The worst thing about air travel, without a doubt, is the dreaded layover. An hour or two isn’t a big deal, but several hours? It’s not long enough to justify going to get a hotel, but not long enough to stay awake, either. So you might as well get comfortable and make the best of it. That’s exactly what this young lady decided to do. However, it wouldn’t be recommended for most people to try to fit under the armrests like this!
At first glance, this lady looks as if she’s suffering from a huge wardrobe malfunction. And at second glance, too. It’s only after you have a good, long look that you realize that she’s tugging along a tan-colored travel pillow that only looks like a pair of buttcheeks sticking out of her skirt. It’s a funny misunderstanding, but this lady has the right idea: nothing’s more important than comfort when you fly!
That Looks Dangerous
Sure, this makes for a cool photo opportunity, but it’s important to point out that this is definitely not safe when the plane is in operation. Unless you want to be instantly liquefied by the world’s largest blender, of course. In this photo, Swedish pilot Maria Pettersson decided to pose for a fun photo that probably broke a number of safety rules at the airport.
A Grown-Up Child
Children don’t know what to do without their parents around, but in their defense, they’re kids! They don’t know how to take care of themselves yet. This guy, however, doesn’t have any excuse. Kudos to him for getting to the airport by himself, but wearing jammies? Come on. In all seriousness, this funny sign and pajamas combo probably made his mom and dad snicker and smile when getting off the plane.
Kid On a Leash
Ah, the kid leash. It’s supposed to be an easy way of keeping your kids from running off into a crowd and getting lost. In theory, it works, even if it just looks kind of…well, wrong. But in this photo, we see the downside of the kid leash as a parenting instrument. Kid number one has either fallen on accident or on purpose to throw a tantrum, and kid number two is off to the races. Poor Mom is getting pulled in all directions, literally.
Alright, That’s Very Amusing
Some people just like to draw attention to themselves wherever they go. Whether it’s dressing outlandishly, speaking loudly enough for people a block over to hear them, or acting erratically, they can’t get enough attention. I would hazard a guess that this young girl is one such person. No, she isn’t sleeping on the baggage claim carousel. She’s “planking,” which you may remember was a thing several years ago. If you’ve forgotten…you’re better off. Really.
Polished Up and Ready
You have to feel bad for these ladies. After all, there’s a lot to polish on these two…futuristic knights? Iron Man knockoffs? Androids? Who knows what they’re supposed to be? Anyway, by the time these poor women get done polishing the costumed “heroes” up, technology will have probably made their suits obsolete. You snooze, you lose!
Flight of the Falcons
Airlines in the US now have a laundry list of seemingly harmless items you’re not allowed to take on a plane, but apparently, some Middle Eastern countries are not as restrictive. This is the case with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, which incredibly allow up to six falcons onboard. In this case, a Saudi prince was traveling and was allowed to bend the rules, bringing 80 falcons on the plane with him!
PDAs Encouraged…Kind Of
You know what? This seems like a very reasonable policy. I don’t know who exactly determined that three minutes was the longest appropriate time for a pre-flight makeout session, but it seems like an okay estimate, doesn’t it? This sign was found in Aalborg, a city in Denmark. Fortunately for fliers, this sign is in a dedicated “goodbye” area, so those in a hurry to board the plane don’t have to wait for smoochers.
Lord Vader, Your Shuttle Is Ready
It’s not as easy as it used to be to be Darth Vader. Instead of flying an advanced TIE fighter across space, he’s been relegated to flying commercially, instead. Imagine the security check! Anyway, once this Vader showed up, the gang of stormtroopers blasted “The Imperial March” on their cellphones and made sure that their fearless leader knew who would be getting him to his next destination.
Imagine that you’re a mom that’s been traveling. You miss your kids, your pets, even your husband…well, a little bit, anyway. You get to the airport and see your family, but they’re holding these signs. What would you do? The real-life mom just kept on walking, pretending not to know them at first. This Toronto-based family definitely has a sense of humor!
Airports sure do take security seriously these days. That’s why it takes so long to get on a plane, of course. I mean, look at the line of people pictured here waiting for their turn to go through security! Oh, wait a minute…they’re probably waiting so long because the worker who is supposed to be clearing them and sending them on their way is playing solitaire! Wow.
Get a Quick Nap In
Well, it is easier to transport a sleepy kid on wheels than to carry her around all through the airport! This moment of parenting mastery is the result of trying to fly with children, which can make any mom or dad tap into the limits of their ingenuity. This is further proof that parents can solve just about any problem and kids can definitely sleep anywhere, anytime.
Every piece of technology that humans use continues to get smaller and smaller. Look how small cell phones are (huge screens notwithstanding)! Tablets, computers, they’ve all gotten thinner and lighter. Well, these two travelers aren’t worried about things like space or how much their stuff weighs. They also prefer typing on something that qualifies as a potential blunt murder weapon. Thus, the airport typewriter was born!
Traffic Is Out of Control
You have to wonder what the city planners were thinking of when they decided to put this busy four-lane road right through an airport runway. How do you maintain airport security when people can literally drive onto your runway? What happens if a plane lands a little earlier than planned? This leads to so many questions. Can you imagine driving on this road right after getting your driver’s license?
Baby On Board
Okay, if the TSA is now inspecting babies before they can go on a plane, we have officially gone too far. Besides, I’m not so sure that x-raying a baby is a very safe thing to do. And if the baby is trained in martial arts, the joke’s on the airport: he isn’t carrying a weapon, he is a weapon! But seriously, it appears that this mother is just temporarily holding her baby in a bin while she ties her shoes. Again, a very smart move!
Fly, Forrest, Fly
Well, back in my day, Forrest Gump preferred to run everywhere, but times have obviously changed. This Forrest Gump decided to fly out of Nashville International Airport and is taking a shuttle to his gate. You have to wonder where he was headed. Home to see his mom? To wherever Jenny lives now? Somebody should tell this Forrest that traveling can be unpredictable, just like a box of chocolates.
Here’s another couple of people that decided to have fun with the old tradition of limo drivers holding up signs with their passengers’ names on them. Whoever “Mokie” is had to be thrilled when he saw that his friends decided to hail him using a blown-up shot of his face as he was gagging on a mozzarella stick during a trip to their favorite restaurant!
Cliche, But Still Cute
Usually, these kinds of heartfelt airport proposals happen when the guy is trying to keep the love of his life from getting on a plane. This guy had the other idea and decided to propose to his girlfriend as she was getting back from a trip. The story is that this New Jersey couple had been together for a few years and after she left for a trip, he realized he didn’t want to be apart from her again. Awwwww.
Paying Is For Suckers!
It’s one thing to offer complementary charging services for the people that fly in your airport. However, Newark Liberty International Airport decided to be a little shady and actually charge people money to…well, charge their phones. One person was too smart for that ploy, however. With an open outlet right there, he simply plugged in and saved himself some money!
At Least It’s a Compliment!
Of all the arrival sign pranks we’ve seen, this one at least has the fact that it’s a compliment going for it. I’m sure Mokie from a few pages back would have rather had a sign similar to this one! Anyway, this husband dressed as a limo driver to pick up his wife, who was definitely turning red in the face when she got off the plane to see this sign!
As Comfy As Can Be
When some people have layovers, they decide to book a hotel room. If you’re a college student on a budget, that may not be a possibility. These Sri Lankan grad students decided to rough it at the airport when bad weather back home kept them from flying out of the U.S. Fortunately, the cardboard boxes allowed them to get more restful sleep and enjoy a little bit of privacy, as well!
Bonus Points for Authenticity
Since dogs are allowed to travel, it only makes sense that they should also have a place to go to the bathroom. In the San Diego International Airport, whoever designed this bathroom took an extra step and included a little fire hydrant for the dogs to relieve themselves on! You have to guess that the person behind that idea is a pet owner himself, right?
Not a Good Sight
A lot of people have stressful reactions when they fly, and that’s kind of understandable. However, even those that are completely used to flying are likely to freak out a little when they fly over something like this. Yes, those are the remains of a crashed airplane, Dagestan Airlines Flight 372 to be exact. The skeleton of the destroyed plan could not be cleaned up immediately, unfortunately for passengers on other flights.
Yes, This Is My Bag
We’ve heard all of the tried and true traveling tips over the years, but one tip that we were not hip to is that of putting your face on your luggage. Obviously, this man has lost his luggage a few times, and now he wants to leave no doubt whatsoever regarding who his bag belongs to. It’s an interesting, if slightly unorthodox, solution to a very common problem in airline travel.
There’s Nun In There
Ah, the TSA. No one can say that they aren’t thorough when it comes to doing their jobs. Sometimes, that means that security can be a bit excessive, such as with this security check, which they probably claimed was “random.” Anywhere else, and you get arrested for touching a stranger like this, but in the TSA, you get a promotion! Unsurprisingly, no contraband was found on the nun.
A Relaxing Day
Everyone likes to have a cool looking photo for their social media profiles, but these guys are really going the extra mile for a photo opportunity. I guess this isn’t the worst way to pass the time at an airport. These two have obviously had some gymnastics training and who knows, maybe they’re on their way to a competition? They probably got more than their share of “likes” for this photo.
Hold Your Place
Here’s a dilemma for the ages: you’re waiting in line to re-book your flight after an annoying setback during your trip, but the line seems like it’s never going to move. Meanwhile, you’re more than a little sleepy, but don’t want to lose your place in line. Well, this guy’s solution is to just sleep while in line, and it seems to be working well for him. Hopefully, he wakes up when the line finally moves again!
Of all the things this photographer has immortalized in film, you can bet that a group of 44 little people pulling a DC-10 airplane wasn’t on the list until this day. This was actually a publicity stunt for a show called Man Vs. Beast. On this particular episode, producers posed these guys and gals’ collective strength against that of an elephant. Guess what? The elephant won.
No Fun Allowed, Either
In the US, the TSA does not allow a wide range of seemingly random items on planes. Some of it makes sense, such as guns, knives, etc. Other items, like snow globes, are a bit more perplexing. Apparently, the TSA was concerned that the water could be switched out for an explosive liquid instead. As for the Bangkok airport’s ban on durian fruits, it’s for more innocent reasons. A lot of travelers think they smell bad.