Yes, Get Out Of Your Seat

The hed ofthis op-edis misleading. No, you shouldn’t stand as soon as the plane lands; wait until you’ve arrived at the gate. But yes, if you’re on the aisle, you should be preparing yourself and helping others prepare to deplane, not sit in your seat until it’s time for you to actually move. I don’t understand the people who think that we should be slowed down by telling people to remain seated.

2 thoughts on “Yes, Get Out Of Your Seat”

  1. If brake-pad smoke starts filling the cabin after they open the doors –this was after a “hot landing” that barely stopped by the end of the runway, and I know the layout of this runway by having operated on it in a light aircraft — one of the Karen’s among the passenger sitting forward will order you to return to your seat, to die with the rest of the passengers back there.

    The nearly overshot landing was after the crew executing a go-around, which they explained was a response to the tower reporting a wind-shear warning. After the way they “stood on the wheel brakes”, they really should have called for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting to come out and inspect us, and judging by the haze in the cabin when the doors were opened, the brakes were smoking.

  2. Disinformation like that quoted is unsurprising – after all it’s instinctive for Karens to want to keep the sheep herd together, but when I last flew in January and February, the flight attendants actually mentioned getting your stuff together in advance of your row deplaning.
    As you noticed, in the article they only once mention waiting for the seatbelt sign to turn off, so they did themselves a major disservice writing as they did.

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