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Re: Passengers Clapping

Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:51 pm

This one of those things that makes me cringe so hard. I don't hear it that much but have heard it a reasonable amount, typically on flights where there's been quite a bit of heavy turbulence of chop towards the end of the flight.

My ex-wife even almost did it once on a flight with a particularly hairy landing into LGW, there were a lot of other people doing it and there had been a go-round but still...

HHScot wrote:
Clapping is one thing. But I'd draw the line at having a whip round for the pilot! :rotfl:


I remember reading a thread on this topic a while ago and someone reported a charter flight back in the 1970s or 1980s where the pilots hat was passed round for a whip-round "for the driver" :lol:
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Re: Passengers Clapping

Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:35 pm

ro1960 wrote:
You're referring to French Canadians in your post. I'm not getting the reference but it does sound like a cliché (which I'd be happy to understand).

LOL, I'm happy to oblige, mon petit chou.

I had mentioned Hispanics, and Latinos, and then - precisely to avoid clichés or stereotyping, I added French-speaking Canadians.
i.e. the aircraft in question might have an ethnic minority on board, but it could just as easily be a white ethnic group!
One has to be soooooo careful to avoid charges of racism.

And now hopefully you understand why I was confused by your comment. :lol:

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Re: Passengers Clapping

Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:50 pm

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Is it really appreciation for the pilots?
Or just mass relief that the pax all got back down to earth again in one piece?

ro1960 wrote:
If they got back down to earth again in one piece, who's responsible?

I think you will find that mostly they are thanking God for that!
(Check out the countries listed in this thread, and look for the common link)

Since nobody else has spotted/guessed/taken the bait I'll try.

Are you referring to predominantly Roman Catholic countries by chance?
 
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Re: Passengers Clapping

Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:24 pm

I wrote:
Check out the countries listed in this thread, and look for the common link

HHScot wrote:
Since nobody else has spotted/guessed/taken the bait I'll try.

Are you referring to predominantly Roman Catholic countries by chance?

Bravo, Sir, Bravo!
I'm not saying I'm right, but it is a coincidence that keeps recurring.
Having said that, I also picked up on the comment regarding flights to TLV with ElAl.
Also Russia & Eastern Europe were mentioned. (where Greek/Russian Orthodox features more than R.C)
So maybe it's less to do with a specific religion, and more to do with being religious, in the wider sense.
Obviously there will always be exceptions, and one-offs such as AF066.
And it will nearly always be the case that routes favoured by passengers who are regular flyers, are less likely see any clapping.
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Re: Passengers Clapping

Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:56 am

Every flight (3) that I have taken to Romania has ended with clapping.
I had a flight a couple years back on 8Q (Onur Air) ADB-IST, on landing half of the passengers were clapping, the other half were opening the overhead bins before the nose wheel was down.
I haven’t been on any USA domestic flights that have ended with clapping.
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Re: Passengers Clapping

Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:33 pm

leleko747 wrote:
Here in Brazil i've flown several, several times and never seen clappings...


I don’t know why Latín America is in the list above.
I do about 15-20 flight/ year in Latin America, for the last 20 years or more, only a couple of times I saw people clapping, one after a bumpy ride on approach to Montevideo, the other after two go arounds in La Serena.
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Re: Passengers Clapping

Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:30 pm

Polish people and Hungarians do it all the time too.
 
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Re: Passengers Clapping

Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:17 pm

teachpdx wrote:
Every flight (3) that I have taken to Romania has ended with clapping.


In Romania it depends. Maybe people flying with Ryanair/Wizz/Blue Air clap, but with Tarom it is far less common.

Then in Spain, people usually clap, but again it is far more usual when we fly with low-cost companies.

Personally, I don't like it, but I understand people that do.

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