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
, 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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