Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane.

If you haven’t yet, check out Say What? Overheard on the Plane Editions 1-12 and of course keep sending in your stories for future posts to adam@pointmetotheplane.com. 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 LufthansaFlyer

Flight from Chicago (ORD) to John Wayne Airport (SNA) – My wife had a very very foul smelling pax next to her in F.  Wife gets up after the plane reaches cruising altitude, goes to the flight attendant to ask about a different seat.  Here was Flight Attendant’s response:
“I was going to ask if you wanted a different seat, but we are full.  Would you like to sit in the jumpseat in the rear of the plane and let the rest of of us suffer up here?” My wife took her up on the offer and spent 3 hours in the jump seat in the rear galley.  Tons of sympathy from crew and even a voucher from purser.

Submitted by Michael W

Southwest flight from Albany (ALB) to Tampa (TPA)
Flight Attendant (over loudspeaker):  Upon disembarking, please carefully open the overhead storage doors, as your belongings may have shifted during the flight.  And as we all know, “shift” happens
Submitted (9th consecutive week) by Kevin One Liners Courtesy of OHEverywhere

American flight from Miami (MIA) to St. Thomas (STT)
Pilot (during severely delayed flight): This is your pilot speaking, no word from air traffic control, but I just wanted to let you know…that I’m thinking of all of you.

Virgin America flight from JFK to Las Vegas (LAS)
Pilot (upon touch-down): … And the crowd goes wild! Woo-hoo!


United flight from Chicago (ORD) to Denver (DEN)
Pilot (after taxing to the gate for ten minutes): Let me know if you guys see something that looks like an airport.


WestJet flight from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto (YYZ)
Pilot: And if you have any comments or questions, go ahead and look me up on Facebook.


Delta flight from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Los Angeles (LAX)
Passenger: What lake is that we’re flying over?
Flight attendant: That would be a cloud.

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mike July 14, 2012 - 11:05 am

I really hate it when people clap and go woo-hoo after landing. Were they shitting in their pants thinking it might crash?

Jack July 14, 2012 - 11:20 am


adam July 22, 2012 - 4:50 pm

@Jack – Hah, we got some great submissions this week!

Jon July 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm

I love these

adam July 22, 2012 - 4:49 pm

@Jon – Happy that you are loving them!

Cook July 14, 2012 - 5:24 pm

One of my favorite weekly check-ins. Please – keep t hem coming. As for the wife of LufthansaFlyer (The first entry), you have my deepest sympathy, madam. I’ve been there as well, (Yes, even in FC)). Sadly, my outcome was not as pleasant as was yours. Although the carrier is not named, I salute the FA and Purser involved. What else could they do?

adam July 22, 2012 - 4:49 pm

@Cook – glad you are enjoying these and that it’s one of your favorites! Agree with you on LufthansaFlyer’s wife 😉


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