The majority of traveling horror stories usually have something to do with flying, and there's a reason for that. You're on a strict schedule, tired, squished like sardines with strangers, and absolutely nothing is predictable. The process surrounding traveling on airplanes is stressful enough to drive anyone crazy. Still, we're lucky that some people documented some of the strangest things they've ever witnessed on an airplane for our enjoyment. Hopefully, these won't make you rethink taking that vacation you've been looking forward to.
A Quick Air Dry Never Hurt
We all know that feeling rushed is standard practice when it comes to traveling, and sometimes, we have to make do with what we have. This man must have been in such a rush that he didn't even have time to dry his socks before boarding the plane.
Luckily for him, this airplane has a complimentary sock drier so his feet can be nice and toasty by the time the plane lands. Too bad if anyone wanted to look out the window!
Don't Drink And Fly...
It's no secret that airports and airplanes are a popular place to have a few alcoholic beverages. It's so common, in fact, that nobody even bats an eye if someone is having a drink before an 8 am flight.
Nevertheless, it's important not to overindulge before getting on your flight, or you might end up in a sticky situation like this guy. If he thought this was the worst of his problems, he's got another thing coming when the plane finally lands.
No Match For Germs
If you're a germaphobe, it's likely that traveling on an airplane is basically a living nightmare. You're in an enclosed space with strangers with no way to escape whatsoever.
This person appears to take their health seriously and opted to dress in a full plastic bag to prevent any other people's germs from getting in their space. We hope that they have at least a few air holes in that because taking their chances might be safer than almost suffocating.
Well...This Is Concerning
If you're a fan of the show Lost, you'll know that this is the actor Jorge Garcia, who plays Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the show. You'll also know that the series focuses on a plane crash that the character was unfortunate enough to be part of.
So, we'd have to say that sitting down and seeing him next to you wouldn't be the most reassuring thing to experience right before takeoff. We wonder if whoever took this photo asked Garcia his opinions on the show's ending!
Arachnids Fly For Free
After the success of the movie Snakes on a Plane, it was surprising that a sequel wasn't released about spiders. Maybe because that's because it's a little too realistic for most airplane passengers.
Clearly, it's not an impossible concept, since there is a very large arachnid catching a flight on this plane! What are you even supposed to do in this situation thousands of feet in the air? We're putting our money that this plane was departing from somewhere in Australia.
This Panda Is More Behaved Than Most Children
When riding on a public airplane, it's not uncommon to see your fair share of characters on the same flight as you. However, not everyone is lucky enough to say that they were on the same flight as a panda!
We're very impressed with this panda. Look at how it's sitting there patiently and quietly, minding its own business. We hope that they had a good selection of snacks for this well-behaved animal to choose from!
The Music Stops For Nobody
Most people opt to read something, do a crossword puzzle, or watch a complimentary movie while on a flight. But not this guy. He continues to chase his passion, even if he's thousands of feet in the air.
Yet, it looks like all that jamming out on his little keyboard tuckered him out. Hopefully, for the other people on the plane, he had a pair of headphones that plugged into his instrument, or else nobody is getting any shut-eye!
This stuffed hamburger must really be important to whatever passenger made sure to buckle it in before takeoff. While most people might use something like this as a pillow on the plane, but it's instead of being treated like a real passenger with an aisle seat and everything!
The plane better have had plenty of extra seats, or else someone sitting in a middle seat might not be very pleased with this whole situation. We wonder where it's going!
Next Stop, Antarctica!
It's not every day that you see penguins traveling on an airplane, especially any that are roaming freely around the aisles!
We're going to assume that nobody had a problem with this situation, because who wouldn't want to randomly see penguins, especially when on an airplane! Imagine being bored on a flight only two see these incredibly cute guys waddling in your direction. It would be sure to turn any bad day into a good one!
The Rules Don't Apply To Them
For the most part, people know the correct way to sit on a seat, especially on an airplane. Not only is the normal way arguably the most comfortable, but it's also the safest.
Yet, this person doesn't seem to be concerned with the rules whatsoever. Instead, they have their feet sticking in the air for everyone to see. They must not have been able to get away with this for long before they were confronted by a flight attendant.
"So Where Are You Guys Headed?"
Imagine being behind someone on a plane only for them to turn around and be a dog! Most people might not think twice about the top of a person's head, but if they turned around and were this cute doggo, it would be quite a pleasant surprise.
By the looks of it, this isn't this dog's first time on a plane by how relaxed it seems. It's either that, or it's just really good at begging for food.
Being A Flight Attendant Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
There's a reason why you don't meet a fight attendant every day. And that's because they're either up in the air or because the job is too hard for most people to do.
If you think one flight is exhausting, imagine doing multiple in a day and constantly changing time zones and sleeping in hotels! It has to be a lot of work, so we don't blame this crew member catching some sleep when she can.
Satisfying Customers, No Matter The Cost
From this picture, it appears that this airline ran out of hit meals to serve to the passengers on the flight. So, before taking off, they ordered pizza to make sure that everyone was given their promised meal on the flight.
We don't know about you, but we think this definitely beats airplane food any day! The only people this is sure to annoy are those that don't like pizza. But who could that be?
"Thanksgiving Is Tomorrow!?"
We can't imagine for what reason somebody would bring a turkey on a plane, but here we are. We guess that this would certainly spice up any regular flight, although you'd have a hard time convincing anyone that there was actually a turkey on the airplane.
This passenger was smart and took a picture to capture the moment just to have physical evidence to prove that they weren't lying. The bird even has its own seat!
"Hey! This Isn't The Outback!"
If you've ever seen a kangaroo in person, you know that they aren't small animals and aren't the best at sitting still. We have no idea what this person's plan is when it comes to having this kangaroo sit down for an entire flight.
What happens if it's supposed to go to the bathroom? Hop down the aisle? We wonder if this kangaroo's owner had to pay full price for a ticket or if they got a discount.
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Often times in airplanes, you have to deal with the hand that you're dealt. Whether it's the food, the person sitting next to you, or in this case, the person in front of you, adapting is key. So, when this woman reclined all the way back without thinking of the passenger behind her, this man just lived with it.
Instead of making a fuss, he saw it as an opportunity to maybe sleep in a comfortable position.
Uh, You Forgot Something
Although airplanes can be a place where people put their feet up and relax (if they can), that doesn't necessarily mean to take off your shoes, or in this case, your wig.
It looks like someone really wanted to be comfortable on the plane and literally took off everything. If that wasn't bad enough, they left it on the plane! We're not sure how someone exits a plane forgetting their hair, but this person sure did!
We all know that personal space is hard to come by in an airplane, but come on, man! While most people know that they have to sacrifice a little bit of their own comfort in order to accommodate others, this man could clearly care less.
It looks like there's plenty of room for everyone to have at least a little bit of their own space, so we hope this poor woman said something to him!
Letting It All Hang Out
Sleeping on an airplane is not only horrible, but it is also an art form, only mastered by frequent fliers. To get comfortable, people will fall asleep in positions they didn't know were possible just to catch a few minutes of sleep.
Clearly, this woman didn't have an issue falling asleep on this flight, and it doesn't look like she's waking up anytime soon. Actually, someone might want to check on her to see if she's still breathing.
Boarding The Millenium Falcon
If it was Halloween or if this plane was going to a Star Wars convention, this person dressed up as Chewbacca might make a little more sense. Yet, by looking at the other people on the plane, neither of those options seems to be the case.
The real question, however, isn't why this man is dressed up, but how they managed to get through security wearing all of that. Maybe this airline has exceptions for Wookies.
Celebrity On Board
We all know that not all celebrities own private jets to travel, which means that many of them have to take airplanes as everybody else does. So, it's not incredibly uncommon for people to be on the flight of someone famous. But a famous dog? That's a whole different story.
The lucky passengers on this flight got to be on board with no other than the Target dog! Of course, this probably isn't the real dog, but it's still a funny story!
"Is There Bread On This Flight?"
We have no idea how passengers are able to board airplanes with all of these exotic animals, but we're here for it! There's nothing better to ease the tension of a flight than having a duck wander up to you and say hello.
Somehow, this duck has even mastered the "puppy eyes" to get some extra attention from the people on the plane. They better look out to make sure that nobody steals him when they leave!
Anything To Get Some Sleep
Forget the neck pillows, complimentary blankets, or anything else people typically use to try and sleep on an airplane. This man is taking things to the next level and doesn't care how ridiculous he looks, which is something we can all respect.
He's in his own little world under there and is probably having the best nap in the history of people trying to sleep while in the air. Where can we get one of these?
Control Your Children
Unless you've done it yourself, one can only imagine how stressful it is to fly with children, especially ones that are rambunctious. Not only can they drive you crazy, but also everyone that is unfortunate to be on the same flight as them.
These kids are either really skilled climbers or are on a time out, but something tells us that this goes against everything that the plane's safety regulations stand for. Have fun while it lasts!
"Excuse me, Pig Coming Through"
We have to say, it's definitely unusual to see barnyard animals on an airplane carrying passengers, but a pig? We're going to say that this pig is probably registered as an emotional support animal, or else it probably wouldn't have been let on the plane.
We hope that whoever these two are sitting next to like pigs because there might be a problem otherwise! Luckily, the crew won't have to worry about what to feed it because it will probably eat anything!
This Seat's Taken
Usually, children at this age can be a nightmare to take on a flight, but this little boy doesn't seem to have any problem at all. In fact, he actually looks comfortable more than anything!
He must travel on planes a lot because most children can't stand to be stuck in one place like this. We think it's safe to say that he's probably in such a good mood because he doesn't have to worry about not having enough space.
Here's The Hair You Ordered
If you have long hair, you should know that if you're on a plane, that's your own problem. It's up to you to do whatever is necessary to keep it out other people's way, no matter how uncomfortable it is to you.
Apparently, this woman didn't get the memo and threw her hair over the seat like there wasn't anybody sitting behind her. We're not even sure what to do in this situation if you are this poor fellow.
Sleeping On The Job
If there's any profession when sleeping on the job is seriously frowned upon, it has to be one where you're in charge of the lives of passengers, especially when up in the air.
We just hope that this picture was either taken before or after the flight because it would be concerning if it was during. It's a good thing that passengers can't see inside the pilot's cabin or else there would surely be some complaints.
Make Room For The Instrument!
Apparently, this woman purchased a plane ticket for her string bass to make sure that it didn't get damaged. We can't blame her either; everybody knows at least one person that has had something lost or ruined when checking their bag.
This woman figured that her instrument was too precious and was worth the extra money. Now, she can keep an eye on it and make sure there's no funny business. She should at least turn on the TV for it.
If you're going to buy your children stickers, the best idea might be to wait to give it to them until they have something safe for them to put them on. Otherwise, something like this might happen. You can't necessarily blame the kids in this situation either.
They were probably good and had what seemed like a perfectly good wall next to them that could use some decorating. Does the airline charge you for something like this?