where a piece of ice broke away from a toilet outflow valve and hit the no 1 engine (on a 727) which fell off (!). One of the flight attendents said, "If I'd been talking about that, I wouldn't have said 'The load fell off', I would have said 'The shit hit the fan!'
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Western737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 968 times:
As I flew on Western 737-247's back-forth between Sioux Falls, SD & Pierre, SD every weekend for about 10 years before deregulation stopped them from flying that route, I have been through many different situations. I could tell you few of those incidents during that flight between FSD-PIR over all years of flying.... A passenger die on the way to Pierre due to heart attack and I was only 9 years old sitting just right behind so it was quite a expierence.... Couples of times, 737-247 made close calls or had to swerve to avoid a flock of canadian geese during prior landings at Pierre... A flight attendent was carrying champagnes and one of them was opening, sure enough, he lose the grip of that bottle and spilled all over me. I was too young to drink but I enjoyed licking it. There are more but it's too long stories that I ll need a book.