These Hilarious Airport Photos Show Us Just How Stressful Traveling Can Be

Published on 09/13/2020
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No matter how prepared you might be to travel, we can promise you that you never know what life is going to throw at you. An airport is a place that you can’t avoid when you travel on the regular! Have you ever noticed how many weird things always happen here? If you haven’t, check out these photos.

Out Of Your Control

You should not expect the world to cater to you when you are at the airport. After all, there are so many things that are out of your control. This is why you must be ready for delays, cancelations, and generally uncomfortable situations. Ready or not, there is no helping what fate has in store for you. The best thing to do is to carry a great attitude so that you can handle whatever hand you have been dealt with.

Out Of Your Control

Out Of Your Control

Hands To Yourself

Talk about an incriminating photo. It might look like the airport employee is not respecting personal boundaries, but this is not the case at all. She was just doing her job, although we can see why this does not look all that innocent. Trust us when we say that she was just performing a regular security check!

Hands To Yourself

Hands To Yourself

Looking For Someone

This guy was looking for a particular person, so he brought a sign that he can hold up. To be specific, he is looking for a smokin’ hot Italian chick! We wonder how his wife responded when she saw the sign as soon as she made it through the gates. Based on that smirk on his face, we are sure that he was more than pleased with himself. Hopefully, she missed him too much to be embarrassed by this sign.

Looking For Someone

Looking For Someone

Dad Is Home

If that sign is telling us the truth, then it was a good thing that he just got home. Who knows what would have happened to the kids otherwise? The mom allegedly quit two weeks ago, which begs the question: exactly how long had this guy been away in the first place? Don’t worry, boys, dad is finally home.

Dad Is Home

Dad Is Home

Going Through Security Checks

It does not matter who you are or where you are going. As long as you are trying to board a flight, there is a chance that you will undergo a random security check. We like it as much as you do, which is to say not at all. Why would anyone enjoy being felt up and posing for those security machines?

Going Through Security Checks

Going Through Security Checks

Reporting For Booty

We can see that the two of them had been thrilled to finally be reunited at long last. She brought a witty sign with her, but we are not sure if he even noticed it. Something tells us that he dove right in for a kiss! Oh well, the good news is that he is basically following her commands even if he did not know it.

Reporting For Booty

Reporting For Booty

Down And Under

There is nothing you can do about a delayed flight but to wait. While you are at it, you might want to look for a place to sleep in. This can be difficult when so many people are trying to do the same thing. The woman in the photo found a solution to the problem, but not everyone can follow in her footsteps…

Down And Under

Down And Under

How To Welcome Passengers

While we are not experts, we really do not think that anyone should be doing this. After all, it is never smart to be this close to the door. This is true regardless if it is open or closed. At any rate, we have to admit that this was a neat photo. We wonder who took the photo. Was it a colleague or a passenger?

How To Welcome Passengers

How To Welcome Passengers

Into The Bin

If you have never tried it, we want you to know that it can be troublesome to trouble with kids. This rings even truer if you have a baby with you. For one, you have no idea when and where they are going to burst into tears. The mom in the photo had to slip off her shoes before going through a security check and had to use both of her hands for it. She put the baby down in the worst possible place as she did so.

Into The Bin

Into The Bin

His Name Is Forrest Gump

The people at the Nashville International Airport were shocked when they saw who else was there with them. Who would have ever guessed that they would meet Forrest Gump there? This guy got it all right down to the last details. We are keeping our fingers crossed that he is headed to meet Jenny!

His Name Is Forrest Gump

His Name Is Forrest Gump

No Privacy At All

You are sorely mistaken if you ever think that you can enjoy some privacy at the airport. There is always someone watching no matter where you are. It might be security cameras, undercover personnel, or fellow travelers. There is nothing wrong with striking a pose but keep in mind that you are not alone!

No Privacy At All

No Privacy At All

Choking Up Upon Arrival

People say that they are choking up when they can’t hold in the tears after an emotional moment. His friends decided to take the phrase literally, however. When they got their hands on this old photo of Mokie choking on food, they knew that they had to make a sign out of it. We wonder how he took it…

Choking Up Upon Arrival

Choking Up Upon Arrival

Proposing At The Airport

It goes without saying that people will stop and stare when they see a public proposal. He asked her to marry him as soon as she came back from her trip. This is probably one of the happiest days of their lives! Well, this is only true if she said yes. We bet that he would have been devasted if she said no.

Proposing At The Airport

Proposing At The Airport

Pet Relief Area

Traveling with dogs can be difficult since airports are generally not pet-friendly. The good news is that this is not always true. It will be a breeze if you use the San Diego airport since it has a “pet relief” area. This will let your dog go about their business without dealing with the glares of other people.

Pet Relief Area

Pet Relief Area

Look Around You

Can you imagine being bored at the airport? Most people choose to stay on their phones and gadgets when they have to wait, but you should look around you next time. Trust us, you are always going to see something or someone fascinating. These two ladies sure caught the attention of everyone in the area.

Look Around You

Look Around You

Meet Your Baby

Look at this cute little sign! We are sure that the dad teared up as soon as he saw not only the words but also little Harper. This must be the first time that the two of them met. The baby looks pretty confused with that adorable little frown, but we bet that the dad could not help but cry. We have to admit that this was a pretty smart idea. Props to the mom who came up with something like this!

Meet Your Baby

Meet Your Baby

The Planker

While you generally just sit around for hours on end, travel takes a toll on you. If you are getting stir crazy, you should walk around the airport and look for something to do. Kids can play hide and seek, but the choices are more limited for adults. This woman was creative enough to plank on the conveyor belt!

The Planker

The Planker

Not Reassuring At All

How are you supposed to enjoy your trip when you see something like this outside the window? If you use the Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, you might see Dagestan Airlines Flight 37… or what remains of it. It crashed after an engine failure not long after it took off and split into three parts.

Not Reassuring At All

Not Reassuring At All

Yoga During The Layover

Your body will not be happy when you just sit on the plane for a long time. It is actually a good idea to move around the plane so that your circulation will go smoothly. A stretch should do. The person in the photo decided that it was not good enough for them. This explains the yoga session during the layover.

Yoga During The Layover

Yoga During The Layover

This Is The Last Straw

The selfie has truly become one of the biggest phenomena of our generation. In 2013, the Oxford Dictionary even declared it the Word of the Year. However, not everyone is a big fan of it. This woman could no longer tolerate her vain partner, who even bought a selfie stick in secret. Well, enough was enough!

This Is The Last Straw

This Is The Last Straw

Whatever Works For You

You have to be as resourceful as possible when you are at the airport. Most people do not care if you are sleeping and will not bother you. However, it was hard to ignore this guy when he decided to sleep in this position! It does not look comfy to us, but it looks like he was in deep sleep so what do we know?

Whatever Works For You

Whatever Works For You

Not What It Looks

We can understand why you are shocked to see this photo. It definitely looks slave-like and cruel, right? However, you can relax because there is nothing unethical about it. This photo came from an episode of Man vs. Beast as they tried to answer an important question. Who was going to pull a plane faster: an elephant or 44 small people? If you wanted to know, the answer is the beast this time around.

Not What It Looks

Not What It Looks

Weird Airport Rules

So many things are not allowed at the airport. Passengers were shocked when they found out that you can’t bring snow globes on the plane. This is done since people might swap out the liquid for something explosive! On the other hand, the Bangkok airport has banned durian because the odor is too strong.

Weird Airport Rules

Weird Airport Rules

Not Taking Risks

This guy was prepared for the airport in ways that we take for granted. The truth is that the plane is a hotbed for germs and illnesses. The man in the photo was not willing to take any risks and covered all of his orifices. He has a mask on for his eyes and mouth, and a set of headphones for his ears.

Not Taking Risks

Not Taking Risks

Up Above The World So High

We will be the first ones to admit that this is a cool photo. However, it looks very dangerous to do something like that all for an Instagram post. The man in the photo is a Brazilian pilot by the name of Daniel Centeno. He has accumulated tens of thousands of Instagram followers by doing fearless things. However, people were skeptical when he posted a selfie above the Palm in Dubai. It turned out that he actually photoshopped this one. Oops.

Up Above The World So High

Up Above The World So High

It Is Still Touching

This little girl did not know how to write very well just yet, but this did not stop her from writing a sign. She just wanted to greet her grandparents when the family went to the airport to pick them up. While it is not legible whatsoever, we are sure that her grandma and grandpa were delighted to see this.

It Is Still Touching

It Is Still Touching

Open For A Surprise

There are many things that you should never entrust with your little children. The passport is one such thing. This dad overlooked the fact that he left it on the table, but what made it worse was that they were on holiday! They only learned what happened when they were at the airport, ready to go home.

Open For A Surprise

Open For A Surprise

A Great Luggage Tower

Airport employees have to perform a lot of mundane tasks. However, this does not mean that they do not get to have any fun at all! This baggage handler had creative juice to spare and created a glorious luggage tower. We are just kidding, of course – these were actually stacked sculptures molded together.

A Great Luggage Tower

A Great Luggage Tower

A Highly Unusual Sign

Have you noticed just how many signs you will find at the airport? But this is the first time we have ever seen anything like this before. It was found at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport in New Zealand. The sign is there to deter drivers from parking near the runway, which is way too close to the parking lot.

A Highly Unusual Sign

A Highly Unusual Sign

What A Good Boy

Look at this handsome boy! Who is he and what does he do? Most airports do not have wild animals running across the runway. However, it does happen. Airport employees rely on traps to prevent this from happening, but Cherry Capital Airport had a different strategy. The Michigan airport hired a Border Collie called Piper to keep everything in check by chasing away wild animals!

A Highly Unusual Sign

A Highly Unusual Sign

Too Many Airplanes

We would also be confused and shocked if we saw this photo without any context. But there is no need for you to worry. Just so you know, this was actually photoshopped. Mike Kelley is a photographer who snapped 400 different photos and then collected them in one. This photo shows all the departing flights from LAX in South California.

Too Many Airplanes

Too Many Airplanes

On The Way Home

This one, on the other hand, is not a fake photo. It might look like a scene from a film, but this really happened. These Humboldt penguins are often at risk of getting poached. It was a good thing that penguin conservationists were able to rescue them and bring them back to Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

On The Way Home

On The Way Home

Bear Necessities

Here is another strange sight on the runway! If you live in a place that sees extreme weather conditions, these things might happen. It was taken in an airport in Alaska, which is near where polar bears live. It is a beautiful creature but let us not forget that it is a dangerous one at the same time!

Bear Necessities

Bear Necessities

Do Not Forget To Log Out

If you use the free computers at the airport, do not forget to log out. You never know who is going to access your account. It was a good thing that no one with bad intentions saw that Jasmine was still logged in. Instead of doing nefarious things on her Facebook account, these two men just posted a selfie and a reminder!

Do Not Forget To Log Out

Do Not Forget To Log Out

Acrobatics While Waiting

People from older generations like to give millennials flak for always being on our phones. When young people live in the present, it is refreshing to see. Everyone stopped in tracks to watch the two young men perform circus acts while waiting for a flight. We love how unbothered the one on the right is.

Acrobatics While Waiting

Acrobatics While Waiting

A Magical Christmas

It is a huge enough hassle to travel, but it can be even more stressful when you do it during the holidays. This Spainair flight flew into the airport on Christmas Eve. How sweet is it that that airline prepared a gift for the passengers? Everyone was surprised, but it must have made the holidays that much nicer.

A Magical Christmas

A Magical Christmas

Should Have Known Better

She is a pilot, so she should have known better than to sit here! What is she doing here in the first place? There is a story behind the photo. Her name is Marie Pettersson, and she likes to combine her love of flying and yoga. This is why she performs yoga on planes and posts the photos on social media.

Should Have Known Better

Should Have Known Better

Everyone Wanted A Selfie

This is a photo of Maho Beach in Saint Martin, the Caribbean. It is a place known for its blue waters and stunning beaches. But the scary runway also draws in a lot of crowds. There is a beach near the runway, which makes for epic photos. As you can see, everyone had clearly been waiting for this moment!

Everyone Wanted A Selfie

Everyone Wanted A Selfie

Slow Walkers At The Airport

You must be really patient if you do not get annoyed about slow walkers. Everyone is always rushing to be somewhere at the airport, so this can be even more annoying than usual. The old lady in the photo refused to let other people pass by her. We are glad that everyone else had simply taken it all in stride.

Slow Walkers At The Airport

Slow Walkers At The Airport

The Couple That Sleeps Together

… stays together! Aww, how sweet is that? In general, it is much easier to travel alone because you can sleep and do whatever you want. If you are traveling as a couple, we are sure that you will get into a fight or two at the very least. Luckily, these two had no problems picking a spot to sleep in while waiting for their flight.

The Couple That Sleeps Together

The Couple That Sleeps Together

Underneath The Nun

TSA agents take their jobs very seriously, and here is a photo to back up that plane. In general, nuns do not attract a lot of suspicions wherever they go. We suppose that this comes with the job. However, this airport employee wanted to check every nook and cranny. Even though they probably did not expect to find anything, it is reassuring to know that TSA does everything it can to keep us all safe.

Underneath The Nun

Underneath The Nun

Can’t Get More Accurate Than This

We have all been there! After waiting in line at the baggage counter or security check, you will not be able to hold it in anymore. However, it can be crushing when you find that there are a lot of people lining up to use the bathroom. This Chinese airport decided to poke fun at this by using these photos for the toilet signs. Well, this might be the most accurate sign we have ever seen in our lives.

Can’t Get More Accurate Than This

Can’t Get More Accurate Than This

Not Always The Case

Do you know how so many like to say, “Can I come in your suitcase?” It is safe to assume that they are just joking, but this is not always the case. Take a look at this woman, who tried to smuggle her friend into the plane by stuffing them in a suitcase. It is impressive that he could fit in there, but they got busted in the end. We hope that he just tries to save up for a plane ticket next time to avoid the hassle.

Not Always The Case

Not Always The Case

In The Way

We all struggle to find any semblance of comfort when at the airport. Most people will not even look twice when they see anyone do something weird. There are no rules at the airport! This guy could not find a vacant seat and decided to sleep on the floor. They could have moved out of the way, however.

In The Way

In The Way

No Need For Uber

Do you need to go to the airport but can’t book Uber for some reason? Do not panic and stay calm. You just need to think outside of the box, and you should be good to go. This guy came up with a solution to the problem. Who would have thought that you can bring your luggage to the airport like this?

No Need For Uber

No Need For Uber

Doomed During Emergency Landings

What on earth did the architects have in mind when they designed that road right there? This was taken at Gibraltar International Airport. To land safely, cars have to stop at the light to make way for the planes. If the barriers are up, regular vehicles are allowed to pass through without any problems.

Doomed During Emergency Landings

Doomed During Emergency Landings

We Wish We Were Her

We know how tiring air travel is, so we can totally understand why this little girl was knocked out. The good news was that they did not have to wake her up as they exited the airport. This dad simply draped her over one of the bags, which turned into a stroller of sorts. We feel jealous that she gets to do this!

We Wish We Were Her

We Wish We Were Her

You Can’t Mistake It For Another One

It can be confusing to locate your bag when so many others on the conveyor belt look the same. This is the reason you are better off traveling with a unique bag. This guy decided to be over-the-top, but it is still a great idea. After all, we are sure that he can’t miss the bag with his own face on it.

You Can’t Mistake It For Another One

You Can’t Mistake It For Another One

Knights In Shining Armor

You might think that this was a joke, but you would be wrong. We bet that you have previously seen all those gimmicky stands waiting for you at the airport as soon as you land. It is not uncommon to see people offering shoeshines. It is neat to finally learn what sort of passengers like to avail of those services.

Knights In Shining Armor

Knights In Shining Armor

Out Of Food

This guy was excited about the fact that his parents were finally coming home. For one thing, he had just run out of cereal at home and had nothing else to eat. It can be frustrating when the pantry runs out, but your parents are not around to get groceries. However, the strangest thing about this is the fact that he is a fully-grown man.

Out Of Food

Out Of Food

There Is A Kissing Limit

People found this sign at the airport in Aalborg, Denmark. The airport employees could not help but be annoyed about all the cars that pile up at the roadside check-in line. People would take too long to say goodbye to their loved ones, so they had to set a kissing limit of 3 minutes. What a strange little sign.

There Is A Kissing Limit

There Is A Kissing Limit

Putting Kids in Leashes

We have already said this earlier, but it gets harder to travel if you have little kids with you. Parents should have one eye on the kids at all times. It might even be a good idea to take cues from Home Alone 2. The mom in the photo did not want her kids to run off and put them in leashes! Sadly, it was still a huge struggle.

Putting Kids In Leashes

Putting Kids In Leashes

Waiting For Their Flight

Just so we are on the same page, these are not homeless people. There are times when your flight gets canceled for reasons outside of your control. They wanted nothing more than to just go home, but the weather had other plans for them. Luckily, they were able to create makeshift beds at the airport.

Waiting For Their Flight

Waiting For Their Flight

Do Your Job Properly

Security is very important at airports. After all, they are the usual targets of terrorist attacks. The employees need to ensure that no one feels unsafe at any point in their trip. This explains why so many people had been outraged when they saw this photo. This security officer had been wasting time playing solitaire!

Do Your Job Properly

Do Your Job Properly

No Need To Pay

We can’t imagine what it must be like to travel when your phone is out of juice. How are you going to wait for your flight if you can’t mindlessly scroll through your feed? Most of the time, the airport offers free charging stations. Sometimes, they charge you for it. Luckily, this smart guy found a loophole.

No Need To Pay

No Need To Pay

When Star Wars Fans Meet

Fans of the Star Wars movies are always willing to go all out when a new installment is released. Take a look at these guys who met up to watch The Last Jedi together. What a cool photo! This happened at the Denver airport. The “Imperial March” was also playing at the time.

When Star Wars Fans Meet

When Star Wars Fans Meet

Be Nice To Him

It is hard to figure out if this guy had been kidding or not. When you pick up your brother-in-law at the airport, you could probably come up with a better sign than, “The guy who knocked up my sister.” We have to admit that it was funny, however. How do you think the other party reacted to this sign?

Be Nice To Him

Be Nice To Him

Full Of Falcons

Have you ever seen a plane full of falcons? Neither have we before this photo. These birds had been too exhausted to fly, so they used their credit cards to get on a plane. Just kidding! The story goes that a Saudi Prince bought seats for 80 falcons when he traveled in and around the United Arab Emirates.

Full Of Falcons

Full Of Falcons

Pretend You Don’t Know Them

We can tell that this dad had a great sense of humor. Hopefully, the mom does too! After all, it must be embarrassing to have to walk up to them when the entire family holds up that sign. They clearly put a lot of thought into it. If you take out the middle sign, it only says, “Welcome home, Mom.” The sign is embarrassing on its own, but it is not irreparable.

Pretend You Don’t Know Them

Pretend You Don’t Know Them

The Loves Of His Life

You can make fun of yourself if you ware looking to lighten the mood. This new mother knew that it was going to be an emotional moment for her husband, which is why she wanted to diffuse the tension. She wanted to tell him that she gained some weight and asked him to meet their baby!

The Loves Of His Life

The Loves Of His Life

No Laptops For Them

The airport sees thousands of people walk in and out every single day. It is a given that you will find some strange people in the crowd. Take a look at these two people who brought huge typewriters at the Seattle airport. They were old-fashioned people who would rather use these relics instead of iPads or laptops.

No Laptops For Them

No Laptops For Them

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