|Quoting JAM747 (reply 47):|
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 etc show their appreciation to us. Even though we were expected to do our jobs well. Simple kind gestures can go a long way in making someone feel appreciated. If you don't want to clap, don't, it is that simple.
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 McDonalds hands you your food?
I can't think of a good word to describe what my view is on clapping. Strange or odd maybe, I don't know. If that's what floats your boat then do it I guess though I think there's better ways of showing your appreciation than clapping.