Here Are Some Of The Photos That Will Tell You That Airports Are Truly A Bizarre Place

Published on 09/01/2020
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Air travel is either a walk in the park or a complete nightmare. It seems like there’s no in-between, and you don’t have any idea what to do about it. So, let’s have a look at the pictures of how bizarre airports are.

You Need To Adjust

You ought to adjust when you’re at the airport. You need to abide by the rules, adjust to delays, consider time differences, and try to be comfortable during a long layover. Often, it gets too hot or too cold so you have to come prepared. What position you find yourself in doesn’t matter, because you will always have to adapt one way or another.

You Need To Adjust

You Need To Adjust

Watch The Hands

Talk about being awkward! The security guard was clearly just trying to do her job properly. Even so, the exact moment this shot was taken did make it look more convenient than it really was. We ‘re wondering if when she was doing her usual security check she actually realised the cameras were all on.

Watch The Hands

Watch The Hands

An Amazing Welcome

We all know the welcome home signs can get super overwhelming, no matter how nice and sweet it may seem. The man just wanted to make sure that he was able to welcome his spouse to the best of his abilities. And yet he still decided to write something that caused other people to blush. He picked her up with a sign that read, “Smokin Hot Italian Chick,” while looking like a driver. He may have had a few looks, but we have no doubt that it was worth all the hassle.

An Amazing Welcome

An Amazing Welcome

Mom Is Off Duty

This dad came home at the right moment, judging by the look the kid was making. Surely, the amusing sign is one of the best on the lists. It was the perfect sign, light-hearted and sweet, even though he made fun of his parents. We can’t help but think how much time the dad has spent away if the mom decides to quit. This was a sweet gesture and after watching this we can’t help but think how the dad reacted. Let’s hope Mom is finally going to find the will to come back.

Mom Is Off Duty

Mom Is Off Duty

So Many Security Checks

If you are a frequent traveler, you must already know that it is not always possible to avoid these random security checks. And this may be your least favorite part when you’re traveling. After all, who likes being felt up and posed for the surveillance cameras, right? How this lady deals with this in a calm way is a good thing.

So Many Security Checks

So Many Security Checks

Maybe She Meant Duty

We believe this person was more than pleased when he saw the sign for his warm welcome. The two lovebirds look so happy to finally see each other  that we would not be surprised if he did not even check the sign. It looks like the rest of the world has been totally forgotten, as they wrapped each other in a tight embrace. It’s also a good thing that he made it safe back home and saw his girl already waiting for him. It’s been a wonderful reunion, and we’re happy to have seen it!

Do You Mean Duty

Do You Mean Duty

Laying Under

If ever your flight gets delayed, you have to look for a spot to rest. And it’s not an easy task at all. This woman decided to think outside the box, and found a pretty creative solution. She wanted to rest, so she slid underneath the armrests and made herself a bed. Thank goodness, she was slim enough to do so.

Laying Under

Laying Under

A Hot Welcome

We may not be exceptionally well qualified, but we do not think that this is a good place for a pilot. We all know it’s not a wise idea to get too close to the door, whether it’s open or not. Even so, we bet a lucky passenger has the luxury of taking a picture. We can’t help but, to be honest, feel a little jealous of that person.

A Hot Welcome

A Hot Welcome

Into A Bin

Traveling with a child can be a major headache but it’s much worse if you’ve got a small baby. They act in an unpredictable way so you never know when they’re going to start crying. Apart from that, you have to push them in a stroller everywhere. This mother had to take her shoes off for a security check, therefore she needed to put her baby down. It’s an amusing picture, but we hope the baby isn’t being subjected to an X-ray machine!

Into A Bin

Into A Bin

Fly Forrest Fly

Passengers at Nashville International Airport were exhausted and yet brighten up after they saw Forrest Gump there! They’ve made sure they’ve got all the details, from the haircut to the shoes, by memory. And although we don’t have much specifics on what he’s doing or where he’s headed, we think he’s able to meet his Jenny. And if he managed to miss the flight, the other passengers would probably shout, “Fly, Forrest! Fly!”

Fly Forrest Fly

Fly Forrest Fly

People Are Watching

Travelers should always be on their feet. After all, someone is watching us every time. It can be undercover security, security cameras, and even fellow travelers trying to navigate the airport. Even if you want to strike a pose, you should be mindful that someone is going to catch you in the act. Ah well, we ‘re sure she ‘d been just excited to go on vacation. 

People Are Watching

People Are Watching

Choking Up At The Airport

It seems like humiliating welcome home signs are a common thing. By far the most embarrassing one, though. As he walked out the gate, Mokie was shocked. His friends, after all, dug a mortifying photo of him choking on food. They spread it out to be noticed by everyone! We hope, nevertheless, that he finds it more amusing than anything else. This is the sort of stuff that only the closest friends can do, so they must be the best of friends.

Choking Up At The Airport

Choking Up At The Airport

A Proposed Itinerary

It’s always 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’ve ever been proposed to. When his girlfriend got back from her trip, this man decided to go down on his knee. We’re sure when she got out of the plane that she didn’t accept his proposal. Well, do you think she said yes or did she turn him down?

A Proposed Itinerary

A Proposed Itinerary

Doodle Free

Some airports are not necessarily dog friendly, but there are a few who make exceptions for our pets. Whether the dog is well trained, it doesn’t really matter; they still have needs as much as we do. This San Diego airport has provided a “pet relief” area that makes sure that your pet will be able to  go about their business while saving you from the stares of other passengers. If you need a break and want to surround yourself with adorable pups, it’s a good idea to go there as well.

Doodle Free

Doodle Free

No Dull Moment

A boring moment at the airport is impossible to imagine. You can sprint to the boarding gate or the luggage queue, but you can be sure that you’ll find an interesting sight. Frequent travelers must be used to look at people who stand out. And that’s what the following picture tells us!

No Dull Moment

No Dull Moment

Baby Aboard

In our books, hardly anything beats a good wordplay: “song play.” It’s hard to think of a sign that could touch a dad more than this one. She was shocked by the expression on Harper’s face. It’s certainly a little odd, because her father should be the one that looks like that! If we can say so ourselves it seems like a well-thought-out concept. Anyone who is having a baby would like to have the same nice little plan.

Baby Aboard

Baby Aboard

Checking In

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

Checking In

Checking In

Not Very Reassuring

If you are using Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, you can’t expect a peaceful experience. On Dagestan Airlines, you’ll be welcomed with what’s left of Flight 37. This airplane suffered a failure in the engine and crashed not long after departure. The emergency landing did not get through in a tragic turn of events. Then the plane broke into three parts! Two people have passed away, and the remains of the plane are still being used in trial flights.

Not Very Reassuring

Not Very Reassuring

Yogi

When you sit on the plane for hours on end, your body would not be happy with you. Some experts also suggest that you move around on the plane to keep the circulation going. Usually, stretching is enough. And most people are not satisfied until their whole body is stretched out.  The yogi below decided to take advantage of his layover to go about his normal yoga routine even though the plane didn’t have enough space for this.

Yogi

Yogi

Enough Is Enough

If you’re not persuaded the selfie is a cultural norm, we’ll have you know it’s been selected as the 2013 Word of the Year by the Oxford dictionary. This lady was fed up with the narcissism of her partner, spending so much money to get a selfie stick. She decided she had enough when she found the gadget in his belongings. She no longer wants to go through this humiliation. We’re happy she decided to stand up for herself.

Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough

Alternative Seats

When you are at the airport there is nothing odd about finding people in strange positions. But this one takes the cake. We know that while you’re waiting for your flight, it’s hard to get comfortable.This man has decided to put his back on the suitcase and let the seat accommodate his lower body. We know it doesn’t look cozy, but the only thing that matters to us is that he’s sleeping.

Alternative Seats

Alternative Seats

A Strange Match

We understand even without context that you would think this is barbaric and slave-like. But let us remind you what’s happening here so you can relax. During Man Vs. Beast’s taping, they took the photo while attempting to see who can pull an airplane faster: 44 small people or an elephant? In the end, in this unusual battle between those unlikely competitors, the animal was proclaimed the winner.

A Strange Match

A Strange Match

The Airport Grinch

We can understand that these things are being prohibited from airplanes. For safety purposes, most of those things are not permitted on the plane. Countless people scratched their heads too when they found out that TSA was also banning snow globes. Some assumed during the holiday season they would play the Grinch. If you wanted to know why, it turns out that you can switch the liquid out for a hazardous substance. In addition, Bangkok Airport also prohibited durian because of its strong odor.

The Airport Grinch

The Airport Grinch

Don’t Be Complacent

If you didn’t know, planes are the breeding ground for diseases and germs. That’s why germaphobes aren’t traveling enthusiasts. The man in the photo is one of those people who uses everything you could think of to block noise, light and smells. There is no denying the fact that people were probably staring at him on the flight. Can you imagine seeing him on the way to the bathroom?

Don’t Be Complacent

Don’t Be Complacent

Plane View

“Do it for the ‘gram.’ This saying has been popular with young people who want to attract more fans and gain more exposure from social media. Daniel Centeno is a Brazilian pilot who has gained more than 70,000 Instagram followers by doing a lot of courageous things. He took this selfie in Dubai over the Palm, but those photos were still being questioned by some citizens. When the truth finally got out, it felt like everyone did on the inside. It turns out that he photoshopped the photo!

Plane View

Plane View

Proud But Illegible

We can imagine how heart-warming it is to be embraced by a happy little girl as soon as you arrive. Nothing is more precious than seeing excited toddlers welcome their parents after they have met. She decided to make them a sign before the six-year-old fetch the grandparents out from the airport. And although she worked tirelessly on the sign, it was difficult to decipher it.  In spite of that, she was beaming happily as she held it up!

Proud But Illegible

Proud But Illegible

A Passport Surprise

Never leave something important in your little children’s hands. This is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t. He should have put his passport out of reach when they decided to use it as their next medium of art. The hardest thing though was the fact that they were on holiday. The airport staff refused to accept it, of course. So before they could go home they had to take a trip to the embassy. Oh well, at least their vacations have been extended!

A Passport Surprise

A Passport Surprise

On Top Of Each Other

At the airport, there are plenty of ordinary jobs, but they can still be made more interesting and creative.  The baggage handler channeled the Tetris expert in him and created the most amazing luggage tower ever. And while we wish this was the situation, we were told that they were stacked with art sculptures that were molded together. Perhaps it isn’t as entertaining as our interpretation of reality, but it remains a great idea.

On Top Of Each Other

On Top Of Each Other

Keep That In Mind

There are a lot of signs you can find when you go to the airport. But this sign at New Zealand’s Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten didn’t look like something we’ve seen before. It warned travelers to stay clear of the runway, despite being too close to the parking spots. Not only is this a big safety hazard, but New Zealand has already got a poor reputation in terms of airport safety.

Keep That In Mind

Keep That In Mind

Meet The K-911

You generally don’t worry about it, but there are airports that run the risk of wild animals running across the runway. As this happened before, airport workers relied on traps to make sure the animals didn’t go where they’re not expected to be. That said, Cherry Capital Airport in Michigan has opted to use a new approach. Piper, a Border Collie, was employed to run around the perimeter of the airport. His duty is to chase these wild animals away and keep the passengers safe from harm.

Meet The K 911

Meet The K-911

Traffic On The Runway

Oh, this kind of picture could come with a disclaimer that a panic attack might be triggered. The image includes so many broken airline safety regulations that it is likely to lead to a  big catastrophe. It was a good thing that it is actually photoshopped by a photographer called Mike Kelley. He titled it “Wake Turbulence” and shows all the flights in California departing from LAX. All in all, he took 400 photos, and then placed them all together in one.

Traffic On The Runway

Traffic On The Runway

On The Way To Antarctica

We know that this looks like a scene from a movie, but it is real. Sadly, the Humboldt Penguins were at risk of illegal hunting. Nevertheless, penguin conservationists helped them by moving the animals to an island off the coast of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. This is their natural habitat. Even so, it’s not all that easy to transport penguins. Commercial airlines are the safest and most practical alternative they have.

On The Way To Antarctica

On The Way To Antarctica

Bear On The Runway

There are several airports that do not have such a view, although they do occur very often in countries with exceptionally high weather conditions. This was taken by the photographer at the airport, which is situated near the habitat of many polar bears. What a magnificent animal, even though it’s dangerous as well. And even though they tend to live in cold places, it turns out that they also enjoy living among planes.

Bear On The Runway

Bear On The Runway

Make Sure To Log Out

You must not leave your phone at the airport because it can never be retrieved. After a passenger forgot about their phone, the people who work at Newcastle International Airport decided to have fun. They used it to take a funny selfie and put it on their social media. Geordies may not be the greatest example out there, but the two men have definitely influenced people’s mindset.

Make Sure To Log Out

Make Sure To Log Out

Time For Airobics

Millennials are usually glued to screens regardless of where they might be. It makes for quite a refreshing sight as young people decide to live in the moment.  The guys decided to take airport activities to a whole new dimension by conducting circus acts. If you can imagine, the children were really delighted to see a show like that. And though they didn’t take a lot of precautions, they got away unscathed.

Time For Airobics

Time For Airobics

Claim Your Present

It’s not always easy to travel, since it can be very stressful, as well. This is also true in terms of luggage. People just want to comfortably carry their baggage. On Christmas Eve, this flight from Spain came to give passengers a special gift through the luggage conveyor. People were shocked but happy to find something, particularly something age-appropriate! What a wonderful Christmas it 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 should know better than getting too close to the door! But let’s remind you of the story behind this, first. This is Marie Pettersson from Sweden, who likes to combine her passions for yoga and flying. Usually, the pilot shares images of herself doing yoga on the plane. And her social media posts have drawn a lot of interest!

Not The Cockpit

Not The Cockpit

Strong Beach Breeze

Maho Beach is in the Caribbean region of Saint Martin. The place is famous for its gorgeous beaches and blue waters. The most remarkable thing about it, though, would be its terrifying runway. The beach on the island is much too close to the runway, which has resulted in planes being too close to the people at the beach. This isn’t ideal since most of the people have to duck down … but they don’t forget to take a selfie while at it!

Strong Beach Breeze

Strong Beach Breeze

Fun With Slow Walkers

We don’t know about you, but slow walkers can be incredibly annoying at the airport. After disembarking the plane and walking at her own pace, this grandma didn’t let anybody get past her. She may not have thought to make way for other passengers. It was a good thing that they were good-natured!

Fun With Slow Walkers

Fun With Slow Walkers

Sleeping Together

What do you do if you’re too tired of travelling and just want to take a nap? Individual travelers can sleep almost everywhere, but when you’re traveling with a companion, things get tougher. Good luck trying to find one that suits both of you. This girl was smart enough to lie on his lap!

Sleeping Together

Sleeping Together

What Lies Nunderneath

You may be curious if TSA is over-the-top if you have ever traveled in the States. We know that chemicals and weapons need to be checked, but there is a lack of suspicion on the part of some people, unlike others. This nun has been given extra inspections, something you usually don’t expect to happen.

What Lies Nunderneath

What Lies Nunderneath

Very Accurate Signs

Did you ever need to go to the airport bathroom but find the queue too long? Take a look at these signs at a Chinese airport. What a great way to send directions to the toilet! They seem to have wanted to let you know that you’re going to have to wait a bit before you get a chance. We think they’d be better off investing in toilets rather than paying for those signs.

Very Accurate Signs

Very Accurate Signs

In Her Luggage

You’ll certainly be asked by a lot of people if you’re traveling for a nice vacation, “Can I come in your suitcase?” It might just be a joke, but there’s a guy who actually took it seriously and hid it in his friend’s suitcase.  How uncomfortable does that look? Furthermore, we don’t know why they thought that it was going to work. Lastly, we hope that he is glad that he did not end up in jail. Man, just book a flight.

In Her Luggage

In Her Luggage

Make Yourself Comfortable

We know looking at people on the airport floor can be weird,  but someone had to do something in any way they could to get an available seat at the airport, but it can be very difficult, so you have to be creative. Though, this looks more uncomfortable than usual, as he lay there as others check-in!

Make Yourself Comfortable

Make Yourself Comfortable

A Rolly Davidson

What are you going to do when you get canceled by a taxi? You might start worrying that you’re going to be put on hold for your flight. After the Uber was not accessible, a new alternative was created. They just used a motorcycle to take the traveler to the airport. What a wonderful and convenient idea! Nice work, guys.

A Rolly Davidson

A Rolly Davidson

But Why

We don’t know how the runway got the approval to be constructed there. Cars stop at the light at Gibraltar International Airport before they can land safely. Normal vehicles can pass through as long as the barriers are lifted. Even so, an emergency landing here would do a lot of damage.

But Why

But Why

Airport Exhaustion

This is what all the other passengers felt. It’s not really unusual to feel exhausted after waiting and going through security checks at the airport. You’re not going to have a choice for most of the time, other than to be on your feet for hours. We’re pretty impressed by this little girl who got to sleep and get carried around. Well, good for her.

Airport Exhaustion

Airport Exhaustion

His Personal Luggage

Did you ever forget what your bag looks like as you wait on the conveyor belt? Well, at least you’ve never fully forgotten that you’ve had one. This guy went through all of these things, so he decided to come prepared next time. Maybe it’s a smart idea to have a bag with your face on it!

His Personal Luggage

His Personal Luggage

Literally Shining Armor

This seems to be a joke, we know, but it’s really not. Then again, I suppose you probably don’t know how often you see various gimmicky stands while waiting for your flight at the airport. You have your answers now if you have always wondered about the people who get shoeshines.

Literally Shining Armor

Literally Shining Armor

Delayed Personal Growth

When fetching a loved one from the airport, a few people stick to generic signs. But to be imaginative is always a good thing. Know how stressful you’re getting when you can’t find food in your house, but can’t find your mom to restock? This boy wanted to demonstrate his dissatisfaction with the situation by dressing in a penguin suit with a sign that shows what kind of food they need to buy.

Delayed Personal Growth

Delayed Personal Growth

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