Applause after landing is a favorite habit of tourists traveling in economy class, while first and business class passengers do not, an American pilot told Newsweek.
As 20-year-old airline pilot and travel blogger Patrick Smith points out, the habit of clapping on a plane dates back to a time when landing a plane was truly a heroic act, with plenty of crashes. He called what is happening now an “economy class phenomenon.”
“In economy, there are more people, they sit closer to each other, these are suitable conditions for applause, unlike in first class. There is a certain spirit of community in economy, especially after a long flight when you have spent several hours in a relatively intimate space with a hundred people,” the expert explained the meaning of the habit.
Previously, DIP wrote that a passenger of the plane pulled a black plastic bag over the seat of the plane and caused outrage and controversy in the network (details here).