Video! Watch SNL Skewer Airplane Tech with 'Bionic' Flight Attendants In this parody skit, Virgin Atlantic is still working out the kinks with its cyborg staff. Budget Travel Monday, May 4, 2015, 5:00 PM Robot flight attendants: They're more than meets the eye. (NBC) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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Video! Watch SNL Skewer Airplane Tech with 'Bionic' Flight Attendants

SNL flight attendants

Robot flight attendants: They're more than meets the eye.

(NBC)

Replacing human flight attendants with a robot staff: What could possibly go wrong?

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live poked fun at travel technology — specifically ordering snacks and drinks via touchscreens and using automated voice menus — with a skit starring Scarlett Johansson and Vanessa Bayer as Stepford wife–like "bionic" flight attendants on Virgin Atlantic.

Predictably, things go awry. If you're ever had a in-flight entertainment system fizzle out on you, you'll empathize. Watch below!

Side note: I must be getting too used to whatever paltry scraps some airlines dole out in coach, because getting a surprise 38 boxes of animal crackers actually sounds pretty good to me.

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