b3ta.com qotw
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Question of the Week » Airport Stories » Post 49924 | Search
This is a question Airport Stories

Back when I was a moody teenager I took a cheap flight that involved changing planes and having to go through security again. My bags were pre-checked so, when I set off the metal detector, I honestly said to the security guy that I had no idea what had set it off.

Until, that is, he searched me and found the metal knife and fork stamped "KLM" I'd nicked off the previous flight.

Tell us your best airport stories.

(, Fri 3 Mar 2006, 10:09)
Pages: Latest, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, ... 1

« Go Back

Guns, planes & Dubai don't mix
So happily just boarded the plane on the tarmac in Dubai airport (was a flight change from Hong Kong to London). I swapped tickets with my younger brother as I really fancied a window and as my arse touched down on my / his seat, a couple of armed guards walked down the aisle, looking at my seat number and staring right at me.. and asked me to accompany them to the tarmac.

Thankfully this was all pre 9-11 so it was bit more hushed stary whispers rather than catching the tube at Stockwell.

They'd opened up a suitcase I didn't recognise, pulled out a large handgun and asked me why it was in my baggage.. as the 4 of them surrounding me fingered their holsters!

Suddenly realised it was my brothers BB gun from Hong Kong.. but try to imagine explaining the concept of a BB Gun while trying not to point it or hold it threateningly as 4 arabic guards stare blankly & suspiciously at you.

Needless to say - they finally understood, or gave up when they didn't see any live ammo & I sheepishly got back on board so we could all take off..



Another cpl that spring to mind.. When I was 12, smuggling my beloved albino mouse in my underwear for a 4hr flight after my parents told me they wouldnt allow pets. I still like to believe they were grudgingly proud when i whipped him out in the taxi after we landed!

And the classic of popping hotel cutlery in a friends hand baggage before we went through security - cue pissing myself laughing and being rewarded with several dead-arms
(, Sat 4 Mar 2006, 18:32, Reply)

« Go Back

Pages: Latest, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, ... 1