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 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.
They include a Hipster Santa outfit on Halloween and a full set of pyjamas on April 1.
Steve Freitag writes funny jokes on the boarding gate sign for Virgin America fights at San Francisco airport. He said that he got twelve yes answers to this poll about his beard
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 told Buzzfeed: 'Our management encourage us to be creative and have fun on the job, and even say "bring your personality to work”.
'If we don’t have other information to convey on the signs (such as weather delays), we can have fun and joke around, so long as the signs aren’t insulting or mean-spirited.'
Alaska Airlines recently took over Virgin America, but Steve said he is hopeful the new management will allow him to continue to make customers laugh with his jokes.
Read on to see some of Steve's best gate messages...
Steve reveals he wrote this message because he and the rest of the crew: 'Thought this sign was so dopey it was hilarious'
Steve wore this hipster Santa costume as fancy dress for Halloween in 2014
Steve said of this gag, which warned passengers they would play the Benny Hill song to speed up boarding: 'You should have seen the passengers hurriedly running back and forth'
April Fool's Day allowed for an extra special touch to the sign, with Steve saying: 'At the beginning of April ... my co-workers allowed me to wear the most comfortable clothing I own while on the job!'
This sign was displayed after the actor Leonard Nimoy, who was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise, passed away
This sign was a reference to the plane destination Philadelphia's famous Philly steak cheese sandwich
Last year, Steve celebrated Back to the Future Day with this quote from the film
This sign was displayed on February 1 this year, in a reference to Groundhog Day
Steve revealed he likes to put this sign up when he I can't think of anything else to say
The crew also like to welcome any classes on school trips who are using the airline