The Oddest Airline Superstitions

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  1. sobore
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    Passengers pat the plane when they board, as if to make sure it's solid. Some kiss the fuselage, or even break into the same little dance, at the doorway every time they fly. If they peer into the cockpit, they may see pilots' hats hanging with family pictures stuffed inside for good luck.

    Even airlines have set ideas about good and bad mojo, down to a list of verboten flight numbers: No one ever schedules Flight 13.

    Travel is chock full of little superstitions, fluky talismans and fateful traditions, such as retiring the flight numbers of crashed planes. Of 102 airlines tracked by SeatGuru.com, 25 around the world have no Row 13s on their planes.

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    I, personally, just make sure the FAA inspection sticker is current and ask the Captain to see a valid insurance card!! ;-)
     
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    I usually take the captains blood pressure and do a glucose screening. :)
     
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    What...no urinalysis or Pulmonary Function testing?
     
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    My superstition is that the food is edible in coach.
     
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    It's a myth that there is any food in coach.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    Just flew Delta from LGA to HSV in coach (with a quick stop in ATL on an MD88. In route to ATL, the guy beside me wanted to order food. The menu said that sliders and cheese trays were available on all flights.... Yeah, not so much. They just had booze and candy that you could buy extra.
     
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    Is it ironic that I buy booze so the food tastes edible?
     
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    oh it'll fit!
     
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    Hahaha.

    I really thought I would see some XMen board though, :(
     
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    We needed at least someone doing a bad impersonation of Cyclops to board...

    The creepy smile on the farter's face was priceless though
     
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    Lol sure was!

    I was hoping to see Patrick Stewart in a wheelchair or any celebrity cameo...
     

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