Spirit flight attendant entertains passengers with stand-up comedy during delay

A Spirit flight attendant entertains passengers with a number of stand-up comedy during a delayed flight.

(Rod Leon Amerkhanov)

Passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight were in for a few laughs when the flight attendant turned his announcements in a comedy routine.

Rod Leon Amerkhanov, who was on the plane departing from Chicago O’hare International Airport last month posted a video of the employee providing free entertainment as the plane was waiting for the all clear for departure.

“Flight delayed, A/C is broken, baby’s crying, everyone is moody,” Amerkhanov described May 19 Atlanta-bound flight.


“The way of the passengers in mind,… stand-up comedy on board,” he wrote.

In the video, two male stewards are on the front of the plane, with one of them that the intercom and giving his notes for the take off.

“A lot of people want to stand here and stretch your legs, because we have no leg space,” he says, gesturing to the area at the front of the plane. “You need to leave. Nothing personal, just leave,” he says.

The facilitator then goes on to explain to passengers where the toilet is located and how to use it.

“In the toilet at the back of the wall there is a [button] that says ‘flush’ so press the button every time,” he says.

“For some of you, press twice. You know who you are. I’m not judging, just do what you gotta do.”

He also shows how close the door so it doesn’t make much noise and wake up the sleeping babies on board.

“Do it for the children. Because we are the world. We are the children,” joked he, referring to the ’80s song.

He then decided to poke fun at his employer for their less than stellar customer service record, telling passengers there is probably no sense in using the call button.

“We have recently been assessed again as the worst airline for customer service in the United States, so I wouldn’t bother pressing that button,” he says.

“We are the best at the worst, OK? And I’m fine. If we are the best that I would have to act professional now and I just can’t do it…Let’s just for that right, because I’m only here for the money.”

If he tells the passengers how to prepare for the hour and a half of the flight, he jokes about a number of ways to make it more fun, including Lunesta, Trazodone, Percocet, Darvocet, Quaaludes, Xanax, Klonopin, Vicodan, and a couple prescribed more pills.

“That is exactly what I have made today,” he says.

He recommends offering one of the drugs to your neighbor, but notice that sitting next to children. “Just do like my mother used to be. She broke it in half and gave it to me and I was OK. I always wake up,” he says.


He ends by thanking everyone for “getting through the jungle with us” and says that “Mind is not to pay with cash, but I am not a Spirit. I take cash, OK?”

Passengers responded to the gas station attendant with a laughs and claps.

Spirit Airlines does not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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