Flying was once the most exciting and glamorous way of getting around the world. Today, we all know different.
You turn up to check in for your flight 3 hours early so that you can stand in a long line. Then you get to be frisked by security and interrogated by customs and then again by immigration. You walk miles to the gate with no guarantee that your flight will take off on time.
Basically, it's not much fun.
However, that doesn't mean that there aren't lighter, happier moments associated with flying and those are the moments that we want to share with you today.
Check out these hilarious photos that were taken inside airports and remember them the next time your travel experiences are a little frustrating. You never know what delights are around the next corner.
1. Building Your Own Retreat From The World
You can spend a long time waiting at airports when your flight is delayed, so why not build yourself a house and escape from it all?
2. When The Airport Is Yours For The Taking
She's pretty lucky that she fits through the armrests as they're designed to try and stop people from pulling this trick in an airport.
3. It's Time For Daddy To Take Some Carry On
We've spent enough time in airports that we're actually jealous of this little girl. They are so big and so tiring to get around if you can get a lift, why not?
4. Unfortunate Pillow Placement
This lady may never forget this important life lesson on the positioning of a pillow. We know that we certainly won't. Oh la la.
5. Sometimes You Need A Friend
This is quite lovely because in our experience the stress of travel rarely makes the grown-ups want to hug each other in busy airports.
6. Limited Passion Please
Obviously, public kissing at airports is a bigger problem than we thought it was. The sign says it all, 3 minutes and be gone girlfriend.
7. Got To Work On That Parking
We understand a crash on takeoff or landing is not your fault, but we are a little less sympathetic about your driving into buildings though.
8. Passed Out Because There's A Limit On Waiting
This poor little girl must have been exhausted. We admire her for her ability to sleep anywhere if she's going to do a lot of flying this will be a very useful skill.
9. The Legs Have It
This is one of those wonderful pieces of chance. If the guy didn't look like the legs might belong to him, it just wouldn't work.
10. Did You Pack This Baby Yourself, Ma'am?
We just hope that baby was retrieved before it got a ride through the X-ray machine. Explaining that to customs might be very awkward.
11, This Seems Unnecessary
This just feels gratuitous. The caption is very good work but the security officer really should have taken her somewhere private for this body search.
12. Chinglish Comfort Room Confusion
You can't blame the Chinese for not having a strong handle on the English language but we hope that you're not in desperate need of a toilet given these directions.
13. Not So Funny When You Have Cancer
This was probably a very funny practical joke but please don't do this when you go to the airport because X-rays can cause cancer.
14. There's Something You Should Know
We feel that the graphic somewhat trivializes what seems to be a very important message. However, we're still not going to stand behind a jet taking off.
15. Someone Stole Their Plane
Well, either somebody took their plane away or there's a horrible Stephen King style creature living on the tarmac. That's the only possible explanation for this.
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