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
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11 months ago

Super creepy!

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Liam Walsh
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11 months ago

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

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Kaisu
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

Soooooo true!

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European other
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11 months ago

Nowhere fast

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tuzdayschild
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

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

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Kaisu
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11 months ago

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

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tuzdayschild
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

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

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Liam Walsh
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11 months ago

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

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Kaisu
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

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

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Kaisu
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11 months 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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Kenny Kulbiski
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11 months ago

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

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Tessa
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11 months 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
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

That's a bus

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Ben Smith
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

Sandals and socks!!!

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Pamela24
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11 months 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.)

Non-New-Toni-An
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11 months ago

Ah, I wish I had your compassion on this. If a baby starts screaming near me I would lose my shit. Travelling is difficult enough without putting screaming babies into the equation. There should be a partitioned baby section.

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Ed Souza
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11 months ago

You know what's worse than a crying baby? Loud obnoxious grown ass adults.

Minnie-me
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11 months ago

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Nope stupid crying baby is the worse every time

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Cindy Snow
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11 months ago

Why not have a babies/ kids section? Just sayin.

Laugh Fan
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11 months ago

Probably changes too much per flight - some with several, some with none. Otherwise it makes perfect sense. Poor babies ! It's not like they do it deliberately. People being noisy, smelly morons on flights? Now they can help it!

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Erika Jones
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11 months ago

Just have to say, this picture is hilarious.

Beatrice Alighieri
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11 months ago

So. Many. Memes.

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Lu
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11 months ago (edited)

I can block out babies, it’s the toddlers that kick the back of your seat and never stop. My 10 year has never ever done that on a plane, some parents just don’t care or have given up.

Dr.Scott
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11 months ago

In restaurants we always took our daughter outside if she started crying. We've been in restaurants (and flights) where the baby was screaming bloody murder and I guess the parents just tuned them out? We didn't...there was no tuning.

Minnie-me
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11 months ago

That's what overhead storage compartments are for. Fits babies quite nicely

Jjjane20
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11 months ago

Better to share a plane with a baby than bunch of noisy grown ups who think they are super funny with yelling stupid jokes over the whole plane because everybody needs to know they are on holiday and plan to be drunk as f@ck.

Valerie Lessard
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11 months ago

i'd rather a plane full of babies than 1 single drunk.

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Lena Hudson
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11 months ago

Many yrs ago I had to take my teething baby on the Concorde red-eye flight and was dreading it so much but everyone, staff as well as passengers, were absolutely brilliant. We got moved to a seat close to the bathroom with lots of legroom and I received lots of sympathetic smiles as I walked up and down the aisle for ages soothing her. I did my best to be considerate, the baby did her best despite her pain and everyone else clearly empathised which meant the world.

EpicFangirl
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11 months ago

just love seeing all the meme cats~

Nicola Roberts
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11 months ago

Let's be honest the problem is not the baby - it's the noise, any noise from anyone or anything. It's just more likely to come from a baby.

Dolevaal
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11 months ago

I dont see a problem when the baby ist quiet or laughong or asleep ...but I agreed, crying babys (or children, teenager or adults) are worse. The same goes for bus and train, by the way.

Suluhu
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11 months ago

It was great for me when I went on a plane with my 7 month old. We had a row of 4 chairs to ourselves because the passengers who were supposed to sit there went to find different seats. Our baby didn't cry once during the 8 hour flight. Same thing on the way back. Never had such relaxed flights.

Jeremy Porter
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11 months ago

Bronn for the win.

Richard Johnson
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11 months ago

Administering a reasonable dose of gin should be mandatory for all infants and toddlers.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
11 months ago

This is how I look when a drunk enters the plane

Kaisu
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11 months ago

Having a baby on board is the worst, and it's the absolute worst when you're sitting next to said baby

boredpanDaman
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11 months ago

i deeply believe the problem is with babies parents, not the baby

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Collin Edward
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3 months ago

My aunt brought earplugs to give to the surrounding passengers, that way, if you decline earplugs, you can't complain.

Lauren Michlin
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6 months ago

I like how you took memes and made them into another meme.

Laur 24
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11 months ago

the memes are rising

ebonyruffles
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11 months ago

I see your crying baby & raise you a brat kicking the back of your seat for an hour.

Queen 0642
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11 months ago

This is soooo ME!!!

Ojberretta Berretta
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11 months ago

im the kid with the red shirt lol

Max L.
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11 months ago

I think grandpa in the middle aisle also occured some bluescreens a while ago

Anna Repp
Community Member
11 months ago

Is it just me? In 20+ years of flying I've never had a problem with a baby on board. I'm not sure if I just expertly tune them out, or if they are not as bad as the memes tell us?

Ayasophya Alturas
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11 months ago

i'm the cat in this situation...

Kat833
Community Member
11 months ago

I wish planes were always this empty.

Éva Nemes
Community Member
11 months ago

I hate childs on airplane, on train, etc. Why? Because I don't going from him/his.

Alejandro Vega
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11 months ago

I'd definitely pay good money to get on THAT plane!!

Shirley Richard
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11 months ago

It's completely understandable as their ears pop. However, keep your toddler from kicking my seat please! I was literally hit in the head by a toddler in front of his parents.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
11 months ago

That's why I try to have my 2 boys sleeping during the flight. At least the small one that have more energy. Drink also when departure and landing. Kids feel ear pain.

E Scott
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11 months ago

I was in a fifteen hour flight and not one but TWO babies were crying and screaming for the longest time

Full Name
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11 months ago

*hug*

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Theory Buchannon
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11 months ago

woah

dough boi
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11 months ago

Whats bronn doing there????

karina andersen
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11 months ago

my children were fine, sucking on a dummy or when a little older a sweet, talking to them, reading to them, like all little ones they need reassuring

Stimpy
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11 months ago

Parents with small children:*dare to travel* Other people:*lose their collective sh#t*

Magdalena Cholewa
Community Member
11 months ago

I only sat next to a baby on a 7 hours flight and the parents were really doing their best. Baby didn't cry once.

Frederik Leed
Community Member
11 months ago

OMG... so it's horrible for YOU if a baby is crying? Selfcentered ppl these days!! You might feel sorry for the baby or even the parent rather than be offended.

Non-New-Toni-An
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11 months ago

Actually I do feel sorry for the parent. But I'm very sensitive to noise, it triggers my anxiety and stressed me out. So peace is very important to me for good reason. I'll bring earplugs and use them if I have to, but they feel uncomfortable inside my ears.

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NWB
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11 months ago

if you dont like kiddos on plane book a private jet...it is public transport after all

Luisa Vasconcelos
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11 months ago

I love enter in a flight with my baby and see the horror expression on people's face. What they don't know is that I'm actually fighting to keep him awake until I hear "cabin crew, prepare for departure, or to take of or something". He sleeps all the 3 or 5 hours flight.

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tuzdayschild
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

Worse if it’s between you and the bathroom

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Liam Walsh
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11 months ago

Lonely chip, put it out of its misery.

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Lenka Smetanová
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11 months 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
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11 months 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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Shireen
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11 months ago

😂

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EpicFangirl
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11 months ago

WOAAAAAAAA NEVER THE H2OOOOOOOOO

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Randi Roble
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11 months 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
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11 months 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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