People usually like to do what all the others do. It's incredible, and you see great examples everyday. On planes, it's the exact same thing. I remember in Amsterdam a couple of months back. flying to Geneva. We were on an easyjet 319.
We boarded the plane with movable stairs, and there was one at the front, one at the back. We were the last "group" of passengers (Easyjet divides into different groups to board planes, first come are in A, then in B etc.). When I walked out on the apron with another a.net guy, there was a huge line at the front door (the whole staircase was full + 30ft line on the ground) and not a SINGLE person had used the back of the plane during the 80% of the boarding.
Of crouse, I walked straight to the end, and all the passengers were packing their stuff in the bagage compartments above rows 1-5... blocking all the others. In no time I was on the overwing exit row ( best seat in the house! ) walking from the back of the plane.
Of course, suddely, all pax had followed us and started boarding from the back! Too bad they weren't making the famous 'sheep sound'
Then, upon arrival in GVA
, all passengers from row 15-30 were looking at the back of the plane (they all stood up at the seat belts off signal of course) and were waiting to deboard from the back. The problem is that GVA
only has jetways.... in the front! The FAs were laughing, so was I.
Fly non-low-cost carriers on weekdays, usually it's so much better. Passengers are polite, they know what flying means. They just behave much better.
Don't be a sheep, stay seated unless your legs really hurt...
It's not about AIRBUS. it's not about BOEING. It's all about the beauty of FLYING.