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Captain Picard Facepalm Meme | I was told that my suitcase was too heavy to go on the plane . I would have to remove a few items and bring them with my carry on's...Which  | image tagged in memes,captain picard facepalm | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Face You Make Robert Downey Jr Meme | IT'S NOT A MATTER OF HOW MUCH THE PLANE CAN LIFT BUT HOW MUCH THE BAGGAGE HANDLERS CAN LIFT | image tagged in memes,face you make robert downey jr | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Good one...but it's about the baggage handlers.

I'm on your side, I mean come on, they've got one job, right, "Throw luggage on plane, get banana". Why not just slap a "Heavy" tag on the bag at the counter so they don't throw out their back, they're forewarned. Probably a union or OSHA thing.
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7 ups, 2 replies
I worked as a baggage handler, Heavy bags can be labelled that wasn't the issue. It's a matter of displacement. if too much weight is put in one section it can affect the plane's flight ability. we had to count all bags then calculate the number of pages time average weight per bag and report to the captain. They take the weight of the fuel, cargo, passengers and luggage into account before taking off.

After doing the math and reporting the calculations to the flight deck was completed, THEN we'd get a banana .
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Wow, I've never thought about that aspect of displacement. Too much weight on one side or the other or fore or aft would affect pitch or yaw.

I didn't realize baggage handlers had to do all of those calculations, either. Thanks for having a good attitude about my "get banana" remark. I was going for a cheap laugh at the time. I do respect the baggage handlers, they're doing a thankless, physical job in the worst weather extremes under high pressure.

Thanks again!
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It was a fun job at times. We'd marshall in the planes with the flashlight wands. Communicate with the pilot with wand signals; Stop plane, wheel chocks in, ground power connected... I still remember them all. Then we'd off load the bags, the motorized wheel chars, reconnect the batteries on them as they had to be removed. Proper pet handling. Then load the new bags sorting by destination. Keeping count. Then refill the plane's water tank. Close the hatches, check for open compartments and damages. then the plane would get pushed back and we would walk by the wings with out wands in an L position. I miss the smell of warm jet exhaust on a cold morning.
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Still more that I didn't know went into that job! Thanks to you and your mates!

And you're right about the smell of JP...I worked on the flight line for a time while in the Marine Corps. They say that the sense of smell is one of the strongest memory triggers, and whenever that smell hits me, I'm like "OH YEAH"...or, maybe it just makes me a little high, IDK...LOL!
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I love the smell of it. There were summer afternoons I'd be sitting on a belt loader waiting for a flight watching the sunset over the tarmac, smelling jet exhaust in the air. It was a great job. Now jet fuel in liquid form has a rotten egg smell, but the exhaust vape? It WAS intoxicating. I'm working a low pay job at a warehouse right now and been thinking about getting a better job. You have resurrected my memories of my old airport days. Maybe I'll get back into it. Working in the airport is an amazing atmosphere. Seeing all the tears of joy from reunited families in the arrivals section, meeting new people, and the best perk of all.... FLIGHT ATTENDANTS !!!!
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You've verified what I have told people before. That the planes cannot go in reverse. Every time I have been at an airport they get pushed back by a vehicle.
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In my mind I've fallen in love with a few flight attendants.
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I've just been educated on imgflip by you guys - imagine that? :) I work on a receiving dock and never smell it when the drain clogs. But the scented cleaner they use to wash it away? It gives me a headache. I'm sure exhaust is better. ;)
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You really were a baggage handler. That's exactly what they do. Then the up in the cabin they cram as many people in as many seats possible and when people b**ch about blood clots they give them... NOTHING! It's an airline, not some podunk mom and pop grocer! They're too big to fail baby!
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5 ups, 1 reply
I love your description, lol, accurate I'm sure :-)
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[image deleted]Thanks for the up votes. You guys are great. I used this in a comment yesterday and thought I would give it a try. Anyway it seams so dumb. I was actually told this at Bradley Field in Connecticut a few years ago. And like other people posted I paid for an over priced corn beef sandwich and got sick. Even if the issue is about baggage handlers that's between the union and management. The cost of everything is passed along to customers who really need to travel and are being grabbed by the balls.
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Thanks, Been a fan for a long time.
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That actually makes sense. I didn't consider that. I thought it was stupid when they made me take things out of my bag and put it in my husband's bag. The more you know.....
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[image deleted]Ever see the videos of these guys tossing around baggage and it comes open and they hap hazzardley stuff it back into suit cases? Makes me glad I don't always travel.
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This is like when people think when ice melts the water will rise.
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[image deleted]Never comment on user names, but yours really stands out. I like it. (meaning I like it) Yeah the the airlines are not only having travelers help cover their costs their also making huge profits. At some airports their employees are involved with drug smuggling rings, employees stealing personal belongings and selling them for profit and even allowing people to fly who are on a no fly list as long as they can pay the price. But as other people are saying they can't carry on a jar of jam. How about screening their employees first.
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Didn't think this dumb meme would get more than a couple up votes. Thanks guys.
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What's with all these memes regarding to flying?
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[image deleted]Lol.
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