Flying.. not Birds.. but Planes..

In South Africa we have various airlines that fly the skies with internal flights… one of them is Kulula… this airline is well known for their sense of humour. I have flown quite often with them, as the flights just seem so much more casual and friendly…

Please remember my love of things is in the following order… chocolate… birds.. animals… aeroplanes… flying in planes… these of course all come after my wife. (shoo nearly dropped myself in the dwang there..)

We have our National airline…

Len airport day 006

And there is the foreign airlines that fly internal routes….

Len airport day 002

And then the colour of a mango…


And then my favourite…..


Now if that doesn’t say something about their sense of humour, then let me show you a few more photos….












And their announcements by the cabin crew as well as their pilots are hilarious… here are a few that I found on a website….

On a flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said,
"Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."

On landing, the stewardess said,
"Please be sure to take all of your belongings.. If you’re going to leave anything, please make sure it ‘s something we’d like to have." and then this one…

"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses..we don’t want them either.."

And with the flight safety instructions…"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this aeroplane."

After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo, a flight attendant on a flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town : The flight attendant came on the intercom and said,
"That was quite a bump and I know what y’all are thinking. I’m here to tell you it wasn’t the airline’s fault, it wasn’t the pilot’s fault, it wasn’t the flight attendant’s fault, it was the asphalt."

Another flight attendant’s comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

Part of a flight attendant’s arrival announcement:
"We’d like to thank you folks for flying with us today.. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you’ll think of Kulula Airways."

After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg, the attendant came on with,
"Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal.."

And from the pilot during his welcome message:
"Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"

And then one I really enjoyed…I heard this on a Kulula flight:
"Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing.. If you can light ’em, you can smoke ’em."

55 thoughts on “Flying.. not Birds.. but Planes..

  1. This is hilarious! If we had more like this I might want to fly again, thanks for the laughs bulldog, nice shots too!

  2. Such a beautiful bird bulldog and so well captured. I must say that your posts are a real delight and always uplifting. I am just catching up on them now as I have been ill and unable to visit and blog. Looking forward to some more now! All my best to you, Ruth 🙂

    • Bulldog, I see that I have put my bird comment on your plane photos! Most amusing… the planes are good too but the comment was meant to be on ‘the lilac breasted roller’ – not sure how this happened. Maybe computer gremlins… 🙂

  3. Fortissimo questo tuo post, oltre a ridere io volo con la fantasia grazie alle tue foto 🙂
    Molto strano non vedere animali, ma come sempre le foto sono molto belle
    Ciao, Pat

  4. Reading this over my morning coffee and laughing – what a great post! As one who is terrified of flying I loved the signs on the planes (particulalry “This Way Up”). I wish other airlines had this amazing sense of humour because it would make flying a lot more fun 😀

  5. This is terrific BD!!! I think the rest of the world should look to this company as an example of being able to provide a valuable service and have a blast doing it! What a great sense of humor these folks have. Thanks for the big smile!!!

  6. How hysterical these lines are!!! Such colorful shots of the aircraft too~~ a fun diverse post… featuring these birds of a different breed entirely. I used to work for the Airline ~ Eastern (do you recall?) ~ was my first job out of college … I was recruited for marketing management position. Wish I took more advantage of free flying benefit (first class too)… now not so able to sit for lengths of time – but still love that feeling of being airborne! Much Love bd ~ thanks for the entertaining post today!! x

    • A airline employee.. don’t you still get benefits.?? First class as well.. Once when I got onto the plane the air hostess came on the blower and said “please people take your seats, we’re not out shopping now..” they don’t have pre-booked seats unless special cases… it was hilarious with all the people milling around…Thanks for the nice comment…hugs…

  7. Too bad we just booked our flight with British Airways. If I had known about Kulula, I would have rescheduled 😉
    A fun post, Bulldog, thank you. And a wise thing to put your wife first hahaha.

  8. These people should do training videos for other flight attendants ans pilots on every airline I’ve flown. My goodness they seem to enjoy their work or are comics waiting for their big break! 🙂 Thanks for the smiles today!

  9. Wow, I would pay extra to fly on that airline!! This was a very entertaining post Bulldog – I loved it :). If only more people and companies could have a sense of humour like that, what a world this would be! Thanks for starting off my weekend with a laugh :).

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