I know that waiting to exit an aircraft can become very tedious, especially if you are in the back of the plane, but jumping up and bounding past other folks is just plain rude.
It is RUDE To Jump Up And Dash Down Aircraft Aisle To Get Off Plane More Quickly
Video shows a man who jumped up when his JetBlue flight pulled up to the gate and made a mad dash for the front of the plane. He did pretty well, making it past about 15 rows before too many people got in his way.
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But there were two moments, one in particular, that I did not like about the self-professed “top five plane unboarder” who has “zero patience when getting off planes.”
He pushes past one guy without even clearly saying “excuse me,” though it looked like he had a bit of space to do so. But I really did not like how he tried to wedge past the woman in the pastel shirt and light jeans. He seemed to wedge his way through, mumbling “excuse me” only after he had invaded her personal space.
Was that really necessary? To what, save 45 seconds? No, it was just rude.
I choose window seats and typically will not get up until the others in my row exit. In fact, sometimes I’ll just wait for the plane to empty out. While waiting, I put on my AirPods and listen to classical music. It’s a wonderful time that decreases anxiety rather than increases it (like everyone else fighting to get off the aircraft).
You should try it.
Rather than fight my way off a plane, I am often the last one off. I like it that way and think it is a far better alternative to being rude in order to save yourself a minute or two while exiting. Instead of pushing people, why not push through some great music?