About 40% of passengers applaud the landing

About 40% of passengers applaud the landing

According to a Skyscanner study, about 40% of passengers applaud the landing, and the Italians drive second to this chapter. Most applaud the pilot when the plane hits the ground, but the Italians are more "theatrical". I think the Romanians applaud the most, regardless of route and flight, but let's not contradict the study.

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Of course, there are passengers who hate the applause, and among them I count. When I first flew through 2011, I had the "joy" to hear the first applause at the airport landing in Amsterdam.

It was a shocking moment for me and I felt a little off, being among the few who did not applaud and did not get up from the chair until the appropriate moment. And then I asked myself the question: "What causes people to applaud the landing?"

The passengers applaud the landing

According to the study, most have stated that it is an act of thanks to the cabin crew and pilots. But looking at things in depth, we can see that many applaud to escape the tension accumulated during the flight. And others in superstition.

Some applauded the times when the planes were not so safe, and passengers were happy when they arrived at their destination. Currently, although the plane is considered the safest means of transport, many passengers are afraid of flight and it is not easy for them to travel by air.

For them, the moment the plane reaches the ground is one of calm and relaxation, and the applause is a form of externalization of tensions. Going by all the reasons mentioned above, I think the applause is not ok, not when the flight is good, when everything goes according to plan.

From my point of view, the act of thanks for the cabin crew and pilots can be brought by observing them, listening to the advice and respecting the other passengers on the plane.

Listening to cabin crew members means we respect their work as humans. And if we really want to thank them, we can do it personally on the descent.

The final applause seems to me to be scathing and not necessarily an act of thanks. After all, the pilots and cabin crew do their job. They are trained and trained for this job, as most of us are prepared to practice different other trades.

Have you applauded a bus driver, a taxi driver, a salesman, a sailor, a waltz? I do not think! Maybe for extraordinary merits or special facts, but not for his daily work.

My advice is to stop applauding, but to be more obedient, to respect those around you and to respect those who care for you. Cabin crew members are not waiters and bartenders. Their role is to provide you with the most enjoyable and safe flight possible.

Why do you applaud?

4 Comments
  1. Florin Oltean says

    An article copied from the sincere foreign sites you have unfortunately acquired with "personal advice".
    Sad.

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Florin, I think I mentioned the source of the article and who did the study. And the ideas and advice we give are ours. If you read more carefully, it would be better

  2. PLANE says

    EXTREMELY, BUT THEY ASKED THAT IF THEY APPRECIATE THE APPLICATIONS, THE FACT THAT THE AIRPLANE IS THE MOST SECURE MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION AND IT'S THE BEST PERSONNEL IN THE BIGGEST PART AND ALL THE APPLICATIONS MAKE IT WELL.

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Every job has pluses and minuses, it has risks. We should all be applauded if we think about it. And yes, many do not appreciate the applause, and the pilots do not hear them :).

      Instead of applause, better words of thanks for the descent and more attention on the plane. Respect means much more than applause.

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