Funny Airport Photos
Every day, millions of people are crowded into airport terminals, where they must endure endless lines, random pat-downs and the indignity of airport food alongside other stressed-out strangers.
With a premise like that, of course there's room for conflict. And where there’s room for conflict, there’s equal room for hilarity.
We’d rather find the humor in difficult situations; luckily for us, there’s no shortage of funny airport photos to peruse. Here, culled from the vaults of Instagram, are some of the most delightful and absurd.
Well, I suppose that’s one way to get through security.
Hopefully this guy is just a mechanic fixing the machine. Either that or he’s stumbled onto the best airport ride ever.
Airplanes can face in many directions. Left, right, horizontal, angled slightly upwards, angled slightly downwards.
This is definitely the one direction you don't want your airplane heading.
Where's the Rest of It?
It’s been a long flight. You arrive bleary-eyed at the baggage carousel and wait and wait and wait. And then, eventually this spits out onto the belt.
Ummm…it’s missing a piece. And by piece, we mean the entire suitcase.
Butt of the Joke
SCENE: THE BUDAPEST AIRPORT
SHADY-LOOKING MAN #1:
“Amsterdam has a new red-light district, have you heard? You can’t drive there, but you can take a flight. Just book the nine o-clock for A**terdam. Tell Fanny I said hi.”
Get a Room
If your goodbye kiss lasts for longer than three minutes, you don’t need to find your flight. You need to find the airport hotel.
Santa Would Approve
In a land far, far away called Hungary, there exists a magical kiosk, where only elves can check in. Unfortunately, the creators of this mythical kiosk have left out one critical piece to accommodate the elves — a stool with which to reach the screen.
We’re not sure what’s more concerning: the fact that this person’s grammar and spelling skills aren’t up to par, or the fact that they’re currently in charge of everyone trying to board the plane.
So. Many. Questions.
How many times did someone try stooping on the seat to poop before they had to put this sign up? And where were people trying to throw the toilet paper before a sign told them it went in the toilet bowl?
I’m not sure what this machine is supposed to do, but it is definitely not supposed to be that kind of machine.
So if you find a spritely young lad sitting here, are you to infer that he’s either Benjamin Button or Arnold Schwarzenegger from "Junior"?
Sitting peacefully inside of Qatar’s Hamad International Airport is this 20-ton bronze statue of a giant teddy bear trapped inside of a lamp. Known as “Lamp Bear,” the statue’s artist, Urs Fischer, designed it to remind travelers of their favorite childhood objects.
Or perhaps their worst nightmares.
'Tis the Season
If you’re the type of person who gets annoyed by strollers and other extra-large carry-on baggage clogging up the boarding process, boy will you throw a fit when you see this guy trying to bring his carry-on luggage on the plane.
If this is the recombobulation area, then we just have a couple questions. Number one, where is the discombobulation area located? And number two, how many times must one discombobulate and then recombobulate before catching one’s flight?
Bark and Fly
If you notice your neighbor’s suitcase next to you wagging its tail, chances are it’s one of the two million pets who fly through the skies each year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Instead of being annoyed, try handing the suitcase a bite of cookie (sans chocolate, of course).
Meh. You don’t even need to step outside of the Frankfurt airport. Simply exit the plane, snap this quick photo, and you can hop right back on before you’re due to start your next shift at work. No one will ever know.
If you're ever really bored while waiting for your flight to board, you can brush up on your CPR skills with this machine. And the creepy torso dummy that lives inside of it. Just promise us you won’t try mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Ah, Montana. The land of glaciers, mountains, log cabins, chilly winter nights and endless forests.
Just don’t show up on its front porch expecting anything special. You might have to fight someone for access to an electrical plug.
More False Advertising
Colorado is known for many things, but sunny palm-tree-lined beaches is not one of them.
In fact, the cattle slaughterhouse town of Greeley, Colorado — an hour’s drive north of Denver International Airport — has famously been branded “The Exact Opposite of Hawaii” in the "South Park" cartoons.
There once was a massage chair
It didn’t have a care
Until one day Andre the Giant sat down
And reclined it into the ground
It couldn’t be returned to its upright state
And now it lives in Terminal Eight