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What's the strangest incident that's happened on a flight you were on?

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Not a single thing....and for that! I say Amen.
I don't like stuff happening 50 thousands feet up!!
I have no control over.
Good one jonaj
by dwatk
Try 35-40000' feet up! Commercial jets don't go higher than that! Lol!
by donjo
Mine does can't ya see me smiling out the window? I'm not smiling for no-reason.....
by jonaja
Something I cannot tell on here!!!!!
by Finy
There was a lady acting weird on one flight I was on. She was rather unsettled and fidge. I later saw her in the country and she said she was just taking a break but it just seems odd that she would leave a good place to go to a run down part of the city to relax. Her whole mannerisms were just suspicious.
Was flying Port Moresby to Wewak, via Lae & Madang, on a Fokker F27 'Friendship'. This was in 1970.

Whilst transitting Madang, Police came on board, pulling up the seat cushions. In those days you could stay on aircraft, during this time. I asked what were they looking for. A knife.
Apparently native male sitting one row ahead of me, & to my left, had just been arrested on suspicion of murder, in Port, the day before! Riiiiight!

This happened while waiting in line to check in on a flight to USA. An ethnic male was in line a few behind us and chatting to another chap waiting in line next to him when we heard this commotion. Another male who turned out to be a brother of the one in line snatched his suitcase and ran off with it. The owner tried to hold on to it by the extension handle and it broke letting the brother run off with the owner chasing him yelling out for someone to get the police. We did see police officers arrive pretty quickly and overheard the owner say he just wanted to leave the country but his family were trying to prevent him from doing so. The other brother said his brother was stealing family gold jewelry which was denied. It upset my grand daughter who was crying and scared. We were all shaken and hoped as the police officers took them both away that he wouldn't end up on our flight. While we were sitting in the boarding lounge we did see that he was indeed on our flight which left us feeling very uneasy for the whole flight.

Nothing strange has happened on a flight I was on per se, BUT the day after we came home from our holiday to Fiji this year, we heard that people had complained about a young family with a baby in first class. Apparently the couple were inappropriately dressed - shorts, thongs, and no sleeves. And, baby was crying uncontrollably. Although I can't say with one hundred per cent certainty that these people were complaining about us, we certainly ticked all those boxes.

My thing is: babies have just as much a right to be in first class as any other person. And, if they cry, that's just what babies do. As for wearing shorts and thongs - this is what we wear in Australia during the summer months. Do I hear anybody complaining when women decide to wear low-cut articles that expose more cleavage than a breast-feeding mother? No - I've never heard anybody complain about that, so leave my feet, arms, and legs alone. Thank you.
by Vee
Oh! Vee, aren't you lucky Qantas doesn't fly to Fiji anymore!
There's NO way, if as casually dressed as you say, would you've been allowed to board First Class!
There's very strict dress code, even in this day, & age. Some things just don't change.
by donjo
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