Overheard on Your Delta Flight

Old Mar 9, 18, 12:33 pm
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Overheard on Your Delta Flight

I was thinking that we don’t have a thread for all the interesting things we hear in passing while onboard. If Mods think this is a bad idea, please delete, but I think it could be fun.

Today: *Sees FC* “wow these seats are great!” *Walks to economy* “Oh...”
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:36 pm
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Looking toward her seat — “Is that feces or melted chocolate?”
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:45 pm
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While loading FC-- "Isn't this zone 1?"
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:48 pm
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“Why did those kettles get upgraded to Business Class, when I’ve spent thousands with Delta, and I’m stuck in C+?”

[“Kettles” were actually Delta employees]
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On Amtrak -- Are these first class?

Nope, but if we where on a plane they would be.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:53 pm
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Said towards the lead FA: "What's a nice girl like you hanging out in a dump like this?"

Said by me when I was 8 years old while flying on a L-1011 In the mid seventies while I pried up a floor hatch in the rear galley "where does this go?"

Overhead on a JFK to Moscow during boarding in a heavy accent "VELCOME BOARD!! VELCOME BOARD! HAHA! VELCOME BOARD!! VELCOME! HAI! HAI! VELCOME! (definitely the happiest flight attendant I have ever heard or seen)

and my favorite is "Panama?!!? Panama?!? Panama the Country?!? PANAMA?! PANAMA?!"
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Old Mar 9, 18, 1:10 pm
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JFK > SDQ on 3/1 little fight between two ladies while one passed the other.

translated from Spanish to English.

To no one in general and just out loud an older women said while she walked through 1st "I use always flew in first class and The best-dressed people up here and on this plane are the poorest"

A female passenger seated in 1st replied to her again translated from spanish to english

"She should hush, she should know the older you are the less likely you can gold dig" if you are Spanish especially Dominican the word used was "Chapiar and Chapiadora"


There were some words thrown back and forth after that but nothing serious. Common for this flight to have minor altercations it's actually a fun flight to be on.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 1:27 pm
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Not on board, but at TPA this past weekend, I overheard a gentleman remark to wife (I'm guessing it was his wife?) in an exasperated tone:
"I can't believe our flight is full. Who the #@*) wants to go to Cleveland?!"
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ATL-SEA FA (in Southern accent): "would you like the chicken or veggiteranean entree?"

BOS-MSP: "we have begun our initial approach into the twin cities of Mindianapolis/St. Paul"
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Old Mar 9, 18, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by WWads View Post
I was thinking that we don’t have a thread for all the interesting things we hear in passing while onboard. If Mods think this is a bad idea, please delete, but I think it could be fun.

Today: *Sees FC* “wow these seats are great!” *Walks to economy* “Oh...”
I like fun discussions; so we shall see how this one goes.

By the way, you may have performed a small favor for me: when I searched for other discussions which have the word overheard in the title, I found at least two which were spelled overheard but should have been overhead — as in the overhead storage compartments — so I fixed them...

...and a somewhat similar discussion already exists:

What are the most stupid things you have heard people say when walking through F/J?
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Old Mar 9, 18, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by itsaboutthejourney View Post
BOS-MSP: "we have begun our initial approach into the twin cities of Mindianapolis/St. Paul"
Either I was on the same flight as you, or this has been said more than once.

Google Maps used to say Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport as "Minneapolis minus St. Paul Airport"
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Old Mar 9, 18, 4:01 pm
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On a WN flight from Florida some 10-15 years ago, we were landing in RDU in a somewhat heavy rainstorm (we didn't break out of the clouds until about 500-1000 ft to go). I overheard a passenger in the row behind me say something to the effect of "My friend is a pilot and he told me that in conditions like this, we might have to land on this thing called 'IFR', and that's not good". 1) We ARE on IFR in these conditions (and we've been on IFR for just about the entire flight, even when we took off from Florida where it was clear and sunny) and 2) Landing on 'IFR' (or rather, landing in IFR conditions) is normal operations for airlines.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ty97 View Post
Not on board, but at TPA this past weekend, I overheard a gentleman remark to wife (I'm guessing it was his wife?) in an exasperated tone:
"I can't believe our flight is full. Who the #@*) wants to go to Cleveland?!"
Trust me, I live here, I want out!
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Old Mar 9, 18, 6:28 pm
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On a 717 flight into ROA:

”I’m so glad they fly these Boeing 747s into Roanoke now. I really hated those old JRGs.”

ah yes, the classic Janadair Regional Get...
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During boarding on a msp to Fargo flight, 80+ year oId man sitting behind me in first having phone sex with two different women. It finally got bad enough I turned around looked at him and said "Really?".

This was years ago, still gives me nightmares
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