Last weekend, I introduced the “Say What? Overheard on the Plane” weekly entry to document some of the most ridiculous conversations overheard during my frequent travels up in the air .  The reader email response has been amazing, it’s clear that everyone has a hysterical or truly outrageous story to share.  Keep them coming!  This week and every weekend going forward, I’ll be including some of our reader stories and a monthly prize winner will be determined via reader votes.  All stories can be emailed to, please include as many relevant details as possible including the flight routes and class of service.  You can also check out the comments section of each post for those readers who couldn’t wait to share their double takes!

Delta Flight 172 (Tokyo NRT – New York JFK) Business Class
American Tween Male Passenger:  Are you Japanese?
Male Asian Passenger (early 30s): Nah
American Tween:  Oh, are you Korean?
Male Asian Passenger (early 30s): Huh?
American Tween Male Passenger: Sorry, Indonesian?
Male Asian Passenger (early 30s): Dude chill, I’m American
American Tween male Passenger (turns around): Mom, we were both wrong!

EasyJet Flight (London LGW – Barcelona BCN) All Economy courtesy of PlaneLuv56
Female Passenger (early 20s) – …and do you have any children?
Male Passenger (60 something) – No, no kids.
Female Passenger (early 20s) – What about grandkids?

Delta Flight 2288 (Atlanta ATL – Boston BOS) Economy Class courtesy of Bryan23Lex
African American Male Passenger (late 20s): Yea, I’m studying Law but my passion is producing Hip Hop.  You into Hip Hop?
Caucasian Male Passenger (late 20s) : Hells yea, I’m from the south.

American Flight 655 (New York JFK – St. Thomas STT) Economy Class while testing a new credit /debit device for in-flight food purchases
Flight Attendant – Mam, you have to confirm your purchase.
Elderly Female Passenger – How do I do that?
Flight Attendant – With the device your holding
Elderly Female Passenger –  (picks up the cc device to speak) – I confirm

ANA Flight 007 (San Francisco SFO – Tokyo NRT) Business Class courtesy of 2184Letmefly3
UK Male Passenger: Do you happen to have the time?
Japanese Female – Yes

USAirways 4128 (Baltimore BWI – Philadelphia PHL) All Economy courtesy of CEOwarriorette
Male Passenger – I’ll have some coffee with two sugars please.
Flight Attendant – Sorry sir, no hot beverages due to the short flight duration.
Male Passenger – Iced coffee will do then.

RyanAir Flight (Ibiza – Dublin) All Economy 
Female Passenger (to her two seatmates) – Kylie / Jennie, is it just me or does it hurt when you pee too?

Detla Lounge JFK T2
Male Passenger (suited up) – Yea, we are getting ready to board the flight for Iceland.  My buddies and I are taking part in a charity fishing tournament.   Going to be great fishing conditions up there.
Female Passenger – Oh wow, that’s great!  What charity will this benefit?
Male Passenger – It supports one of the …isms
Female Passenger (rolls eyes)

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Noel @advcardio April 28, 2012 - 7:43 pm

While waiting to take off on the runway, a little girl asked her dad “Why do they call it a Runway when you can’t even Run on it?” Best start to a flight with children.

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