Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane.
If you haven’t yet, check out Say What? Overheard on the Plane Editions 1-13 and of course keep sending in your stories for future posts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include the carrier and route as well as any other pertinent details and sources.
Remember, there is an on-going contest for any Overheard reader submissions with a mileage prize awarded for any entries submitted June 16 – August 1.
Submitted by Alana in Omaha
Pilot (after striking a flock of geese during takeoff): Hey folks, I would just like to announce that we now have fried quail on the dinner menu for this flight. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted by Deirdre
Aer Lingus Flight from Shannon (SNN) to Boston (BOS) – My seatmate asked the flight attendant for a Guinness as he’d never had one before. The flight attendant smiled and said, “You can’t drink Guinness out of a can if you haven’t had the proper stuff. I won’t serve it to you.” The poor guy tried to get one from several FAs, each of whom rolled their eyes as they had apparently been warned! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted by Sandie in PA
United Check-In at Newark Airport Terminal C
Woman (extremely upset after speaking with the agent for upwards of 30 minutes and not being able to locate her reservation): No it’s definitely a valid ticket, you need to find the confirmation number in that system, I have no idea why you can’t pull it up. Now I’m going to read you the number one more time, it’s B as in Boy then O as in Old Crappy Reservation System, T as in the Thirties, like the 1930 which was the last time your company updated their systems..
Submitted by Elton in London Courtesy of OHE (Explicit Warning)
British Girl (to friend gossiping loudly): Yeah, so we were in the middle of hooking up when he called and I all I could say was, “you’ve got a friend in me”.
Friend (laughing): You are a horrible person, your poor boyfriend! …and what kind of friends does he have too! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted (10th consecutive week) by Kevin One Liners Courtesy of OHEverywhere
British Guy (putting bags in overhead compartment when a woman taps him on shoulder): Yes?
Woman: You have two bags.
British Guy: What?
Woman: You’re only allowed one.
British Guy: Sit down and mind your own business.
Woman: It’s because of people like you that there’s no space left for the rest of us. How is it fair that you can do that?
British Guy: You’re twice the freaking weight that I am yet only had to buy one ticket. How’s that fair?