Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane.

If you haven’t yet, check out Say What? Overheard on the Plane Editions 1-15 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 (EXTENDED through August 30th).

Submitted by J.J in Kalamazoo, MI

Delta flight from Detroit (DTW) to Grand Rapids (GRR)
Flight Attendant: In the event of a loss in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop in front of you. Once you have finished screaming, put the mask on…
And in the same speech… In the event this flight turns into a cruise, your seat may be used as a floatation device…
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted by Groobie

JetBlue flight from San Juan (SJU) to St. Thomas (STT)
Flight attendant: That chime means that you may now use approved electronic devices…but just keep them off – this flight is only 18 minutes long.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted by Lindsay in Eagan, MN

In the taxi line outside of JFK
Male Passenger: I’m exhausted that flight was way too long.
Me: Where did you come from?
Male Passenger: Dallas
I had to hold in saying anything as I had just gotten off a 14+ hour flight from Japan!
Submitted by Mary in Chicago, IL – This flight attendant must give the same speech daily, 11 entries with the same quote!

Southwest Flight from LaGuardia (LGA) to Chicago (MDW)
Flight attendant: Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen, if I could have your attention I would very much appreciate it. My parents paid thousands of dollars to put me through college for a theater arts and communications degree, and since this is the only time the airline ever puts a microphone in my hand, I’m sure they would really appreciate it, too.
Submitted by Hank in Charlotte, NC

UA Flight from Newark (EWR) to Charlotte (CLT) – At TSA Check (another entry received multiple times, looks like the TSA is recycling their material!)
TSA Official: Okay, people, have your boarding passes out! If you don’t have your boarding passes out, I’m sending you to Amtrak!
Submitted by Alan in Syosset, NY

Southwest Flight from Islip (ISP) to Baltimore (BWI)
Flight Attendant (Overly Enthusiastic): Ladies and gentlemen, please make sure that your tray tables are up and your seat backs are in the most uncomfortable position possible, we’re fixin’ to move this thing!
Submitted by Scott in Miami, FL

JetBlue Flight from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to to JFK (another submission received multiple times, seems this pilot uses it on several FL to JFK flights)
Pilot: We’re on our way to New York where the weather is cold and icy, just like my prom date back in high school.

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Mikey August 4, 2012 - 10:03 am

Heard in the hertz line from stranded passenger with lost luggage
( left in returned car)

” I’m getting desperate, I’ve already worn my underwear all fiour ways”

ORD-TGU August 4, 2012 - 9:18 pm

Jorge from Chicago,

At Chicago ORD on an AA flight, at the gate waiting to depart while the aircarft is being “de-iced”, my seat mate leans over to my side to look out the window and says “no wonder this airline is broke, look at all the windex they are wasting while trying to wash the windows”

adam August 10, 2012 - 6:59 am

@ORD -TGU – Thanks, great one! I’ll be including next week.


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