I recall an amusing flight to Joburg where, during the safety demonstration, the man sitting next to the emergency exit was asked whether he would be willing to open the doors in case of an emergency.
He caved under the pressure and asked to be moved.
I swapped seats with him. The legroom was glorious.
Ukraine International Airlines may have to revise their safety demonstration in the future to include asking people not to open that door unless there really is an emergency, after a flight from Antalya, Turkey, to Ukraine ended in a rather odd way.
A technical issue on the plane caused a delay in disembarking.
We’ve all been there, trapped on an aircraft, waiting to leave it so that we can get on with our lives.
While it’s frustrating, we assume that the pilots and plane technicians know what they’re doing and have seen enough disastrous landings to trust that and stay put.
There are, however, always exceptions.
According to CNN, a woman, flying with her husband and two children, abandoned all common sense because she was feeling “hot”, opened the emergency door, and took a stroll on the wing:
This is almost as bad as the idiot who flew his jetpack around LAX, a mere 300 yards off the wing of an American Airlines aircraft.
For obvious reasons, she has been banned from all future UIA flights.
I can’t tell if this is an extreme Karen situation or just poor judgement.
Either way, good luck booking your next plane ticket, lady.
And, if you do manage to purchase passage on a flight, say goodbye to that legroom.
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