Perhaps one of you Gen Z folks can explain why someone would create a fake video of herself on a mock aircraft wrapping plastic wrap as if to stake out a row for herself. Is it simply because she knows bloggers looking for clicks will write about it, giving her free publicity, or am I missing something else?
Woman Insulates Herself On Aircraft By Wrapping Plastic Wrap Around Her Entire Row
If you watch the video below, it is 100% clear this video is “fake” in the sense that it did not occur on a real flight. Tell-tale signs include a generic uniform without logos or badges, a small cabin, empty bulkhead, IFE screens turned off, but most of all strip lights running along the wall above the windows. This is 100% fake.
Based on the way in which the rows are numbered (and the seats themselves), this appears to be some sort of Delta training aircraft. But that still does not explain what is going on here. Is this a training exercise caught on camera? Was this just a group of folks wanting to film a joke?
I mean, it made me think about the Orthodox Jewish man who wrapped himself in a similar fashion 10 years ago, allegedly because there was a woman seated behind him…maybe that was the inspiration?
In this case, the woman is warned she cannot insulate herself like that and the “flight attendant” begins to pull off the wrapping, warning that she will need to speak to an Air Marshal aboard. Meanwhile, she’s screaming that the flight attendant is touching her (when he’s not) and also wrongly asserts “I can do whatever I want.”
So again I ask, what is the point of all this? Just to get rubes like me to talk about it in a desperate effort for clicks? Or is there something else going on here that I am missing? I’m genuinely confused.
(H/T: View From The Wing)