“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Kempegowda International Airport. Local time is 2 pm and the temperature is 33 degrees.
For your safety and comfort, please remain seated with your seat belt fastened until the Captain turns off the Fasten Seat Belt sign. This will indicate that we have parked at the gate and that it is safe for you to move about. Cellular phones may only be used once the Fasten Seat Belt sign has been turned off
Please check around your seat for any personal belongings you may have brought on board with you and please use caution when opening the overhead bins, as heavy articles may have shifted around during the flight.
If you require deplaning assistance, please remain in your seat until all other passengers have deplaned. One of our crew members will then be pleased to assist you.
On behalf of Indigo Airlines and the entire crew, I’d like to thank you for joining us on this trip and we are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice stay!”
There are some words in English that we just know what’s coming next…
I got you stumped didn’t I?
You’ve touched earth again.. and I’m sure you haven’t heard the entire announcement
The hilarious scenes of an Indian flier:
it is that time …the flight touches the runway and gets slow, the very familiar sounds of seat belts being taken of, most of the passengers are now up and about from their seats irrespective of the announcement to be seated and start taking out their luggage from the cabin overhead. As far as I can see – the Fasten Seat Belt hasn’t been turned off as yet. And if you happen to be one of those passengers who like to take it easy and are still seated while all the movement is happening, the expression that people (now standing) is
‘hey, why are u still sitting while we are standing here to go out’?
It’s a test you see, who reaches to the front of the queue, who gets off the plane first, who picks up the baggage at the luggage belt first.
I guess this whole rush thing is because we as Indians travel a lot by train and the trains stop on the platform for only a couple of minutes at intermediate stations (10 minutes at BIG stations) apparently 10 minutes are still not enough.. so we have the habit of being the first person to get down or get inside the train or else we will miss it. Of course the same principal does not apply to flights but then who is to stop us?
Some things we Indians just do..
- Order hot tea and then blow into it till it gets cold.
- Blow horns even at a red light.
- Push the person ahead of us even if we’re standing in a queue (of course say sorry and blame it on the other person – not me..him pointing backwards)
- Walking out of the theater before the movie has ended (we all know the movie isn’t over till movie credits appear on the screen) in turn blocking those still sitting and watching
We might be 1.3 billion of us, yet some of the things we do.. can make us feel really unique. No wonder people are always on the watch out for ‘us Indians’.
So when are you hopping onto your next flight? Another Premature Evacuation expected?