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Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:51 pm

Hi threre!

On a recent Air Sahara flight I heard some of the funniest announcements ever! This has to be my favourite though...

On approach to Mumbai airport "Cabin crew please be seated, please be seated, however expect a delayed approach, as there is a dog on the runway;actually, we're trying to work out if it's a dog or a b!tch"

the entire cabin cracked up at this annoucement! We got to meet the captain after the flight....very nice man who spent quite a while in the U.K racing cars...

So, what are some recent (or old) funny announcements from the pilots?

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:48 pm

I heard this one from one of my instructors at school...apparently a passenger wound up filing a complaint to AA about it afterwards... Big grin

"Ladies and gentlemen, we're sorry about the delay in departure.......for those of you on the right side of the plane if you look out the window, you'll see a tornado on the southern end of the airport........once it leaves the airport area we'll be on our way"
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:50 am

Forget where i heard this

"We'd like to thank you for flying with us and the next time youget the insane erge to go blasting through the air in a pressurized aluminum tube think of us here at us airways."

on a wn flight i heard this after the plane waited 6 minutes for 3 late passengers. "eny meny meiney moe take your seats so we can go"

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:51 am

On a CO flight from IAH - CMH:

"Attention K-Mart Shoppers...Oh wait...Sorry, that's my night job"

I was slightly amused, at least.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:15 pm

Now we as passengers have to take into account the veritable age of the F/A's of NW:
We are very tired and need to sit down. Pls come to the galley if you want a refreshment.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:04 am

A easyjet pilot on a flight from LTN to BFS, said the exact phrase;

"Ladies & Gentlemen, We are now at our crusing alitude of 25,000 feet. We are now flying over the city of Liverpool, so please make sure that your bags and wallets are safely with you.

News In The UK, but I can't find a link on the web.

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:50 am

Couple of years ago after a hard landing in Phoenix the Southwest first officer came on and welcomed us to Phoenix and apologized for the landing. He said it wsn't his fault, it wasn't the captain's fault, it was the asphalt.

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:35 pm

I was on a NW flight from IND to LAX and the captain came on and said "Please make sure that you have a piece of the airplane strap to you as we prepare for arrival"

I found it quite enjoyable
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:36 pm


The captain wont happen to be Capt Desai would it ?


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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:11 pm

On the evening flight from Oslo to Stord on Golden Air last year:

"This is your captain speaking. We have now started our descent towards Stord - Sørstokken (goes on to tell the weather conditions). And I would like to thank you for flying with us here at Golden Air, the airline with the best looking and best trained flight attendants. (Short pause) Sadly none of them are with us on this flight. Thank you."

At which point the flight attendant in the aisle next to me looked up with a grin, and then walked towards the cockpit...  Smile

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:11 pm

I got into trouble for saying:

Welcome to scenic Newark, New Jersey, the Paris on the Passaic.
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Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:50 pm

Not so funny but I had to smile.

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:58 pm

This announcement was by an FA and not the captain but made me laugh

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"ladies and gentlemen welcome aboard this non-stop flight to Sydney we would like to remind our passengers that this is a non smoking flight, anyone caught smoking will be asked to leave immediatley"

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:17 am

Thom@s wrote:
On the evening flight from Oslo to Stord on Golden Air last year:

D@mn, you mean someone else has actually flown to Stord because they wanted to????  Big grin

Back in the late 80s I flew Coast Air from Stavanger to Stord, and thence Stord to Bergen, Dad was living and working there on the island. I even logged a couple hours in the Cessna 150 that was based there at the flying club.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:14 am

On a Ryanair flight from Trieste to London Stansted:

"Folks, we're approaching STN where we'll be landing shortly. As expected the weather there is wet'n'wild so grab your seatbelts and make them tight. And try not to watch through the window if you wanna help yourself."

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:44 am

Announcement during taxi to Runway (NW FRA-DTW):
"Our estimated flying time to FRA will be ...." *pause* "Excuse me, to DTW of course, this not a roundtrip".

Taxiing to runway (LH FRA-STR):
"Our flying time to STR toady will be 24 HOURS" *pause and laughter from th galley* "...24 minutes."
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:10 am

He said it wsn't his fault, it wasn't the captain's fault, it was the asphalt

A pilot, said that to the passengers on a Delta Song flight from JFK - Orlando Intl...

That flight was had the worst approach ive ever seen, his angle of approach was far to steep.

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:13 am

Had an AA 777 Captain tell the Pax that around 3am Santa will be passing us either 2,000ft below us or 2,000ft above us as he was told by ATC after finishing giving gifts to South America. Also on that flight he told how he loved flying the 777 and what a complicated machine it is.

Flight back home another AA 777 captain tried speaking in Spanish on EZE-MIA flight it was not very good.

Also on a 777 flight the Safety demo video was not working and the FA's had to do a manual safety demo. Man they where not ready for that. One line I remeber was never inflate the aircraft until outside.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:36 pm

I was on a Southwest flight from Cleveland to Baltimore, and the FA's were doing the safety demonstration. While instructing us how to use the drop down oxygen masks, the FA said, "Please afix yours before helping your friend. If you're travelling with two friends, now would be a good time to decide which one you like better."

I had never flown Southwest, so It was a great first time with me, they were really great.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:39 am

Many years ago, while taxiing for a late evening Swissair BAe-146 take-off Copenhagen - Zurich the F/A announced the usual safety stuff on the microphone. First in German language: "Guten Abend, willkommen an Bord...", then in French language, and finally "Good evening, welcome...".

She was really good at various languages, except the fourth and most appropriate one, Danish.

There was a long pause, the captain announced one minute to prepare cabin for take-off. One F/A bitched louder and louder over the tape player. The other F/A came up to her for assistance and she shouted in German: " But it worked this morning!" Then suddenly one F/A shouted: "It works, it works, don't touch".

Then the PA system came on in Danish language: "Good morning, welcome...".

The whole cabin, except a few Swiss passengers and the F/As, burst into laughter.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:09 am

On a SAS DC-9 many years ago on a domestic flight in Denmark, Karup - Copenhagen, on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning:

Good morning, this is your captain, we are now cruising at 20,000 feet and we will soon begin descending for Copenhagen where we will land in fifteen minutes. Hope that you enjoy the beautiful view as much as we do here up front. On the right hand side you will see the Great Belt ferries crossing at a fraction of our, aeh, 300 knots.... Enjoy this beautiful view of your beautiful little country. In ten minutes time, just before landing, we will make a small tour over also beautiful Sweden, and, aeh, aeh....... - our first officer insists that he can already see Sweden, one of the qualifications to become a first officer is that he must have good eyes.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:40 pm

I was on an SWA flight from LAS to SNA, a rather full flight. One of the male F/A's comes on the PA and asks that people start to fill in the middle seats.

"please start to fill in the middle seats. Its okay get to know the person next to you. Thats how I met my first ex-wife."

The aircraft erupted in laughter.
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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:36 pm

On the evening easyJet flight from CDG to NCE

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Nice please remain seated until the aircraft has come to a complete stop. Please remember your personal belongings as well as children or firends even if you would rather leave them behind.

Sitting facing the pax the FA did the following announcement as we were approaching the gate and everyone was holding the seatbuckle ready to flip it.

UN....DEUX.....TROIS.. (and when the sign was turned off) ALLEZ!!!!

Preben.. think my dad was responsible was responsible for that announcement

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RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:26 pm

Enroute to Indonesia,

"Ladies and gentlemen, we will be arriving in Jakarta in about 10 minutes. I expect there to be no turbulence on the descent" a second after that, the whole plane drops down..Passengers asleep wake up with the buddys on top of them.."Sorry about that, downdraft.."
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