Whether you’ve been flying for 45 minutes or 4.5 hours, it invariably happens…the plane lands and at least one person claps.
What’s up with that?
There’s actually been quite a lot written about the topic, from Slate, ABC News and Southern Living. But we wanted to go with a more scientific model. One that had done much research with a substantial representation of people who fly. So we went right to the source:
Orlando International Airport’s Twitter feed.
To those who clap
when the plane lands:
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) February 11, 2019
We’ve already written about how MCO’s Twitter feed is one of our favorites in terms of travel-related content. So when their Guru Of All Things Social Media asked this question on Twitter, I was VERY interested in hearing the answers. And some great ones ran the gamut from absolutely sincere to…not so much. You decide which is which…
Getting to see another airport!! pic.twitter.com/sAqp8utw4i
— Saskatoon Airport (@fly_skyxe) February 11, 2019
Because we got there safely and saw the movie Airplane too many times lol 😂 pic.twitter.com/qFafDsYdhe
— Bandcamp (the quiet Medium) (@MCATDT15) February 11, 2019
So there ya go. 😉
Of course, people usually don’t clap on when their plane lands often judge those who do. But after COVID? All bets are off…
Are you a clapper? Why or why not?
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