A lot of my friends say they like to live vicariously through my travels. That’s a pretty cool thing to hear but even cooler is when I get to live vicariously through someone else’s travels. I’m doing that right now.
Pilots and flight attendants have very important jobs to do, most of which have something to do, in some way, shape or form, with our safety. But that’s not to say all of these airline staff members are super serious. In fact, there’s probably little that would be further from the truth. Now, I don’t know who submitted these quotes to the internet over the years or where any of them came from, so please forgive me for not giving credit where credit may be due. But for your reading pleasure, here are a whole bunch of things these flight attendants, pilots and occasionally other airline staff or customers have said that might make you giggle. Enjoy!
When you’re packing to travel, there are some things you can pretty much just throw into your suitcase – socks, underwear, chip clip to keep the edges of the window curtain together, etc. You might pack other things with a little more care – clothes so they don’t wrinkle as much, glass bottles so they won’t break, plastic bottles of liquids and creams so they don’t open and get all over everything, and so on.
But there’s one thing you want to pack especially carefully – your toothbrush. Specifically, if you use an electric toothbrush. I discovered this the hard way.
The Onion is a U.S.-based satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. Some people love it, some hate it. Either way is fine to them, I’m sure, as long as you keep clicking on their site ;-).
A while back, we discovered that The Onion has posted several articles about Disney parks and, like most satirical pieces, the articles were outlandish but very often based, in varying levels under the surface, in truth.
The Onion has also done a bunch of pieces on travel in general, many of which may or may not give you a chuckle:
Joe’s in New York for two weeks on a business trip so instead of trying to surprise him again by just showing up (I never would have been able to top this), we planned that I would join him for part of the trip.
His hotel is right near JFK, so in the interest of convenience, that’s the airport I flew into. My flight was in the mid-afternoon and I hadn’t had dinner, so when I landed, we decided to check out one of the restaurants at the still-relatively-newly opened TWA Hotel.
I won’t go into a whole lot about the TWA Hotel just yet, mainly because we’re staying there for two nights in December, and I’m sure we’ll have plenty to say then. For now, suffice to say that I don’t think you can take a bad picture of the place ;-).
I had posted a bunch of photos I had taken of the hotel onto Facebook, and all of a sudden, I got a bunch of replies about one in particular.