Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane! Here we go…

Submitted by Lillian courtesy of The Crew Lounge

United flight from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to JFK
An older gentleman headed towards the back of the plane to stretch about halfway through the flight.  He started making conversation with the flight attendant…
Passenger: I’ve been flying for years and I truly miss those glory days, getting dressed up and truly enjoying the experience.  I also remember when the flight attendants used to be young and pretty (long into conversation and forgetting who he was speaking to).
Flight Attendant: Sir, those flight attendants are still working here, they are just a little bit older.

Food Court @ Terminal 1 (United)  in Chicago (ORD)
This is from a flight attendant. While she was sitting at her table in the food court, the group next to her was completely bashing her airline, everything from the poor service of the check-in personnel, the flight attendants, on-board product, etc. They catch a glimpse of the flight attedant and turn to her…
Passenger: Oh, sorry I don’t mean to be bashing your employer.
Flight Attendant: Oh that’s OK, you should hear what we say about you guys.
United Flight from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Houston, TX (IAH)
An older woman rings her call-bell while in our initial descent and has this to say to the flight attendant…
Passenger: I can’t bend down to reach my feet, I need you to change my socks.
Flight Attendant: I’m sorry ma’am, I can’t help you with that.
Passenger: How dare you, what horrible service!  I’m going to have you fired, you’ll regret this.
United flight from Houston, TX (IAH) to Orlando, FL (MCO)
The passenger in the front row of Economy had his prosthetic leg leaned against the bulkhead wall. The flight attedant walked up to the purser and asked what she should do.  She was instructed that nothing could be on the floor or up against the wall…
Flight Attedant: I’m sorry sir, I need you to either put your leg on or place it in the overhead bin.
Passenger: I can’t get up, but you’re more than welcome.
All the sudden we see the flight attedant lifting up the leg and putting it in the overhead…
Flight Attendant: Those things are heavy!
United flight from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Denver, CO (DEN)
A woman who seemed very into herself sitting at a window seat in business rings her call-bell prior to take-off
Passenger: I need to have my seat relocated.  I cannot sit next to the window and risk having my hair get messed up.
United flight from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Pilot (to flight attendant): What is the exchange rate in Hawaii?
Flight Attendant: Rolls her eyes. Another coffee sir?

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JR November 17, 2012 - 11:10 am

Love the Food Court entry.

adam November 18, 2012 - 9:40 am

@JR – My favorite as well, I’m sure also very true…

Nikhil Kumar November 17, 2012 - 12:05 pm

Best one was the last one of the EX Rate

Michael November 17, 2012 - 11:31 pm

None of these can possibly be real.

adam November 18, 2012 - 9:40 am

@Michael – All told by actual flight attendants if you listen to the podcast link!


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