Today many people are flying. With flight costs coming down and more people wanting to hit the road, the skies are filled with planes and passengers.
The Cuban Spy - I once looked out the window to see a MiG-23 flying beside us. Close enough to clearly make out the pilot looking at us. He stayed there for a minute or two longer, then banked away.
This was in '88 or '89, flying from Moscow to Kiev (I believe it was in an IL-62m - I'm a bit of a plane nut.)
Bombula - I was on a Gulf Air (as in Persian Gulf) flight as a kid in the late '80s, and a Pakistani family a few rows behind me in coach LIT UP A BARBECUE. It was one of those little portable aluminum foil things. You never heard so many flight attendants scream so loud.
Wooha - not really a WTF! but kind of funny...so we're flying out of cleveland and the pilot comes over the PA and gives his welcome. blah blah - "so we're just leaving cleveland, we should be in.....ummm" and then slightly under his breathe, but not quiet enough that everyone else didn't hear he says "...where the hell we going?" long pause......"Chicago!" Everyone laughed. Ahhhhh good times in high times.
One-Triple-Zero - I recently went to visit friends in Calgary, and the flight attendants were great on both flights. On the flight there, after giving the seatbelt/air mask/floatation device speech in English (it's given in English and French in Canada) the attendant says "and now we'll share that all with you again en Français, which is French for in French". On the flight back, the attendant started his blurb with "and now that all of you are seated and buckled in, we're going to demonstrate to you how you did it".
I always fly Westjet now if I can, their people are excellent.