We just find it strange how people complain about better services, flight delays, and anything they can complain of under the sun but the very same do not know how to follow simple instructions and rules. Moreso, they remain defiant! This is a picture from Francis Arjonillo of the PPSG or Philippine Plane Spotters Group. Seen here are passengers standing up to get their luggage and quickly line-up for the door while the fasten seatbelt signs are on.
So we ask, is there an award for the person who gets off the aircraft first? How about the able guy who demands the flight attendant to stow his luggage on the overhead compartment but is quick to get it out by himself right after the aircraft touches down? Or maybe, do these people think that buying a plane ticket makes them more smart and better knowing than the pilots and cabin crew who went through intensive training for months and years?
It is clearly repeated numerous times in every flight that we should not stand-up and get our luggage while the fasten seatbelt sign is on due to safety reasons. This is repeated like three to four times during the flight. It is even written in the safety cars. Despite how many times this is said, many passenger defy and don't listen to their cabin crew. But wait, if it's the cabin crew who denies a passenger something due to safety reasons, they complain like though it is the end of the world, some even going out on social media shaming the flight attendant for not serving him his ginger ale while the aircraft was taking off. Sometimes, we understand why Thanos wants to wipe-out half of humanity.
So why is it very important that we follow that fasten seatbelt sign?
Your flight attendants and pilots went through months to years of rigorous training. Your one hour research in Google is nothing compared to the knowledge the flight attendants and pilots have gained, add also the experience gained.
So please obey all safety instructions and procedures. It saves lives.
From Francis Arjonillo of PPSG: Discipline and Filipinos can NEVER be used in a sentence. Ruined a perfectly good flight experience sana. Taxiing to T4 when we temporarily stopped to let 2 aircraft take off before we could get to our parking area. 1st stop: people started standing and opening overhead bins. Attendants were quick to call them out but TOOK MULTIPLE REPETITIONS to get them to sit down. After stopping at parking area: Seatbelt lights were still on for a good 30 seconds but people were already standing and getting their bags.