Across the pond, late night television comedians are still having a field day with the Northwest pilot story. Hence, here is a compilation of Northwest pilot jokes courtesy of the Late Nite Jokes Archive.
Late Night with David Letterman:
The pilots, who took off from San Diego on their way to Minneapolis, somehow along the way, both dozed off. They overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles. But they’re saying they weren’t asleep — they were busy working on their laptops. Well, that makes us feel a lot better.
It’s gotten so scary, even terrorists are afraid to fly.
Think about this: 30,000 feet and your pilot is on YouTube watching a piano-playing cat.
The Jay Leno Show:
"What do you call someone who can sleep soundly on an airplane? A Northwest Airlines pilot, that’s what you call them. That’s my personal favorite story of the week. A Northwest flight from San Diego to Minneapolis overshot the airport by 150 miles. The tower said it lost contact with the plane. They thought they might be sleeping. But the crew fired back today, said they weren’t sleeping – this is real – they weren’t arguing and they weren’t drinking. They said they were preoccupied on their laptops. That’s what they said, yeah. Gee, I wonder what guys could be looking at online that could distract them?"
A Northwest Airlines flight bound to Minneapolis from San Diego overshot the airport by 150 miles. Authorities suspect that the crew and pilot may have dozed off. The crew denies this. In the pilots’ defense, the in-flight movie was "The Time Traveler’s Wife." No guy can stay up for that.
The latest on the Northwest pilots who overshot their destination is federal regulators have revoked their pilot licenses. They determined they acted far too "carelessly and recklessly" to transport passengers. And today Amtrak said, "We’ll hire them."
Those two pilots that sped 150 miles past their Minneapolis destination have been suspended. They got suspended because they were looking at their laptops instead of flying the plane. Think about this — everybody else on the plane has to turn off their laptops except for the people flying the plane.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien:
The latest on those two Northwest Airline pilots who flew 150 miles past their landing site is that they weren’t napping, they were using their laptops. Passengers knew they were in trouble when they heard, "Good afternoon. This is your captain tweeting . . ."
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:
It’s been raining all day here in New York City. The visibility is so bad at LaGuardia, Northwest pilots can’t even see their laptops.