A flight attendant has revealed the “cheesy” behavior they hate from people on planes — as well as the people who do it most.
Flying is undoubtedly an impressive skill, and passengers are amazed by their pilot’s ability to take their plane directly from one place to another.
However, some passengers choose to show their appreciation by applauding the pilot as the plane lands.
This is something flight attendants don’t really understand and in some cases find really irritating.
In an interview with CNN, two flight attendants commented on the happy rattles they sometimes encounter onboard their flights.
Allie Malis, an American member of the cabin crew, said: “I think people are surprised that the plane landed, I’m not sure? Most planes land.
“Personally, I find it kind of cheesy. I think many flight attendants would agree with me on that.”
Kris Major, a companion from the UK, explained who the worst offenders are and how some events can increase the likelihood of applause upon arrival.
He said: “Italians do it every single flight, every time. Sometimes after bad turbulence you get it.
“You get that — people are just relieved to get there because they don’t really understand turbulence.”
There’s a psychological reason why some people feel compelled to clap when the plane lands.
According to body language expert Judi James, some people just can’t help themselves.
She previously told Sun Online Travel: “Underneath it is a moment of shared survival because even for seasoned travelers – the moment of landing is the most dangerous.
“It’s very dramatic how often you can feel the wheels bobbing underneath – so it’s nothing more than driving into a train station, for example.
“Most people don’t realize they’re going to be tense and holding their breath.
“But then we feel ashamed of our own fear and it puts us back in control when we make a lot of noise together — it doesn’t make us look like the cowards we feel like.”
Luckily for flight attendants, clapping passengers is becoming less common as people feel more and more secure during the flight.
Judi continued, “We have a lower expectation of having an accident on a plane these days – there was a time in the 1980s and 1990s when you regularly heard something on the news, but now you don’t hear anything.”
Passengers now deal with these two things, even flight attendants.
And cabin crew will sometimes punish passengers in disgusting ways if they’re irritating enough.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/20544320/flight-attendant-clapping-passengers/ Flight attendants reveal the ‘cheesy’ behaviour they hate – and most passengers are guilty of it