A San Francisco airport employee has become an internet hero for the witty sayings he displays on the gate to give passengers a giggle when they board Virgin America flights.
Steve Freitag, 55, has been putting funny phrases on the screen that shows flight information at the boarding gate for years and even gets into costume on occasion for an extra special comedy touch, including a Hipster Santa outfit on Halloween and a full set of pajamas on April Fool's Day.
"I've always loved puns and what they call "dad jokes". I thought this would be a good time to entertain people," he told The Huffington Post of the signs, which he shared pictures of on Imgur.
According to Steve, Virgin America encourages its staff to make air travel fun and has no issues with the messages he writes for customers.
He explained that unless there is important news to report such as inclement weather or flight delays, he is allowed to write whatever he wants as long as the message isn't insulting or offensive.
The Virgin employee, who has been with the company for six years, has been coming up with brilliants messages since he started the job.
One of his most popular signs simply read: "Have a good flight, muggles".
On other signs Steve has quoted David Bowie and reminded passengers that the "mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell".
And for passengers traveling from San Francisco to Philadelphia, Steve joked that they would be boarding by "cheese steak preference: whiz, provolone, and then American".
Steve also incorporates his appearance into his signs, including one message that asked people in the waiting area: "Is Steve's beard epic? Vote yes or no."
On April Fool's Day, Steve wore his pajamas to work and updated the boarding gate sign to read: "It's Pajama Day, they said. Everyone will be wearing pajamas, they said. I didn't realize what day of the month it was."