40 Hilarious Airport Fails That Actually Happened

Airports are among the busiest places in the world. Millions of people from all over the globe travel in planes all year round. This makes airports a virtual melting pot for all kinds of people of all ages from many different countries traveling to a variety of destinations.

There can also be a lot of stress in airports, especially for people who are travel weary, tired and sleep deprived. But sometimes there can be unexpectedly funny and hilarious moments that occur in these situations. Here are just a few captured on camera.

Shining Armor

Every day, these shoe shiners use polish and some elbow grease to give their clients’ leather shoes a glinting, burnished look. Usually, they cater to the business-class crowd: those with pressed suits and briefcases who can’t stop reading emails on their phones. This time, however, the ladies took care of folks in town for Comic-Con in San Diego. The pair were dressed as versions of Iron Man, and their whole body armor, not just the shoes, needed shining badly. Hopefully, they tipped extra.

Passenger Falcons

We’ve all heard of messenger pigeons, but these Falcons on a commercial plane took the idea a bit too far. A Saudi Prince traveling from the United Arab Emirates got passports for his falcons (yes, really) which have a three-year validity and allows the Falcons to travel between certain Middle Eastern countries. Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways both allow falcons onboard, but usually with a limit of six. This Saudi played the loyalty card and was able to bring a whopping 80.