Friday, September 28, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 12:21 pm

How many of you have flown in an airline and arriving in an airport anywhere in Malaysia? You know the bit about the little light above you with the symbol of the seat-belt? When it is lighted, it means you keep your seat-belt fastened. The leading air-steward / stewardess also reminds you about this especially uypon touch-down. "Kindly keep your seat-belts fastened until the lights are switched off". If you don't understand English, the instruction is also given in Bahasa Malaysia.

Despite that, these kiasu-I-can't-wait-to-remove-my-seat-belt passengers would start unfastening and unbuckling their seat-belts as soon as the plane shows any sign of having made a successful landing and even before it taxis to the parking apron. Until today, having flown countless times, I still cannot fathom why these people cannot adhere to the simplest of instructions. Sad to say, these ugly passengers are usually Malaysians based on my crude observation.

Have we Malaysians been shackled so much that we just can't wait to remove the seat-belts which are fastening us for the sake of our safety? Or is it that the so-called safety requirement is just a facade to cloud our good judgements?



At 12:42 pm, Blogger Paris

Ah yep! I hate that phenomenon. So kiasu but so not kiasi if you think about the safety precautions


At 3:05 pm, Anonymous moo_t

At first, I though it is just AirAsia no-frill flight make people do the kiasu move. It beat me when I saw the same thing happens in MAS as well.

Seems they still cannot shack off the KTM day mentality: when the train stop, run to the custom ASAP. ;)


At 11:19 am, Anonymous Adino

I never understand this. They take off their seat belts, grab their bags, then spend 15 minutes standing waiting for the plane to park and the front passengers to disembark. Me? I wait until it's clear then I start moving.


At 9:30 am, Blogger pablopabla

paris : These people have never read about accidents involving airplanes as they taxi on the parking aprons before.

moo_t : They don't realise that by disregarding their safety, they still have to wait at the baggage conveyor belt for their luggage.

adino : Add 15 mins for the bags to arrive.