The airport can be a stressful place. Between the security checkpoints, the large groups of people attempting to board planes, the delays, and a ton of other issues, it almost feels like time stands still.
Thankfully, there are a small group of social warriors who can make our time at the airport a little more enjoyable. They are the few, the proud, the funny airport sign creators. If you need a good laugh, check out these hilarious, often embarrassing, and almost always awkward airport signs.
What Happens If A Bunch Of Ladies Surround Her?
We know a few noisy pale-faced ladies who would fit this description. We’re going to assume that this is her mom, best friend, or someone else who totally gets her level of humor.
As you’ll see there is no shortage of friends and family members who use humor to poke fun at their family and friends. And kids even get on the act more than we would have thought is normal.
Mom’s A Lot Of Work. Your Turn, Dad
This little baby looks way too sweet to have caused any issues for mom when dad was away. We have to believe the sign is true though because the baby even signed their own name, which was promptly translated by mom.
As a parent, I’m pretty sure the baby was slightly more work to take care of than mom. But only by a very slim margin, which I would never admit to my own wife.
Don’t Get In The Way Of Our Grandma
These kids love their grandma so much that they won’t allow anyone to stand in the way of their family members at the airport.
If you’re having trouble reading the sign it says, “Warning: Our grandma is coming and we will run over you to huge her.” They either love their grandma a lot or she gives the best presents every time she shows up for a family get together.
There Are Two Types Of People…
There are many completely valid reasons to end a relationship. The person could be cheating, they might not be attentive to your needs, or they could be addicted to using a selfie stick.
We’d like to think that the days of the selfie stick are behind us but in reality, there are two types of people, selfie stick users and smart people who will never own a selfie stick in their entire lives. Sorry but it’s true.
Funny Or Reality? Why Not Both?
We’re not 100% sure that Mr. Hugh Jarse is a real name. We’d like to think it’s real but maybe the J is pronounced like an H and his name sounds like “Hugh Harse.”
The best part about funny airport signs is that some people are trolling their friends and family and other people are just hanging around waiting to pick up their next paying fair. We’ll let you decide which scenario this guy is part most likely a part of.
The Promise Of Imodium
In case you’re unaware of what Imodium is used for, it’s a diarrhea treatment option that works quickly.
Given what Imodium is used for we sure hope this wasn’t a serious sign, at least for the sake of the other passengers who were on the flight. The use of a torn piece of cardboard does make it seem like it was thrown together in a rush, perhaps because the situation called for immediate action? Ick.
Hopefully, He’s At The Airport To Pick Up His Girlfriend Or Wife
If this guy is holding up his “smokin hot Italian chick” sign to pick up his wife or girlfriend it’s both funny and kind of a sweet declaration. If he’s just a dude in a suit and sunglasses hoping to find a smoking hot Italian girl at the airport, he should probably be immediately escorted out of the airport.
We swear, people while do whatever they can to get some attention while waiting for their friends and family at the airport.
Welcome Home Cowboy
His buddy isn’t just a cowboy, he’s apparently a sexy cowboy. This is what happens when your friends have no shame and will do anything to get attention at the airport.
On the one hand, it’s an embarrassing sign. On the other hand, his buddy is smiling and seems to appreciate the joke. If you have friends like this you’ll never feel too stressed out while trying to get out of the airport.
Welcome Home From Prison
If you can’t embarrass your best friend while picking them up from a long trip should you really be friends at all?
Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh but this “Welcome home from prison, Sam” is a reminder that the people we love the most will go out of their way to make us blush while surrounded by a group of wary, probably tired, fellow travelers. On the other hand, maybe Sam was really coming back home after a prison stay.
Tis’ The Season To Be Embarrassing
A simple equation for creating the perfect funny airport sign is this. First, find the most embarrassing photos of your friends and family that you can find. Second, add those photos to a colorful sign that draws attention to your poster.
Finally, wait outside of the terminal with your sign in hand and be sure to stand in an open area where everyone is sure to see the pictures you’ve chosen.
The Bride Has Arrived
This is the type of funny airport sign I would personally use. It satisfies everything we should love about funny airport signs. First, it’s ridiculous and second, it could be absolutely true and nobody would be the wiser.
If this person’s dad is married to a woman with a thick foreign accent, perhaps an immigrant from another country, the joke would work even better the moment she started to talk.
Welcome Home Someone
First, this little girl took the time to write a welcome home sign and for that, we have to commend her, it was a very sweet gesture.
She’s either welcoming home Brandon or Grandma based on our best guesses. The sign is basically hieroglyphics but the look on the little girl’s face adds to the funny airport signs message. Sometimes the person delivering the funny airport sign is a big part of the humor behind the sign and that’s definitely the case this time.
So Much Love
This guy obviously knows how to make his significant other feel missed and appreciated when she was away. We do really want to know if she went somewhere dangerous or if the sign was just a total joke. In any case, she seems to really enjoy the sign and that’s what really matters.
If you master the funny airport sign you can both make fun of the people you care for and amuse them at the same time.
There are a few things about this funny airport sign that we need to dive into. First, it can’t be cheap to create a high-resolution cut-out of that size. Second, is this guy’s name really Mokie?
The woman in the photo appears to be hiding her face behind the “Welcome Home Mokie” poster, almost as if she’s embarrassed by the decision to embarrass someone this much in front of a group of complete strangers.
Some Mean Signs Can Be Funny When Used Properly
Let’s be honest, the word idiot written on a sign would probably just be mean on its own. However, decorate the sign right and execute the delivery of the sign and you have a winner on your hands.
This woman threw on a bunch of poorly placed glitter and then held the sign upside down and backward. If you want to go for comedy gold, an overly exaggerated facial expression can drive the joke home.
The Truth Is A Funny Thing
“Guy who knocked up my sister” is both an honest statement and incredibly funny. Sure, it’s a bit immature and an obvious joke but adding in the public humiliation to the mix creates a cringe worthy laugh.
The only problem which this guys sign is the size of the final product. If you really want to have a good laugh at someone’s expensive, you have to create a huge sign that’s sure to be seen by the most possible people.
Siblings? Almost Certainly
When you see an airport sign that says “Go back 2 Cali Jody, we hate you” it’s probably safe to assume the sign was written by Jody’s brother. Our best guess is that she was visiting from college or returning home after leaving for work.
Whatever reason Jody has for returning home, we’re sure she’s feeling all the love from this sign, especially when it was shared with all the strangers who were also at the airport with her.
Getting Off On The Right Foot With Your New Family
We really want to believe this is a funny airport sign and not a call for actual help. Time with the in-laws can be stressful, not that our own family is any better much of the time.
We’re going to guess that they wanted to make a great impression on their family and that they were told humor is the key to earning their respect. Either that or someone is going to have some very long and silent family gatherings to look forward to in their future.
With Friends Like These You Probably Need New Friends
Think about this for a moment, now only did these guys take the time to handcraft a funny airport sign for their friend, they also photoshopped him into this beach-based photo for added effect.
Adding insult to injury, they made a carrier for their buddy so he could carry the funny airport sign around his neck as they waited for his baggage and then headed out to get in the car. With friends like these, you probably need to find some new friends. Just kidding, we would totally hang out with these quirky weirdos.
How Is This Even Allowed?
National Margarita Day courtesy of grandpa. Sure, it sounds like a great idea, until you’re suddenly on the no-fly list and your relatives are trying to post bail from airport jail.
This family member is probably really fun at family parties but they may have gone overboard with this attempt at a funny airport sign. We’re going to assume they were virgin margaritas since bringing your own alcohol into the airport is not allowed. Also, National Margarita Day is every day, just FYI.
What If He Doesn’t Answer To Dave Though?
Based on Dave’s photo and the request to return him if found, maybe it’s for the best if they don’t find Dave. No offense to the poor guy but this funny airport sign doesn’t bode well for him.
This is another great example of how easily you can make fun of the people you love when picking them up at the airport. We’re going to blame Dave for letting this happen, that photo with his tongue sticking out was just begging for some public ridicule.
Dun Dun Dun Dun. Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun
The word “Vader” written on a single piece of paper is all you need when your friends arrive at the airport dressed as stormtroopers and you get off your plane dressed as Darth Vader.
As a fan of the Star Wars universe, we love how far this group took the joke. As frequent travelers, we feel awful for the steps this guy probably had to go through when walking through security dressed as an evil Sith Lord.
Oompa Loompa Doopity Do, Chocolate Johnny We’re Coming For You
Dress as an Oompa Loompa and wait for your buddy Johnny to show up past the security point. That would have been enough to thoroughly embarrass just about anyone who’s meeting their friend at the airport.
This guy took the prank one step further, creating the “Chocolate Johnny” sign. Admittedly, we mostly laughed at the awkwardness of this entire photo. We’re also curious to know where Chocolate Johnny got his nickname from.
This Isn’t Weird At All
Whether I was Alice or a random citizen, we would probably laugh at this sign and then run in the opposite direction.
This sign is definitely funnier if the guy is actually waiting for someone named Alice and not simply trying to pick up a random citizen. It also makes us question if he really cares whether or not Alice shows up at the airport. We laughed but we’re also slightly disturbed by this funny airport sign.
Funny Signs At A Military Base Airport Are A Bit More Extreme
When you haven’t seen your significant other in months at a time, it’s not really a surprise that your signs at a military airport can get a bit more frisky than the average humorous sign found at public airports.
As this woman proclaimed to her loved one “prepare to be de-briefed.” Most de-briefings probably bore this soldier but we have a sneaking suspicion he’ll gladly reporting for duty this time around.
When Mom Asks Dad To Pick You Up At The Airport
This is why dad’s shouldn’t be allowed to pick up their children at the airport. The more we think about this, we really hope Rebecca checked under the mask to verify the guy picking her up is actually her dad.
The best part about this funny airport sign and accompanying costume is that her dad gets to hide behind a costume while Rebecca is forced to publicly show her face to all the strangers she happens upon while inside the airport.
This Should Read: Dear Mom, Dad Has No Idea What He’s Doing
We can’t help but wonder how much these two young kids destroyed their house when mom was away on a trip. Dad is apparently 100% incapable of handling even the most basic of tasks.
Speaking of their dad, is he the guy standing far in the background of this photo? Honestly., if this sign was both funny and true, I too would probably want to be standing 30 feet away from my wife when she read it.
Hugs. It’s All About The Hugs
We actually had to take a very close look at this one to get the phone picture. The sign reads “Congratulations on Completing Rehab: Hugs Not Drugs!”Based on the look on her face, this sign creator and holder is ready to give out hugs just like her sign proclaims.
We’re pretty sure this is a joke because most people don’t go to rehab somewhere that requires a trip on a plane.
They Should Probably Be Seeking An English Teacher
“3 sassy Ophanz seeking love parents.” Just as we suspected, our grammar check program is throwing a fit over the spelling of the word orphanz, which we really want to assume was intentionally.
The woman in this photo does a great job of selling the hilarity of this airport sign. Again, the real trick to pulling off a hilarious airport sign is to go all in with not only the sign but your own dedication to the sign’s messaging.
Nicknames Are Fun
There’s nothing to see here, just two wanted posters for “Looney Lynn” and “Crazy Craig.” You can almost always spot signs for family members based on the blatant attempts at family humor.
In all fairness to these two airport sign creators, Looney Lynn actually looks a bit looney in her photo. Craig looks normal but crazy can be a little harder to spot. We only wish we could have seen the reactions from Lynn and Craig.
We Laughed But This Was No Laughing Matter
Normally we wouldn’t laugh at someone else’s misfortune but it’s really hard to not laugh when the person on the receiving end is called out for their bad behavior behind their partner’s back.
We’re pretty sure this guy was shocked to learn about all the stuff his girlfriend knew about his time away from the house. If we were him, this would be a perfect time to run turn and run in the opposite direction. Also, who sends 15,688 text messages in 212 days? She’s honestly better without him.
Joke? Not A Joke? Your Guess Is As Good As Ours
This girl either has a very open relationship with a guy who pays her for companionship or she’s really good at poking fun at the difference between their looks without him minding.
Whatever the case might be, we laughed really hard at this sign and then we started questioning humanity immediate afterward. At least the guy is a good sport about it or at least he’s smiling on the outside.
The Dogs Need A New Diet
As someone who owns several dogs this funny airport sign hits me in all my feels. I love that it starts with a sweet message about love and quickly turns into a quick chronicle about the dog’s eating a couch.
I’m not sure if I would have ended the sign with “Welcome Home!” but at least they know the dogs love them so much that they’ll eat a couch in protest of their short-term departure.
This Guy Scores Extra Points For Creativity
If you’re going to create a funny airport sign one surefire way to grab everyone’s attention is to make it interactive.
We get that pointing at ourselves with our thumbs and saying “this guy” is played out. However, if you create a cut out with drawn on thumbs, the joke is somehow heightened. We’re sure Taylor and Steven had a great laugh over this sign and that’s the entire point of creating these weird artistic masterpieces.
Two Very Different Stories To Tell
On the one hand, the daughter is welcoming her mom home with a simple message. On the other hand, dad has issued a full apology for the messiness of the house.
We mostly laughed at these airport signs because they highlight the differences between men and women with very few words. If I was the dad, I would make sure my wife saw my daughter’s sign first, just to soften the blow.
Hopefully This Wasn’t A Flight From Asia
Hopefully this flight wasn’t coming in from Asia or this girl might spend a lot of time saying, “no, sorry, not you” to a lot of people getting off the plane.
Kidding aside, I don’t know if most people would try to pull off this sign in the current climate we live in. Hopefully her friend didn’t go through a growth spurt since the last time they saw each other.
Danna Is Probably Thrilled
True friendship is definitely finding old photos of your friends and embarrassing them with those photos at the airport.
If you want to up your embarrassment game you’ll use several photos, clearly list your friends name, and then laugh at the absurdity of your own creation as you show it off. This woman has basically mastered the art of publicly trolling her own friends and that’s something we can appreciate.
Well That Probably Wasn’t What Matt Was Expecting
Matt’s sister is pregnant. We’re going to assume that the guy giving the thumbs up got her pregnant and that the guy unenthusiastically holding the left side of the sign was only partially willing to help deliver the message to Matt.
We laughed when we found this sign but then we questioned if Matt found the message funny or if he secretly hates his sisters significant other and could no longer hide his true feelings after this sign revealed the new baby on the way..
The Convention Is In Town
This sign stinks. Not literally, but also kind of literally. I don’t know that we would want to even walk up to this person if they were sent to meet us at the airport. The cost of an Uber might be worth not having people you may know think you’re on the way to this convention.
On the other hand, this woman was willing to stand in the airport with this sign in her hands and smile about it, we bet she’s a ton of fun at parties or roasts.
Your Limo Awaits… Mr. Snowden
We’re not going to turn this into a forum for discourse, instead, we’re just going to note that this message could have been true, had Mr. Snowden not been holed up in a foreign embassy for years at the time of the photos origination.
We laughed and then we realized this guy could have been attempting to make a legitimate statement, although given the look on his face, he was just trying to embarrass a buddy and make people laugh.
Hi Mom Or Dad
This guy is happy to be picking up his mum, or dad at the airport. He plays the straight man role really well with a face that doesn’t display any signs that this is a joke.
We laughed at the sign because “Mum” is cross out and then we laughed a second time because if it’s not true, dad is going to be getting a lot of looks from people who think his transformation is pretty incredibly and now he looks exactly like a man.
Hey You, Did You Just Smile
So this is how we see this going down. This woman thinks the person she’s waiting for at the airport will see the sign, smile, and then she’ll call them out in front of everyone.
Instead, after holding up the sign for just a few minutes, more than 100 people walking by have stared at the sign and smiled, leading her to feel incredibly uncomfortable with the situation she was solely responsible for creating.
Some Is A Fan Of Friends
This is a great Phoebe shoutout that he made his own. We’re kind of hoping this wasn’t supposed to be an intentionally funny sign and that someone is walking around in this work with that actual name.
I mean, it could be a real name, the guy is wearing the Canadian maple leaf on his hate and we’re not really in the know when it comes to typical Canadian names. We do know they love royalty though so we’re at a loss.
Well Hello There
We’ve already seen one excitable military airport sign and here’s another one. We have to admit from “de-briefing” to reporting for booty, these signs are clever and brutally honest.
While we’d love to believe this guy had a good laugh about the sign, he actually looks like other things were more on his mind. We can’t blame the service member, after being deployed they finally got to come back to their significant other.
He’s Either Containing His Laughter Or Really Proud
Seriously, we can never tell if the “Welcome home from rehab” signs are brutally honest or just an attempt to embarrass a friend when they step off a long flight and need a good laugh.
Based on this guys apparent attempt to not break down in laughter we are going to assume this was a joke and that whoever he was picking up had a good laugh at the giant green sign that was created to greet them.
Another Name We Can’t Take Seriously
We have a feeling that this guy was a driver sent to pick up Mr. Dan Gleeballs and that the real person he was picking up would reveal themselves to actually be named John Smith or something equally as non-quirky.
Based on the way this guy is holding the sign and only paying attention to his phone, it’s probably safe to soon that Mr. Gleeballs and this drivers were both the jokes end game in this case.
If you’re unfamiliar with being ICED the concept is simple. If someone places a Smirnoff Ice in plain sight and you see the Smirnoff, you have to chug the entire bottle. It doesn’t matter if the beverage is cold or warm, you’re put on the spot.
This made us laugh not because of the sign but rather because, honestly, who ices someone in an airport and who accepts the challenge. Adding a giant green neon sign declaring what’s going on, though, is a nice humorous touch.
Waiting On The “G.O.A.T”
We get it, there are many people named Michael Jordan, honestly, we only laughed at this sign because the guy holding it up seems genuinely excited to possibly meet the greatest basketball player of all time.
At the same time, would anyone really be picking up the G.O.A.T with his name written on a cardboard sign? We have a feeling that the former Bulls stars travels with a bit more sophistication.