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Clapping On Landing....I Love It  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17507 times:

This is one thing i love.....but that seems to have disappeared for a while befrore making its comeback.

Back in the 1980's and early 90's when i flew an airplane people would clap on landing. Some would even cheer.
After that i never heard a single clap on a landing.....I told myself it was a shame this practise ended.
Whether I was in europe, Lat am or US it had disappeared.

However, this summer i went to South America and on the GRU-EZE flight people clapped when we got to EZE.
Same from IGR to APQ it was the same.

Then in europe on my LIS-GVA last opctober and CIA-GVA last january, people clapped as well

1) Do you also clap when your airplane lands ?

2) Is it me or did this practise become less popular for a while before restarting ?


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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1887 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17377 times:

Clapping on an airplane during landing has got to be the most bizarre form of human appreciation. Why would you clap during landing?! Do you clap when your boat pulls up to the dock? Do you clap when the subway comes to a halt at your station? Do you feel a burning need to clap when the elevator opens at your floor?

I just don't get it! When I hear clapping on an airplane, that tells me that the people had such little confidence in the crew that they were so amazed that the plane landed, that they actually DID get it on the ground. They feel the need to clap as if to say, "I didn't think we'd make it there for a minute, but then we did! I'm impressed!" To me, clapping on landing should be restricted to planes performing an emergency landing.



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17347 times:

QANTAS747-438 took the words right out of my mouth.  Smile

In Germany, it used to be very common on charter flights in former times (until about the mid 1990's), i.e. on flights with a relatively high number of inexperienced and infrequent flyers. In recent years, this habit has virtually dissapeared for good.



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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24652 posts, RR: 86
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17339 times:
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Quoting QANTAS747-438 (reply 1):
To me, clapping on landing should be restricted to planes performing an emergency landing.


What a dull ol' world that would be.

I love flying to Puerto Rico and I join in the clapping when we land. Sure, a small part of it is to say thanks for getting us safely back to earth, but the much bigger part is appreciation of a job well done.

It used to be, on ocean liners, that on the night before docking a huge party was held to thank the crew for a job well done. You can't do that on a plane, but the principle is the same.

So if it is a "good" landing, anywhere in the world, I clap, even if I'm the only one doing it. Sometimes others join in, sometimes they just smile. Some, I'm sure, think I'm deranged.

But it adds a teeny bit of color to the world.

If it is a "bad" landing, I don't clap.

You know - like going to a show. If it is good, I clap. If it is bad, I boo.

cheers

mariner



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17262 times:

The latest experience i had was on a Gulf Air A340 flight from Singapore - Sydney in Jul 2004. There were mostly Arabs on my plane and they clapped too!


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 17219 times:

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (reply 1):
Do you clap when your boat pulls up to the dock? Do you clap when the subway comes to a halt at your station? Do you feel a burning need to clap when the elevator opens at your floor?


I think landing an aircraft takes much more!

In my opinion, it's very cheery when everyone claps and the crew smile and say thankyou, it is showing them appreciation, now that the flight has come to and end. I don't tend to clap, however, if others start, I will join in.

The Italians are especially known for this. My last expererience of this was on a BA 737-436, after routing NAP-LGW. Even though it was gone midnight local time the group of Italians behind us bust into applause after TAKEOFF and landing. The British passengers all looked a bit puzzled then joined in. By the time we landed the whole cabin was in applause, very funny,

Sam:DD



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 17210 times:

They use to clap like mad on charter flights in the 80s. I never new why. It was the only flight of the year for many that annual Dan Air 727 to the sun, so they were all excited I suppose.

I never joined in the clapping. I expect the pilot to land me safely not suprised that he does!

I put it down to the jovial, friendly atmosphere on those sunseeker flights. I havent experienced and communal hand clapping on scheduled flights, were passengers are a bit more reserved.


User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17151 times:

I love this custom. I think it's very sweet. There used to be a TV ad for El Al that actually showed a little girl clapping when the 747 landed.

Lately, I've found that passengers will clap if the flight is badly delayed and finally lands.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17135 times:

So if it is a "good" landing, anywhere in the world, I clap, even if I'm the only one doing it. Sometimes others join in, sometimes they just smile. Some, I'm sure, think I'm deranged.

But it adds a teeny bit of color to the world.

If it is a "bad" landing, I don't clap.



And what exactly are your criteria for determining if it was a "bad" landing. Just because the pilots didn't grease it doesn't make it a bad landing. It may be a very good landing but feel rough to you.



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17131 times:

I find that it's mainly the US flights that clap on landing, It brings a nice atmospohere to the cabin!


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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17124 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (reply 2):
In recent years, this habit has virtually dissapeared for good.


I can assure you this habit still exists in Germany. On my last flight TFS / GCTS), Spain">TFS-TXL / EDDT), Germany">TXL in January on AB the passengers clapped although the landing was relatively rough. crazy

pelican

[Edited 2005-03-04 13:29:00]

User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17081 times:

I only clap if I get the whole can....  Wink


 Smile


User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17079 times:

a couple of times on alitalia, the pax clapped after the plane arrived....i think it is more to show appreciation of a job well done to the crew and not for "thank goodness you got us here even tho I did not think you would for a minute" !!! the crew also seems to appreciate it, so why not if the service is good, the landing particularly smooth, and the captain has been nice enough to point out interesting points along the route.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17056 times:

Why should I clap after landing? Actually I expect a safe landing, that's the job of the pilots. If it was exceptional I would not board a plane. I find clapping after landing most stupid and embarrassing. I think only charter passengers who fly once a year do it. Do you clap when your train stops at the train station, or the taxi at the airport?

[Edited 2005-03-04 13:56:19]

User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17045 times:

Get on any plane from Europe to Orlando/Miami and you'll get your wish.

I wish I would get clapped at my work... Nonetheless, if you look around when people clap, you can tell the people that do are on their very first flight.

Stefano


User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17039 times:

Like in many other parts of the world, Clapping upon landing is a very big deal in Latin American culture!

Being Puerto Rican, it is not uncommon at all to hear 230 passengers on an American Airlines A300-600R burst out in clapping and cheers upon landing at SJU! To many people, they look at it as a job well done and as homage to a group of elite professionals. The aviation community (pilots, officers, flight attendants) are still (and should be!) looked at as professionals with a very elite and prestigious job...



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17034 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (reply 2):
In Germany, it used to be very common on charter flights in former times (until about the mid 1990's), i.e. on flights with a relatively high number of inexperienced and infrequent flyers. In recent years, this habit has virtually disappeared for good.


In the USA back in the 80's and 90's on charter flights I experienced this as well, now not as much.



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17026 times:

we dont do it here in the UK, i fly regularly, on LCCs, Full service, interisland hops, and ive only had one flight-it was a 12 hour delay, on landing in PMI-i DC-10 (in chater config!) with everyone clapping, was cool!!!!!!

User currently offlineSU From Russia, joined Apr 2004, 360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16989 times:

Russians love to do that. If you are in russian airplane, then you will see everyone clapping after the landing - just another way of saying thanks for landing...


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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16958 times:

Do you know the best about clapping... In the cockpit, you don't even hear it!!

I once left the flightdeck after a landing and a pax asked me about the clapping. But no, you didn't hear it in the front office...

Michael


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16942 times:

Quoting SU (reply 18):
Russians love to do that. If you are in russian airplane, then you will see everyone clapping after the landing - just another way of saying thanks for landing...


If I was on a russian plane, believe me I'd be clapping after a successful landing  rotfl 



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User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16884 times:

I can only think of a few good reasons for clapping after landing:

  • The safety level of the airline is so lousy that getting down in one piece without injuries is a miracle.
  • Most of the passengers have a phobic fear when it comes to flying. That would make the clapping a kind of collective debriefing.
  • The passengers are (African?) musicians, who has been singing and playing all the time during flight.

Personally I would like to see some landings like the one in the Heineken ad.  rotfl 

Yours in realtime
JHSfan



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User currently offlineSU From Russia, joined Apr 2004, 360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16863 times:

Good one KFLLCFII  Smile


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User currently offlineQantaslink From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16808 times:

I don't clap but I always say "thank you for a safe flight" to the crew as I leave the aircraft. They always smile and nod in appreciation for that. Always, any airline, any flight.

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16789 times:

yeah, i ALWAYS say thanks, but where im from, we say thanks to our bus drivers too  Smile

25 A319114 : Last time I experienced clapping was on a LX flight, ZRH-JFK in July 2003. I always find it rather funny.
26 777STL : Must be a cultural thing or maybe commercial aviation has become so routine in the United States that flying is no longer an "event". I've never been
27 AM744 : Like in many other parts of the world, Clapping upon landing is a very big deal in Latin American culture! I've flown quite a few times intra-Mexico a
28 Sevenair : i think its dead now, in most places as flying on the airlines is very sterile, proceduralised and pretty boring. A lot like going on National Express
29 Jmc757 : I have experienced this twice. The first time was travelling BHX-TFS a few years back with Airtours, we had been delayed 5 hours. However, everyone wa
30 Matt27 : Last time that I can remember was on a DK A330-300 GOT-LPA in Dec 2002 - but of course it was a charter flight... I'm not a big fan of it and I totall
31 NYCFlyer : the one time I heard clapping was on an AA flight from MIA to GUA. I generally associate clapping with inexperienced people who don't fly very often.
32 Stpeterc : The loudest clapping I've ever heard was on a UA flight from MIA to HAV. It was deafening and given the political situation between the two countries,
33 LTBEWR : Part of the clapping may be people arriving at their 'home' country, that they have arrived safely at a destination they were born in, have family liv
34 Post contains images N751PR : In all except one of my PR flights, there was always clapping upon landing. For me, I see it as a courtesy to the flight crew for taking the passenger
35 Aogdesk : Do you feel a burning need to clap when the elevator opens at your floor? Thats precious....the coffee that was in my mouth has now exited my nose and
36 Post contains images N751PR : Um.........not really. Besides I just realized, I'd expect more of this kind of stuff from fellow enthusiasts. I mean we enjoy flying, don't we? Isn'
37 HR001 : It happens very often a TGU, especially if you land in bad weather, or after a thunderstorm. People who are not aware of the difficult approach tend t
38 FlyingDove : People still clap on landing at TLV- especially on El Al flights but on Continental as well. Sometimes, you're just happy to be somewhere and need to
39 Burnsie28 : Ive only had it a couple times, one being just after landing in DTW from Den The last time was after landing in Memphis, it was one hell of a landing,
40 LordHowe : It has been very common on Finnish charters - and very annoying. Don't know if they still do it because I haven't done any charters for quite a long t
41 Lincoln : On my first Comair RJ flight late last year the guy next to me burst into applause. That was the first and only time I've ever heard applause. Then a
42 Post contains images Mika : If I was on a russian plane, believe me I'd be clapping after a successful landing A comment uncalled for i'd say. What would make "a russian plane" (
43 RootsAir : Ah that's sooo well said I could not agree more with you[Edited 2005-03-04 18:25:24]
44 AlitaliaMD11 : I notice that on most of my Iberia flights the passengers always clap when we land. Also I have noticed this on Air Europa flights. Maybe a Spanish th
45 Richierich : I don't get the clapping thing on landing either. I always assumed it was for a job well done more than "Thank God we landed safely - let's clap!" I g
46 Chilledflyer : My first and only time hearing passengers applausing during a landing was back in 1993 on a flight from SHA-HKG on China Eastern A300. I don't think i
47 JAM747 : I see nothing wrong in applauding the crew when a plane lands. No matter what we do for a living it is always feels good when our customers/clients et
48 Post contains images N751PR : Agreed! After a stressful day, it truly does feel good to have some appreciation leak out into to cabin... EDIT, I seem to be somewhat addicted to th
49 Post contains images A340600 : and ive only had one flight-it was a 12 hour delay, on landing in PMI-i DC-10 MYT by any chance Sam
50 777STL : Not that an airline crew doesn't deserve appreciation but do you applaud when your bus driver lets you off at a stop? Do you applaud when the kid at
51 LegendDC9 : That is so true, god loves the cynics. The last one I remember was landing in FRA, the wind sheer was so strong, that sitting in a window seat in the
52 JAM747 : RE 777STL REPLY "Not that an airline crew doesn't deserve appreciation but do you applaud when your bus driver lets you off at a stop? Do you applaud
53 Bucky707 : "Not that an airline crew doesn't deserve appreciation but do you applaud when your bus driver lets you off at a stop? Do you applaud when the kid at
54 Post contains images Burberry753 : my experience of clapping when landing has usually been on delayed flights. when me and my family went to YYz on one of TS's L1011's me and my cousin
55 Mojo89 : Six years ago I was on a MAC flight from Okinawa to Seattle. Everyone on board clapped when we landed in SEA. Not because we were happy we landed, but
56 Luisca : The only time ive clapped after landing was in Cancun, I was travelling with a huge group of freinds for a graduation trip. we were like 30 and the fl
57 Texdravid : I experienced a lot of clapping during the 1970's when I flew back and forth on AI from India to the U.S. Flying I suppose was new and many passengers
58 Post contains images Sevenair : and ive only had one flight-it was a 12 hour delay, on landing in PMI-i DC-10 it was actually!! well, AIH in those days! Do you applaud when the kid a
59 Mariner : StarlionBlue: I am the despair of my father, an aircraft engineer, because I have no idea what keeps planes in the air - less do I care. So it is with
60 Jonty : I did once, just to be stupid though with my mates! it was on an easyjet flight from MAD to LTN, we cheered and everything! but thats what happens whe
61 Bobster2 : About half the people clapped on my recent CO flight to EWR. After about 15 minutes of rocking and rolling during an approach in gusty winds, the plan
62 Sfointern : I pass gas on landing.
63 Jet1977 : I Flew on UAL#88 SFO-PHL on an A319( wish we flew on a 757.. sigh) on February25, the day of the Big Blizzard up and down the East Coast. It was prett
64 Post contains images ViasaMSY : There is always clapping when landing in Venezuela at least CCS, domestic and international flights. Sometimes lauder than others but at least one pax
65 AerlingusEI521 : As said above, it is true that the italians are known for this. For instance last time I flew BGY-BVA with FR and ORY-LIN with EZY, clapping occured.
66 Dreamer : I agree with Mariner and a few others that clapping is a nice and cute thing to do. When I was young (gosh) I used to think it was silly and that only
67 Post contains images KFLLCFII : Purely a joke I'd love to fly on a Russian airliner if I had the opportunity...
68 Stealthpilot : From what I have experienced in India at least is that people (sometimes) clap when the landing is really soft. I dont think people clap because the p
69 Jfkaua : there was a lot of clapping on my ord-lga flight on ua... But that was after being delayed for 6 hours... and landing in a snow storm... the clapping
70 Post contains images AGrayson514 : My flight ATA 4337 MDW-SJU last week people clapped on arivall to SJU, but on the flight back to MDW (which appeard to be almost entirely spanish spea
71 777WT : On AA in a 757 coming back from AUA to JFK in '97 at night, it did a greasy landing, no one felt the landing gear hit the ground, all I felt was the t
72 Planespotting : From what i understand, back during the Cold War, on a US Airline they would announce when they crossed from Soviet Airspace into Non-Soviet airspace
73 Post contains images UnitedTristar : I was once on a UA 733 charter to a small GA airport which dosen't normally handle commercial airplanes, as a matter of fact we had to taxi on the sec
74 Pj295 : I have only clapped one time on an airline flight. Last summer I was on a night flight from DEN to ATL on Delta. The flight was the captains last flig
75 SongStar : In my first 6 1/2 yrs at delta i never once heard it....now at song....i hear it at least once or twice in a 2 day or 3 day trip....The first time I w
76 Psa53 : Flying in and out of GDL a lot, you hear clapping a lot.I guess we take it for granted where a lot of folks, flying is rare item.
77 VS773ER : For me it was a Brittania flight, 752, STN to IBZ in '98. Not too sure why people, clap - what else where they expecting?
78 Post contains images IAH777 : Flying in and out of GDL a lot, you hear clapping a lot.I guess we take it for granted where a lot of folks, flying is rare item. Is that an attempt a
79 Post contains images Alb222 : Oh gosh, I forgot to clap when the traffic started to move on the freeway!! I cannot understand the clapping. Do we clap when: 1. We avoid an accident
80 RootsAir : I always thought they weren't allowed to nor any Western carrier; this explains why I wrote on a previous thread that AF had to fly CDG-NRT via Ancho
81 JFKLGANYC : "Clapping on an airplane during landing has got to be the most bizarre form of human appreciation. Why would you clap during landing?!" This is a BIZA
82 Airgeek12 : The only time I remember seeing people clap upon landing is on that one episode of AIRLINE when it is the WN pilot's last flight.
83 SpringbokUSA : It was a great experience returning home after a year. Touched down in CPT early morning (perfect summer morning) with the sun rising in a packed Sout
84 Airgeek12 : I'm noticing a trend here with South African Airways and clapping...
85 Post contains images EmiratesA345 : I clap when the bus pulls up to the bus stop. I've noticed that on European Airlines that I've flown, people always clap. However on Canadian airlines
86 Nwafflyer : Hey, I don't clap when we land, but I have sent e-mails to the airline congratulating the crew when the landing is particularly hard -- i.e., storms,
87 JU101 : Clapping is still very customary when arriving in Belgrade, Serbia, particularly on international flights with JAT. I hope that this great tradition w
88 B767400ER : It's surprising that some of you guys think that clapping when a plane lands is bizarre and somewhat stupid behavior. Why is that? I don't think it's
89 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I only clap when we take a couple of bounces on landing. Or when I can clearly see the centerline while sitting in 16A. Now that warrants a good round
90 Gkpetery : The only time that I've clapped on a plane was on a China Airlines flight from TPE-BKK and the pilot did 3 sudden drops before and 3 bounces on the gr
91 Alitis : Standard practice on OA long haul flights!
92 Simong : Biggles, your *if I get the whole can* statement was great !!! Some people around here need to lighten up ! If people want to clap on landing ..... al
93 JrMafia90 : I love when they clap. But sometimes they don't always clap.
94 Post contains images Aa777jr : RootsAir, My parents have a flat in LIS and everytime I've been to visit or stay there the passengers clap when we landed. I started doing it too. Reg
95 Post contains images Starlionblue : But sometimes they don't always clap. I read this three times and it still makes no sense
96 BHMNONREV : I flew on a Condor 727 charter FRA-PMI in '79, and upon landing the entire cabin burst into applause. Scared the crap out of me, have never seen it r
97 Ab1247 : Right on Simong! I don't understant why some of you have a problem with people expressing their sincere thanks to a crew that has tended to them on a
98 Alphonze : I've found applause on landing to be common, even today, in two situations: 1) The EasyJet Luton-Amsterdam Friday night flight, full of overexcited an
99 Post contains images Apollo13 : Man i remember when the marching band i am with at my High school went to paris, France a couple of years ago. When the Delta flightlanded, not only w
100 FJWH : IF only al those clapping people knew that most accidents not even happen in the air but on the ground while taxing/take-off/landing etc....!!!!!!!
101 Wukka : The only time that I've experienced clapping in the cabin was on a CO flight from AMS to EWR a couple of days after niner-eleven. All of the post 9/11
102 Post contains images Aviationmaster : The last time I experienced clapping was on a Swiss Sun charter from Monastir
103 Post contains images CaptainTim : i believe that clapping upon landing.. is a gesture that is very rude and disrespectufl to the flight deck crew.. it shows that most of the passengesr
104 Aerorobnz : I share your opinion. It beats me how anyone could be scared of flying enough to clap on landing. I just don't understand why unless they have surviv
105 Dba4U : I have to admit that I'm glad that clapping has disappeared on most European flights, because it really drives me nuts when I'm sitting chilled in my
106 Erikwilliam : people must be very very insecure about flying then. Sometimes I kiss the plane good-bye, and when I can I kiss the fuselage for th job well done...
107 Post contains links SQA340 : The last time I ever heard clapping upon landing was twice on TZ going IND-MCO/MCO-IND on a B737-800. Clapping really associates with first-time flyer
108 Captaink : I think clapping is great when warranted though.. I just smile when I hear it. I know sometimes after a long flight, you so happy to finally be on sol
109 Lt-AWACS : I've been on several flights in South and Central America where folks clapped on landing. I have clapped on takeoff several times: once the entire pla
110 KFLLCFII : Flew FLL-ATL on a DL 764 a few years back...It was the captain's last flight before retirement. During boarding they had ribbons and old air force pho
111 UK_Dispatcher : As an airline employee, I hate it when these morons feel the need to share their idiocy with others by clapping on landing. I was on an Aer Lingus fli
112 Vctony : The last flight I was on where I remember clapping was a NW flight from PHX - DTW. This flight was in early October about 3.5 weeks after Sept. 11 (my
113 KFLLCFII : How do you correlate showing one's appreciation with poor reading and writing skills?
114 GothamSpotter : It truly is bizarre, though I think a little less so than the phenomenon of clapping after a movie in a generic theater where the filmmakers are nowhe
115 Airgeek12 : I'm flying a VS 747 MCO > LGW this July.. Should I clap upon landing?! Maybe start a trend that hopefully others will follow? hehe
116 Dreamer : Geez, maybe they just enjoyed the movie and want to express that! More so than any other flight, is this flight special, to them. I think more need t
117 NCLairport : its happened loads to me on british charters! Most recently would be Monarch SFB to LGW. VERY bumpy landing in LGW and everyone clapped as if to say '
118 Post contains images Apuneger : Over here in Belgium, just take any charter flight to a holiday destination and you'll probably see people clapping when landing. I think it's a combi
119 QANTASforever : Don't put it past the treeeeeeees chic French. Every time I have flown on AirCalin the cabin has boomed with raptuous applause - and I mean raptuous,
120 Post contains images A340600 : Hey guys, came acroos this vid, Turkish Airlines B734, great vid, clapping on landing, Sam
121 RootsAir : Once I took a KL MEX-AMS where the pilot was fliying for the last time before retiring....... the was A LOT of clapping. Do they also announce in othe
122 Duke : I think I'm a bit of an introvert and a bit of an extrovert. In this case, the introvert in me is predominating - not my thing. On the first flight I
123 Icaro : On IB long-haul flights it is quite common to applaud on landing specially in Latin American destinations. Sometimes, when I sit at the back in my jum
124 KITH : A few times on some CO flights I've heard it. Usually after landing in very turbulent conditions (i.e during a thunderstorm in august or blizzard in F
125 Skywatch : The only time I have heard clapping upon landing was after a Miami to Port-au-Prince flight on an AAL A300. There was nothing abnormal about the fligh
126 Post contains images BAViscount : The only time I had heard it, until recently, was when I flew Piedmont back in June 1987 LGW-CLT. When we landed in Charlotte I was embarrassed to hea
127 Lnglive1011yyz : One thing that people on this site seem to forget is that not everyone in the world are frequent fliers, aviation buffs, or aviation employee's. There
128 FlyMIA : Well on that GRU-EZE flight the clapping must have been from the Argentineans
129 COEWR777 : The only airline i have flown sice 2000 is Co and i have been on 100+ flights on CO since then and i have never heard clapping on the flight. Prioe to
130 EmiratesA345 : So you're saying if the plane crashed, and you were in a vegitative state afterwards, it'd still be a good landing? It does not. It shows appreciatio
131 Jonty : Well people can do it for fun, and the fact that I did it and that I'm at Uni means that I can read and write thank you very much! Get of your high h
132 Derik737 : How about clapping on takeoff? Back when I worked the line, we had a DC-10 charter I flew on to support. The trip was down to El Salvador to pick up N
133 CitationJet : The only times I remember clapping on landing was flying to Hawaii. The last time it happened was on AA from DFW to OGG a couple of years ago. I think
134 DC-10inLB : The only clapping I experienced, which I heard was fairly common was among the Eastern European block airlines/travellers who would clap on safe/soft
135 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : I've flown several times in and out of GUA and have never heard clapping... Never been to TGU, but from what I've heard from my Hondurean friends, I
136 UsAirways16bwi : a while back i was on a flight where people clapped, but not on landing. we were taking off in horrible weather, and had a very bumpy climb. it was da
137 FlyFL : When I was very young, maybe 8 or 9 years old, my mother, brother and myself were scheduled on a DL flight from FRA to ATL. The aircraft was an L1011.
138 Ktachiya : I have never heard of this one, but after some troubles and getting to your destination safely, I can see it happening. The thing I'd like to add that
139 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Yeah, restricting a spontaneous getsure of appreciation. Go ahead, police those actions. Ditto. Why? A big reason people clap is that because they ha
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