I had an NYPD
cop crying like a baby on an A300 from SJU
recently. He was doing OK
until we hit some turbulence, then he was completely inconsolable. It was really strange because on the same flight I had a woman who was so scared that we had to reopen the door and let her off before we left SJU
. Usually you don't get 2 terrified fliers on the same flight.
Except this other one time there was these two 21 year old girls who were terrified. Every time the CPT
turned on the seatbelt sign they'd jump out of their seats, run to the back of the plane in hysterics, and ask what was going on. Apparently they thought the seatbelt sign was some sort of signal to prepare for a crash.
Usually a little alcohol clams them down, but if they're truly horrified, nothing helps.