Fear of flying?

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by HarleyHarry, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. HarleyHarry

    HarleyHarry Banned

    " In-flight Humour"

    Occasionally, airline attendants make an effort to make the "in-flight
    safety lecture" and their other announcements a bit more entertaining.
    Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

    1. From a Southwest Airlines employee: "There may be 50 ways to leave your
    lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airline."

    2. Pilot: "Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going
    to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish, but
    please stay inside the plane till we land. It's a bit cold outside, and if
    you walk on the wings it affects the flight pattern."

    3. After landing: "Thank you for flying Delta Business Express. We hope you
    enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.

    4. As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Washington National, a
    lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. Whoa!"

    5. After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis, a
    flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced: "Please take care when
    opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure
    as hell everything has shifted."

    6. From a Southwest Airlines employee: "Welcome aboard Southwest Flight XXX
    to YYY. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and
    pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt and if you don't know
    how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised.
    In the event of a sudden
    loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop
    screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small
    child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs.
    If you are travelling with two small children, decide now which one you love more."

    7. "Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but
    they'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember,
    nobody loves you or your money more than Southwest Airlines."

    8. "Your seat cushions can be used for flotation. In the event of an
    emergency water landing, please take them with our compliments."

    9. "As you exit the plane, please make sure to gather all of your
    belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight
    attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."

    10. "Last one off the plane must clean it."

    11. From the pilot during his welcome message: "We are pleased to have some
    of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately none of them are on this flight."

    12. This was overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas, on a particularly windy and bumpy day. During the final approach, the captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing,
    the flight attendant came on the PA and announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please remain in your seats with your seatbelts fastened while the captain taxis what's left of our aeroplane to the gate!"

    13. Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We
    ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the

    14. An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy, which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited,
    smile, and give them a, "Thanks for flying XYZ airline." He said that in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally, everyone had gotten off except for this little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sonny, did we land or were we shot down?"

    15. After a real crusher of a landing in Phoenix, the flight attendant got on the PA and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt up against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells
    are silenced, we'll open the door and you can pick your way through the
    wreckage to the terminal."

    16. Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank
    you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane
    urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurised metal tube, we hope
    you'll think of us here at US Airways."

  2. jeromeserena

    jeromeserena Member

    nice post harry it reminded me of these

    Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
    Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"

    "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."
    "Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
    "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

    From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f...ing bored!"
    Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"
    Unknown aircraft: "I said I was f...ing bored, not f...ing stupid!"

    Control tower to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."
    United 239: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this... I've got the little Fokker in sight."

    A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

    A military pilot called for a priority landing because his single-engine jet fighter was running "a bit peaked." Air Traffic Control told the fighter pilot that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down. "Ah," the fighter pilot remarked, "The dreaded seven-engine approach."

    Allegedly, a Pan Am 727 flight waiting for start clearance in Munich overheard the following:
    Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
    Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."
    Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
    Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war."

    Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7"
    Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."
    Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?"
    Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've already notified our caterers."

    One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee. Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?" The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger: "I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I'll have enough for another one."

    Allegedly the German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They, it is alleged, not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206.
    Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway."
    Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
    Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"
    Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."
    Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"
    Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark,... and I didn't land."

    Allegedly, while taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727. An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going?! I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!" Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" US Air 2771: "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded. Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?"
  3. HarleyHarry

    HarleyHarry Banned

    Don't you just love them? Thanks for posting that one!
  4. T wrecks

    T wrecks Junior Member

    When we fly, we always sit in the rear of the plane......never heard of a plane backing into a mountain?
  5. no fear of flying at all,, and crashing either hell was it ron white that said I bet we will beat the fire and emergency crews there by at least 20 minutes ;)