These Pictures Show Just How Bizarre Airports Could Be

Published on 01/12/2021
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If you’ve ever boarded a plane before, then you know for sure just how wild it could get when you’re in the airport. With the number of people who goes there, coming from different backgrounds, tradition, and whatnot, there is no doubt that you may have encountered some hilarious sights while waiting for your flight/for a loved one who just got off a flight. While in the airport, you’re either familiar with everything (just like a walk in the park) or have absolutely no clue what is happening. Here are pics that showcase just how wild airports could be.

You Need To Adjust

You need to adjust when you are at the airport. During a long layover, you need to follow the rules, adjust to delays, consider the time differences, or try to get comfortable. There are times when it gets too hot or too cold, so you have to be ready to come in. It doesn’t matter what situation you are in, because you always have to change one way or another.

You Need To Adjust

Watch The Hands

Talk about awkward! The security guard clearly just wanted to do her job thoroughly. This picture was taken at the exact moment, though, which made it look more handsome than it really was. We wonder if she was aware that while she was doing her routine security check, the cameras were on.

Watch The Hands

Watch The Hands

An Amazing Welcome

We all know that, regardless of how thoughtful and sweet it might be, welcome home signs can become super uncomfortable. The man just wanted to make sure he would welcome his wife to the best of his ability. He decided to write something, however, which made other individuals blush. He picked her up, looking like a driver with a “Smokin Hot Italian Chick” sign. He had to get a couple of stares, but we do not doubt that the effort was worth it.

An Amazing Welcome

An Amazing Welcome

Mom Is Off Duty

Based on the look that the kid was making, this dad got home at the perfect time. The humorous sign is one of the best on the list. It was the perfect sign, lighthearted and sweet, although his parents were making fun of him. If the mother leaves, we can’t help but wonder how much time her father spent away. This was a nice gesture, and after seeing this, we can’t help but wonder how the father reacted. Let’s hope mom finally finds the will to come back.

Mom Is Off Duty

Mom Is Off Duty

So Many Security Checks

If you are a frequent flyer, you must already know that those random security checks can not always be avoided. This could be your least favorite part when you are traveling. Who likes to be felt up and then pose for the safety machines, after all? It is a good thing that this woman is taking it in stride.

So Many Security Checks

So Many Security Checks

Maybe She Meant Duty

We assume that when he saw the welcome home sign, this person was more than thrilled. The two lovebirds seem so happy to be reunited. So much so that if he didn’t check the sign, we wouldn’t be surprised. Locked up in an embrace, it looks like the rest of the world has been forgotten. It’s a good thing he made it safe at home and found that his girl was waiting for him. It was a sweet reunion, and I’m glad we saw it!

Do You Mean Duty

Do You Mean Duty

Laying Under

When a flight gets delayed, you need to look for a spot to rest. This is not always an easy assignment. The woman decided to think outside the box, and a pretty smart solution was found. She wanted to rest, so she slid under her armrests, and herself fashioned a bed. Luckily, she was slim enough.

Laying Under

Laying Under

A Hot Welcome

We might not be experts, but we do not think this is a good spot for a pilot. We all understand that getting too close to the door, regardless of whether it is open or not, is not a great idea. We bet, though, that a lucky passenger had the honor of getting a pic. To be honest, we can’t help but feel a little jealous of that person!

A Hot Welcome

A Hot Welcome

Into A Bin

Traveling with a child can be a nightmare, but it is even worse if you have a small baby. They behave unpredictably, so you never know when they’re going to cry. You need to cart them around in a stroller on top of that. For the security check, this mom had to take off her shoes, so she needed to put the baby down. It’s a funny image, but we hope the child hasn’t been subjected to the X-ray machine!

Into A Bin

Into A Bin

Fly Forrest Fly

Taken at the Nashville International Airport, passengers were tired but lit up after spotting Forrest Gump there! From the haircut to the sneakers, they made sure to get all the details down pat. Although we don’t have any information about what he was doing or where he was going, we hope he’s going to meet his Jenny. If it seemed like he was going to miss the flight, the other passengers probably shouted, “Run, Forrest! Run!”

Fly Forrest Fly

Fly Forrest Fly

People Are Watching

Travelers have to be cautious. There’s someone watching all the time, after all. Security, safety cameras, and even fellow travelers trying to navigate the airport may be undercover. You should be aware that somebody is going to catch you in the act if you want to strike a pose. Oh well, we’re sure she was just excited about going on holiday.

People Are Watching

People Are Watching

Choking Up At The Airport

It feels like humiliating welcome home signs are a dime a dozen. This is probably the most mortifying one, however. As he left the gate, Mokie was shocked. His friends, after all, had dug up a mortifying photo of him choking on food. They blew it up then and held it out for all to see! We hope that, more than anything else, he found it funny. This is the kind of thing that will only be done for you by the closest pals, so they must have been the best of friends.

Choking Up At The Airport

Choking Up At The Airport

A Proposed Itinerary

It is hard to hold back a smile whenever you see a couple getting engaged in public. You must be familiar with the thrill and shock that comes with such an offer if you have ever been proposed to. The guy decided to go down on his knee when someone special to him returned from a trip. We are sure that when she walked out of the plane, she did not accept this. Do you think she was saying yes or turning him down?

A Proposed Itinerary

A Proposed Itinerary

Doodle Free

Most airports are not exactly dog-friendly, but there are a few that provide our pets with allowances. It does not matter whether your dog is well-trained, as we do, they also have needs. A “pet relief” area has been assigned to this San Diego airport to ensure that your pet can go about its business while saving you from the eyes of other passengers. When you need a break and want to surround yourself with adorable pups, it is also a good idea to go there.

Doodle Free

Doodle Free

Baby Aboard

Nothing beats a good wordplay in our books: “songplay.” It is difficult to think of a sign that could touch a dad more than this one. She was surprised based on the look on Harper’s face. Actually, this is quite odd because her dad should be the one to look like that! If we might say so ourselves, it looked like a well-thought-out plan. Anyone with a child might want the same nifty little idea to use.

Baby Aboard

Baby Aboard

Checking In

Traveling can be tiresome, and this is not a secret. You have limited options as to what to do when you start to feel stir crazy. Children can play hide and seek, but most adults will be stuck to their laptops and phones while waiting for the next flight. However, this girl chose to be more productive with her time. She decided to join the planking craze and rode the conveyor belt a decade too late.

Checking In

Checking In

Not Very Reassuring

You should not expect the calmest experience if you are using the Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow. You’ll be greeted by what remains of Dagestan Airlines Flight 37. This aircraft suffered an engine failure and, not long after takeoff, crashed. The emergency landing did not go through, in a tragic turn of events. The aircraft broke into three parts then! Two people have died, and the remnants of the aircraft are still used on trial flights.

Not Very Reassuring

Not Very Reassuring

Yogi

When you sit on a plane for hours on end, your body will not be happy with you. To keep the circulation going, a lot of experts even recommend moving around on the plane. A stretch, normally, is enough. However, until they stretch their entire body, some individuals are not satisfied. The yogi below decided to take advantage of his layover and go about his normal yoga routine, even though the airplane does not have enough space for this.

Yogi

Yogi

Enough Is Enough

If you are not convinced that the selfie is a cultural phenomenon, we will let you know that it was selected as the 2013 Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary. This lady was fed up with her partner’s narcissism, shelling out money to get a selfie stick. She decided that she had enough when she found the gadget among his things. She is refusing to go any longer through this embarrassment. We are happy she has decided to stand up for herself.

Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough

Alternative Seats

When you are at the airport, there is nothing unusual about seeing individuals in weird positions. However, this one takes the cake. We know that while you wait for your flight, it is difficult to get comfortable. This guy decided that he’d rest his back on the suitcase and let his lower body handle the seat. It doesn’t look comfortable, we know, but the only thing that matters to us is that he’s asleep.

Alternative Seats

Alternative Seats

A Strange Match

Without context, we understand why you would think that it is cruel and slave-like. Allow us, however, to tell you what happened here so you can relax. During the taping of Man Vs. Beast, they shot a photo as they tried to see who would pull an airplane faster: 44 small individuals or an elephant? In the end, in this strange match between these unlikely rivals, the animal was declared as the victor.

A Strange Match

A Strange Match

The Airport Grinch

We can understand why certain things are banned from airplanes. Most of these things are not allowed on the plane for safety reasons. However, many people scratched their heads when they discovered that the TSA was also banning snow globes. Many thought during the holiday season that they were playing the Grinch. If you wanted to know why it turned out to be a dangerous chemical, the liquid could be switched out. On top of that, Durian was also banned from Bangkok airport because of its strong smell.

The Airport Grinch

The Airport Grinch

Don’t Be Complacent

If you didn’t know, planes are hotbeds for germs and diseases. This is the reason germophobes are no fans of flying. The guy in the picture is one such individual and even used everything you could imagine to block out noise, light, and smells. There is no doubt in our minds that he was probably gaping at people on the flight. Can you imagine passing by him on the way to the toilet?

Don’t Be Complacent

Don’t Be Complacent

Plane View

“Do it for the ‘gram.” This saying has gotten popular among the youth who want to garner more followers and get more social media attention. Daniel Centeno is a Brazilian pilot who has gained more than 70,000 followers on Instagram by doing many fearless things. He took this selfie above the Palm in Dubai, but people still questioned these pictures. When the truth finally came out, it felt like everybody on the inside had done it. It turns out he photoshopped the picture!

Plane View

Plane View

Proud But Illegible

As soon as you land, we can imagine just how heartwarming it is to be greeted by an excited little girl. Nothing is more valuable than seeing thrilled toddlers greet their parents after reuniting. She wanted to make a sign for them before the six-year-old picked up her grandparents from the airport. It was totally illegible, even though she worked hard on the sign. She was beaming with pride despite this as she held it up!

Proud But Illegible

Proud But Illegible

A Passport Surprise

You should never leave anything important in your little children’s hands. This is an excellent example of why this is not something you should do. He was supposed to leave his passport out of their reach because they chose to use it as their next medium of art. The worst part, however, was the fact that they were on vacation. The airport personnel refused, of course, to accept it. Before they could go home, they had to make a trip to the embassy. Oh well, the vacation was extended, at least!

A Passport Surprise

A Passport Surprise

On Top Of Each Other

There are many mundane jobs at the airport, but it is always possible to make them more exciting and creative. The Tetris expert was channeled in by the baggage handler and created the most amazing luggage tower ever. The truth was that they are stacked art sculptures that were molded together, even though we wish this were the case. It may not be as entertaining as our version of the truth, but it’s still a great idea.

On Top Of Each Other

On Top Of Each Other

Keep That In Mind

You’ll find a lot of signs if you go to the airport. However, this sign did not look like anything we had seen before at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport in New Zealand. Although it is located far too close to the parking spots, it warned travelers to steer clear of the runway. Not only is this a big safety hazard, but in terms of airport safety, it has also given New Zealand a bad rap.

Keep That In Mind

Keep That In Mind

Meet The K-911

You probably don’t think much about it, but some airports are at risk of wild animals running across the runway. When this happened in the past, airport staff relied on traps to ensure that the animals did not go where they were not supposed to be. Cherry Capital Airport in Michigan, however, wanted to attempt another tactic. They hired a Border Collie, Piper, to run around the airport perimeter. His job is to chase away these wild animals and keep the passengers safe from damage.

Meet The K 911

Meet The K-911

Traffic On The Runway

Man, a warning that it can induce a panic attack should come with this kind of picture. There are so many broken regulations on airline safety in the photo that it is bound to lead to a huge collision. It was a good thing that a photographer called Mike Kelley actually photoshopped it. He called it “Wake Turbulence” and shows all flights departing from California’s LAX. He took 400 pictures overall and then combined them all in one.

Traffic On The Runway

Traffic On The Runway

On The Way To Antarctica

We know this looks like a movie scene, but it is real. Unfortunately, they were in danger of being poached by the Humboldt penguins. However, by delivering the animals back to an island off Port Elizabeth’s coast in South Africa, penguin conservationists helped them. Their native habitat is this. It is not all that simple to transport penguins, however. The best and most convenient option that they have is a commercial airline.

On The Way To Antarctica

On The Way To Antarctica

Bear On The Runway

Many airports never get to see a sight like this one, but in countries that face extreme weather conditions, it happens fairly often. The photographer took this shot at an airport in Alaska, located near the habitat of many polar bears. What a beautiful animal, even though it is dangerous as well. It turns out that although they like to live in cold places, they also seem to enjoy living between planes.

Bear On The Runway

Bear On The Runway

Make Sure To Log Out

You better not leave your phone at the airport because you might never get it back. After a passenger forgot their phone, the people working at Newcastle International Airport wanted to have fun. They took a funny selfie with it and posted it on her social media. Geordies might not have the best rep out there, but the two men are likely to have changed people’s thoughts about them.

Make Sure To Log Out

Make Sure To Log Out

Time For Airobics

In general, millennials are glued to screens no matter where they are. It makes for quite a refreshing sight when young people decide to live in the present. By performing circus acts, the guys wanted to take airport activities to a whole new level. As you can imagine, the kids were delighted to see such a spectacle. They got away without a scratch, even though they did not take a lot of precautions.

Time For Airobics

Time For Airobics

Claim Your Present

It is not always smooth-sailing and can even be hectic to travel. When it comes to luggage, this is particularly true. People just want their baggage safely to arrive. This Spainair flight arrived on Christmas Eve and wanted to offer a special gift to the passengers through the luggage conveyor. People were amazed but happy to find something, particularly something age-appropriate! What a special Christmas that was.

Claim Your Present

Claim Your Present

Not The Cockpit

We do not think that sitting here is a good idea for a pilot. She was supposed to know better than to get that close to the door! But let us tell you the story behind this, first. This is Sweden’s Marie Pettersson, who enjoys combining her passions for yoga and flying. The pilot generally posts on the aircraft photos of herself performing yoga. On social media, her posts have attracted a lot of attention!

Not The Cockpit

Not The Cockpit

Strong Beach Breeze

In Saint Martin, the Caribbean, Maho Beach is located. For its beautiful beaches and blue waters, the destination is known. The most famous thing about it, however, is its scary runway. The beach is far too close to the runway on the island, which has caused planes to be too close to the people on the beach. This isn’t ideal because most individuals have to duck down. While at it, they certainly didn’t forget to take a selfie!

Strong Beach Breeze

Strong Beach Breeze

Fun With Slow Walkers

We don’t know about you, but slow walkers can be really annoying at the airport. After disembarking on the plane and going at her own pace, this grandma did not let others pass her. In order to make way for the other passengers, she could not be bothered. The fact that they were good-natured about it was a good thing!

Fun With Slow Walkers

Fun With Slow Walkers

Sleeping Together

When you are too tired from traveling and just want to sleep, what are you supposed to do? Single travelers can sleep almost anywhere, but things are more challenging when you travel with a partner. Good luck finding something to fit both of you! She was smart enough to sleep in his lap!

Sleeping Together

Sleeping Together

What Lies Nunderneath

If you have ever flown in the states, you probably wonder if TSA is being over-the-top. We know that checking for chemicals and weapons is important, but some people do not raise as much suspicion as others do. This nun has undergone additional checks, which is not something you expect to happen.

What Lies Nunderneath

What Lies Nunderneath

Very Accurate Signs

Have you ever had to go to the airport bathroom but find the line too long? Take a look at the signage for this Chinese airport. What an accurate way to provide the toilets with directions! It feels like they wanted to let people know that you will have to wait for a while before you get your turn. Instead of paying for these signs, we feel that they would be better off investing in the bathrooms.

Very Accurate Signs

Very Accurate Signs

In Her Luggage

If you’re leaving for a fun vacation, you’ll probably be asked by a lot of people, “Can I come in your suitcase?” It might be a joke, but there’s a man who took it literally, as he hid in his friend’s suitcase. How unpleasant does that look? We do not know, on top of that, why they thought it was going to work. Finally, we hope that he’s glad he didn’t end up in prison. Dude, just buy a ticket for a plane.

In Her Luggage

In Her Luggage

Make Yourself Comfortable

We know that looking at people on the airport floor can be weird, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Finding a free seat at the airport can be tough, so you have to be creative. Since he laid down there as others checked in, this looks more awkward than usual!

Make Yourself Comfortable

Make Yourself Comfortable

A Rolly Davidson

When the taxi cancels on you, what are you supposed to do? Maybe you’re starting to panic because you don’t want to miss your flight. After failing to find an Uber, they invented a different option. They were just using a motorbike to get this passenger to the airport. What a wonderful and convenient concept this is! A great job.

A Rolly Davidson

A Rolly Davidson

But Why

We do not understand how the runway got the go signal to be built in this place. Located at the Gibraltar International Airport, cars are made to stop at the light before airplanes can land safely. Normal vehicles can pass through as long as the barriers are raised. However, an emergency landing can wreak havoc here.

But Why

But Why

Airport Exhaustion

She represents what all the other passengers feel. After waiting and going through security checks, it is not rare to feel tired at the airport. You will have no choice but to be on your feet for hours most of the time. We’re pretty impressed with this little girl, who gets to sleep and gets carried around. Pretty good for her.

Airport Exhaustion

Airport Exhaustion

His Personal Luggage

Have you ever forgotten what your bag looks like on the conveyor belt while waiting for it? At least you’ve never totally forgotten you had one. This guy had gone through both of these things, so next time he decided to come prepared. Getting a bag with your face on it might be a good idea!

His Personal Luggage

His Personal Luggage

Literally Shining Armor

This looks like a joke, we know, but it’s not. After all, you probably don’t remember how many times you have seen different gimmicky stands at the airport while waiting for your flight. If you’ve always wondered about the people who have shoeshines, you’ve got your answer now.

Literally Shining Armor

Literally Shining Armor

Delayed Personal Growth

When fetching a loved one from the airport, many people stick to generic signs. It is also a good idea to get creative, however. If you can’t find any food in the house but can’t find your mom to restock, do you remember how frustrating it is? By appearing in a penguin suit with a sign that signals what kind of food they need to purchase, this boy decided to show his frustration with the situation.

Delayed Personal Growth

Delayed Personal Growth

Only Three Minutes

There is a sign at the airport in Aalborg, Denmark. Airport stewards may be aggressive about the cars that block the check-in line on the roadside. People want their loved ones to bid farewell, but this is not ideal. For this particular event, Denmark came up with a solution and created a “Kiss and Goodbye” area. They have, however, put a cap on the length of the lip-locks that occur here. No more than 3 minutes!

Only Three Minutes

Only Three Minutes

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