Funny things overheard on a plane take 2

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Before the people who point out that this thread has already been done,it's take 2 and I bet there are a lot of people who can add to the list.


I particularly like the one with the child saying


A mom with a toddler on the way back to economy said to her daughter…
Passenger: We are not at our seats yet, keep walking pass these fancy people in their fancy seats.


I had this happen on a QF flight to SYD once child asked why they could not sit in j, the mother said that she was not stupid enough to pay all that money for it, looking at me as she said it.




Say What? Overheard on the Plane Edition 29 - Point Me To The Plane

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On a Scoot flight:
FA: Let me help you with [the carry-on]
Pax: Thank you very much.
FA: That will be two dollars. Thanks.
 

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I was doing a TSV-BNE flight one day and the wife and husband sit down behind me and say.

The Wife says to the Husband is this an A380 he say no and she then says our next flight to SYD hope that is one.
 

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I have heard this a couple of different times and each time I have a good chuckle.

When a little child calls out "Blast off" as the plane is making its way down the runway for take off.

Very cute.
 

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Not on a plane but in the Qantas Lounge Melbourne on the weekend.
1 guy to another while standing in front of the departures screen - "What do they mean boarding time and departure time?"
 

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Not on a plane but in the Qantas Lounge Melbourne on the weekend.
1 guy to another while standing in front of the departures screen - "What do they mean boarding time and departure time?"

But it can get confusing when they only update the boarding time for delayed flights without changing departure time. My DRW-SYD flight yesterday was boarding 45 minutes after departure according to the screens. A lot of people ran out of the lounge thinking they had missed their flight...
 

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Similar to post #1...

Myself and +1 were on a VA SYD-PER last month taking advantage of a fully flexible, BOGOF VA credit card ticket and using the half points upgrade offered last year.

A boy around 8 jumped on 1A and asked if they could sit there. The mother looked straight at us in row 2 and said "these seats are only for rich important people" :shock:.

We are hardly rich but I have been richly rewarded by all the information offered by AFFers!

Now about being important - DYKWIA???
 

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A mom with a toddler on the way back to economy said to her daughter…
Passenger: We are not at our seats yet, keep walking pass these fancy people in their fancy seats.

I had this happen on a QF flight to SYD once child asked why they could not sit in j, the mother said that she was not stupid enough to pay all that money for it, looking at me as she said it.

The good ol' Aussie tall poppy syndrome is alive & well.

I've also heard similar comments from pax in the general boarding queue say to the F/A (when they pause to scan a pax ftom the PB queue) "I know they're more special than we are".

The irony is that a lot of us on AFF aren't (to paraphrase the wench's comment) "stupid enough to pay for it" but are smart enough to know the lurks of how to economically sit in J courtesy of JASA's etc.

It really is none of other peoples' business who has paid what, whether in dollars or points to sit in J so they should be cordially invited to keep their trap shut.

I've heard snide comments as well when pax walk thru J to the Y cabin & it's simply jealousy because they would love to be sitting there but have the incorrect perception that only the filthy rich get to travel in the 'pointy end'.

Just quietly these folk don't deserve to know the truth.
 
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The good ol' Aussie tall poppy syndrome is alive & well.

I guess it's also quite difficult to explain to a child why they are "not good enough" to sit in the big comfy seats. If anything, the fastest way to get them moving along would be to somehow make the business class seats sound as horrible and uninviting as possible, at least for the few seconds before they reach the Y cabin.

I suppose air travel is probably the best (or worst, depending on point of view) at glorifying rich/smart/important people while at the same time treating all other normal people as numbers in a sardine can, with all that done openly and in full view of everyone involved.
 

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I have heard this a couple of different times and each time I have a good chuckle.

When a little child calls out "Blast off" as the plane is making its way down the runway for take off.

Very cute.

That is cute :)
My (then) 5 y.o. son's first flight, during a smooth cruise on a clear day: "Why have we stopped?"
 

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Best I heard was on my flight back from PER the other day on VA J.

It was a constant stream of "ahh bugger" or "ah *insert expletive here* as people realised it was the retro A330 :D
 
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That is cute :)
My (then) 5 y.o. son's first flight, during a smooth cruise on a clear day: "Why have we stopped?"

British Tycoon Peter Jones told a good one on a TV show once. He has his own private Jet and they had to travel commercial one day. Upon boarding, his daughter rather loudly decried "Daddy, what are all these people doing on OUR PLANE!".

Oh to live the privileged life :)
 
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Similar to post #1...

Myself and +1 were on a VA SYD-PER last month taking advantage of a fully flexible, BOGOF VA credit card ticket and using the half points upgrade offered last year.

A boy around 8 jumped on 1A and asked if they could sit there. The mother looked straight at us in row 2 and said "these seats are only for rich important people" :shock:.

We are hardly rich but I have been richly rewarded by all the information offered by AFFers!

Now about being important - DYKWIA???

Mrs GPH and I have, when flying with (6yo) Number 1 Grandson sat in 3A, 3B etc. so now when boarding he assumes that is his seat.
It will be interesting on next flight as the same seats have been booked.
 

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Two women in their 70s were seated across the isle as we prepared to fly to Hobart. They were gripping each others hands, eyes scrunched up, as we hurtled down the runway and lifted off. We rose up and there was some angst as the wheels came up, but then they settled down. Overheard: "That wasn't bad" just as the leading edge slats suddenly cluncked back into their slots, followed by two loud screams.
 
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Also belongs in the joke thread, but on last nights JQ HBA-MEL " 2 brothers in Mildura both got a job in the same bakery, it was no wonder they were inbred"..........

The young guys telling jokes had all those around them listening and laughing.
 
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Monday the flt. hvb-bne was delayed due to weather. Waiting in departure lounge we had 3 announcements advising of delay times, etc. Parents sitting near me had 2 little boys, one about 3 and the other just over 12 months. Both had been exploring the area. When the boarding annoucement came over, the father said to 3 yr. old "the lady said everyone had to put on their shoes as we are now boarding the plane, we'll ask mummy that she heard the lady". Father then proceeded to repeat it to mummy who replied "yes, i did hear that". Little 3 yr. old let daddy put on shoes, with no hassle. I had a quite giggle.
 
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