Let's Play "The Airline Did WHAT?" Game

Select your play piece.

I'll take the mini typewriter.

Line 'em up right here with your paper boarding pass in hand.

Roll the dice.

Pick a card with a question.

Let the games begin.  (And, yes, this really happened.  Yesterday.  United.  Orlando to O'Hare)

1. You hand your boarding pass to the airline attendant. She scans it.  You walk to your seat.  There is an elderly Asian gentleman already sitting there.  You:
A. Assume he's sitting next to his son (if he became a father at the age of 10 and adopted this guy from a Nordic land) and just plop down in another open seat.
B. Say, as politely as possible, "I'm actually in 23B."

If you selected A, proceed to the Final Lightning Question.
If you selected B, proceed to question 2.

2. You hold up your boarding pass and try to show him, as politely as possible, your seat number.  He does the same.  You see that it says 23B, as well.  Then, you notice it also says from "Orlando to Washington-Dulles." You:
A. Assume he's taking a rather indirect path to his final destination (Florida to Chicago to DC? Meh. People have done stranger things.) and just plop down in another open seat.
B. Say, as politely as possible, "Let's ask the flight attendant."

If you selected A, proceed to the Final Lightning Question.
If you selected B, proceed to question 3.

3. The flight attendant looks at each of your boarding passes.  She says to the gentleman, "You're on the wrong plane. This plane is going to Chicago." You:
A. Lock eyes with the blonde lady sitting in 22B and mouth to each other, "OH. MY. Gah."
B. Lock eyes with the blonde lady sitting in 22B and mouth to each other, "What the --!"

If you selected either A or B, proceed to the Final Lightning Question.

Final Lightning Question. Where does the man end up?
A. If you selected A for Questions 1 and/or 2, he ends up in Chicago. Oops. You lose (and, mostly, so does he).
B. If you selected B for Questions 1 and 2, he ends up in Washington, DC. You win.  Collect your winnings.

What were my winnings?  An orchestra!  ... of phlegm.  As it turned out, the Nordic fella snored.  Loudly.  Thirty minutes in, I collected my things and plopped down in another open seat.

In the spirit of Roses, today, I am grateful ~
1/ There were other open seats so I didn't have to hear that for the rest of the flight.
and 2/ The gentleman made it to Washington - well, I hope, after frantically grabbing his jacket and bag from the overhead compartment and smiling embarrassedly (poor guy!).

And, lastly, as with all "The Airline Did WHAT?" games, we're left with questions, such as how the hell did the attendant who scanned his boarding pass not see that he was getting on the wrong plane!
We'll probably never know.  But, I will pick up my mini typewriter and play the game again. I have no choice and the airlines, if nothing else, always provide complimentary beverages ... and material. I win.

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