When you are little, flying is an awesome power possessed by superheroes. Now the idea of flying causes an involuntary groan. Everything about the experience is a hassle starting with taking off every item of clothing and jewelry but somehow still managing to set off the alarm. Then, being forced to throw away an expensive bottle of face wash because it's over the legal limit, and let's not forget endless flight delays. And if you're out of clever ideas on what to do when bored, the pain of it just triples.

But even with all the nonsense associated with flying, some smart people still manage to make the best out of a less than ideal situation. Bored Panda has rounded up a list of hilarious photos of clever people who are winning at life despite being stuck at the airport. These people go against the grain (or, more specifically, the rules of the moving walkway) and prove that not all heroes wear capes but instead, in one case, strategic joke penis aprons. From funny accidents to calculated pranks, this list has it all. Scroll down below for the full dose, and don't forget to upvote your favorite of these funny people!

#1

Flying Home For The Holidays Dressed To Surprise The Family. Before The Flight, I Met This Stranger At The Airport. Instant Best Friends

Flying Home For The Holidays Dressed To Surprise The Family. Before The Flight, I Met This Stranger At The Airport. Instant Best Friends

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kasa alex
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2 years ago

I want to upvote this more. And also, this is why I love airports

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#2

Just Another Baggage Claim At The Honululu Airport

Just Another Baggage Claim At The Honululu Airport

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lotte hoi
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2 years ago

what

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#3

Oh No, Someone Spilled All Their Puppies

Oh No, Someone Spilled All Their Puppies

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Hans
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2 years ago

Dream airport.

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#4

When A Ballet Troupe Has A Flight Delay

When A Ballet Troupe Has A Flight Delay

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Hans
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2 years ago

Fabulous!

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#5

That's One Way To Have Fun At Work

That's One Way To Have Fun At Work

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Ayel
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2 years ago

love the dance move ♥

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#6

During A 12 Hour Flight Delay My Boyfriend Wandered Off. When I Found Him He Was In The Middle Of A Pixar Movie Marathon With A Group Of 5 Year Olds. He's The One For Me

During A 12 Hour Flight Delay My Boyfriend Wandered Off. When I Found Him He Was In The Middle Of A Pixar Movie Marathon With A Group Of 5 Year Olds. He's The One For Me

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Denis
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2 years ago

I'd do that too!

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#7

While Boarding A Flight, An 8yr Old Ominously Told Me "I Left A Secret Agent To Watch You...". I Wasn't Sure What That Meant For The Next Two Hours Until Another Passenger Pointed This Out To Me

While Boarding A Flight, An 8yr Old Ominously Told Me "I Left A Secret Agent To Watch You...". I Wasn't Sure What That Meant For The Next Two Hours Until Another Passenger Pointed This Out To Me

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ZombieGirl5591
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2 years ago

Kids are so pure!

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#8

At The Airport

At The Airport

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Sarah Cleaver
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2 years ago

Love this one

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#9

Saw This Pilot At The Airport, Yesterday

Saw This Pilot At The Airport, Yesterday

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Bambi
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2 years ago

I think he's just having a laugh.. I might be wrong though..

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#10

This Man Is An Everyday Hero, After Waiting For Our Bags At Heathrow Terminal 5 For 4 Hours The Only Person Who Was Still There Was A Pilot, Who Helped Over 300 People Get There Bags Back

This Man Is An Everyday Hero, After Waiting For Our Bags At Heathrow Terminal 5 For 4 Hours The Only Person Who Was Still There Was A Pilot, Who Helped Over 300 People Get There Bags Back

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MysticalMan
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2 years ago

Class!

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#11

I Was Watching The Avengers On My Laptop At The Airport... This Was Happening Behind Me

I Was Watching The Avengers On My Laptop At The Airport... This Was Happening Behind Me

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Bring Bluetooth headphones, kids! I would have invited them if they shared their sweets!

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#12

Beastie Boys Getting A Hold Of The Gate Display Again

Beastie Boys Getting A Hold Of The Gate Display Again

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Anouk
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2 years ago

omg I gigglesnorted

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#13

My Friend's Daughter Just Flew By Herself For The First Time. This Was How He Greeted Her At The Airport

My Friend's Daughter Just Flew By Herself For The First Time. This Was How He Greeted Her At The Airport

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Welcome to the dark side!

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#14

Never Lose Your Luggage Again

Never Lose Your Luggage Again

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Denis
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2 years ago

That's actually smart

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#15

Found At Chicago O'Hare Airport

Found At Chicago O'Hare Airport

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

So polite. Hope people pay attention..!

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#16

So Apparently Snape Works At American Airlines

So Apparently Snape Works At American Airlines

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Dian Ella Lillie
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2 years ago

I miss Alan Rickman... :-(

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#17

So Much Grandad-Ness In One Photo

So Much Grandad-Ness In One Photo

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Bangearl Tongjub
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2 years ago

He is wearing glasses with Magnifying glass just to be on phone

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#18

Tried To Take A Selfie At JFK. Caught This Gem Before I Could Figure Out How To Reverse The Cam

Tried To Take A Selfie At JFK. Caught This Gem Before I Could Figure Out How To Reverse The Cam

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Binxyminxem
Community Member
2 years ago

You go girl! She looks great, what a beautiful smile! 😄

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#19

There Is A Wrong And A Right Way To Carry Your Beige Colored Neck Pillow Through The Airport

There Is A Wrong And A Right Way To Carry Your Beige Colored Neck Pillow Through The Airport

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GiantSpaceTiger
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2 years ago

.. and this is the right way.

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#20

When The Airport Doesn't Let You Bring Your Accordion As A Carry-On

When The Airport Doesn't Let You Bring Your Accordion As A Carry-On

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Moo Moo Futch
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2 years ago

Is that weird al?

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#21

These Two Toddlers Who Had Never Met Before, But Decided To Hug It Out In The Middle Of An Airport Terminal

These Two Toddlers Who Had Never Met Before, But Decided To Hug It Out In The Middle Of An Airport Terminal

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Clare McDuff
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyone else hear the intro to Love Actually? No, YOU’RE crying.

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#22

Seen At The Airport In Tel Aviv, Israel

Seen At The Airport In Tel Aviv, Israel

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Denis
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2 years ago

Jew by day, stripper by night

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#23

My Cousin Met A Victoria's Secret Model At The Airport. Perfect Day To Be Wearing That Shirt

My Cousin Met A Victoria's Secret Model At The Airport. Perfect Day To Be Wearing That Shirt

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minerva15
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats actually a really gross shirt for a little boy to be wearing. "Sorry ladies, I only date models?" Who dresses their young boy like that?

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#24

Airport Rowing

Airport Rowing

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Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

Until that conveyor eats their bums

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#25

Pooping At The Airport When

Pooping At The Airport When

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Peek-a-boo!

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#26

My Friend Is A Pilot, He Said When They Get Bored They Have Water Gun Fights

My Friend Is A Pilot, He Said When They Get Bored They Have Water Gun Fights

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Hikikomori
Community Member
2 years ago

Now i wanna be a pilot.

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#27

This Dad Tiring His Kid Out Before The Flight Is My New Hero

This Dad Tiring His Kid Out Before The Flight Is My New Hero

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Kids 101: the more tired, the moanier. If he falls asleep is a gamble...

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#28

Friend Discovered His Doppleganger At The Airport Today. Neither Were Pleased

Friend Discovered His Doppleganger At The Airport Today. Neither Were Pleased

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Clare McDuff
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2 years ago

There can be only one.

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#29

Why It Takes So Long For Your Luggage To Arrive

Why It Takes So Long For Your Luggage To Arrive

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 years ago

Bottleflip, adult version

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#30

A Friend Came Across This At London Heathrow Airport

A Friend Came Across This At London Heathrow Airport

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logical fallacy
Community Member
2 years ago

Did they get just their feet polished or all of their armour?

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#31

Someone Checked In A Stick At The Airport

Someone Checked In A Stick At The Airport

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kasa alex
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2 years ago

That's the puppies' luggage (post above this one)

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#32

Napping On A Suitcase

Napping On A Suitcase

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Some leash their kids, others are just great parents by making the best of the stressful airport experience!

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#33

This Guy At The Airport Looked So Much Like Charles Darwin That I Didn't Even Take His Picture... My Camera Just Naturally Selected Him

This Guy At The Airport Looked So Much Like Charles Darwin That I Didn't Even Take His Picture... My Camera Just Naturally Selected Him

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Pudingovina
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2 years ago

That pun! :D :D

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#34

He's Just Unlucky I Guess

He's Just Unlucky I Guess

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Den Star
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2 years ago

Love Sikh people so much

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#35

My Dad Bumped Into His Dadppelgänger At The Airport In Newark

My Dad Bumped Into His Dadppelgänger At The Airport In Newark

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PAA PH
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2 years ago

Isn't that how everybody dresses in Newark? No use denying it now.

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#36

My Brother At Bishkek Airport, Kyrgyzstan. I Don't Think They Thought This Through

My Brother At Bishkek Airport, Kyrgyzstan. I Don't Think They Thought This Through

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

I did not know the surgery is done so quickly now.

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#37

I Was Stuck On An Airplane For 4 Hours Waiting To Take Off (Cancelled Flight). This Kept Me Entertained For About 10 Minutes

I Was Stuck On An Airplane For 4 Hours Waiting To Take Off (Cancelled Flight). This Kept Me Entertained For About 10 Minutes

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

great circle shape! so PRo!

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#38

This Generation And Their God Damn Cell Phones

This Generation And Their God Damn Cell Phones

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mulk
Community Member
2 years ago

God damn "Centenarian"!

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#39

Forgot To Charge Arm Last Night. Charging At Cellphone Charge Area At Airport

Forgot To Charge Arm Last Night. Charging At Cellphone Charge Area At Airport

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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah, so John Connor and gang didn't succeed after all.

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#40

With The Help Of ARFF Paramedics, Service Dog Eleanor Rigby Delivered 8 Puppies In The Middle Of Tampa International Airport

With The Help Of ARFF Paramedics, Service Dog Eleanor Rigby Delivered 8 Puppies In The Middle Of Tampa International Airport

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Llews Art
Community Member
2 years ago

But why do you bring you obviously very pregnant dog to the airport? I'd love to know the story behind this one.

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#41

My Friend Who Is In The Marines Had His Little Brother Pick Him Up At The Airport. This Is What He Was Wearing

My Friend Who Is In The Marines Had His Little Brother Pick Him Up At The Airport. This Is What He Was Wearing

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Max L.
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2 years ago

I think he's trying to tell him something

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#42

This Is How My Friend's Dad Greeted Her At The Airport Yesterday. Best Dad Ever

This Is How My Friend's Dad Greeted Her At The Airport Yesterday. Best Dad Ever

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

I missed National Margarita Day! Rats.

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#43

When Benches Are Too Hard To Sleep On At The Airport

When Benches Are Too Hard To Sleep On At The Airport

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Anastasia B
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2 years ago

Genius

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#44

That Moment When You Can Tell That A Couple Will Be Together Forever

That Moment When You Can Tell That A Couple Will Be Together Forever

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

In biology this is called symbiosis!

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#45

Apparently Booked A Business Trip On A Furry Flight. I’m The Only Non-Furry

Apparently Booked A Business Trip On A Furry Flight. I’m The Only Non-Furry

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

I once had a flight almost cancelled because of strike, but the the airline quickly had a holiday carrier operate it. "Welcome to Sun Air, your holiday is just arround tge corne. Hello especially to the small ones." exclaimed the super excited stewardess. Stares from people on board: suits, laptop bags, not a single kid, flying from rainy metropolis to foggy metropolis...

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#46

Seattle And Portland Have Nothing On The Nashville Airport Forrest Gump

Seattle And Portland Have Nothing On The Nashville Airport Forrest Gump

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 years ago

Life was like a box of chocolates

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#47

Business Casual

Business Casual

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Bambi
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2 years ago

I love that warning sign.

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#48

My Dad Dressed Up As Buddy The Elf To Pick Me Up From The Airport

My Dad Dressed Up As Buddy The Elf To Pick Me Up From The Airport

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mulk
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2 years ago

Another Bets Dad!

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#49

Who Needs A Longer Cable?

Who Needs A Longer Cable?

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notanoob332
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2 years ago

"if it's stupid but it works, it's not stupid"

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#50

This Is Why You Don't Fall Asleep In An Airport

This Is Why You Don't Fall Asleep In An Airport

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Lila Launehase
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2 years ago

:D double points if this is a total stranger :D

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#51

Lost A Bet And Had To Go Through Airport Security Dressed As A Dinosaur. TSA Said I Looked Cute

Lost A Bet And Had To Go Through Airport Security Dressed As A Dinosaur. TSA Said I Looked Cute

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Giulia Betke
Community Member
2 years ago

you do!

Carol Harrison
Community Member
2 years ago

Just another excuse to wear a onesie.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably gave them a good laugh. Their job must get awfully boring and stressful.

Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

If you can show your face, no belts and shoes, perfect!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 years ago

TSA was right!

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
Community Member
3 months ago

My Dad has this costume :)

Rebecca Cote
Community Member
1 year ago

Kigurumi suit! Go you!

Connie Simmons
Community Member
2 years ago

Adam Levine?

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
2 years ago

That man is so good loking in my opinion that I would not have noticed the dino suit. 😉

Francisco Almendra Soto
Community Member
2 years ago

you are

Carol Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

I wanna pet him....

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

There is absolutely no proof that Dinosaurs were green or had hairy chests! Lol

Jessica Bertram
Community Member
2 years ago

DIA ftw!

Ethan Mally
Community Member
1 year ago

you suck

Blacksheep
Community Member
2 years ago

Ugh, way too hairy. But yeah the pyjama looks cute.

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#52

Fake Power Outlet Sticker At The Airport Prank

Fake Power Outlet Sticker At The Airport Prank

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the prank. Next time I travel I know what to take with me.

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#53

I Was At The Airport Awhile Back When I Saw This. The Dad Was Walking Back And Forth While His Daughter Kept Laughing The Whole Time

I Was At The Airport Awhile Back When I Saw This. The Dad Was Walking Back And Forth While His Daughter Kept Laughing The Whole Time

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Nataliia Portillo
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2 years ago

Their clothes match... that's adorable.

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#54

British Combat The Snow With Professionalism And Efficiency

British Combat The Snow With Professionalism And Efficiency

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Giulia Betke
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2 years ago

haha PROFESSIONAL

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#55

My Mom Ran Into Waka Flocka At The Airport And Sent Me This Picture

My Mom Ran Into Waka Flocka At The Airport And Sent Me This Picture

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mulk
Community Member
2 years ago

Coolest mom!

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#56

That Time I Saw Someone Try To Smuggle 50 Boxes Of Cookies Out Of The Orlando Airport And Was Treated Like A Drug Lord

That Time I Saw Someone Try To Smuggle 50 Boxes Of Cookies Out Of The Orlando Airport And Was Treated Like A Drug Lord

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

"we need to sample those, Sir" - "with the drug scanner?" - "We are not so well equipped, Sir. Nom nom nom nom..."

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#57

That's A Long Time To Wait For Your Luggage

That's A Long Time To Wait For Your Luggage

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Don Flynn
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2 years ago

Welcome home

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#58

Hipsters These Days... Just Your Typical Day In A Seattle Airport

Hipsters These Days... Just Your Typical Day In A Seattle Airport

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MysticalMan
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2 years ago

Time traveler.

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#59

Rough Day For A Mom At The Airport

Rough Day For A Mom At The Airport

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Nicola Thorburn
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2 years ago

It's a great idea. Kid can walk "by myself like a big kid" but still be safely tethered to Mum or Dad. Also good for kids and adults really far on the Autism Spectrum if they can't handle physical contact

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#60

What Happens When Your Carryon Is Over The Weight Limit

What Happens When Your Carryon Is Over The Weight Limit

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Arya Baranwal
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2 years ago

Joey!!!

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#61

A Mennonite And A Buddhist Monk... Both On Cellphones At The Airport. You Can't Make This Stuff Up

A Mennonite And A Buddhist Monk... Both On Cellphones At The Airport. You Can't Make This Stuff Up

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Lady A
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2 years ago

A Mennonite and a Buddhist Monk walk into an airport...stop me if you've heard this one!

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#62

Guy Looks Exactly Like The Woman's Laptop Sticker

Guy Looks Exactly Like The Woman's Laptop Sticker

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mulk
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2 years ago

Perhaps they are together and it's his laptop...

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#63

Staying At The Airport Overnight, You're Doing It Right

Staying At The Airport Overnight, You're Doing It Right

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

these passengers are intense!

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#64

As I Was Waiting To Pick Up My Luggage From The Airport

As I Was Waiting To Pick Up My Luggage From The Airport

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lotte hoi
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2 years ago

u must go though the protector of all things to get your luggage

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#65

Told Gramps It Would Be Easier To Use A Wheelchair To Get Thru The Airport

Told Gramps It Would Be Easier To Use A Wheelchair To Get Thru The Airport

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Denis
Community Member
2 years ago

And you were right!

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#66

On A Recent Trip To Taipei, A Friend Captured This In The Security Line

On A Recent Trip To Taipei, A Friend Captured This In The Security Line

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

There have been many stories about people making jokes at airport security and then finding themselves in trouble. I don't think I'd risk it.

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#67

Saw Christopher Walken At The Airport Today

Saw Christopher Walken At The Airport Today

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

Christopher Flyen

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#68

We Decided To Embarrass Our Daughter At The Airport After 3 Months Away (We Don't Normally Dress This Way)

We Decided To Embarrass Our Daughter At The Airport After 3 Months Away (We Don't Normally Dress This Way)

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