Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38498 posts, RR: 80 Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 20939 times:
The must be common on the IL-96.
When I flew to Moscow last year on an Aeroflot IL-96, the passengers clapped and cheered very loud like on this plane. It was a long 10.5 hour turbulent flight with people drunk on vodka.
Quoting RussianJet (Reply 4): That is priceless, got to love it. I too might well be doing that when I eventually get to fly on an IL-96 (especially if I'm full of rum)!
I've flown them but on an IL-62.
The flight was too short to get drunk on rum. However if I get a long flight on Cubana IL-96 to Havana, I am sure I'll be one of the drunk clappers in a festive mood.
HowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 20363 times:
Man, that sounded like a live studio audience... I wonder where the plane was landing? They sounded all gitty before touchdown, so I agree with LH526; they probably were filled with rum! I remember when an El Al plane almost got hit with a missile over South Africa landed safely at Ben Gurion they were all clapping and singing the Israeli national anthem. However that was more of a sobering moment than this video.
B6ramprat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 20190 times:
I dont see what is so funny or what the big deal is. There clapping, end of story. Maybe they are on vacation, maybe they had a rough flight due to weather and there happy to be on the ground. Point is, who gives a sh*t. Let them clap all they want.
Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 15 Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 19546 times:
Hey guys.....When I flew LOT Polish Airlines over to Warsaw in 2003.... and back to/from Chicgao, on both landings the passenegrs clapped... I asked my Polish friend why they did this and it is to pay respect and appreciaiton for the flight crew for getting them safely to their destination.....So for those of you that think its funny or dorky or even obnoxious, think again..its just a show of appreciation and respect... And now you know!!!!!!!!
AASuper83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 19546 times:
I was flying into ACV during a hellacious storm one time on a EMB-120, winds about turned the plane over, and it looked like we were going to go in the ocean. We didn't, and at the end of the flight, everyone stood up and clapped. It was one time I didn't mind it.
SANMAN66 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 609 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 17302 times:
That cheering reminded me of Nov.2003,when I came home on 15 day R&R while serving a yearlong tour in Iraq. The ATA
L-10-11 landed at BWI,and seconds after touchdown,the pilot announced,"Welcome back to the United States"! It sounded as if all of us 200 troops on the flight cheered,what an exciting moment!
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 17005 times:
I only clap and cheer if we bounce a couple times while landing, hit a downburst, or have to do a go-around. Unfortunately, it's often drowned out by the shrieks and gasps of idiots who think we're crashing.
PipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1591 posts, RR: 52 Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 16935 times:
Quoting Mah584jr (Reply 21): I've definitely found that there is less clapping on American flights than on European flights
I hear very little clapping in Europe, i recall hearing some on flights to portugal from time to time, or maybe more on eastern europe flights.
Then again, I just came back from Russia, and on a SU flight between LED and SVO, people did not clap upon landing, and on the LX flight from DME to GVA (packed with mostly russian pax), people clapped... But it was a very shaky flight and I guess that's what happens most of the time with bad weather flights. Turbulence = anxious people = happy to get to the airport
It's not about AIRBUS. it's not about BOEING. It's all about the beauty of FLYING.
Baguy From UK - England, joined Mar 2006, 528 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13023 times:
I have found that people tend to clap more on a long haul flight, although I think there was alot of clapping at KIX when I went in April because you could feel a strong crosswind when we landed. And they always clap when landing at FNC, it is quite a tricky approach as those who have been there willl know.
Avianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11931 times:
You should have seen what went on in the 1980's when Avianca would operate "Lechero" (Milk-Run) flights with 707's on routings like JFK-BAQ-BOG-MDE......By the time you got to the last stop, people were shouting, yes SHOUTING, and singing and whistling and clapping with uncontrolled joy (or was it relief?)