Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Little Airline Humor...!

As much as I hate flying, I really enjoyed this sampling of airline humor sent to me from my baby Sis!

I figured you might like a grin this morning as well, so I wanted to share it all with you! Maybe you can use them next time you fly!

Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg. Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:
On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced,
"People, people we're not picking out
furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"

On another flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."

On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings.. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."

"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."

"Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."

As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"

After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo, a flight attendant on a flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

From a Kulula employee: "Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't
know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."

"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one small child, pick your favourite."

“ Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember,nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."

"Your seats cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."

"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings.

“Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.."

And from the pilot during his welcome message: "Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"

Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town: The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

Overheard on a Kulula flight into Cape Town, on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"

Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing:

"We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his plane into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline. He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment.
Finally everyone had got off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question? "Why, no Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?"
The little old lady said, "Did we land, or were we shot down?"

After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg , the attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tyre smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal.."

Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today.. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of Kulula Airways."

Heard on a Kulula flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing.. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."

A plane was taking off from Durban Airport. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.
Welcome to Flight Number 293, non-stop from Durban to Cape Town, The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight.. Now sit back and relax...
OH, MY GOODNESS!" Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my trousers!"
A passenger then yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"

You have to just love an airlines that can laugh at itself! Now if we could teach Congress to do that, that would be something!

How about coffee on the patio? We can sit in the rain, while it last!


Ken said...

...thanx fer the early giggle Jim,you know some of them gotta be true huh?...

Anonymous said...

Those were great HermitJim - the last one still has me chuckling - thanks for the laughs.

Ben in Texas said...

Thanks for the smile this early, Hermit. True , many years ago coming out of Hobby in Houston. the pilot made the regular announcement, then he forgot to turn off his MIC and we heard. "Ok, Let's get this big Sonofabitch off the ground" True!! Honest.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Yep Jim, that was good one, made me laugh. Thanks.

Momlady said...

Thanks for the funny this morning. It's always nice to start the day with a smile.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
You could almost apply most of these to a lot of different airlines!

Gotta love a company like this!

Thanks for coming by, buddy!

Hey Anon 5:05...
Does bring a smile, doesn't it? I thought they were prett5y good!

Thanks for dropping in today!

Hey Ben...
I'm sure that there is a lot of things like this that we never hear! Makes for an interesting flight!

You have a good day...and thanks for coming by this morning!

Hey Dizzy...
I'm glad you enjoyed them, and that they help bring a smile today!

Thanks for the visit!

Hey Momlady...
Can't ever have too many smiles, especially in the morning!

Thanks for the visit today!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

This type of humor couldn't happen here in the USA. We're too politically correct. The Evil Empire airlines would punish the flight attendants for any comments like those. Thanks for a another great lesson.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Good Morning HJ. It's a very rainy and dark a.m. here on the VA eastern shore. Catching up on blog reading for awhile. Yours was "a real hoot" It would be worth a flight on Kulula Airlines just to be entertained! Thanks for the smile on a dreary day.

Felinae said...

:D Thank you for the morning giggles this morning. Those were pretty good.

Have a good one,

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
At least a little humor would be better than all the warnings about what could happen!

I'm surprised that we haven't been slapped with a humor tax yet!

Thanks for the visit, my friend!

Hey Beatrice...
Glad to help brighten your day just a bit!

Hope the weather straightens up a bit for ya pretty soon! At least it helps to keep the heat down, right?

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

HermitJim said...

hey Felinae...
Glad you liked them, lady! Just trying to do my part!

Thanks for the visit today!

Anonymous said...

I have posted some of those before, but there were a few additions there, always good for a giggle.


Karo Group said...

Further to the Kulalu airline humour, something inspired by Mr. Slater.