1. Just A Little Nap
When you feel tired, the right thing to do is rest. But that can be a problem if you are waiting to catch a flight and there is no soft bed or long sofa to nap in. don’t worry much though, you can always improvise with airport seats, like the woman in this picture.
While this is not the best position to sleep in and she may end up body ache after waking up, at least she got the much-needed sleep. This picture shows how much the body reacts to basic needs regardless of how comfortable it is.
2. Welcome Home Mommy
Airport pickup signs are a lovely thing to behold, especially when you are new in the city or returning home after a long trip, like the woman these signs are up for who on her return to Toronto from Rotterdam came to find out the sign her daughter was holding up was, to say the least, unexpected.
We can imagine the looks on the faces of the travelers and how the mother must have felt on spotting the sign – joy mixed with embarrassment. It is definitely a prank to remember.
3. Bad Santa
It is not every day you see Santa in cuffs; this is one of those very rare days. He is supposed to be on a sleigh pulled by reindeers going around the world at magical speed delivering presents, but that is not the case here.
You are probably wondering what the passengers must be thinking too, what could Santa do to get in trouble. Maybe he is carrying some mischievous gifts with him, either way, children are watching.
4. Too Tired For This Flight
Here is one of the most hilarious things you will only find in the airport. This girl is either having the ride of her life, or she is just too tired to be bothered about walking another step after only God knows how many miles her small feet have covered.
The father is also handling it well as he appears comfortable just dragging her along. This is another example of how travelers can use exceptional improvising skills in the airport, who knew suitcases have a space on the outside too.
5. Birds On Flight
Birds are on flight. That statement will not mean much to you until you see the picture of a Saudi Prince who transported 80 falcons to the United Arab Emirates with Etihad Airways. What is he going to use 80 falcons for you ask, the answer is Falconry, a popular sport in the middle east.
The idea of flying birds with an airplane is not so strange in the Middle East as you think, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways allow birds to travel between Middle Eastern countries. Six is the maximum number of birds allowed unless you are top shot Prince who has the reputation and the money needed to bend the rules.
6. I Skipped The Parking Memo
If you think flying is all the skill a pilot needs, this picture will convince you that parking skills are important as well. Maybe you don’t need to know how to park to fly across the Atlantic, but you sure need it to avoid what you’re seeing in this picture.
We wonder what could have led to this. Perhaps the pilot left the engine running while he went to answer the call of nature, perhaps he or she was a little sleepy or even worse, drunk. Whatever the reason, we are starting to doubt his or her flying skills too.
7. Scan The Baby
Airport security checks are as tough as it gets in air travel, and this mother is here battling with it. It requires removing items like belts, shoes, and jewelry to pass through. This woman is pictured untying her shoelaces.
In the heat of the moment, with the pressure of removing her shoes and not keeping those on the queue waiting, she has dropped her baby on the scanning container and is now in a race against the conveyor belt.
8. Kissing Booth
Imagine someone putting a limit on how much love and affection you can show, that sounds so unfair and weird. Especially in an airport where all emotions run high, and people are always open to publically expressing how show they feel.
But this is what we found at Aalborg Airport in Denmark. A limit on how long you can kiss someone goodbye. In case you are thinking of starting a revolution and going against the norm, this is a perfect spot to start.
9. Do You Want To Log Out?
Always log out when you use a public computer, or who knows what will come out of it, maybe something as harmless as this prank on Jasmine who used the computer at the Newcastle International Airport to log in her Facebook account and forgot to log out.
Free computers are usually available at airports for commuters to use during the waiting period, and sometimes, people use it to log in their social media account. Poor Jasmine will probably come down from her flight to find that she has posted pictures of two men making funny faces on her timeline.
10. A Tower Of Baggage
These two suitcase towers are what you will see when you walk into the Terminal A of Sacramento Airport. You are probably wondering how real they are too. You're not alone; it is a sight to marvel at.
These two towers are permanent features of the airport and add a touch of style to the place. Don't worry;no one is knocking them down; commuters are only allowed to stare in amazement.
11. Look Dad Is A Work Of Art
Being a dad is fun and demanding, and this is a perfect example of that. When this dad fell asleep at the airport, he didn't expect to wake up looking more colorful than ever, but his daughters were up to the task with stickers and makeup.
No one can blame them though, they had no sticker book with them and daddy worked just fine. Next time you are at the airport with your daughters, try your best to stay awake. If you can't, bring a sticker book along.
12. Look Who’s Visiting
It is not every day you see a polar bear in the airport roaming freely like it is its natural habitat, but it happens quite often at Alaska’s Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport. Different animals indigenous to the locality such as seals, oxen, caribou, and birds have paid visits to the airport runway.
Usually, when this happens, pickup trucks and sleds are used to remove the animals, and life goes on. We guess it is part of the daily life here.
13. Grandma Appreciates The Effort
Welcome home signs are one of the best features of the airport. The glowing faces of relatives as they smile and rejoice at the sight of their long-gone family members. But with the wrong signs, things can get a little weird.
These grandkids must have dedicated a lot of time and creativity into making this sign, and their grandmother would have to focus on that and forget what the sign says. And if it was a prank, it sure was a classy one.
14. The Airport Acrobat
Okay, this is awkward. Stretching before and after a flight is a good idea given how cramped up one can be after a long flight with the seat close together and no room to stretch the legs and maneuvers during the flight.
Doing the upside down seems to be a bit of stretch. But the girl was not bothering anyone with gymnastic moves so we gotta give it to her, she knows how to do her yoga. Do you wonder how much weirder it can get, check the next picture
15. Dream Come True
You think falcons are the only birds privileged to fly in airplanes. Not at all. These Humboldt penguins did too, but then it is not like penguins can actually fly so it must have been a dream come true.
After being rescued from poachers by conservationists, it became necessary to return these birds to their natural habitat in South Africa. Authorities decided on using air transport because that is the fastest and least risky way of getting our friends in black and white back home, it was a pretty sight to see them waddling across the airport.
16. Why Go White, When You Can Go Pokémon
Tired of seeing airplanes in all those dull primary colors, well here is a sight for you to behold. This is a Pokémon themed airplane which is part of Japan's All Nippon Airways fleet. For a Pokémon Fan, the sight alone can give goosebumps, but it gets even better.
The airline also has airplanes with hello Kitty themes, what makes these airplanes wonderful is that it is not only the outside that is Pokémon Themed, even the interior is decorated with Pokémon characters.
17. This Is Mine
Remember when you used to label your pens and markers so no one would steal them and if they get missing, anyone who finds them can return it to you. Well, someone didn't stop at middle school.
This man took it a step further by pasting his picture on his suitcase; definitely one can deliberately or mistakenly carry the suitcase, he will have some explaining to do. A little tip though, if you won't follow in this man's footsteps, make sure you smile for the camera.
18. Show ‘em Your Moves
Old wisdom says; keep your inner child alive; this woman is definitely following that advice. Maybe a little too literally, but you can’t blame someone for wanting to have fun, especially in the long boring wait before a flight.
Who knows how long she has been waiting to play this game where she jumps on the carousel and surf through. Let’s hope she got cheers and not boos for her performance.
19. You Can’t See Me
The sight of people napping at airports is commonplace, maybe it is due to the usual wait for the flight to arrive or it is another reason, everyone who has napped in an airport probably has a good reason to. This man, however, does his own in style.
With all the newspaper around, it looks like he is alternating between reading and napping. Who knows, maybe he was just feeling cold or didn't want people recognizing him while he enjoys his nap. Either way, it worked.
20. A Queer Gentleman
What do we have here… it is a man in a suit and a bikini bottoms with a feathered scarf. This is not one of the weirdest things one can find at the airport but don’t worry. It is not what it looks like; he is just standing on the side of a railing poster.
What makes it even funnier is that he doesn’t know it, the look on his face shows he is completely unaware of what is on the other side of the railing and how much that affects his appearance, who will tell him?
21. A Piece Of Something
Oh! That's a piece of... No, you got it wrong, it is a piece of pillow. This woman's decision to hook her neck pillow to her handbag turned out more to cause more of a scene than she has planned.
Perhaps what makes it more hilarious was the matching color of the lady skin and the being pillow. If only she had looked back to see what’s dangling behind her, but then we wouldn’t have this picture if she did.
22. May The Fourth Be With You.
May the force be with you. The Fourth of May is the national Star Wars Day on which several fans of the fantasy movie franchise dress up in different to celebrate one of the most relevant movies in pop culture.
Denver international airport decided to join in the celebration with Storm Troopers coming into the scene, but that's just the icing, wait for the cake.
23. All Hail Darth Vader
The Arrival of Darth Vader was what capped it all. After the Storm Troopers have patiently, the arrival of their leader was greeted with applause and cheers. It appears only the Storm Troopers were excited though, other fans didn't share in it, but that is understandable.
The day was certainly one to remember at Denver airport, and since it was May 4, there were enough Storm Troopers and Darth Vaders parading all day.
24. Slippery Slope
Looks like someone got the signs wrong this time, let’s just hope no other person notice this because it is enough for anyone to rethink flying Turkish Airlines. This simple mistake by the advertisers means that instead of flying, the airplane is going the other way.
Looks like someone is getting a query for this because this does not look like a change in direction that those at the top will agree with, but still, the goal is to fly, and this is definitely flying.
25. The Flying Bride
Here's another way of getting special attention on your flight... Just wear your veil!
We just hope that the wedding dress arrived safely to the destination, because she obviously decided to wear something more comfortable for the flight.
26. Minka Kelly Airport Look
Celebrities fly commercial too. It is not all of them who have a private jet lying in a hanger; in fact, most of them don’t. the adorable Minka Kelly is photographed here by celebrity spotters making her way into the airport with an adorable poodle in her company.
Despite the picture being impromptu, she looks as gorgeous as ever. How celebrities manage to look glamorous in casual everyday attire is one thing we never seem to understand, but we are content to appreciate this beauty.
27. Ride Of My Life
It has been established that suitcases can do more than take in clothes and other petty things, they have space on the outside for you to board a kid too and the kid is on board this one. The man does not seem to mind lugging his kid around the airport, and this kid appears too excited to care either.
This is a guaranteed way to keep the child entertained while you sort out the necessary formalities at the airport. An entertained child is a happy child, remember, your job as a parent includes making your child happy.
28. Kim Kardashian And North
If there is a list of people who can pull off a gorgeous look no matter the place and time, Kim Kardashian will be on that list. In these pictures taken at the airport, she does it again with a baby in tow.
It is almost like nothing gets to her as she still keeps her composure and elegance while rocking classy yet comfortable heels with her stroller and luggage. Even in the most casual attire, we can still see that sophistication in her, and the paparazzi are always ready to capture the moments.
29. For Better And For Worse
Arrivals and departures, that is what airports are all about, and this makes it a fertile ground for different emotions. Happiness, sadness, anxiousness, tiredness, name the feeling and you will find someone experiencing it at the airport.
Sometimes, all a person needs is another person to talk to or hold; this is why these couples look cute together supporting each other physically and mentally. Sure, the woman is more comfortable than the man, but that’s what love is about.
30. Your Luggage Looks Delicious
What was the first thing that came to your mind, Shushi right? Exactly, dressing your luggage in these covers surely guarantees that no one will mistake it for theirs, it's distinct, easy to identify and definitely looks edible if you stare for too long.
These covers are made and used in Japan, and when all the luggage on the carousel is dressed in it as seen in this picture, you can imagine one giant bar of sushi. Even the thought alone can make one hungry.
31. Man’s Best Friend
A dog may be a man's best friend, but a bottle of beer comes pretty close, plus you can't drink a dog. That must be why this Australian man paid an extra $30 just so he can check in his beer with the rest of his luggage.
Imagine a beer rolling in the carousel waiting for its owner to claim it on the other side, definitely a funny sight. There is a chance that the beer can explode or someone else can claim it, but this risk is worth a refreshing sip at the end of the journey.
32. Playing During Work Time
If you are gamer, you have probably used part of your working hours to play a game or two when there is a lull in business, looks like someone is doing the same at the airport security. Funny enough, he was playing Solitaire.
He must have thought no one will notice, but it turns out someone did. We hope it was a commuter though, and not the supervisor because that could earn our gamer a query.
We have seen lots of ‘welcome home’ signs before, but none quite like this one. This is the most adorable of them all, and anyone can recognize the effort and the good-heartedness of the little girl holding it.
It doesn't matter that the only thing close to legible in this sign is the WELCOME. The person who got this sign must hold a special place in this little girl's heart, and he or she knows that now, and that's all that matters.
34. Look Who Is Here, Jennifer Hudson.
We never get tired of spotting our favorite celebrities at the airport, and they never get tired of looking glamorous no matter how casually dressed they are. Here is Jennifer Hudson in a simple attire walking to the check-in section.
This picture confirms what we know about celebrities; they look good no matter what they wear. Given the nature of their jobs, that shouldn’t be a surprise.
35. Let The Man Rest
After flying, the most common activity people do at airports must be sleeping. For reasons that cannot always be explained, commuters have found airports to be the perfect spot to catch a nap, and they have devised several ways to have a comfortable nap despite the usually uncomfortable environment.
This man has found the best way to sleep when in an airport, it is very innovative and cause little to no inconvenience for others. If you wish to try this, it is advisable you get a soft suitcase so you can enjoy your time.
36. When All The Benches Are Taken
Well, sleeping at the airport just reached its extreme. But who knows, the woman must have been so tired for her to settle for a carpeted floor as a bed and her luggage as the headrest. With how soundly asleep she looks, it will be a miracle if she doesn't miss her flight.
Somebody should wake her up or better still, call an ambulance before something bad happens because if someone comes rushing down the corner, the airport could have more than just a sleeping woman on its hands.