Airports are usually places of order and efficiency, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. From hilarious bloopers to embarrassing moments, here are some of the funniest airport fails and moments.
1. The Great Wall of China
In 2017, a passenger at Beijing Capital International Airport was so eager to get to his flight that he decided to take a shortcut. He climbed over the security gate and ran across the tarmac, only to be stopped by a wall – the Great Wall of China. The man was arrested and fined for his stunt.
2. The Wrong Plane
In 2018, a passenger at London’s Heathrow Airport accidentally boarded the wrong plane. He was supposed to be on a flight to Manchester, but instead he ended up on a flight to Dusseldorf. The airline had to turn the plane around and take him back to London.
3. The Naked Man
In 2019, a man at Los Angeles International Airport decided to strip down to his birthday suit and run around the terminal. He was eventually apprehended by airport security and taken into custody.
4. The Stowaway
In 2020, a stowaway was discovered on a flight from London to New York. The man had managed to sneak onto the plane and hide in the overhead bin. He was eventually discovered by a flight attendant and removed from the plane.
5. The Lost Luggage
In 2021, a passenger at London’s Gatwick Airport was horrified to discover that her luggage had been lost. She was even more horrified when she realized that her luggage had been sent to the wrong airport – in the wrong country.
These are just a few of the funniest airport fails and moments. From bloopers to embarrassing moments, airports can be a source of endless entertainment.