Any memorable or funny airport stories from travel or work? I’m sure you’ve all got some but I’ll start.
Fist a bit of back story: so I used to work in the operations department of a large airport in eastern Canada, but when not racing around the field or sitting in meetings I had the pleasant job of responding messages on the noise complaint line.
So because of that, there are always some rich questions about lost bags or low flying aircraft that “broke my house.” However, the best by far are ones that make you laugh. On several occasions, we would get ones about “5 or 6 airplanes overhead leaving chemtrails and blocking out the sun.” Now as you may know if there are vapour trails behind a jet there is a very good chance it’s not even using a nearby airport but that wouldn’t stop the accusations of us being a part of crop dusting the populous or threats to take the matter to the media. But being a professional it is important to respond to the messages in a manner that may not be your first instinct and remind them that you live in the same area and “wouldn’t appreciate that happening to me or my family either.” The internet is a wild place though and once someone has an idea of how things work it isn’t always easy to change it. A few times I had the idea of responding with bribes to not say anything or agree and say its all a cover-up, however in the aviation industry, it’s best not to stir the pot.
So that’s one of my memorable airport storeys. let’s hear what you’ve got.