|Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):|
Strangest Expeirence Youve Had On A Plane...
|Quoting Aviationnut12 (Reply 5):|
My strangest experience was flying AirTran from MCO-MSP in July of 2003. Just about to board our flight to MSP in Atlanta, everything stopped and people started coming off the plane that had already been half boarded. I went to the counter and asked the agent what was wrong, and was told the evacuation slide had been deployed in the jetway. So we waited another 40 minutes for an aircraft inbound from Newark to arrive and take the place of our plane. After the luggage had been transferred and everyone had boarded, we pushed back and taxied to the runway. Then the engines spooled up and we began rolling down the runway, and liftoff, maybe??? But no, engines went back to idle and we turned off the runway and back to the gate we went. Turns out, a woman travelling with a 3 year old and an infant could not controll her kids. The 3 year old was standing up in her seat during our attempted take-off roll, and despite orders from the flight attendants in the back of the 717, mother or daughter would not comply. After returning to the gate, a CSR came aboard to escort the woman and crying kids off. Meanwhile, a man sitting acroos the aisle did not like this and started cussing and swearing at the flight attendants and the CSR. He then started hollering and screaming that the only reason the plane had been stopped was because the family was Asian. As the CSR was walking off the plane past our row, I heard her ask call for security on her radio. We finally took-off for real and arrived in MSP and hour and-a-half late. It is one experience I will never forget.
|Quoting Flavio340 (Reply 7):|
I find amazing to this day of all the fail safes that had to fail to get this guy on the plane. One (his fault) not checking the monitors, Two the CSA and ticket reader, Three same equipment and that his seat was empty.
|Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 16):|
You'd be surprised how many people board incorrect flights. Numerous times I've seen the 'Welcome to ABC123 flight to XYZTown' and people have got up embarassingly, fetched their bags from the overhead lockers and marched off the plane.
|Quoting Planeguy727 (Reply 19):|
I don't know if this is strange, inappropriate, unprofessional or what... but I had a male US Express flight attendant expose himself to me once. I tend not to sit alone in row 9 on the dash-8 anymore.
|Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 16):|
f you want to take this one step further last year I was on a BA flight from Cape Town to London and my wife and I had boarded and were settled into our seats waiting for departure. A flight attendant came to my seat and asked to see my boarding pass. I retrieved it from my bag along with my passport to show it was me . She had in her hand another man's passport (with a completely different name) and an identical duplicate of my boarding pass. My seat number, same flight, same date, same frequent flyer number. Identical. This man had not only been issued this boarding pass with my name but he'd gone through security, outbound passport control, into the airline's lounge and onto the aircraft without being asked once about the discrepancy! Fortunately there was another seat in the cabin for this gentleman or else it could have been quite embarassing...I was quite amazed it happened, especially as the airport had experienced a severe power cut that morning and everything was being double checked.
|Quoting 5mileBob (Reply 32):|
Two experiences for me:
On an Eastern DC-9, I was sitting in the cockpit jumpseat. During cruise, the lead flight attendant came into the cockpit to talk to the flight crew, shutting the door behind her. Since I was sitting in the doorway, she leaned up against me while she talked to the pilots, and basically wrapped her arms around my shoulders and neck. All the time, she kept rubbing her breasts against my back, carrying on the conversation as if nothing was out of the ordinary. When the conversation was done, she leaned closer and whispered in my ear, "you're just loving this aren't you?" Sweating but dry mouthed, I just shook my head yes and she left.
On a Sun Country B727, I had to sit in the last row of the aircraft due to my son being claustrophobic. There were two dead heading flight attendants in the row in front of us. One was a very well built woman close to my age, wearing a very tight white top. Since we were near both the lav's and the rear service area, she got up a number of times - many times to talk to her working friends. She caught me numerous times staring at her breasts. During one of her visits with her friends near the end of the flight, she stood next to me as I sat in my aisle seat. (My son was asleep) Suddenly, she said: "Hey!" I looked up, and she leaned forward and proceeded to bury my head between her breasts, giving a little wiggle as she did. Nothing else happened for the rest of the flight...except for my saying thanks to her and her giving me a great smile as we left the aircraft.
|Quoting Zentraedi (Reply 36):|
When he got to my area, I raised my hand and simply said "Excuse me, I need a card." He stopped, gave me a funny look, rolled his eyes, sighed, and then chided me "Sir, what country is your passport from? EU citizens do not need one." I was in a bit of shock considering my actions were no different from the other passengers requesting card and the fact that those passengers were also of varying ethnicities. He just handed cards to them, no questions asked!