Say What? Overheard on the Plane Edition 14

by Adam

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 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

United flight from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Madrid (MAD)
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)

Virgin Atlantic Flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to JFK
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

KLM flight from Amsterdam (AMS) to Los Angeles (LAX)
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?
oh the things you overhear!  until next week…

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Grant July 21, 2012 - 11:20 am

The last is still the best

Webazoid July 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Care to explain to me the guiness reference? Don’t get it. Lol

webazoid July 21, 2012 - 6:53 pm

someone care to explain to me the guiness joke? i don’t get it. LOL

adam July 22, 2012 - 4:40 pm

@webazoid – did you see Andycat’s explanation? It’s important to have you first Guiness in Ireland, not on the plane!

chinesescouse July 21, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Keep them coming! Brilliant as always!

adam July 22, 2012 - 4:39 pm

@chinesecouse – Glad you are enjoying them and they’ll keep coming every saturday!

Andycat July 22, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Guiness uses a “widget” in their cans/bottles to provide the nitrogenation (think carbonation with nitrogen). It works, but only sort of. There’s also a different formula for Guiness in Ireland versus what’s exported/produced overseas. So the pax never bothered to get “The proper stuff” while he was in Ireland, for which the FA’s punished him by not allowing him the crappy stuff in the cans…

adam July 22, 2012 - 4:38 pm

@Andycat – thanks for the proper explanation! I knew about the formula difference but the nitrogenation is interesting as well! I for one love Guiness in Ireland but can’t drink it anywhere else.

Cook July 22, 2012 - 4:31 pm

They are all good. They always are. This week, my favorite is the last one.

adam July 22, 2012 - 4:37 pm

@Cook – Glad you are enjoying them! The last one was my favorite too.


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