Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane! Here we go…
Submitted by SC Flier
US Airways flight from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Announcement from the flight deck while taxiing for our departure
Pilot: Ladies and gentlemen seated on the left, this is what happens when you don’t pay full price for your flight. You have to pull your plane away from the gate.
The annual jet-pull charity fundraiser was underway in front of the hangar with teams of employees pulling the US Airways A319 with the Arizona Cardinals livery. The Cardinals mascot was there with them.
Submitted by Basim
United flight from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Redmond, OR
Passengers deplane onto the tarmac using a mobile ramp as there are no jetways at RDM.
Flight Attendant: Ladies and gentlemen, we need to wait a few minutes for the gate checked bags to arrive. Be careful as you deplane, it’s raining outside. With all this sugar on board, I’d hate to see you melt.
Submitted by Scott in Tulsa, OK
American flight from Dallas, TX (DFW) to Tulsa,OK (TUL)
Flight Attendant: Our flight crew for this evening [snickering and laughing] is Captain Merder [more laughing] … Captain Thomas Merder and First Officer Robert Smith.
Submitted by Trevor in Las Vegas, NV
US Airways flight from Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to JFK via Charlotte, NC (CLT)
As the flight attendant was coming around with food and sandwiches to buy on board, the girl next to me had a question about the smoked turkey sandwich.
Passenger: Is the smoked turkey and brie sandwich skinny on the meat? As you can see I’m a voluptuous woman and I like big sandwiches!
Flight Attendant looking very confused handed the passenger the sandwich to exam herself. She ended up purchasing one!
Submitted by Henrieta in Miami, FL
Delta Check-In Area – John Wayne Airport (SNA) – Santa Ana, CA
Passenger 1: I really want to get some new boots for the winter.
Passenger 2: Me too, but I think I’m too short and stocky to wear them. I don’t want to end up looking like Puss In Boots!
Submitted by Joe B. in NY, NY
Alitalia flight from JFK to Rome (FCO)
Passenger 1 (girlfriend): Do you think if I learned Italian I would get an accent?
Passenger 2 (boyfriend): Umm no, you know Spanish and you don’t have one.
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