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The Most Bizarre and Hilarious Things Spotted at the Airport

The airport: a place where adventures begin and end. It’s also become a place where people can witness some of the strangest occurrences ever caught on camera…and this list has some of the best to ever grace the web. As author Patricia Robin Woodruff put it, “the airport is the only place you can walk around with no shoes, a glazed look on your face, and sleep on the benches and no one judges you.” Well, maybe not the judging part. Read on to see some of the most bizarre and hilarious things ever spotted at the airport.

1. Santa’s In Trouble

Something about this image doesn’t seem right. One would like to think that Santa was just visiting the airport to make his fellow travelers merry, or he’s in a rush to get all the Christmas gifts delivered in time so he resorted to air travel.


He might just be a bad Santa after all. It does look like he’s in a bit of trouble surrounded by all that security. Perhaps he’s in possession of some sneaky gifts. Whatever it may be, Santa should be more careful next time!

2. Up in the Air

Do birds really need to be transported via airplane? A Saudi Prince seems to think so, and therefore ordered for 80 falcons to be transported with Etihad Airways to the United Arab Emirates. Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways adhere by a policy that allows birds to travel between Middle Eastern countries as long as their owner has a valid passport.


The airlines usually allow up to six birds, but the prince whipped out his royalty card and was granted the permission to take 80 feathered companions along with him. If you’re wondering why he’d need so many falcons, it’s because falconry has been a common pastime in the Middle East for many centuries. Think this is crazy? Continue reading for more bizarre animals spotted at airports.


3. Is That Minka Kelly?

It may come as a surprise to some, but yes, celebrities to take flights, and no, they don’t all own private jets. The gorgeous Minka Kelly was also spotted at the airport, and celebrity spotters seem to enjoy taking pictures at the moment they are passing through baggage and security control.


How do all celebrities manage to look absolutely pristine in casual travel attire? Kelly doesn’t seem to know she’s being snapped. but she’s definitely boasting a gorgeous haircut and a striking pose. Keep up the good work, Minka!

4. The Ultimate Homecoming Greeting

There’s nothing quite like spotting that special airport pickup sign handcrafted by your loved ones to celebrate your homecoming after a long trip. However, it kind of depends what that sign has to say, now doesn’t it …


After a trip away in Rotterdam, a mother was greeted by her kids and husband in Toronto, but the sign her daughter holds up was definitely an unexpected welcome. Looking back, however, this cute prank might become something to laugh about.

5. I’m Parking Right Here for the Night!

When you’re tired and have to catch long haul connection flights, there’s nothing worse than not having a warm, cozy bed to snuggle up in. But fear not, you can always use the airport furniture to create a make-shift bed.


This woman will most likely wake up with a severe back ache or feel like her limbs have been confined in cuffs, but at least she got in a dose of forty winks. A power nap is all you need to freshen up a bit, and this stretch position might be ideal seeing that stretching out in economy class is a no-go.

6. But Daddy, I Don’t Wanna Go to Hawaii

Who knew suitcases had another function? Well, when desperate times call for desperate measures, it’s always good to be resourceful, especially when traveling with a child. Is she tired, hungry, or bored? Who knows? But the suitcase seems to be pacifying her for the time being.


Perhaps this poor girl’s parents chose too many layovers on their way to paradise? We feel her pain! Her father seriously knows how to make a plan though, and while it may not look so safe, dragging her along for the ride seriously does the trick.

7. It’s a Sign of the Times

So apparently lugging children around the airport on suitcases is pretty commonplace. Okay, it’s better to keep children entertained after all, and this is a surefire way to achieve that. No one seems to be batting an eyelid at the current state of affairs either, so we’re cool.


The moral of the story is to keep your kids happy and entertained, and if dragging them along for a joy ride does the trick, then why not? It’s better than having to deal with crying and moaning. Continue reading for more hilarious things spotted at airports.

8. That’s My Parking Spot!

Parking skills apply to pilots too, okay. However, there are mitigating circumstances in this case. Perhaps nature called just as he or she was parking the aircraft, or maybe this particular pilot missed the memo on how to park an airplane when taking the flying test.


Whatever the reason, the pilot would have had the best spot in the lot were it not for crashing into the wall first. Since the parking skills are so questionable, and it makes you doubt the pilot’s flying skills too.

9. Kimmy K At It Again

This time Kimmy K was spotted at the airport, but with a baby in hand and more of a casual look. Oh and did you notice she’s barefoot? While this might just be part of airport security check protocol, she sure pulls off the look so well and nonchalantly.


And of course she has to travel in style boasting all that Louis Vuitton luggage. Kimmy does a great job at looking great at the airport, but it’s definitely not so simple with paparazzi spying on you all the time.

10. Soaring “High”

Hmmm …. Turkish Airlines must have hired the wrong advertisers because something just doesn’t “fly” here. What’s for certain is that this isn’t the kind of poster a person wants to see just before catching a flight.


Let’s hope the commuters get preoccupied with the shops and don’t notice this minor error in judgment. We’ll forgive whoever is responsible and just go with it for now. It’s all about soaring high anyway, isn’t it?

11. Just Surfing Through

Well it’s only natural to want to jump onto moving things. Maybe not, but for this woman it certainly is. She could be getting ready to surf the waves on her vacation and thought this was a cool way to prepare.


It seems like when people are bored, just about anything at the airport can be turned a game, whether it be with suitcases or carousels. We’re sure there are many other creative ways to turn the airport into a circus; if you read further you’ll discover how.

12. Ignorance is Bliss

He might not know it, but by the way he’s standing it seems like he knows how to rock a feathered scarf and bikini bottoms. What’s even funnier is that the guy to his right looks like he’s about to dropkick the “man” donning the bikini.


This couldn’t have been deliberately staged, but placing a poster like that on a partition railing is super smart. The best part is all their facial expressions. Yes, ignorance really is bliss. So, what’s up next?

13. The Joys of Shift Time

“It’s okay, no one will notice,” thinks person behind the screen. Well, we’ve got to give it to this unknown person: everyone seems bored anyway, but playing a game of Solitaire at airport security doesn’t seem like the smartest idea.


Well turns out someone is always watching. Let’s hope the shift manager wasn’t the one to take this picture because that would be just a little awkward. If you think this is funny, well the next one is a classic “caught-in-the-act” moment.

14. Move It or Lose It Sister. Baby Comin’ Through!

Going through security is definitely one of the most stressful parts about traveling. You have to remove jewelry, shoes, and belts, take out your electronics, and quickly gather all your belongings before you cause a long line of irritable people behind you.


So who can blame this momma for placing her baby for just a few second in the scanning container? She better untie those shoelaces real quick though because the revolving belt is definitely on the move.

15. Jennifer Hudson Spotted

Now Jennifer Hudson is getting the real deal when it comes to security check, and she’s been caught in the moment. This picture definitely proves the theory that celebrities manage to look good at the airport no matter when and how.


Even with that women brandishing the glove getting all up in Hudson’s hair, it still looks like she’s just walked out of the hairdresser after a fresh blow dry. It’s great to see these celebs not making a fuss and going through the motions of airport etiquette just like everyone else.

16. In Sickness and in Health

Emotions run high at airports – people are tired, hungry, irritable, and sometimes homesick. The one thing most people need is a nap and a caring shoulder to lean on. This sweet couple really knows how to make use of one another – both for mental and physical support.


When you’re tired you don’t give a damn about how you look. It seems that the woman is definitely more comfortable then the poor man, but hey, kudos to them for their creative sleeping position. So, what bizarre thing is next?

17. That’s No Fair!

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that airports are a place to show love, affection, and emotion. Saying goodbye is never easy and greeting a loved one is filled with excitement. What both these scenarios have in common is that they involve lots of embracing and kissing…which makes this sign just plain cruel!


It’s also the kind of sign you want to knock over with a pickup truck. So, this is a call to hug, kiss, and embrace as much as your heart desires. And if you want to deliberately go against the status quo, visit Aalborg Airport in Denmark to kiss in front of this sign.

18. We’ve Got Company

The runway at Alaska’s Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport is just part of the landscape, and the local wildlife seem to believe it’s a place to roam free for an afternoon stroll. Polar bears, oxen, birds, caribou, and even seals frequent the airport runway.


The animals are usually removed by sled and pickup trucks, and then everyone gets back to business in no time. It’s a great way to see animals, though. Who knew airport runways could be as exciting as safaris and zoos?

19. Would You Like Some Sushi With That?

This is quite an inventive way to identify luggage, but it can start to get confusing after a while. If you’re hungry then it’s also not the best option because the carousel seriously looks like a giant sushi bar.


It’s an easy guess to assume these sushi covers are used in Japan, but who said the trend can’t spread elsewhere? However, the only way for it to look awesome is for all the suitcases on the carousel to be wrapped in them, as was the case here.

20. Free Entertainment at Its Best

When you’re waiting for a flight, it can get pretty boring, but these guys have got you covered with some free acrobatic entertainment. The best part is that it’s so effortlessly executed that one of the performers can also squeeze in a few pages of his favorite novel while he’s at it.


What’s more, they get to work on some core strength and make up for the gym session they’ll be skipping this afternoon. This proves that it’s possible to spot anything bizarre and hilarious at an airport. Read on for some more entertaining airport sightings.

21. You’ve Been Hacked!

Make sure to log out of all social media accounts in case you decide to use the free computers or tablets available at the airport. Otherwise, you might become a victim to someone’s pranks, as was the case with a person named Jasmine.


At least we know that the staff at Newcastle International Airport are real friendly and know how to pull real funny faces. Poor Jasmine will have quite the surprise waiting for her when she gets off the plane.

22. “Pokémon! Oh, You’re My Best Friend”

These Pokémon-themed airplanes certainly brighten up the runway! It’s also a way to bribe your kids to behave so they can fly in these awesome planes that belong to Japan’s All Nippon Airways. If Pokemon is not your style, the airline also has Hello Kitty jets.


In fact, All Nippon Airways is actually the mastermind behind cartoon-themed airplanes. The coolest part is that the theme continues into the plane’s interior with Pokémon characters and other nifty features. This next one is for all your beer lovers out there…

23. Traveling Beer

Beer is truly a special commodity, and one Australian man wasn’t about the leave the country without it! He was even willing to pay $30 to check it in with the rest of his luggage. Picture this: a beer circling round on the carousel waiting to be claimed by its owner.


This is a pretty risky item to check in because chances are it can either explode or someone can claim the can as his or her own. However, if the can does make it through, a long sip is sure to soften the blow after a long-haul flight—if the beer doesn’t explode in the person’s face.

24. This Is a Case of TMI

After a long journey home, all you want is for your loved ones to greet you with open arms and maybe a hot cup of coffee. The last thing you expect is an embarrassing “Welcome Home” sign.


Whether this is a prank or not, you gotta give it to these grandkids for investing their time and energy in such a colorful and fun poster. They really nailed it! If their grandmother is super cool, she definitely loved it too. Keep reading for more hilarious things seen at the airport.

25. Here We Go Again …

It’s actually quite understandable that people like to stretch before boarding a flight. There is nothing worse than having to cram behind a seat with no room to move. While most definitely need a good stretch after a flight, this person realized that there is no harm in preparing before as well.


It’s not like this girl is even disturbing anyone; the moving walkway does seem a little empty. And wow, she’s got that arabesque right on point. Just look at the way she points her toes and that turn-out is simply magnificent. For all those that don’t understand any ballet jargon, all it meant is that this girl knows what she’s doing and having fun at the same time.

26. Personalize That!

This is kind of like when someone labels all their stationery and belongings at school; down to every single crayon and pencil. Well at least no one can run off with this guy’s suitcase without looking suspicious.


Just one tip to this dude – maybe smile for the picture if you’re going to place it on your luggage; after all, you are going on vacation. It’s a really cute idea, though. What other creative luggage has been spotted at the airport? Read on to find out.

27. Tower of Terror

Sacramento Airport really knows how to spice things up with these two suitcase towers. Admit it, at first glance you thought to yourself “how can this be real. I hope it’s just for show!” But like it or not, these towers are definitely the focal point at Terminal A.


All you need is some crazy person to ram into the towers with a trolley, but that’s not happening any time soon because they’re just for looks! Adding a touch of design and style to an airport is actually the best idea yet.

28. Very Resourceful

Catching snaps of people snoozing at airports is always an amusing part of flying. This guy has the right idea. He can snooze a bit and get some reading done in between. Absolutely nothing wrong with that!


Maybe he’s cold; ever think of that? Or, maybe he doesn’t want to be named and shamed because he’s almost certain someone is going to take a picture of him sleeping anyway. Whatever the reason may be, the idea with the newspapers is very resourceful.

29. Happy Feet

Beep Beep, coming through! When exotic bird hunters poached these Humboldt penguins, it wasn’t long before conservationists caught on and stopped the poachers right in their tracks. The next step required the penguins to be sent home to their natural habitat in South Africa, but there was one issue …


The authorities realized that it would be tricky to transport these little happy feet via boat and then sail around the Cape to get them home, so the penguins were sent home via airplane instead. Security treated these little waddling friends just like everyone else. Why not? They’re wearing suits after all.

30. It’s a Dad’s Life

Take note, dads: Don’t fall asleep at the airport next to your daughters under any circumstances if you don’t want to wake up with makeup and stickers plastered all over your body. You can’t blame these girls though; they don’t seem to have sticker books, so they just resorted to plan B.


This is a real cute sight, and it’s a win-win situation – the girls get to have fun while their dad enjoys his nap. It might take him a while to remove all those stickers, but at least he served as a form of entertainment for the girls to pass their time.

31. Take a Ride on the Wild Side

When you can’t spend you day at a theme park because you’re working a double shift at the airport, why not bring out the inner child in you and take a ride on the carousel? Only problem is that it’s a baggage carousel.


The fact that this man remains balanced is also extremely commendable. Baggage collection has never been more fun, that’s for sure! It seems like he wasn’t the only one who saw the carousel and morphed into a kid again. Check out this next one for serious giggles.

32. Stormtroopers Reporting for Duty

Denver International Airport decided to commemorate Star Wars Day with a bit of role play. The day wouldn’t have been complete if the Stormtroopers didn’t wait for their leader while brandishing a sign “Vader.” They definitely surprised all the unassuming passengers that day.


They blend in just fine and it seems perfectly normal for a group of people to dress up like that. Diehard fans are definitely all for “May the Force be with you,” so why not celebrate “May the 4th be with you” in style? But that’s not it …

33. Darth Vader Arrives!

Surprise, surprise, none other than the Vader himself walks into arrivals happy to be greeted by his Stormtroopers cheering him on. It seems like they’re the only ones to greet this evil force with such excitement, though. It’s okay, we can forgive passionate Star Wars fans.


Denver airport certainly had some fun that day. No one seems really shocked, and that’s because it’s completely normal to see many Vaders, Stormtroopers, and other characters all day long. There must have been a Vader arriving every hour. Now this next dude ain’t Vader, but he has the right idea about life.

34. Wake Me Up When It’s All Over

Standing in line sucks. It really does! This man has the right idea about waiting in line. Come on, why not sleep to make time pass quicker; it seems perfectly legitimate, no? Nobody even thinks he’s weird.


Judging by the way he’s folding his hands on his chest, everything is just fine. This man looks perfectly content and peaceful; it would be cruel to wake him up from his slumber. Okay it’s official – sleeping at airports is the best way to wait for a flight. The next person on this list definitely takes the cake for desperation.

35. Yoo-Hoo, Time To Wake Up

Should someone call the ambulance, or is this woman so exhausted that the next best thing was a carpeted floor and her bag as a makeshift pillow? She better watch out because if someone comes speeding round the corner with their suitcase in tow, there might be some road kill.


While this poor lady does already look somewhat like roadkill, it’s best to just leave her in peace in dreamland. Let’s just hope that she doesn’t miss her flight because she seems to be deep asleep.

36. The Sweetest “Welcome Home”

This is by far the sweetest welcome home sign; not to mention that sweet face to go along with it. It’s always the thought and effort that count, and this little girl definitely makes the perfect welcoming committee.


Besides for the “welcome,” it’s quite difficult to make out what the rest says, but we can rest assured that the person on the receiving end of this sign will be overjoyed to be welcomed home like this.

37. She’s Got Swag

While we know what you might be thinking, don’t get too carried away. This is just a very unfortunate way to hook your neck pillow onto your handbag. But who can blame the woman? After a long flight, the last thing you want to think about is the optimal way to carry your neck pillow.


Perhaps if the pillow was a different color it wouldn’t be as funny. That beige doesn’t help the situation much. Anyhow, this list has way worse incidents caught on camera. Continue reading for more bizarre and hilarious things spotted at the airport.

38. Plank Time

An airport is an easy place to be lazy. You have moving walkways, baggage carousels, escalators, and elevators. These moving amenities are also means with which to have fun, as we have seen throughout the list.


Either this guy thinks he is Buzz Lightyear, or he just wants to get in a quick planking session. Whatever the case may be, this is really weird. You would never catch an obsessive-compulsive germ freak pulling such a move.

39. Leave Me in Peace

People like to sleep – no matter how and no matter where, so it’s best to just let them be. He might be manspreading slightly, but no one seems to be perturbed. At least he isn’t taking up more than one seat, unlike the guy next to him.


This is actually quite an innovative way to sleep at the airport and something you can definitely try next time you travel. It’s probably best to invest in a soft suitcase because that hard case gets pretty uncomfortable after a few hours.

40. Now That’s a Real Germaphobe

Seriously, no need to exaggerate. We know you have a 99% chance of catching a cold on an airplane, but this is just too much. Actually, maybe she was saner than we all think and taking the right precautions?


This sight was spotted at Dulles Airport near Washington D.C. one month after someone who died from Ebola went through the same airport. We can forgive her for the mask, but the whole plastic suit is just a bit much. This next person on this list is just so cool, it needed a mention. Continue reading to find out what.

41. I’m So Hot Right Now

This man shocked the world with his breathtaking photo. Not only was the view spectacular, this pilot also managed to pop his head out the aircraft and snap a selfie. Also, those shades really do complement his gorgeous face.


Sorry to disappoint you, but in the end, it turned out that this stunning photo was actually photoshopped. How disappointing! It’s one thing to try and be cool, but to try pass something off as real when it’s not really puts a damper on things.

42. Ground Control Alert!

It’s not exactly clear how this happened, but it isn’t so hard to imagine, given all the bizarre things people do on the carousels and walkways. The driver cannot blame it on traffic, but he’s got an array of other options it seems.


Maybe he was DUI, or one of the “pedestrians” got in the way. It looks like it will be a difficult task trying to cleaning up all those shards of glass. Aside from accidents like this, it must be really fun driving around on one of those carts all day long.

43. No Trunk, No Problem!

These guys have a plane to catch, and nothing is going to stand in their way. It probably wasn’t the wisest decision to ride on a motorcycle to get to the airport, but they were probably thinking that roller bags were meant for this type of thing.


These two bright sparks have enlightened the world about the true function of the roller bag: speeding down the highway. It’s sure to withstand all the friction and speed. It’s safe to assume that anything delicate in there never made it in one piece. Is there really anything bizarre left to discuss? Oh yes there is! Read on to see what.

44. “The Force Will Be With You. Always.”

Ever wondered where Tatooine is? Did you even pay attention? Well it turns out that this galaxy is really out there somewhere, and the good news is that we can all get there now. Just book a flight in advance and you’re sure to get there on time.


Did you notice that the departure gate is located at R2-D2? One is left to wonder if a flight with Star Wars airlines means you’ll end up get in the 33rd century in a galaxy far, far away? It’s sure to rack up a hefty amount of frequent flier miles!

45. A Colossal Check-In

Baggage claim is the best section of the airport because you get to see the crazy things people are willing to trek from one side of the globe to the other. Hold on a second: is this a real Easter Island head?


This is quite something to see circling a baggage claim conveyor belt. Luckily for the owner, it’s way too heavy for someone to steal off the conveyor belt. Question is – how on earth is the owner going to get that thing home?!

46. Beyond Creepy

Uhmmmm … if you needed to claim your bag from dingy little building block no. 7 in the middle of a parking lot, would you really go claim it? We don’t think so because neither would we.


Something seems a little fishy about this whole set up. Surely it would make more sense to place the baggage claim by gate B? It’s all just way too confusing for us all. Make sure you’ve packed all your essentials in your hand luggage just in case you run into a situation like this.

47. Goofing Around With Acrobatics

What is it about airports and people suddenly wanting to do acrobatics? It must be that the moving walkways mixed boredom and a touch of time to spare make people get a bit goofy. This group of youngsters seem like they’re having a ball!


They have the right idea, that’s for sure. Instead of burning a hole in their pocket at all the Duty Frees stores, it’s probably better to enjoy the journey before it’s even begun by having a ball on the moving walkway.

48. Say What? I’m Not Moving!

People are usually in a rush at the airport, but sometimes you just need a sense of humor to lighten the mood. This woman might not be aware of it, but she’s causing traffic, and lo and behold, everyone’s loving it.


Well, maybe they have decided to laugh it off because there is nothing else to really do but just wait. Judging by the expression on the woman’s face, she isn’t planning on going anywhere anytime soon.

49. Aye Aye, Captain!

Meet the new crew captain. He’s got golden hair and a cute smile – all the ingredients to ensure a safe flight. Jokes aside, he surely does make a great companion for the pilots because when you have a dog around, everything is so much better.


Let’s hope the hound was allowed to walk around the plane to cheer everyone up. That hat is just too cute, and with a face like that, it’s easy to put one’s trust in the captain. Keep reading for some more awesome things spotted at the airport!

50. Let’s Play Some Russian Roulette

It’d make absolute sense if this luggage carousel is at the McCarran International Airport. Only in Vegas would such a thing be acceptable, or maybe not? Either way, it’s really fun and can surely get one in the mood for some fun.


How cool would it be if your luggage lands on your lucky number? This carousel can get quite trippy if you stare at it for long enough. You might even forget what you came there for in the first place.

51. Engine Control

The number one rule on any airport runway is to steer clear of any aircraft’s powered engine. This time Delta Airlines was lucky it was just equipment that got sucked in, but it could have been a close call.


It is quite a funny sight though. Imagine spotting that for the airport windows facing the tarmac. It could either cause major anxiety or a good laugh; either way, it’s certainly entertaining. Let’s hope the rest of the flight went smoothly!

52. These Boots Were Made for Walking

Who said a man can’t rock pink? This dude sure knows how to pair a bag, boots, and hat. Surely such an outfit is really uncomfortable for traveling purposes. Most people opt for sweatpants, a comfortable t-shirt, and sneakers, but this guy prefers to fly in more colorful attire.


Should we start guessing where he hails from or where he’s headed to? Probably not! But it’s safe to say that he definitely caught the attention of his fellow commuters. At least he matches well with the others, who seem to be wearing a touch of pink too.

53. Parking Issues

Who knew that airplanes could encounter parking issues? Surely an airport runway has ample space for all the airplanes to park in their own spot. Well clearly not over here. This looks like a bit of a nasty accident.


Maybe the pilot reversing aircraft A didn’t notice aircraft B parked behind, or perhaps it jumped out of nowhere?! It might be quite funny, but the damage costs are probably less humorous and the worst part is that it’s the same airline company. That’s enough bad luck for one day!

54. Strange Airport

People usually hope that their airport security check will go quickly and easily, without drawing any extra attention. Unfortunately for this woman, she was required to expose her midriff in the name of safety, apparently.


She doesn’t look to pleased about it all and seems extremely uncomfortable with the situation. All we can hope is that the security personnel had a good reason for this strange security check and that the woman made it easily onto her flight.

55. Kim Kardashian Spotted

When a celebrity is spotted going through airport security it’s always fun, right? Well they’re also human. This was during Kimmy K’s younger years when she sported pretty figure hugging outfits. It almost seems like she knows she’s been spotted and is giving a nice pose.


Most people look sloppy while traveling, but Kim sure knows how to rock her track pants and pair it with a fancy top. For some more hilarious scenes and other celebrities spotted at the airport, read on.

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