Thursday, December 18, 2014

First-time flyer opens emergency exit on plane "to get some air"

A first-time flyer showed exactly why his kind make normal passengers feel nervous – by opening a plane’s emergency exit ‘for fresh air’.

The passenger opened the door on the Xiamen Air flight from Hangzhou to Chengdu just as the plane was readying for take-off.

Alarmed passengers naturally reached for their camera-phones first – this is 2014, after all – but also alerted crew.

The newbie opened the door and looked around in wonder before a stewardess explained gently that this wasn’t the done thing on aircraft, according to the South China Morning Post.

Thankfully, the plane still took off on time – and understanding crew forgave him as he was a ‘first-time passenger’.