Airplanes Quotes

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

The aeroplane will prevent war by making it too expensive, too slow, too difficult, too long drawn out.

That day at Kitty Hawk, we thought only of getting off the ground. Later we hoped that the airplane would be an instrument of peace, perhaps the instrument that would enforce peace.

Airplane food isn’t in a great state; so many of the airlines serve heavy, stodgy meals. Last year we opened a restaurant at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, where we offer these amazing picnics to take onboard. They’re light, easy to carry, and most importantly, absolutely delicious.

Here’s the ideal experience: that the flight attendant recognises you, but the guy sitting next to you doesn’t.

Very interesting, Whittle, my boy, but it will never work. (Response of Cambridge aeronautical engineering professor, shown Frank Whittle’s plan for a jet engine)

The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb.

If God had meant us to fly he’d have given us wings.

The Concorde is great. It gives you three extra hours to find your luggage.

The airport aesthetic is an extension of the in-flight aesthetic. The air is as quiet and lifeless as can be engineered. Aside from PA announcements, you hear little but real Muzak, mellow adult-contemporary music, or whooshy silence… It not only muffles the energy of all those people going all those places, it extends the airline […]