Airline Crew Helped One Father Pull Off A Hilarious Mid-Air Prank On His Daughter

airline crew helps dad pull prank on daughter
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One father got an entire airline crew involved in a 15-year-long prank war that he had going on with his daughter. What was the main prank at hand that one was trying to accomplish over the other? They were trying to duke it out for who can deliver a “pinch and punch for the first of the month” before the other one.

The “pinch and a punch” prank was based on an old superstition that giving someone a pinch and a punch would bring good luck. And an entire airline of crew members were involved!


Crew members on an airplane
Crew members on an airplane / Future Travel Experience

In a string of messages on Twitter, his daughter, Bridie Connell, detailed the entire experience on the plane:

“Today is the 1st of May. First of the month! I’m flying home to NZ for my cousin’s birthday. It was an early flight – too early to call dad before I took off. “It’ll have to wait,” I thought as I settled into my seat,” she began.


Air NZ, my favorite airline. Got moved to a seat with more legroom. Premium economy, winning! Free chocolate. Hooray! … ” followed by, “And then a staff member comes over to my seat. Are you Bridie?” “Yes…” “I’m Beau. Nice to meet you.” Omg, it’s finally happening, the moment I have been dreaming of for years. I’m going to be UPGRADED, baby!! “I have a special delivery for you, Bridie.”

Bridie, who was involved with prank war with dad and airline crew
Bridie, who was involved with prank war with dad and airline crew / NZ Herald
Beau then handed Bridie a letter from her father, which read, “To my most beloved daughter, I do hope you’re sitting back reclining comfortably as you (slowly make) your way across the Tasman. I can’t wait to see you, and I know you are going to be very excited and thrilled when you see me! By the way, while I remember … pinch and a punch for the first of the month, no returns! Ps, aren’t Air NZ flight staff fabulous? I really do understand why it’s your favorite airline!”
However, Bridie didn’t have any hard feelings for this well thought-out prank. “I have to hand it to my dad, and to Air Nz. And Beau, the most hilarious and lovely man. I am SO annoyed but also SO impressed. And the worst part is tonight I’ll have to sit through a family dinner with everyone telling and retelling this story and dad being all smug,” she said.
southwest airlines plane
Southwest Airlines plane / Courtesy photo

However, it looks like Bridie’s dad shouldn’t get too comfortable with this win. Air New Zealand has already tweeted at Bridie asking what the plan for June was, so it looks like they’re switching sides!

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In need of another laugh? Check out a video of this flight attendant who was giving everyone the giggles before they took off (hint: it’s not the woman in the video…watch to find out!):

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