Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane.

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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 aedge026

American flight from YYZ (Toronto) to LaGuardia (LGA)
The flight was about to land at LGA and was circling by Manhattan:
Mom: Oh look! A New York City ferry!
Little girl (maybe 3-4 years old): What?! Where?!
Mom (pointing): See, right there…
Little girl: I still can’t see her! Is she flying right by the window?
Mom: Oh, sweetheart, I see a ferry – a big boat – not a fairy
Total disappointment I’m sure : D
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted by Kate from CA

Southwest flight from Oakland (OAK) to Ontario,CA (ONT)
Flight Attendant: If you have an iPod, iPad, or iPhone, we are completely impressed but you do have to turn it off now. We are going through the cabin checking, and if we see you talking, texting, or emailing, we’ll go right back to the gate and throw you out. And the FAA will fine you $25,000. And let’s face it, if you could afford to pay that kind of fine, you’d be flying United!
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted by Mikey

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 four ways

Submitted by Jorge from Chicago, IL

American Flight from Chicago (ORD)
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
Submitted by Tina in Northport, NY courtesy of OHNY

Delta Flight from San Juan (SJU) to JFK
PA: Can the person who left liquor and a cane on the San Juan flight please report back to the gate?
Submitted by Tasha in Little Neck, NY courtesy of OHNY

Delta Flight into LaGuardia
Pilot: We have now begun our descent into LaGuardia. Passengers on the right side, if you look out your windows, you’ll get to see the beautiful Manhattan skyline and the space shuttle enterprise atop the intrepid. Passengers on the left side, you get… New jersey.
Passenger on left side: Screw all of you.

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Grant August 11, 2012 - 4:47 pm

Nothing exciting ever happens on my flights. Maybe my noise canceling headphones have something to do with it…

adam August 13, 2012 - 5:01 pm

@Grant – haha, i think you still may have noticed this…even with the headphones

Nick August 12, 2012 - 1:31 pm

I’ve had that flight attendant on the Southwest flight and he is so obnoxious

russell August 13, 2012 - 4:55 pm

Alaska flight from ZIH (Mexico) to LAX on arrival. Flight attendant: “Welcome to Los Angeles. Please refrain from smoking until you have left California”.


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