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All you need is LUV....

mchan
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Just a quick little fun story..... We had a passenger come into the airport, and he walked right up to the ticket counter.  He said, "I'll take a ticket to Los Angeles, please!"  We rapidly checked the existing flights we had, and we said,  "Sir, we have a flight at such and such time and that will be $296.00 plus tax."  The gentleman looked back at us and said, "the sign outside says all I need is LUV."  ha ha ha..... NICE TRY!!!!!  Let's hear some of the funny things you may have overheard at the airport.
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Federico
New Arrival
Once a passenger asked me if it was possible to ask the captain to make a stop (on an Intercontinental flight, we were flying over the Atlatinc) somewhere. When I asked him what the problem was, he told me "I'd like to take a walk, and maybe smoke a cigarette". At least he asked before sneaking in one of the lavatory trying to smoke undetected 😛
angela
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I was working with a photographer to get some shots of our planes landing at Love Field and she was having a tough time getting the timing just right and she asked if there was anyway I could radio the tower and ask if the planes could slow down a bit on approach.
Pamela_Kay
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Ming! What a great story! Miss you!
blusk
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One of my favorites is when a family comes to the ticket counter to check on an arriving flight. The kids usually look at the arrival monitor and run back to Mom and Dad to tell them the gate and arrival time. Mom and Dad don't believe the kids and have to ask for the same information that their kids just gave them. I was nonreving on a commuter carrier years ago from Fort Wayne, In to Chicago O'Hare. The flight was a small turboprop plane, and as I was standing outside, waiting to board, one of the other passengers fancied himself "Mr. World Traveler" and was regaling his companions with stories about how he was an experienced flyer. On approach to O'Hare, we ran into a patch of bumpy air, and he began crying and screaming like a baby. I thought: If his friends could only see him now. Blog Boy
Leah3
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Last July, I went to DAL for my GI for Flight Attendant position. I, as always, checked in very early. When I arrived at the gate (in TUL), there was another flight boarding. After everyone got on, the CSA paged for two Customers who hadn't shown up yet. Shortly after that, a man arrived; the plane hadn't backed out yet, but I believe the jetway door was closed. He said, "I thought it was 7:50." & the CSA said "It is." He started to get upset & wondered why he hadn't been paged. She said she did (I heard it!), & was able to get him on another flight. The second paged Customer showed up during that time, too. I don't know why these two men were late, but hopefully from now on, they'll allow themselves more than enought time! :) Another time, six years ago, my parents & I were on our way home from Europe & had to change & go through customs at DFW. Our flight from DFW to TUL was delayed because of storms in other parts of the state. When we finally boarded, we taxied to the runway & had to sit for a while. The man I sat next to said he was tired of being on a plane; I don't know if he'd been flying a lot lately or what. I asked him where he was coming from, & he said AUS. I thought to myself, "That's nothing! My parents & I spent 10 hours & 45 minutes nonstop on a flight. " Instead, I said we were coming back from Europe. I don't remember if I said how long we'd been on a plane, but I know I didn't tell him exactly where we came from-we were returning from Frankfurt. Oh, I have another one! When I was in 5th grade, my parents, older sister, & I flew to PHL for Thanksgiving (too bad SWA didn't have service there then-we flew TWA & Eastern); on the way home, we were landing in MCI (or maybe it was TUL-I forgot) & we hit a bump on the runway. A kid was sitting several rows behind my sister & me, & he said, "Woah!" She & I just started cracking up! 🙂
Francisco_Delga1
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I was waiting to board my flight when i over heard one of the gate agents call for a missing passenger. The passenger was checked in for the flight but had failed to board. She then said "will Sam smith please report to the gate so you can wave to your missed flight." One announcer informed us that our aircraft was running late and if we were satisfied with his excuse his name was John and he worked for Southwest, but if we were upset with the late arrival his name was Juan and he worked for US AIRWAYS. THE BLOG BOY FRANCISCO
Leah3
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I thought of another one. When my older sister flew the first time (she went with some friends a long time ago to DAL, I think), it was a bumpy flight, or at least somewhat. When they arrived, my sister said that wasn't such a bad flight! Ha! Maybe not for her, but I don't know about the others. Ha! I was wrong on the time from my post above about the men who missed their flight out of TUL; I should have said 6:50 a.m., not 7:50. Has anyone run into someone they know at the airport at home, out of state, or even out of the country? I'm just curious. When my parents & I were coming back from Israel, I saw one of my now former high school teachers & her now late husband at the airport in JFK! The two of them were on the last two flights back with us-out of JFK & STL. It was weird, because I'd been talking about her on the flight back to the states! :) P.S. Ming, I'm a life-long Oklahoman, too! I didn't graduate from OU, though; I did from TCC & East Central University in Ada. 🙂
Jenny4
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I can't recall anything at the airport but I do have a funny in-flight.... Many moons ago I smoked. I was aboard a flight to Spain and I was craving an after dinner smoke. Force of habit, I grabbed my coat and put it on, heading to the "smoking section." On my way there a flight attendant joked: "Good thing you put your coat on, its cold out there." I look back on that moment and smile - what on earth did I need my coat for? Now I love the fact I can sit in an airport waiting for flights without trying to figure out a way to get outside for that last puff...
Anonymous669
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My two daughters, age 5 & 8, were flying between SAV and BOS and the airline they were flying on made a few errors on the way to RDU and to make up to my daughters they were placed in first class and instead of peanuts they were served some upgraded snacks that they did not like. The following week they were visiting their Grandmother in OKC and as I was turning them over to the Flight Attendant at the jetway entrance my youngest daughter piped up in a very loud voice "We don't to ride First Class, do we?". Of course this brought a lot of laughter from everyone waitng to board.
John14
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A few years back I would always end up connecting through Vegas at night to get wherever I was supposed to be. The Vegas airport is a freak show. The first thing you see at the gate is a couple screaming at the gate agent "What do you mean the flight already left? You told me I had half an hour 10 minutes ago!" On one of those occasions, after being told that the couple had missed the last flight of the night, the man (who looked like he belonged on an episode of COPS with his shirt off) told his companion "(expletive) these guys, we'll take the private jet. We don't need this (expletive)." Yeah. You'll take the private jet. That's why you were booked on the red eye to Tampa on America Worst.
K__Luedtke
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Hi Ming! Great story. Miss you, K
Kevin17
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I was in line for a flight to ISP from RDU stopping at BWI. A woman next to me asks her friend "how come it's called Baltimore Washington Airport? I thought Baltimore was in Maryland". True Story. K
Fabio2
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I've taken a picture at the most important touristic fair in Milan, Italy. I think this could be interesting for SWA because a future airport in Ragusa was using a SWA airplane for the booth and certainly SWA doesn't fly to Italy, neither Ragusa. I don't know how to send the picture. Please help me.
blusk
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Hi Fabio, We would LUV to see the picture, and I will contact you offline via e-mail. Thanks, Brian
Ray_Stump
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Opinion Corner With Mr Stumpstein Airport signage methodology should target different personality types. Signs commonly appear in large bold font hanging off ceilings where overconfident people constantly gaze, but these people already know where everything is located in an airport. Why aren't signs painted on the floor for the downtrodden lost sould who knows he has no hope of locating anything once he steps into the terminal. Maybe the floor would look like the introduction to a Star Wars epic saga, but at least someone of low self-esteem, or some poor pathologically shy person could find a bathroom or a baggage claim. If Dorothy could have found a yellow brick road in time, maybe she could have taken a bus instead of a house to see the wizard.