Welcome to the special reader submitted edition of Overheard on the Plane. Thanks to everyone for sending in their stories!

If you haven’t yet, check out Edition 1, Edition 2, Unedited – Cinco de Mayo Edition 3, 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 or sources.

Submitted by DeltaMMFlier12 – Delta Flight from Rome Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) to Atlanta (ATL)
Female Passenger 1 – Did your kids have a good time? Ours loved the food and we kept them occupied with the city and forum walking tour, the Coliseum, and shopping.
Female Passenger 2 –  Yes, they really enjoyed it.  There was so much to do and six days just wasn’t enough time.  I would have liked to take them to meet the Pope but the official tours were so expensive.
Female Passenger 1 – You mean the Vatican tour?
Female Passenger 2 – I don’t know is that separate from the meeting?
Female Passenger 1 – (rolls her eyes, turns around and starts talking to her kids).

Submitted by txfrsh84 – Check In for United Flight from Houston (IAH) to Acapulco (ACA)
Female Passenger 1 –  I can’t believe we are going to be on Spring Break in Acapulco in less than 4 hours!
Sibling / Friend – I’m so jealous, you are going to have a crazy good time.  Don’t over do it with the alcohol.
Dad – I better not find you on the internet a month from now.

One Liners submitted by I2NYCFlYerCourtesy of OHNY
JFK  – (Flight attendant upon boarding) – The captain has advised us that our flying time will be quick, at an altitude of high and a speed of fast.

LaGuardia (LGA) (Pilot on final approach into New York) – If you look out the right side of the plane, you can see the beautiful, famous downtown skyline of Manhattan (PAUSE), and if you look out the left side… (PAUSE, SIGH), New Jersey.

Newark (EWR) (Flight Attendant) – If there is a sudden change in cabin pressure, a mask compartment above your seat will open automatically. If this happens, quickly reach for the nearest mask and pull it down firmly. Continue to breathe normally. If you are traveling with a small child, or someone who acts like a small child, please secure your mask and then assist them.

Submitted by LexMktng1 – American Flight from Kahului, Hawaii (OGG) to Los Angeles International, CA (LAX)
Female Passenger 1: You were in Hawaii all summer long?  That’s awesome!
Female Passenger 2: It was awesome, until I realized it was time to come back.
Female Passenger 1: At least you got to spend the summer outside the country.

One Liners submitted by RayTysonAlso courtesy of OHNY
JetBlue – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to JFK – (Pilot welcome message) – 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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Deirdre May 12, 2012 - 12:46 pm

FA on SFO-EWR flight as we pulled up to the gate: “We would like to welcome you to paradise: Newark.”

Acker May 13, 2012 - 7:04 am

Read these to my husband while out for breakfast. We got a kick out of them as did the table of two priests sitting next to us.

adam May 13, 2012 - 4:27 pm

@Acker – Glad that both you and your husband (and especially the priests) enjoyed this week’s Overheard!!!
@Deirdre – Hah, it seems like a lot of the CO/UA pilots seem to give that same greeting. You think we’re all just missing Newark’s underrated charm?


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