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theoatmeal.com [AIRPLANE HUMOR]

PostPosted: 14 Jul 2011 13:22
by AADX
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Thanks for flying SkyOats

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I don't hate airports - I hate the people at airports.

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A brief analysis of what I like to drink while flying

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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2011 14:34
by Steven Winslow
......it's not Ginger Ale! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2011 14:48
by AADX
LOL. the truth is funny. laugh-out-loud and chuckle at.

TBQH, i'll have to get Ginger Ale when (or if) I fly again sometime. Normally, I get apple juice.
Ironically, I have GA here at home normally, and never think to ask for it on a plane.

That said though, I support the conclusions about other airline drinks,
especially coffee and airline brand little bottle single serving $6-8/ea wine.

maybe alcohol is more expensive the further away from Earth one is....

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PostPosted: 15 Jul 2011 09:39
by kiofka
I can think of a couple more services to get in the new first class but I think we'll just keep this website PG for the time being. :D

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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2011 00:43
by AADX

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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2012 18:06
by capnsully
Yes! Eagle tears! Love it. Oh how I miss the inflight meals nowadays. Even in economy short trips, like Melbourne to Launceston, where the 737 would barely reach TOC and then have to slam its brakes on, I used to love getting my little tray with foil covered hot surprises. Those were the days. What do we get now? A packet of chips and surly look, if you're lucky.

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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2012 15:04
by AADX
http://theoatmeal.com/pl/minor_differences5/pilot

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click for the rest of the story....

Re: theoatmeal.com [AIRPLANE HUMOR]

PostPosted: 02 Sep 2013 11:28
by AADX
Actual exchanges between pilots and control towers.

Tower:
"TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."
TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

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O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."
United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this....I've got the little Fokker in sight."

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A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your last known position?"
Student: "When I was number one for takeoff."

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A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower noted:
"American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

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A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following:
Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."
Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent):
"Because you lost the bloody war!"

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Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7"
Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."
Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?"
Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... We've already notified our caterers."

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One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee. Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said: "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?"
The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger:
"I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I'll have enough parts for another one."

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The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206.
Speedbird 206: " Frankfurt, Speedbird 206! clear of active runway."
Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven."
The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"
Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."
Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"
Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, -- And I didn't land."

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While taxiing at London's Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.
An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!"
Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically:
"God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?"
"Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.

Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking:
"Wasn't I married to you once?

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PostPosted: 02 Sep 2013 12:08
by GlowWorm
LOL @ theoatmeal.com [AIRPLANE HUMOR]

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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2015 22:24
by susuki5678
I have GA here at home normally, and never think to ask for it on a plane.