Traveling by plane can be a real adventure. Or it can be a real pain in the behind. Your perspective probably depends on a lot of things that you can’t control, from the staff to the weather. But most people can agree on one thing: that flying can be a good source of inspiration for jokes, memes, and comical incidents.

Here at Bored Panda, we love soaring through the clouds in our Panda Plane and we love all the memes that get created by people who fly. So we made this list for anyone and everyone who’s ever soared through the heavens on an airplane and has been to an airport at least once in their lives.

Get your scrolling wheel ready for takeoff, upvote your favorite memes, and be sure to share them with your friends who either love or loathe airports. And if you’ve got any funny or horrible airport and airplane stories, we’d love to hear them, so share them with everyone somewhere in the comments!

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

Super creepy!

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Liam Walsh 1 month ago

Want to know if she was allowed to keep it or not.

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Kaisu 1 month ago

This is the same when I walk out of the store without buying anything, worrying that I've accidentally stolen something even though I haven't

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Bored Panda talked about air travel and the changing industry to one Redditor who uploaded an incredibly popular airport meme onto Reddit’s r/funny community. The meme was so good that it got over 56,500 upvotes in just 3 days and sparked over 1,100 comments.

According to the Redditor, “nothing beats flight in terms of speed and convenience, so it is understandable that airlines do not need to cater to every need of their customers — we have barely any other travel options available.”

“However, airlines are protected by the law far better than the passengers are. For instance, the airline can downgrade or cancel someone's ticket with no repercussions whatsoever,” they explained. “I've had this happen with United in the US and Lufthansa in the EU, and found no way to be reimbursed the money that I lost on those flights.”

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Juririn 1 month ago

Soooooo true!

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European other 1 month ago

Nowhere fast

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tuzdayschild 1 month ago

Hold your breath until everyone sits down...HOME FREE!

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The Reddit user agreed that the quality of air travel has dropped along with the price, however, things aren’t all bad: “The quality goes down with the price, but it's not that bad. I mean, having an option to pay less, understandably, means lower quality of a service. However, when there are no options present, airlines will make you pay up even for the cheapest option. It's all supply and demand.”

According to the Redditor, there is a lot that airlines could do to make travel more comfortable for passengers. “But why would they?  Low cost airlines don't really earn much on each basic passenger, so they either have to fill their planes in a sardine-like fashion, or charge more.”

“Do not fly airlines that treat you like cattle. Pay extra, but pay to those who acknowledge your dignity,” they added.

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Kaisu 1 month ago

Duct tape fixes anything! That's why we call it Jesus tape in Finland

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Kaisu 1 month ago

I hope they unloaded it from the plane first, the most important piece of luggage!

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tuzdayschild 1 month ago

They don't think we look like that. They just don't care.

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Sometimes, however, the most annoying things you encounter on your aerial adventures are your fellow passengers, not the airlines. CNN has compiled some of the most annoying things that other fliers do that really get on our nerves. Some of them are quite obvious. Others are much rarer.

For example, most of us can get behind the idea that people who compulsively shake their legs have no place on planes, let alone any form of transportation, aside from riding on horses. You know what, I changed my mind—horses don’t deserve leg-shakers either.

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tuzdayschild 1 month ago

Iv'e heard it rumored but I don't believe it.

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Liam Walsh 1 month ago

The clothes won't be fashionable anymore - THE HORROR.

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Kaisu 1 month ago

"Yes I'm sure I'll need five t-shirts on my two day trip"

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People who loudly talk on their smartphones are also unwanted on airplanes: there’s no reason to yell into the receiver that you’ve just landed. Relax. Take a chill pill. Call your loved ones once you’re off the magical flying sky chariot.

One other thing that annoys a lot of travelers is when their companions kick off their shoes and take off their socks; there’s a place for bare feet and it’s not on what essentially is a more aerodynamic bus. You wouldn’t walk around barefooted on a city bus, would you? Reexamine your life if you’ve answered ‘yes’ to that question.

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

But you’re traveling 500 mph towards a different kind of crap.

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Kenny Kulbiski 1 month ago

What an evil, despicable thing to do! Where can I get one.

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Kaisu 1 month ago

You need to do this so you'll have taken all your liquids out of your luggage and the security people can see what's in them, as opposed to having them rolling around in your luggage and the security people having to open your luggage and rummage through it to find your nasal spray. Saves time for everyone

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Tessa 1 month ago (edited)

I have never been to an airport with intention to fly but the thought of checking out gives me anxiety.

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki 1 month ago

The limit is not there because the plane can't carry it. The limit is there so that the one who pack your case into cargo won't break their back.

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Thomas brennan 1 month ago

That's a bus

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

Get to the airport more than two hours before the flight they said..it’ll be fun they said....

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TahNisha Hutcherson 1 month ago

Sandals and socks!!!

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Pamela24 1 month ago

As long as I feel like the guardian of the child is doing whatever they can to keep the child calm I'm fine with that. We were all babies once, some people just have to travel with them, let's be compassionate. (When the adults let the children run around without supervision and bother people that clearly don't want to be bothered - then I see an issue.)

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tuzdayschild 1 month ago

I wouldn't be looking like that. I'd be backing away cuz that's coming back up any second.

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

Worse if it’s between you and the bathroom

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Liam Walsh 1 month ago

Lonely chip, put it out of its misery.

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Lenka Smetanová 1 month ago

My first travel by plane as a young girl.... I had a bag with realy, realy many pockets... In one of them was scissors. My mom and the security spent several minutes until they found one secret pocket in the bottom of the bag, where that scissors was. :D :D

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Bmo 1 month ago

That top photo was taken when flying was only a luxury with the very wealthy. Today lot of normal people can afford it but you're lucky if you even get those pretzels. From my experience Spirit and Frontier doesn't supply those. I've only got them on American.

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EpicFangirl 1 month ago

WOAAAAAAAA NEVER THE H2OOOOOOOOO

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Randi Roble 1 month ago

To be fair, there were zero passengers and they gutted the seats to lower the weight on board.

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Great Panda Mamu 4 weeks ago

Okay, it's great if it's just him, but if everyone does it, suddenly they don't know the actual weight of the plane. That causes problems from the balance of the plane being off to running out of fuel because they didn't account for the extra mass. It's all kinds of dangerous.

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