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md0 wrote:Is it common in other destinations? How do you feel about it?
md0 wrote: A lot of people seem to hate it when the other passengers to do it though, and I don't really get why. I understand it's probably a sign that most of the people in the plane are infrequent travellers so any landing for them is a special occasion, but what's wrong with a little celebration?
Is it common in other destinations? How do you feel about it?
Because 1) flying is safe (in fact, safer than most other forms of transportation) 2) A pilot landing a plane successfully shouldn't be a special event, it's his job after all.
kevin wrote:It's something I always associated with charter flights of tour operators and not with specific destinations. But maybe it just went out of fashion in the time after I flew with a tour operator for the last time and started to fly with scheduled flights occasionally?
md0 wrote:I was thinking maybe it has to do with distance. The flight with clapping at the end was only 50 minutes long, while the one without was a 4 hours one. After four hours of being tied to your seat, you are less celebratory I guess.
md0 wrote:Acting is the actors' job as well, but we clap after a play
At the summer school I was, the professors' job was teaching, but students clapped for them at the end of every lecture.
And both of those events are typically safe.
Luís wrote:Landing a plane without crashing is the norm and pilots do it every day. When the whole plane reacts enthusiastically to a rather normal event, it's almost as if they doubted the pilots would be able to do it properly.
md0 wrote:Luís wrote:Landing a plane without crashing is the norm and pilots do it every day. When the whole plane reacts enthusiastically to a rather normal event, it's almost as if they doubted the pilots would be able to do it properly.
This hinges on the unquestioned assumption that people clap out of relief, and I don't know if I can take that at face value. The people seemed to cheer (unless cheering in Serbian has totally different pragmatics than it does in Greek or English).
linguoboy wrote:This is like people clapping when something is shown on TV. I'm always like, "You know they can't hear you, right?"
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