Southwest Airlines took to social media to congratulate passengers who stay seated until it’s their row’s turn to deplane. By implication they’re criticizing those who stand up immediately once the plane pulls into the gate and the captain turns off the seat belt sign. This strikes me as misguided.
— Jeremy Danner (@Jeremy_Danner) December 2, 2022
It may seem more civil to wait in your seat than to rush into the aisles. However, it's possible.
It was a common practice for airlines to tell passengers to remain seated and stand only by row in order to reduce the number of people taking items out of overhead bins at the same time. It meant more time on the plane for most airlines when the engines were off, which meant that the air purification system wasn't working. Many European airlines had to wait longer on the plane in order to crowd into buses after arriving at a hard stand.
Try to make room for the passenger in the middle seat to stretch out, but there's no need to cram into the aisles immediately. It is not reasonable to criticize passengers for getting up to stretch and for getting their carry on bags down.
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