gr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 2986 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 20414 times:
I think passengers, whether they're a bunch of college students or an Olympic team, need to understand that such activities may be "cool" on the ground or anywhere else, but not on a plane......10 odd passengers dancing in the aisle could cause problems in a small plane that no one can imagine until it actually happens.....moreover, there's always the possibility of an emergency happening at just that moment and all these "cool" dancers getting in the way....
If nothing else, a plane is a closed, congested space and not all passengers may share your idea of cool....I think this whole thing of flash mobs, including this Harlem shake thing, is being carried too far by some......it certainly has no place on a plane.....and they had the audacity to state that they planned it one day in advance.....
I know I'll get flamed by a lot of righteous, indignant folks on here, but I am just expressing my personal opinion on this....
flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2863 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 19369 times:
I think this whole FAA review falls under the category of "way, way too much about nearly nothing". There is no significant safety issue here, at all, period. It's just ridiculous to suggest that there is anything here worthy of an investigation -- that's more hilarious than the stunt ever was. Frontier should be thrilled about this publicity!
Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 6): Wonder if you can get a four year ride playing frisbee?
You can, indeed. I know a couple of people who are on scholarships for Ultimate, one at a major Pac-12 school.
cubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 370 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 18817 times:
Quoting gr8circle (Reply 2): I think passengers, whether they're a bunch of college students or an Olympic team, need to understand that such activities may be "cool" on the ground or anywhere else, but not on a plane......
Quoting gr8circle (Reply 2): If nothing else, a plane is a closed, congested space and not all passengers may share your idea of cool..
I happen to agree with you entirely. There's an old saying that some people today do not understand:
"One Person's Freedom Ends Where Someone Else's Begins".
ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21026 posts, RR: 60 Reply 12, posted (2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 18776 times:
There was a rumor that Stanford's band was banned from an airline for crap like that. They thought it would be funny to move from one side of the airplane to the other in unison to cause it to roll. It never actually happened, but, apparently, the USC band thought it was a funny idea and tried it...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
AirCalSNA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 269 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 18720 times:
I can't believe how lame and sheep-like college students are these days. Repeating endlessly the same prank that wasn't original or funny to begin with. Get a life, twits.
I will be interested to see if the FAA does anything about this. All that flailing around in a small plane doesn't seem like a good idea and probably could compromise safety if an emergency arose. I don't think the seat-belt sign being off is license to just have at it and do whatever you feel like.
indcwby From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 103 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 16718 times:
Quoting nzblue (Thread starter): "The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident during a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego involving the Colorado College Ultimate Frisbee team."
And if the sequestration goes through, they will have other things to worry about...........
The only FAR violation I could've possibly see would be not Following crewmember instructions, but that would require that the crew said to stop or not to dance in the aisle ...other than that mostly just plane stupidity or fun.
If the FAA does have an issue with it hopefully it would just be "Yeah, that was funny. Just don't do it again...". Unfortunately, it's the FAA and that they wouldn't do something reasonable like that. I can see it might make some passenger's nervous, but other than that I don't think it was a problem.