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*Ding* Seatbelt Sign Is Off..Hurry Up And Wait!  
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

Ok...

The plane pull up to the gate..

*DING* The seatbelt sign turns off.. You then hear the sounds of 100+ seatbelts clicking as passengers remove them.

People then proceed to stand for up to ten minutes hunched over underneath the overhead bins as if this will speed up the deplaning process.

You could be in the back row of a 747 and everyone will stand up so fast that their heads nearly smash through the door where the oxygen masks fall out. You'd think people would figure out that the line moves only at the speed as people start walking one in front of another.. like traffic on a highway.

It's the back of the plane.. If I'm in a window seat I get the joy of a passengers ass in my face as I sit there waiting for the line to move...sometimes it can take 15 minutes. Thank you for the ass.. it was great.

My solution:

When the plane pulls up to the gate and the seatbelt sign is turned off, a solid steel spike drops down from the ceiling above every passengers seat. If you jump up like your seat is on fire and feel the need to present your ass to the passenger next to you, it's spike-in-the-brain time.

Are you one of these people? If you are.. explain why it's necessary to stand until it's your turn for your row to move.

[Edited 2004-03-04 00:17:13]

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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

I agree, it annoys me when people shoot up to get off the plane as quickly as possible, when you still have an extra 5-10mins waiting for the jetty to attach. I usually just sit there until I see people moving then I'll get up, but otherwise I don't see the point. You're on an aircraft, enjoy it!

LHR340



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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5580 times:

Because if I wait for my row's turn then I will get cutoff by the rows behind me as I fumble with my bag. Also, sometime my bag is behind me a few rows... if I don't jump up now, I will be impossibly swimming upstream. Its like a traffic jam. If you're not aggressive and tailgate people will cut you off.

What we need is metering lights on each seatback.

Now that I have said all that.... I too sit and wait for the aisle to clear out. I somehow enjoy relaxing as I watch people panic to stand up- as if they might somehow be forgotten and locked onboard... Next Stop: Baghdad!



[Edited 2004-03-04 00:20:32]


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User currently offlineLeon8828 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

Milemaster:

I am with you brother. I don't even budge when I hear the ding. I'd rather be in my seat playing Scrabble on my Palm pilot rather than squeezed into some slob, while standing in the aisle, dreaming of getting off the plane.

I have yet to figure this out.


User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

I remember one time when I was flying to burbank. The plane didnt even touch the ground and the flight attendants were seted and these two passenger get up as if the plane already reached the gate!! Oh man when those reversers came on man they were thrown forward and then back into their seats. The whole damn plane was laughing at them!!

User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5488 times:

I'll admit, I do occaisionally do this if I'm anxious or excited about my trip but when I go away on business or am coming home i dont move.


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User currently offlineKLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

I'm with you too! I never understood why everybody wants to get out of the airplane ASAP, while more often than not you have to wait a long time in the terminal for your bags.

What I too never understand is why as soon as the seatbelt sign turns off after take-off everybody needs to release their seatbelt (and most of them also start grabbing their bags). I always just loosen it some bit to comfort-mode. It doesn't really bother me, I'm just wondering.

Kind regards,

Jeroen



Every landing is a controlled crash
User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

De-plane by rows and sections, like in the boarding process  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineN808DE From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5450 times:

Some people may not want to sit any longer than they have to...4+ hours on a plane is enough and people want to get up and go.

Also, if you sit there you allow everyone else to move up and out before you.

Maybe people have connections they need to make...maybe they just don't wanna sit there any longer than they have to...maybe they just want to show their asses. Who knows!?

Some asses, though, are a pleasure to look at!


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5450 times:

De-Boarding is done in three different groups!

Two of these a running like hell to get out.
Group one, member of these two, is the group of smokers, who "leave carry-on behind" to get their smoke

Group two, another member of the runners gang, the business-men, running to start the cell and report the first results to someone who doesn't care...but the first report, the sooner you report ffrom an aircraft, that's how career's are made...

Group 3, relaxed, laid back, but first at the baggage claim, are the normals, who just walk out and go to the claim...

It's always amazing to watch humans in groups...



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

Most flights I've been on board by seat row number, or blocks of numbers (the exception being Ryanair where the boarding process is a free-for-all.) If this is the case, why can they not disembark by seat-row number as well? It would be much more orderly and more efficient. It pi$$es me off when some fat heffer from the back of the plane barges to the front in a rush to get off first, and ends up blocking the aisle for about three rows' worth of passengers who should be able to get off before him as they're nearer to the door.

Two bad examples I've seen/heard of are:
1) On an Airtours flight, MAN-REU, after landing at REU one bloke stood up and started unloading his overhead bin immediately after we exited the runway. What a complete idiot. Needless to say, a member of cabin crew was on the spot immediately.

2) My Aunt went to China a few years ago and flew on a Yak-42 on an internal flight. Most of the passengers on board were standing up and queueing to get off while the aircraft was on final approach.

When I'm travelling alone, I don't rush to get off the plane, yet I always manage to get the prime spot on the baggage carousel (i.e. where the bags emerge).

[Edited 2004-03-04 00:41:37]


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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Yes that *Ding* goes and it's like a starters gun to get to the baggage reclaim (What's the hurry - your bag isn't racing to get out the hold first).

I remember a couple of years ago being on a flight and as soon as we'd landed the seatbelts started going. Quick as a flash one of the F/As was on the tannoy saying that the seatbelt sign had not been turned off and nobdoy better dare stand up. Was funny seeing everyone looking sheepish while at the same time looking round for somebody to stand up!

But it can work the other way. On a recent SFO-EWR flight with CO there were only 60 people on the 737-800. I'd sat at the back to get a row to myself and was waiting for everyone to deplane ahead of me. While doing so one of the F/As says to his collegegues that for 60 people we're taking a long time to get off!



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

I also notice the following situation very often:

The flight attendant makes an announcement during the approach: "Ladies and Gentelman, we are approaching the airport of Dusseldorf, please fasten your seatbelts, switch off all electronic equipment and make sure that your seat is in an upright position, please stay belted until the seat belt sign is switched off".

On 99% of my flights, most of the passengers open their seatbelt as soon as the plane left the runway, than they stand up to open the overhead bins to collect their luggage.

I always wish that the pilot would make a full break application, I am sure that many of them will stay belted on their next flights until the plane reach the final parking position.

Patrick


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5398 times:

Ok...this annoys me, unless its at a hub. I like to stay on board with the 3 other passengers who wait to get up! I'd rather sit than stand up for 10 mins waiting.

However, at a hub....connecting passengers have the right (I think) to get up and run off.

I don't like people who, at connecting airports, get up...ready to go to the hotel 5 miles from the airport...stick their fat butts in the asile...and make a connecting passenger miss their connection. That is annoying!


User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5325 times:

Does it matter. If they want to stand up and swarm the aisle let them.

User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

Yes it does matter. It creates a feeling of claustrophobia for passengers still seated, particularly in the aisle seats. Have you ever sat waiting for the queue to move with some fool's rucksack repeatedly whacking you in the side of the head? It's just inconsiderate and selfish behaviour and it's unnecessary.


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User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

Then don't fly if it is that much of a nuisance.

User currently offlineANX4fishing From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

People just want to get out of the plane. After sitting in a window seat for 4+ hours, I race out of that seat as soon a the little *ding* tells me it's ok. I also help other people take down their carry-ons, etc. If I win 3 seconds on that, woohoo!

ANX


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

As I fly as a non-rev 99% of the time, my bags are hardly ever within 4 rows of where I'm sitting, so I let the other people in my row out, then I cross the aisle and wait until the plane is empty enough to run and grab my bag.

It is kinda funny to watch all the people scramble to get off first though. I use that time to collect my belongings from the seat-back pocket and get the in-flight magazine.


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5162 times:

what can you say, people are stupid..


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User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5140 times:

Does it matter. If they want to stand up and swarm the aisle let them.

Well, It probably matters more than discussing MSY in every single thread I suppose.

I put together a graphic displaying the spike system that should be taken into consideration:



User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

Cmckeithen
"Then don't fly if it is that much of a nuisance."

What a pathetic post.

The reasons I fly are 1) because I love flying and 2) because it's necessary to get to destinations to which transport by road or rail is impossible/inconvenient. Sure I can put up with people bunching in the aisles, It is still irritating, it's a nuisance, it's uncomfortable and it's unnecessary. It is not a reason to 'not fly'.

EDIT: Milemaster, not that I'm condoning barbaric practices here to get people to stay in their seats, but... excellent  Big thumbs up

[Edited 2004-03-04 02:04:11]


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User currently offlineCRFLY From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

Here's one more to the list...

After a hard landing the FA said: "Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Dallas/Ft.Worth... As we are an arrogant and lousy Airline, we arrived late again... Now, you have 30 minutes or less to make your connection through our inefficient three "horse-shoe" shape terminals... Passengers staying in Dallas please give priority to the connections guys to disembark as they are in a hurry"... Later the Pilot "Ladies and gentlemen, please remain seated until the seat belt sign has been turned off... Flight attendants prepare for arrival"... The plane stops and everybody jump out of their seats pushing each other trying to get to the exit... Then I wondered: DAMN, ISN'T ANYBODY STAYING IN DALLAS???



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5009 times:

CRFLY --

You're too bitter about one of the greatest airlines flying today. I see where you're coming from, but remember that AA didn't design those terminals.

On the topic in general, I've heard that Russia is the worst country for this occurrence. On Aeroflot, apparently everyone stands up as soon as the plane hits the ground to get their shit from the bins. It's a big pain, from what I understand.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

Great graphic Milemaster, LOL! I really love the idea.

I remember this one time on a trip with Olympic Airways to Athens, before the plane even landed 50% of the passengers had already grabbed their bags and started queuing for the doors to open - seriously! I have noticed that this happens quite a lot in Europe in particular I don't know why that is. I just sit wait and enjoy the time I have got left on board!

Cant wait for my next flight!



Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
25 ZASpringboks : I agree with the majority. Last week I did just the opposite.....on accident! While everyone was standing up in the aisle trying to rush off the airpl
26 Post contains images 7574EVER : Hey wait a second...I thought we weren't allowed to form groups in the aisles anymore.
27 PSU.DTW.SCE : The best was the old regional set-up in DTW. It was always great to pull into the spot out on the ramp and shut-down on the Saab's to have people rush
28 Post contains images QIguy24 : I totally agree with most of u guys. It is really annoying with those people who can't wait. I also fly non-rev most of the time, so I often sit back
29 AirframeAS : I remember one time when I was flying to burbank. The plane didnt even touch the ground and the flight attendants were seted and these two passenger g
30 Skydrol : Since I almost always request an aisle seat at the back of the aircraft, I expect to have a long wait to leave. I always remain seated until the folks
31 Starlionblue : Sabena332 said: I always wish that the pilot would make a full break application, I am sure that many of them will stay belted on their next flights u
32 Tanyaluvs2fly : Its one thing to be in a hurry to get a connection... but when you act like you are in such a hurry and then to be found just taking your time doing n
33 Starlionblue : For people pushing to get past (on a plane or otherwise) my philosophy is always the same: I don't budge. If, on the other hand, they politely say "ex
34 Post contains images Mexitli : The only people I can understand wanting to leave fast are those who are catching connections, especially when the flight is late. Believe me, I have
35 Fdxgirl : i dont understand why everyone is in such a rush all the time. those are the people that say life goes by so fast. people should just relax and and en
36 Ozzie : I hate it especially when people from the back find it nessicary to shove their way up to the front of the plane, and squeeze in between standing peop
37 Starlionblue : this is a good reason to have a window seat. Keep reading that book and stretch out over the unoccupied centre seat for a couple of minutes. Lovely!
38 Post contains links and images UTA_flyingHIGH : I must confess something. When an aircraft lands at DUB on RWY28 and is bound for Terminal B, there sometimes is an a/c on pushback and thus the inbou
39 Nicedream : Once I was flying VS LHR-EWR. After we landed the pilot made an announcement that went something like this: "Ladies and gentlement, we are short staff
40 Post contains images Dutchflyer : And the funny part of it is when being slow de-boarding ..........you'll meet all those in a hurry at the baggage claim
41 Boeingflying31 : I think it's because everyone is just sick of sitting there(sometimes for long periods of time) and they just wanna get off. Just my 2 cents. -Bf31
42 WorldAV8R : This is the dilemma of dilemmas! I guess that it really depends on the flight for me. If I am connecting, and if the plane is already delayed, I will
43 Milemaster : The whole stupidness of it all is that everyone goes out the same front door on the left.. anyone can see from the back of the bus that it's going to
44 Starlionblue : You mean sheep nature. I often can't resist emitting a loud "Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a".
45 Post contains images FlyingColours : Sabena332 said: I always wish that the pilot would make a full break application, I am sure that many of them will stay belted on their next flights u
46 Starlionblue : FlyingColours said: What I can't grasp is that if something happens, they are stood up and if the aircraft is shook violently (Say it is hit by someth
47 TWISTEDWHISPER : Sometimes, when I know that I am late for a connection, be it another plane or a bus or a boat, I really REALLY want to do what ever I can to get ther
48 Aircadet : Just a suggestion that may help things go a little smoother, Check in staff pls leave the front economy section for pax with connections. And yes I al
49 SU184 : On one of the flights as we taxied in, I saw the Flight Attendant enter the cockpit and informed the Captain about the passengers, he braked suddenly
50 Starlionblue : As usual, the customer is always right. And braking like like that will make the customer an ex-customer. The morons keep you in business just as much
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