May 30, 2008

Flight Aware

My sweet husband left this morning. You can pray for him because he is very stopped up. Head congestion can make your flight miserable!
Right now I am being a obsessive compulsive wife and tracking his flight. John found this web site, Flight Aware, a while back and has alway tracked my flights. Of course I would make fun of him, but now I am finding a lot of comfort in knowing exactly where he is. It is kinda fun. Plus, at 5:00am when you drink an entire mug of coffee, you must find an outlet before having your blood sugar crash.

Here are some funny stories about flying I found wasting time on the internet.

PA left on and needing hot woman
This classic joke, with variations, can be found in almost every book with airline humor. And it must have happened somewhere, somehow...
During a particularly rough flight, the airliner pilot addresses his passengers: "The turbulence we passed through was rough, but we have passed that now. The rest of the flight is expected to be smooth." The pilot was unaware that his PA switch was stuck on, and leaned over to the co-pilot and said "Boy, was that rough! What I need now is a hot woman and a cold beer."
A flight attendant in the rear of the aircraft heard this, and ran forward to warn the pilot.
As she neared the cockpit, an elderly woman passenger stopped her saying "Don't forget the beer!"

Pilot flies better than driving
In an attempt to keep the passengers from standing or moving around before taxiing was completed, the purser of a SouthWest flight said over the PA:
"Ladies and Gentlemen. Our pilots FLY much better than they DRIVE so please remain seated until the captain finishes taxiing and brings the aircraft to a complete stop at the terminal..."

See This Red "S" On My Chest?
The rich-and-famous don't always succeed in flaunting the rules, as the world-boxing champion learned on one flight. While the aircraft was pushed back, the flight attendant asked him to buckle his seatbelt.
The champ replied, "Superman don't need no seatbelt!"
Without missing a beat, the savvy flight attendant replied: �Superman don't need no airplane, either!"
The boxer buckled up without another word.

Have a good flight!


A. Snodgrass said...

cute funnies!

Anonymous said...

I am praying that he has a safe trip!

lesli said...

girl i do the SAME thing when justin is traveling without me! i know you're missing him!