Dear US Airways,

Might I suggest that you refrain from making the following announcement over the loud speaker in the terminal:

” Passengers of flight 354, your upcoming flight is going to be delayed and you’re going to need to board a different¬† plane . We have your plane coming in but it was STRUCK BY LIGHTING so we won’t be using it. Enjoy your flight! ”

Really? Why not try instead…

” Passengers of flight 354, Sorry for the inconvenience but we will need all of you to board your flight at Gate 5 instead of Gate 2.¬† No need to worry! Rainbows and unicorns still await you! Enjoy your flight!”


See! Instead of invoking fear and and panic in anyone who was earshot of that announcement, you would have instead caused us to look forward to the Unicorn Show!

Just a suggestion.





(Passenger of US Airways flight who was on the verge of a panic attack the entire flight to Creative Estates!)











  1. 1

    It make you wonder who hires these people to make such announcements? Ha! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  2. 2

    It would have had to be a tropical destination accessible only by air to get me on that flight I think! You are brave!

  3. 4

    Oh no! That is terrifying! So gald you made it though, it was fabulous meeting you (my twin!) at the Girls Night Out! Have a safER flight home!

  4. 6

    Nice. I think I would have been too. Glad you made it there safely :)

  5. 8

    I was once waiting for a plane that was delayed and they came over the loudspeaker to say that the flight ahead of us (also delayed) would be finally boarding but that we needed to be aware that the flight could be cancelled in air.


  6. 11

    Oh, Lord! I was on a SWA flight from Chicago to San Fran that was struck by lightening and I thought the whole undercarriage of the plane blew apart. The pilots waited 15 minutes to make an announcement that all was fine and it took me about 15 seconds to order a Bloody Mary and pop some Xanax.

  7. 13

    So glad you got there safe! And your right. Whoever made that announcement was an idiot.

  8. 15
    Laura Whistler says:

    Clearly this goes under the category of “Did they just really say that??”

    • 16

      You’d think there would be an entire chapter in the training book that lists the things NOT to say over the load speaker! This I’m guessing is number 2 or 3.

  9. 17

    Lol! I canNOT believe they said that. Some things are better left unsaid.

  10. 18

    Ok.. I HATE to fly so I will pass on my one tip . I watch the stewards on the plane..if they don’t look freaked I am not going to freak.. if they looked freaked I feel just fine acting like a totally ninny and holding the hand of the person next to me ( even if I don’t know them!)

    May the flight be with you!

    Maddie- the D.A.

  11. 19

    LOL SO funny and yet SO terrifying. Glad you made it in one piece!

  12. 20

    Hey Becca, Yeah, that made me a little anxious to get on the plane. The flight home was much better. It was so good to meet you in person. You’re so fun to talk to. I hope you’re feeling better soon. Thanks for letting us hitch a ride with you. I’m soory I didn’t get to say bye to you. I hope we can get together again soon.

    • 21

      I know! That last flight was much better! I ducked into the restroom and missed saying goodbye! I heard your family was there to meet you! LUCKY! Such a great weekend! I have so much to do to get caught up, visit new blogs, get myself back to normal! Thanks for being so great! Take care!

  13. 22

    That is sooooo hilarious!! I was laughing out loud when I read it!!!

  14. 23

    Remember all that snow America had at the end of February 2010? I was trying to get from England to Atlanta! 4 days it took me! 4 whole days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And some of the conditions we took off or landed in would probably have terrified me, if I hadn’t been so darned tired!

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