It’s pretty normal for pilots to try and crack jokes during their welcome aboard announcements. Admittedly it’s more common on
Southwest some airlines than others, but it happens on just about all of them if you fly enough.
For the most part the jokes all run along similar lines, though; very rarely are they original. Which is why I have to give the captain of this morning’s flight between Los Angeles and Dallas some credit. His welcome aboard started with the following (all spoken with a thick Texas accent):
“Folks, thanks for joining us at this ungodly hour, which should be reserved for sleeping or duck hunting. When my alarm went off this morning I didn’t want to get up, but then I remembered I have a smoking hot redhead wife who always makes me buy her things. And kids who want birthday presents. Even though they’re adults. So I got out of bed. Like the rest of us. Thanks for joining us.”
Well played, captain… well played!
Have you heard any hilarious pilot announcements lately?